Best-selling helicopter displayed at import expo

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/10/28 18:43:40

Helicopter AW189, worth 200 million yuan ($29 million), arrived at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) Sunday morning, making it the exhibit with the highest value in the aeronautics and astronautics zone of high-end equipment exhibition area at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE), thepaper.cn reported on Sunday.

The AW 189 is a twin-engined, medium-lift helicopter manufactured by Italian company Leonardo. The company will display three types of helicopters (AW 189, AW139 and AW109T) at CIIE.

Thus far, AW189 is one of the best-selling commercial medium-lift helicopters in the world. More than 150 such helicopters have been sold and nearly 60 have been put into use, with accumulated flying hours of 35,000 hours.

Since the convention center is a no-flight zone, the copter was disassembled and transported.

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