Finmeccanica AgustaWestland signs an agreement worth about EUR 170 million in China
AgustaWestland has announced the signing of a distributorship agreement with Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment Co. Ltd during the China Helicopter International Exposition in Tianjin, China. The agreement also includes a contract for twenty helicopters of various models comprising the AW119Ke, GrandNew, AW169, AW139 and AW189. The order is valued about EUR 170 million. These aircraft will satisfy a range of mission requirements, including VIP transport duties.
The distributorship agreement further strengthens the presence of the GrandNew and AW139 models in China and marks the entrance of the AgustaWestland Family of new generation helicopters with the addition of the state-of-the-art AW169 and AW189.
Prior to this latest contract AgustaWestland had already sold more than 40 helicopters in China to perform a wide range of roles including passenger and VIP transport, law enforcement, disaster relief, fire fighting and maritime patrol. With the distributorship agreement AgustaWestland is well positioned to benefit from the growing range of opportunities expected in China in the future.