AgustaWestland has been showing of its new search and rescue chopper – the AW189 – at the Paris Air Show.
The AW189 is part of the AgustaWestland Family of new generation helicopters that includes the AW139 and AW169 models. These all possess the same high performance flight characteristics and safety features as well as share a common cockpit layout, design philosophy and maintenance concept. This commonality will allow more effective operations for customers operating helicopter fleets across the 4 to 8.5 tonne categories.
The AW189 aircraft took to the air for the first time in May 2013 and is being used for the development of search and rescue configurations and mission kits.
Official press realease: http://www.agustawestland.com/news/new-gen-aw189-helicopter-enters-full-scale-production