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Leonardo has announced the delivery of one AW119Kx VIP helicopter with a 24,000-foot altitude kit to an undisclosed private customer in Chile. The unique altitude kit provides outstanding performance in the region’s tall Andes mountain peaks.
This latest handover adds to over 20 helicopters already in service in the country including the AW119, AW109, AW139 and W-3A Sokol models performing VIP transport, firefighting, law enforcement and utility tasks.
The AW119Kx single engine helicopter is the most powerful and spacious in its class, thanks to a strong and reliable Pratt & Whitney PT6B engine and generous cabin size. With a fully customizable interior, it seats up to six passengers and includes a large separate area for luggage. It features a state-of-the-art Garmin G1000H glass cockpit for superior situational awareness and reduced pilot workload. Redundancy of all main systems provides similar safety and assurances of other leading light twin engine helicopters.