Capitale Helicoptere orders three AW169 helicopters


AgustaWestland announces the first AW169 order in Canada

AgustaWestland AW169AgustaWestland has announced that Capitale
Helicoptere of Canada has signed a contract for three AW169 helicopters. These
aircraft will be used to perform charter, VIP transport, utility and medevac

This contract marks the first Canadian order for
the AW169 helicopter. A significant number of firm orders have already been logged worldwide for a range of applications.
The AW169
helicopter which was unveiled at the Farnborough International Air Show in July
2010, is progressing as planned with the first flight scheduled in 2012 and
certification with a range of mission equipment in 2015. Deliveries are
expected to follow immediately after certification is obtained.

Lou Bartolotta, executive
vice president sales for North America, AgustaWestland said “We are pleased to sign this
contract with Capitale Helicoptere for the new AW169. This achievement
demonstrates the enthusiastic response of the North American market to the
first new generation helicopter introduced into this weight class in decades.
Capitale Helicoptere, and other AW169 customers, will benefit from
unprecedented levels of versatility, the latest navigation and mission technology
and low operating costs.”