Chilean helicopter fleet grows stronger with first AW109 sale in the country

Leonardo announced on March 30 that two additional civil helicopters will be delivered to Chilean private operators by early 2019, adding to a fleet of more than 20 aircraft currently in service.

The deliveries will mark the entry of the new AW109 Trekker light twin, in a utility configuration, into the Chilean market in first quarter 2019, as well as an AW119Kx single engine for VIP transport in fourth quarter 2018.

The AW109 Trekker maintains the AW109 Grand airframe, large cabin and top-class performance while offering greater payload at a competitive cost, thus proving perfectly suited to meet the stringent requirements of Chilean operators in terms of capabilities, cost/effectiveness and environment — particularly in high altitude conditions.

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