Kaan Air signs contract for three helicopters


Company signs prelimary contracts with AgustaWestland for two AW169 helicopters and another AW139 for VIP/Corporate Transport at the AIREX show in Turkey.

AgustaWestland AW169AgustaWestland announced at the Airex Istanbul 2012 exhibition that Kaan
Air signed a preliminary sales contract for two AW169 helicopters and a
contract for one AW139 helicopter plus further options for both types. The
contract marks the entry of the AW169 helicopter into the Turkish helicopter

Emilio Dalmasso, senior vice president, commercial business,
AgustaWestland, said at the signing ceremony “The contract signed today
confirms that there are good market prospects for the AW169 in Turkey where the
helicopter market is growing and AgustaWestland is the market leader with more
than 60% share of the turbine market in recent years.”

Dalmasso added “The contract for another AW139 demonstrates the
continued success of this model in the VIP/corporate market. There are now
three AW139s operating successfully in Turkey where the aircraft’s high
performance, cabin size and modern safety features are recognised as key
advantages over the competition. A fourth AW139 will be delivered to a
corporate customer in late 2012.”

Ferda Yildiz, chairman of the Board, Kaan Air, said “We are very
proud to buy helicopters that are best suited to the demanding Turkish
operating environment. AgustaWestland helicopters are the most powerful and
fastest in their class, which makes them the preferred aircraft in Turkey.”