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said “It gives us great pleasure to add Burbank Group to the long list of operators who have chosen products from our range of light twins for corporate transport duties in Australia. Burbank Group will benefit from the unequalled levels of performance, comfort, safety and low operating costs the AW109 Power delivers.” AgustaWestland boasts a growing presence in the Australian com- mercial helicopter market with almost 40 aircraft of various types, such as the AW119Ke, the AW109 Power, the Grand/Grand New family and the AW139, sold for missions such as corporate transport, VIP transport, emer- gency medical service and off- shore transport. ◆

Genel Havacilik A.S. Orders a GrandNew Helicopter

AgustaWestland announced that Genel Havacilik A.S. of Turkey has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin helicopter. The aircraft will be used to per- form VIP transport missions and it is expected to be delivered in June 2011. The contract marks

the entrance of the GrandNew model into the Turkish helicopter market.

Emilio Dalmasso, Senior Vice

President Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland said: “We are proud that Genel Havacilik has become the first customer in Turkey to choose the GrandNew helicopter to meet its VIP trans- port requirements. The entrance of the GrandNew demonstrates the competitiveness of our state- of-the-art product range which has achieved great success in Turkey. The GrandNew’s opera- tional capabilities, second to none in the light twin class, will greatly benefit Genel Havacilik’s opera- tions.”

Ali Sulyak, CEO of Genel Havacilik, said ”The entire range of AgustaWestland products shares a common dedication to best quality and reliability standards as well as the best performance avail- able today. So it is small wonder we selected the GrandNew as the aircraft of choice in its class to satisfy our requirements to oper- ate in the most demanding hot and high conditions of Turkey and cover the long distances of Turkey with extended range and

high cruise speed. Thanks to its cutting edge technology this type will enhance our opera- tions and provide a leap for- ward in capability.” ◆

The Royal Netherlands Navy Takes Delivery of a Mission Planning & Analysis System for its NH90 NFH Helicopters

AgustaWestland announced that the Royal Netherlands

will be fully operational by the end of 2012.

The RNLN MPAS is based on the state of the art AgustaWestland designed Skyflight Planning System, a multi-helicopter flight and mission planning solution that all variants of AgustaWestland’s mission planning stations rely upon. In particular, Skyflight technology is currently being used for the development of the UK Ministry of Defence’s AW159 and Apache Mission

Navy (RNLN) has taken deliv- ery of a Mission Planning & Analysis System (MPAS) for its fleet of NH90 NFH medium twin naval helicopters. The delivery of the MPAS to the RNLN was completed after a thorough verification of the system by the RNLN, initially at the AgustaWestland Helicopter Support Systems facility in Sesto Calende and then at the De Kooy Naval Base in the Netherlands, after suc- cessful completion of the installation and Site Acceptance Tests. The system


Planning Systems. It is also the core element for the Flight Planning System of the AW101 VVIP helicopter and will be delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force in support of mission planning for their AW109 LUH helicopters. The delivered system will now sup- port the RNLN’s operations as well as training activities by providing the users with enhanced situation awareness, flight & mission planning functionality and a complete aircraft data upload/download capability. ◆


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