Polish Defence Minister visits PZL-Åšwidnik

Polish Defence Minister visits PZL-Åšwidnik

20-Sep-2011 Source: PZL-Åšwidnik

Tomasz Siemoniak, Minister of National Defence, has visited on Wednesday, September 14th, the factory of PZ-Åšwidnik SA, an AgustaWestland company. Minister was accompanied with Marcin Idzik, Under-Secretary of State. Ministers have looked at the new production and assembly line totally renovated thanks to significant investments. For the first time ever Polish MoD representatives have the opportunity to get familiar with the world-class new AW149 helicopter during the visit.

The visit of Ministers has started from PZL-Swidnik helicopters production and assembly lines. The delegation had the opportunity to look at the activities going on in the different working areas related to W3 Sokol, W3-PL Gluszec, SW-4, AW109 Power, AW109LUH, GrandNew and AW139 helicopters as well as on the AW101. Ministers have been also introduced to the PZL-Swidnik Research and Design activities that encompass all new helicopters such as the AW149, AW169, AW189 and SW-4 RUAV. The Ministers were also updated on the continuing AgustaWestland investment in PZL-Swidnik which now totals over 300 million PLN. Part of this investment is also directed into the company’s Research and Design activities to secure Polish Armed Forces the best solutions for their future requirements.

During the stay in PZL-Świdnik Ministers, at the presence of Bruno Spagnolini, CEO AgustaWestland, were briefed by Nicola Bianco, Managing Director and Mieczysław Majewski, President of Board of PZL-Swidnik on the current activities with the MoD and on the range of helicopters the Company could offer to meet future Polish requirements. PZL-Świdnik, together with AgustaWestland, has a complete range of rotorcraft to meet the future land and maritime helicopter requirements of the Polish Armed Forces.

PZL-Świdnik is Poland’s only helicopter manufacturer with the full capability to design, develop, manufacture and support its products. PZL-Świdnik with its 3,000 employees is also the biggest aerospace manufacturer in Poland and one of the biggest employers in South East Poland. As well as producing helicopters, in addition PZL-Świdnik is also a well renowned manufacturer of aircraft structures in the fixed wing sector for leading aerospace companies around the world.

SW-4
The SW-4 is a light single engine multi-purpose helicopter designed to carry up to 5 people, including pilot(s) under day and night VFR conditions. It is perfectly suited for passenger transport, primary and advanced training, patrolling and surveillance mission. Modern technology, low operating costs and ease of flying make the SW-4 an excellent helicopter for a range of military and government applications. The aircraft is already in service with the Polish Armed Forces in the training role and is achieving growing success in the export market.

W-3 Sokół
The latest military variant of the W-3 Sokół benefits from experience gained in Iraq on combat operations. It has ign, develop, manufacture and support its products. PZL-Świdnik with its 3,000 employees is also the biggest aerospace manufacturer in Poland and one of the biggest employers in South East Poland. As well as producing helicopters, in addition PZL-Świdnik is also a well renowned manufacturer of aircraft structures in the fixed wing sector for leading aerospace companies around the world.

SW-4
The SW-4 is a light single engine multi-purpose helicopter designed to carry up to 5 people, including pilot(s) under day and night VFR conditions. It is perfectly suited for passenger transport, primary and advanced training, patrolling and surveillance mission. Modern technology, low operating costs and ease of flying make the SW-4 an excellent helicopter for a range of military and government applications. The aircraft is already in service with the Polish Armed Forces in the training role and is achieving growing success in the export market.

W-3 Sokół
The latest military variant of the W-3 Sokół benefits from experience gained in Iraq on combat operations. It has been designed and developed in cooperation with the Polish Land Forces and the Polish Defence Industry for combat support missions, Combat SAR and to defeat moving and stationary armoured targets. Capable of day and night all weather operations the W-3 Sokół can carry 10 troops or up to 2,100 kg of cargo. The aircraft has a comprehensive communications and navigation system as well as a four axis autopilot. A wide range of mission equipment can be fitted to the W-3 Sokół  including a sight-observation system (HUD), FLIR camera system, rescue hoist and cargo hook. Weapon options include rocket launchers and a 12.7 mm turret machine gun. Over 150 W-3 Sokółs have been sold to customers in 10 countries.

AW139
The only new generation helicopter in its weight class, the AW139 sets new standards of performance and also has the largest cabin in its category. With a maximum cruise speed of 165 knots (306 km/h) and a maximum range in excess of 570 nm (1060 km) with auxiliary fuel the AW139 can perform long range transport and SAR missions. The aircraft has outstanding one engine inoperative capabilities, even in the hot and high operating conditions. The advanced integrated cockpit with state-of-the-art technology minimises pilot workload allowing the crew to concentrate on mission objectives. 400 aircraft are now in service performing many military and commercial ro

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