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Sun, Nov 18, 2012

Beijing’s Public Security Bureau Takes Delivery Of An AW139 Helicopter

Two Additional Aircraft Delivered For VIP Transport In Quinghai Province

The Fire Fighting Department of Beijing’s Public Security Bureau has taken delivery of an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. This aircraft will perform fire fighting and disaster relief mission in and around Beijing as well as law enforcement missions in cooperation with the Beijing Police.

This latest delivery further expands AgustaWestland’s presence in the Chinese public utility market where the company’s comprehensive range of dedicated products perform several roles including fire fighting, rescue and disaster relief. Chinese operators using AgustaWestland helicopters for these tasks also include Guangxi Province and the Public Security Bureau of Nanning, Ordos, Zhejiang and Shenzhen.

Meanwhile two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters in VIP transport configuration have been delivered to a customer in China’s Quinghai Province. The deliveries continue the growing presence of the multirole AW139 in China, where the type has been chosen by various operators to perform law enforcement, rescue, disaster relief, civil protection, fire fighting and passenger transport missions.

One of the two helicopters is fitted with a unique mixed VIP-utility configuration including a FLIR camera and rescue hoist. This aircraft will be operated in Gulmud, Qinghai province, Western China, which is at an elevation of 9,200 ft. The second AW139 will be operated in Chengdu, Sichuan province, Southwest China.

AgustaWestland’s has achieved growing success in China’s commercial helicopter market in recent years with orders now totalling over 40 units of various types for a number of applications including law enforcement, disaster relief, fire fighting, harbour pilot shuttle, water pollution monitoring, VIP, utility and passenger transport.

(Image courtesy AgustaWestland)

FMI: www.agustawestland.com

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