AgustaWestland and Sino-US Intercontinental have opened a joint regional business headquarters in Shanghai that will expand AgustaWestland’s presence in the country’s civil helicopter market by promoting its products and services for commercial applications. Sino-US is an official distributor of AgustaWestland helicopters in China and has placed orders for 20 helicopters comprising AW119Ke single engine, GrandNew light twin, AW169 light intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium helicopters. The partnership has further expanded the presence of the AW119, GrandNew and AW139 models and introduced the whole family of new generation types also including the AW169 and AW189 into China. More than 60 AgustaWestland helicopters have been sold to Chinese customers so far to satisfy a range of mission requirements.
AgustaWestland AW family. Photo courtesy AgustaWestland