AW119KX HELI­COPTER DEMO TOUR WITH SI­MONE MORO IN NEPAL

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Leonardo has just started a demo tour with its AW119Kx sin­gle en­gine heli­copter to­gether with Si­mone Moro, the only alpin­ist in his­tory to have reached four 8,000 me­ters peaks in win­ter. Ini­tial fly­ing ac­tiv­i­ties have been ac­com­plished be­tween March 24th and 28th and the tour is ex­pected to be com­pleted by mid-April.

The goal of the demo tour is to test some fea­tures of the AW119Kx at high al­ti­tudes, sim­u­late pas­sen­ger trans­port mis­sions start­ing from Nepal’s cap­i­tal, Kat­mandu, to sev­eral base camps in the sur­round­ings, but at higher al­ti­tudes, en­able some po­ten­tial clients to par­tic­i­pate in such mis­sions and test the heli­copter ca­pa­bil­ity, carry out high-al­ti­tude aerial work ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing sev­eral tests for the trans­port of ma­te­ri­als with the cargo hook.

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