AgustaWestland To Support Service For South Africa’s AW109LUH Fleet

  • 12:00 AM, September 25, 2012
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AgustaWestland announced it has signed a comprehensive service support contract for the South African Air Force’s fleet of AW109LUH helicopters. The contract will include delivery and provision of spares, support equipment, D-Level maintenance, component repair and overhaul services on-site support team, technical support services, training and technical publication updates. The AW109 LUH features a cockpit with three 6” x 8” flat screen digital displays which are Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible and can flow single-pilot IFR/IMC and is highly manoeuvrable with cruise speed of 283 km/h 153 knots. Patrick Chabrat, Head of Regional Sales, AgustaWestland, said, “This wide ranging support contract will maximise aircraft availability whilst providing through life support cost savings to the customer. The AW109LUH has proven itself to be an ideal multi-role helicopter for the South African Air Force and this contract will enhance the availability of the aircraft to perform the wide range of tasks it is assigned”. The multi role helicopter reduces pilot workload, equipped in land based and sea based requirements, together with unmatched performance, reliability, availability, serviceability and safety standards.