8-Mar-2012 Source: AgustaWestland
AgustaWestland is aware from media of an investigation being conducted by the Government of Ontario into the operations of Ornge. While negative remarks about the AgustaWestland relationship with Ornge as well as the AW139 helicopter have been made from time to time in press articles, we should like to emphasize the following:
1) AgustaWestland has not received any inquiries from any competent authority. Should any competent authority approach us with questions related to our business relationship with Ornge we will cooperate fully.
2) It is our belief that the propriety of our actions, soundness of the selection of the AW139 and its fitness for the mission it performs on behalf of the citizens of Ontario cannot be questioned. State-of-the-art design and full protection against icing are only two of the many characteristics which make the AW139 capable of delivering the highest level of patient care and serving Ontario so well.
AgustaWestland remains extremely proud of its selection to serve the citizens of Ontario, and looks forward to many years of continued service.
AgustaWestland intends to vigorously defend the reputation of the Company and our products from careless and unsubstantiated accusations.