Finmeccanica: new AgustaWestland orders worth more than EUR 300 million

Finmeccanica, through its company AgustaWestland, has announced orders with a total value of more than EUR 300 million for 37 helicopters. Among the principal agreements announced during Farnborough Air Show 2012, currently being held in Farnborough (UK), was one with CHC company for 10 AW139 and with ERA for 5 AW189 helicopters. Other important contracts were also announced with a numbers of commercial and government customers for 12 AW169 and 11 AW139 helicopters.

These announcements confirm AgustaWestland's product range as the most modern and competitive on the global market. Thanks to the AW139, AW189 and AW169 series, Finmeccanica's helicopter company can offer a family of new-generation products unique to the global market. These 4-8 ton products share common equipment and components, as well as operating capability, and have the same design philosophy. These characteristics offer greater operating flexibility to operators, simplified training activities and faster maintenance, thus reducing costs.

Farnborough (UK) 10/07/2012