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Leonardo to deliver additional helicopters in Japan

5th December 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Leonardo has secured a new order from Japan's Mitsui Bussan Aerospace for four additional helicopters, the company announced on 30 November.

Mitsui Bussan Aerospace is the official distributor for AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopter models in Japan.

Leonardo’s AW169 is a light intermediate helicopter, while the AW189 is a super medium twin-engine helicopter. The AW139 performs a number of public utility roles in Japan including SAR and coast guard duties with the Japan Coast Guard; law enforcement, firefighting and disaster relief with the Japan National Police Agency, Tokyo Metropolitan Police and Fire and Disaster Management Agency; as well as supporting several prefectures and city authorities.

In March 2018, Mitsui Bussan Aerospace and Leonardo renewed their distributorship agreement for three years. The partners also renewed a basic ordering agreement to increase spare parts stock, further strengthening customer support services.

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