26 Leonardo he­li­copters for China

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - World Aviation & Defence News -

The Sino-US In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal He­li­copter In­vest­ment of China has signed con­tracts for ad­di­tional 26 he­li­copters, in­clud­ing 7 AW119Kx sin­gle-engine, 15 AW109 Trekker light twins and 4 AW139 intermediate twins with de­liv­er­ies ex­pected to start this year through to 2019, the con­tracts val­ued in ex­cess of $120 mil­lion. The or­ders follow a se­ries of con­tracts, par­tic­u­larly for EMS he­li­copters, signed by Sino-US in re­cent years which in­clude 25 AW119Kx sin­gle-en­gines and a mix of 30 AW139s and AW169s in 2016, fol­lowed by 10 AW109 Trekkers in 2017.

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