AW119Kx VIP helicopter expands Chile’s fleet

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.

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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.

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