AgustaWestland appoints AVIASUR as independent sales representative


Companies sign agreement at LABACE

AgustaWestland LABACE signingAgustaWestland has announced that
it has signed an agreement with AVIASUR appointing them as independent sales representatives
for Chile and Peru for AgustaWestland
commercial helicopters. The agreement follows the entry into the market of the
AW119Ke single engine helicopter and AW109 Power and GrandNew twin-engine
helicopters in 2010. The agreement was signed at the Latin American Business
Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Speaking after the ceremony
Emilio Dalmasso, senior vice president, Commercial Business Unit,
AgustaWestland said, “This latest agreement will reinforce AgustaWestland’s
presence in South America where we are seeing
strong demand for our commercial helicopters. We look forward to working with
AVIASUR and developing our relationship to provide local services that will
benefit our customers in both Chile
and Peru.”

The agreement with AVIASUR will be followed in the next
quarter by an AgustaWestland authorised service centre agreement, which will
enable AVIASUR to provide maintenance and other support services from its
modern facility at Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Chile to operators of
AgustaWestland helicopters.