Linfox has signed a contract for three
AgustaWestland AW169 helicopters in full VIP configuration.
aircraft will be used to perform corporate transport missions in
the Melbourne area of Australia. The order marks the entrance of
the AW169 into the Australian corporate/VIP transport market.
Senior Vice President Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland,
said “We are very pleased that Linfox has chosen the new
generation AW169 to meet its future VIP transport requirements as
it moves up to a 4.5 tonne category helicopter. Linfox was the
first Australian customer for the AW119 Koala in 2000 and followed
that by buying Grand and GrandNew light twins, so we are delighted
we are able to continue to meet the requirements of this loyal
A versatile, new generation twin engine light
intermediate category helicopter, the 4.5 tonne AW169 incorporates
several new technology features to provide the highest levels of
safety and operational benefits for its customers. New generation technologies are incorporated in the rotor system, engines,
avionics, transmission and electric power generation and distribution systems.
The first AW169 performed its maiden
flight on 10 May 2012, and civil certification is expected in
Linfox provides logistics services
across the Asia Pacific region. Its business operates more than
3.2 million square metres of warehousing and nearly 5,000 vehicles
across 10 countries.
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