Leonardo announced the upcoming delivery of five helicopters to Bashundhara Airways of Bangladesh, comprising three AW109 Trekkers and two AW119Kx.
The helicopters will be used for Emergency services, utility, law-enforcement, surveillance, VIP, corporate & passenger transport applications and are all scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2018.
Furthermore, Bashundhara Airways has been appointed exclusive distributor of Leonardo civil helicopters in Bangladesh and will establish a Service Centre for the Country, thus beginning a fruitful collaboration.
Leonardo already has an established presence in Bangladesh with government customers operating helicopters – including twin-engine AW139s with the Bangladesh Air Force and AW109Mss with the Navy – and other defence and security systems.
Bashundhara Airways is working with the Bangaldesh government to establish the first private heliport in the heart of Dhaka.
Unrainian firm Ukrinmash has opened a service center for Soviet-era Mi-8/Mi-1/Mi-24 helicopters at the request of the Bangladesh Air Force Command. Official Ukrainian delegation consisting of representatives of the State Concern “Ukroboronprom”, State Firm “Ukrinmash” and management of the aircraft repair factory “Aviakon” attended the opening on January 27, 2017
Leonardo has signed a contract with RUAG Aviation to provide its Seaspray 5000E Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars for the two RUAG Dornier 228 multi mission surveillance aircraft ordered by the Bangladesh Navy. The new aircraft will be used to help monitor and protect Bangladeshs 120,000 square kilometers of maritime territorial area and exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
Following last weeks contract signing with Bangladesh to supply five Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters, Rosoboronexport is negotiating to sell civilian Ansats and Mi-171s choppers. “We negotiated with the Bangladesh delegation visiting HeliRussia-2017 late in May this year
The Bangladesh Air Force has inked a contract with Russias Rosoboronexport to buy five Mi-171Sh Military Transport Helicopters at an undisclosed value. The contract signing ceremony was held at Air Headquarters in Dhaka on 12 June 2017
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