AgustaWestland2008-02-21 11:44:26

YTL Corporation Berhad Orders An AW139 Helicopter

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that YTL Corporation Berhad of Malaysia has ordered an AW139 medium twin turbine helicopter with an exclusively designed configuration for their VIP and Corporate transport operations. This purchase marks the entrance of the AW139 into the Malaysian VIP helicopter market.

Dato' Mark Yeoh, YTL Group Executive Director said " The additional cabin space together with the certain key safety features of the AW139 make it an ideal air transporter for our Corporate Executives." Capt. Revi Chandran, YTL Group Aviation Manager added "In addition the excellent hot and high performance and the extra payload available will give us the flexibility to cater towards more diverse operational requirements."

YTL, existing and new Malaysian civil customers will benefit from in-country product support through the newly created AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd that is completing the setting up of new maintenance and warehousing facilities at Subang Airport, near Kuala Lumpur, to support all AgustaWestland products including the AW139.

The VIP version of the AW139 surpasses all other medium twin-engine helicopters in capability, speed, ride comfort and passenger cabin space. The largest baggage compartment in its class, can accommodate a wide range of cargo for business or personal flights. The AW139's interior materials are selected from the finest available in the world, selected not only to maintain their beauty and value, but to enhance the passenger experience of flying.

The AW139 is a new generation medium twin-turbine helicopter setting new standards in the medium twin market. Over 100 AW139 helicopters are now in service worldwide including many performing head of state, VIP and corporate transport duties. The AW139 is also the fastest helicopter in its class with a maximum cruise speed of 167 knots and the only medium twin engine helicopter in production that meets the latest certification standards for safety.

Designed with multi-role capability and flexibility of operation, the AW139 is capable of carrying up to 15 passengers or six litters with two medical attendants or up to four litters and four medical attendants at the highest speed, in the most spacious cabin and with the best power reserve of any other helicopter in its class. The AW139 can be used for a number of applications including executive/VIP transport, EMS/SAR, offshore transport, law enforcement and government roles. More than 80 customers in over 30 countries have ordered more than 300 AW139 helicopters so far.

As a major public listed Malaysian company operating since 1955, the YTL Group's core businesses are ownership and management of regulated utilities and other infrastructural assets, serving 10 million customers in three continents. Its key businesses include utilities, high speed rail, cement manufacturing, construction contracting, property development, technology incubation, hotels and leisure resorts.

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