AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Police of the Province of Guangxi in China has taken delivery of an AW139 medium twin helicopter. This aircraft will be used to perform a number of roles including law enforcement and civil protection/disaster relief across the province. The AW139 joins an AW109 Power light twin helicopter already in service with the Nanning Public Security Bureau, enhancing the operational capabilities in the province as well as in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Province. This delivery is part of a helicopter fleet modernization and expansion programme which will include additional helicopters to even better serve the local community.
AgustaWestland in the market leader in the Chinese law enforcement market with over 70% market share, having achieved sales success with the AW119Ke single engine, the AW109 Power and the AW139 mediu8m twin models. Law enforcement operators in China which have chosen AgustaWestland helicopters include Shenzhen, Beijing, Nanning, Zhengzhou, Dalian and Zhejiang Public Security Bureaus in addition to the Guangxi Province.
AgustaWestland’s presence in China’s commercial helicopter market in recent years has experienced growing success with orders totalling over 40 units of various types for a number of applications including law enforcement, disaster relief, fire fighting, harbour pilot shuttle, water pollution monitoring, VIP, utility and passenger transport.
Almost 160 customers from over 50 countries have ordered more than 560 AW139 helicopters to perform a wide range of roles including law enforcement, EMS/SAR, VIP/corporate transport, offshore transport, utility making it the best selling helicopter in the medium twin category worldwide.