AgustaWestland announces that the Fire Fighting Department of Beijing’s Public Security Bureau has taken delivery of an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. This aircraft will perform fire fighting and disaster relief mission in and around Beijing as well as law enforcement missions in cooperation with the Beijing Police.
This latest delivery further expands AgustaWestland’s presence in the Chinese public utility market where the company’s range of dedicated products perform several roles including fire fighting, rescue and disaster relief. Chinese operators using AgustaWestland helicopters for these tasks also include Guangxi Province and the Public Security Bureau of Nanning, Ordos, Zhejiang and Shenzhen.
AgustaWestland’s has achieved growing success in China’s commercial helicopter market in recent years with orders now 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.