The Philippine Air Force has ordered eight AW109 Power light twin helicopters with delivered scheduled to begin in 2014.
These aircraft will be used to perform a range of duties including homeland security, armed reconnaissance and close support. The contract also includes initial logistics support and training for aircrew and maintenance personnel.
This contract further expands the presence of AgustaWestland in the Philippine helicopter market and adds one more military customer for the AW109 Power model in this country, following an order for three aircraft by the Philippine Navy earlier this year to enhance the service’s maritime operational capability. The Philippine Air Force’s AW109 Power configuration will feature a dedicated mission package and equipment including a combination of weapon systems.
Daniele Romiti, Chief Executive Officer, AgustaWestland said “It gives us great pleasure to sign this contract with the Philippine Air Force, further reinforcing the already strong partnership with the Department of National Defence. This latest achievement provides clear evidence of the customer’s confidence in the product while we’ve demonstrated that we are a reliable partner, able to offer a cost-effective solution. We are committed to deliver the improved mission capabilities and high quality services the customer deserves.”
The AW109 Power is a three-tonne class eight seat twin engine helicopter. The spacious cabin is designed to be fitted with a number of modular equipment packages for quick and easy conversion between roles. The aircraft’s safety and survivability features include a fully separated fuel system, dual hydraulic boost system, dual electrical systems and redundant lubrication and cooling systems for the main transmission and engines.
AgustaWestland announced it has signed a comprehensive service support contract for the South African Air Force’s fleet of AW109LUH helicopters. The contract will include delivery and provision of spares, support equipment, D-Level maintenance, component repair and overhaul services on-site support team, technical support services, training and technical publication updates
AgustaWestland has announced the award of a contract by the Bangladesh Navy for two AW109 Power maritime helicopters. The helicopters will be used for a wide range of naval missions including search and rescue, economic zone protection, surface surveillance and maritime security
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Ministries of Finance and Interior of Bulgaria have ordered two AW109 Power light twin helicopters to meet the latest helicopter requirement for the Bulgarian Border Police. The main mission of the helicopters, which are procured under the Schengen Facility programme funds, is to provide a reliable air surveillance capability on the outer EU borders, since Bulgaria is expected to be a Schengen Zone Member starting from March 2011
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Kaigai Aviotech Corporation are pleased to announce that Alpen Co. Ltd of Japan has ordered an AW109 Power light twin turbine engine helicopter
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt through the Ministry of Defence has signed a contract for three AW109 Power light twin helicopters. The AW109 Power Helicopters will be operated by the Egyptian Air Force and used to perform emergency medical service (EMS) duties on behalf of the Ministry of Health
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Bulgarian Police has signed a contract for one AW109 Power light twin helicopter which will be delivered in 2010. This aircraft will be used for law enforcement and border patrol missions
Defense procurement is set to balloon in the Philippines with contracts worth approximately $2 billion awarded and in the pipeline in the first half of 2014. Against the backdrop of the Manilas first-ever defense exhibition, the ASIAN DEFENCE, SECURITY & CRISIS MANAGEMENT EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE (ADAS), July 16-18 2014, Defenseworld
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