Grupo INAER orders seven AgustaWestland Helicopters


AgustaWestland announce six AW109 GrandNew and one AW139 helicopter order

AW109 GrandNewAgustaWestland has announced
that INAER has signed
contracts for two EMS-configured AW109 GrandNew helicopters with four AW109 GrandNew
and one AW139 for offshore transport. These contracts mark the entrance of the
GrandNew into the European EMS and offshore transport markets. The GrandNew
helicopters for offshore transport will be configured with six forward-facing
cabin seats, the first time such a seating layout has been fitted in the
AgustaWestland light twin range.

The INAER helicopter fleet includes around 60
AgustaWestland single engine and light twin engine helicopters comprising the
AW119Ke, AW109 Power, Grand, GrandNew and A109 series, as well as more than 20
AW139 medium twin engine helicopters.

Emilio Dalmasso, senior vice
president Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland said “We are delighted to
have signed these latest contracts with one of AgustaWestland’s largest
commercial customers which will expand INAER’s fleet. The introduction of the
very latest technology in the light twin class means that Grupo INAER is
confirming its confidence in AgustWestland as a supplier of high performance
and cost effective helicopters to meet its future requirements.” 

José Caparroz Martínez, industrial general director of Grupo INAER, said
“The AW139 has set a new standard in the offshore transport market in its
category for worldwide operations, increasing capabilities and business
opportunities for the operators, while the GrandNew offers outstanding
navigation and mission capabilities in the light twin category.  The adoption of one more AW139 and the
introduction of the GrandNew represent a tremendous addition to our fleet capabilities,
thanks to their excellent performance, payload and technology for the task.”