Feb 16, 2010
BANGLADESH PIDE DOS AW109/BANGLADESH NAVY ORDERS TWO AGUSTA WESTLAND AW109
AgustaWestland, anuncia la compra por la Marina de Bangladesh Navy de 2 helicópteros navales AW109 Power, que serán utilizados para SAR, y vigilancia de la zona económica, entre otras. Serán entregados en 2011 y podrán operar desde la fragata BNS Bangabandhu. El contrato cubre entrenamiento, la conversión operativa inicial y entrenamiento de mantenimiento. El AW109 Power es un helicóptero de la gama de las 3 tm, ocho plazas, propulsado por 2 Pratt & Whitney PW206C. La cabina puede adaptarse rapidamente a la misión a desarrollar. El AW109 Power es el helicóptero ligero mas vendido para misiones navales. Es capaz de altas velocidades, fiable y dispone de tren reforzado para operaciones en buques, asi como medidas anticorrosión.
AgustaWestland, announced the award of a contract by the Bangladesh Navy for two AW109 Power maritime helicopters. The helicopters will be used for a wide range of naval missions including search and rescue, economic zone protection, surface surveillance and maritime security. The aircraft will be delivered in 2011 and will be capable of being operated from the frigate BNS Bangabandhu. The contract also includes a comprehensive training package including VFR/IFR conversion for aircrew, initial operational maritime training using an AW109 Power Level-D flight simulator and training for maintenance engineers. The AW109 Power is a 3 ton class eight seat helicopter powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW206C engines with FADEC. The cabin is designed to be fitted with a number of modular equipment packages for quick and easy conversion between roles. The aircraft's safety features include a fully separated fuel system, dual hydraulic boost system, dual electrical systems and redundant lubrication and cooling systems for the main transmission and engines.
The AW109 Power has established itself as the world's best selling light-twin helicopter for maritime missions. The AW109 Power's superior speed, capacity and productivity combined with reliability and ease of maintenance make it the most cost effective maritime helicopter in its class. For shipboard operations the aircraft has a reinforced-wheeled landing gear and deck mooring points as well as extensive corrosion protection measures. The ability to operate from small ships in high sea state enables the AW109 Power to perform its mission when many others helicopters would be confined to the ship's hangar. Over 550 AW109 Power and AW109 LUH helicopters have been ordered for commercial, parapublic and military applications by customers in almost 50 countries.