AW1023 Wagners Development AW119Kx order
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Wagners Development Company Pty Ltd of Australia has signed a contract for an AW119Kx single engine helicopter. The aircraft, which is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of this year, will be used for VIP/Corporate transport missions in Towoomba, Queensland. This order marks the entrance of the new AW119Kx into the Australasian market.
“It gives us great pleasure to receive the first order for our new AW119Kx helicopter in Australia, continuing the sales success of our commercial helicopters in the region,” said Emilio Dalmasso, Senior Vice President Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland. “After an evaluation of available helicopter types I am delighted Wagners Development selected the AW119Kx due to its state-of-the-art avionics, exceptional performance and the fact it has the most spacious cabin in the single-engine class.”
Unveiled in October 2012, the AW119Kx is the latest evolution of the proven AW119 single engine helicopter which features the Garmin G1000HTM integrated flight deck system while keeping the AW119’s outstanding performance, cabin space and payload. The new avionics system includes a synthetic vision system, moving map, highway in the sky and obstacle/terrain avoidance systems for enhanced situational awareness and safety. The new avionics are also optimized for diagnostics and data analysis for maintenance purposes.
Over 220 AW119 helicopters have been ordered to date in more than 30 countries by over 100 customers. The new AW119Kx, like the AW119Ke, is perfectly suited to perform many roles including VIP/corporate transport, EMS, utility, fire-fighting, offshore transport, law enforcement and government duties.
Established in 1989 in Toowoomba, Queensland, today Wagners Development Company Pty Ltd is is one of Queensland's largest privately-owned construction materials and mining services companies. Wagners employs over 1000 staff worldwide and has performed work in 20 countries throughout the world.