13-Nov-2014 Source: AgustaWestland
AgustaWestland announced today that Kingwing General Aviation Co. Ltd. (KINGWING ) has been appointed an Authorized Service Centre in China for the AW139 intermediate twin helicopter. The type will be supported with maintenance services supplied through three bases including heliports in Shanghai Gaodong, Xiamen and Fuzhou Zhuqi.
With 50 CAAC (Civil Aviation Authority of China) licensed and qualified technicians, KINGWING, reinforced by AgustaWestland’s expansive worldwide support network, will provide local, responsive, and tailored after-sale support to the Chinese customers.
This latest achievement is a major step forward for the development of a network of support centres in China, providing further evidence of AgustaWestland’s commitment to staying closer to its growing customer base and deliver the level of service the operators deserve.
More than 110 AgustaWestland helicopters of various type has been sold to Chinese customers to date to satisfy a range of mission requirements, including law enforcement, rescue, disaster relief, firefighting, public utility, patrol, environmental monitoring, harbour pilot shuttle, VIP and passenger transport duties. Seventy of these aircraft have been sold in the last 12 months, confirming AgustaWestland’s successful position in the important Chinese market.
Shanghai Kingwing General Aviation Co., Ltd (KINGWING) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shanghai Zenisun Investment Group Co., Ltd (Zenisun Group). The company has obtained the Class-A qualification for general aviation company approved by Civil Aviation Administration of China. KINGWING operates 14 advanced helicopters and owns many operating bases in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian provinces and Shanghai. It plans to build more helicopter operating bases in different areas throughout China to form a costal operating base network for helicopter flight. Relying on continuously extended base network, KINGWING is able to provide high-quality flight services (aerial photography, trial flight, flight training, private entertainment flying, aerial advertising, patrol flight, static show, etc) and one-stop helicopter operation supporting services (purchase consulting, heliport construction & operation, aircrew allocation, maintenance & engineering, aerial route application, helicopter operation agency service, etc).