Leonardo’s leadership in the global multi-engine VIP/corporate helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced at LABACE, including two AW169 Light Intermediate Twins and one AW109 Trekker Light Twin Engine Helicopter. One AW169 and one AW109 Trekker will be delivered to a private operator in Q4 2023. An AW169 is expected to ship to its user in Q3 2023. The helicopters will have highly customized configurations and interiors, and will benefit from advanced and comprehensive support solutions provided by the new service and logistics center in Itapevi.
These latest orders for the AW169 bring the number of this latest generation aircraft purchased by VIP operators in Brazil to 14 and confirm the growing success of the AW169 in this market since its certification in 2015. The only latest generation helicopter in its class in Over 30 years, the AW169 has featured a number of innovations that uniquely combine lightweight twin economics with increased payload, range and volume. Cockpit and cabin comfort for crew and passengers is aided by an APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) mode feature that allows key systems such as air conditioning, heating and radio to function by harnessing the power generated by either engine. Is. This contributes to the use of an ideal environment and onboard equipment in all weather and geographic conditions that do not require rotors to operate, resulting in greater safety, lower noise and lower fuel consumption and emissions. The modern digital glass cockpit features touchscreen technology and a versatile display of all important information, giving the pilot better situational awareness and reducing workload to focus on the mission and increase safety.
The AW109 Trekker builds on the outstanding success of the old AW109 Lite Twin, the benchmark in this category in Brazil. Leonardo’s first light skid twin, the AW109 Trekker retains the AW109 Grand airframe, large cabin and class-leading performance while offering a larger payload at a competitive cost, proving it’s the best for operators. Perfectly suited for high requirements. of skills and cost effectiveness. The AW109 Trekker is equipped with a Genesys Aerosystems latest generation glass cockpit that can be configured according to customer needs: one or two pilots, VFR or IFR.
With a 45 percent share over the past 10 years, Leonardo is the global leader in the VIP/corporate twin-engine helicopter market, including private, charter and VVIP/government transport services, for the most advanced and largest range of products with the government thank you. State-of-the-art avionics and navigation systems together with first class standards of performance, safety and comfort. Today, over 900 Leonardo VIP/corporate helicopters fly worldwide, with approximately 25 percent based in Latin America. Based on the company’s longstanding and distinctive design, technology and service philosophy and values in executive transportation, Leonardo recently launched the Agusta brand to embody its unique experience and excellence for future VIP market initiatives. started. LABACE is also the first regional air show to showcase the new Agusta brand along with a range of new VIP-related services.
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