November 14, 2014
Chinese private operator orders an AW119Kx helicopter
Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland and Sino-US Intercontinental announced the sale of an AW119Kx single engine helicopter to a private operator in China. The aircraft will be delivered by the end of this year and will be used to perform passenger transport operations in the country. This latest contract further expands the presence of AgustaWestland commercial helicopters in China as the company and Sino-US celebrate at Airshow China 2014 the distributorship agreement announced in 2013 and the opening of a regional business headquarters in Shanghai earlier this year. Sino-US Intercontinental acts as an official non-exclusive distributor for AgustaWestland civil helicopters in China, excluding Hong Kong and Macau, and placed orders for twenty helicopters in September 2013 comprising AW119Ke single engine, GrandNew light twin, AW169 light intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium helicopters.