Aug 14, 2017: Leonardo, a key player in the global Aerospace, Defence and Security markets has received further orders from Brazilian executive operators.
Of late, one GrandNew helicopter was sold to a VIP operator in Brazil, and three firm orders were placed for AW169s. These aircraft will join the large fleet of Leonardo helicopters in Brazil, which amounts to almost 200 helicopters across commercial, parapublic, and military operators.
The GrandNew and AW109 series are well-established in Brazil. The combination of first-class technology, performance, comfort and safety standards permit an exceptional flying experience and make the GrandNew the perfect solution for VIP/corporate transport missions in Brazil and around the world. Orders for more than 360 helicopters from the Grand series have been placed by over 220 customers in nearly 40 countries.
The country represents one of the major opportunities for expansion of the AW169 fleet. Of the more than 160 agreements signed for the AW169 so far, including firm orders and options, nearly 20 of them are from operators in Brazil. The new generation AW169 meets customer preferences for helicopters and features ground-breaking safety characteristics. The AW169 includes several innovative technology solutions in the rotor system, engines, avionics, transmission and electric power generation and distribution systems, and can easily accommodate up to ten passengers.