22-May-2014 Source: AgustaWestland
AgustaWestland attends EBACE 2014 (Geneva, Switzerland, 20-22 May) exhibiting a range of state-of-the-art commercial and especially executive-configured helicopters which contribute to keep the company at the forefront of VIP/corporate and passenger transport. The static display features a GrandNew light twin helicopter and a scale mock-up of an exclusive VIP interior for the new generation AW169 light-intermediate twin, 4.5 ton class helicopter.
The GrandNew offers an outstanding combination of advanced technology, best-in-class performance and the spacious cabin in the light twin category which make the type perfectly suited for VIP/corporate transport purposes.
AgustaWestland is also exhibiting an innovative VIP interior concept for the new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopter. Developed in the framework of the “Flydeas for the City” initiative launched in Milan (Italy) earlier this spring, this exclusive layout combined with a dedicated exterior paint scheme was designed by ‘Lanzavecchia+Wai’ Design Studio. Selected from a list of concepts from various nations and design sectors not strictly related to aerospace, this all new 4-seat interior features advanced materials and is focused on optimized use of internal space and the overall flight experience. This initiative provides further evidence of AgustaWestland’s capability to meet evolving requirements for unprecedented levels of customization beyond usual collaborations with well established, prime interior design players or partners in the rotorcraft market.
AgustaWestland plays a leading role in the global VIP/corporate market with a 65% share in the multiengine segment and offers the largest and most modern range of dedicated products spanning from the AW109 legacy of products to the Family of new generation helicopters including the bestselling AW139 and the new generation AW189/AW169, through to the three engine 16 ton category AW101. The company has sold more than 300 VIP-configured helicopters in Europe so far.