China Central Television plans to fly an AgustaWestland CA109 Power as part of its news-gathering operation in Beijing.
The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered by AgustaWestland’s Chinese joint venture company, Jiangxi Changhe Agusta Helicopter Co., in early 2008 and is to be used to cover the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. China Central Television, or CCTV, is China’s largest national TV network.
Last year, AgustaWestland was awarded a contract by the Beijing Municipality Public Security Bureau for one AW109 Power, two CA109 Powers and one AW139.
Jiangxi Changhe Agusta is to assemble, maintain, and provide ongoing training of pilots and mechanics at AgustaWestland’s "A. Marchetti" Training Academy in Italy.