AgustaWestland AW101 641
india Bharatiya Vayu Sena

Indian Air Force

2012 to 2014

On March 2010 a contract for the acquisition of 12 AW101 VIP aircraft was announced after winning competition against the Sikorsky S-92. On 2013 the purchase was put on hold following a bribery scandal involving Finmeccanica.

On January 2014 India cancelled the deal with AgustaWestland. The 3 aircraft delivered were stored

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AgustaWestland Statement - Indian AW101, 02-Jan-14 : AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, confirms to have received yesterday from India’s Ministry of Defence a notification concerning the appointment of an arbitrator from its side, as requested by AgustaWestland on November 25 and December 4, 2013, as well as a termination notice of the agreement for the supply of 12 VVIP/VIP helicopters, consistent with yesterday’s press announcement by the Indian Ministry of Defence.

Indian Air Force Signs € 560 Million Contract For 12 AW101 Helicopters, 11-Mar-10 : AgustaWestland and India signed contract for 12 VIP AW101 helicopters

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50242     ZW-4301: India Air Force d/d 18dec12, test serial ZR338; Jan14 stored+
AgustaWestland UK ZR338: jul12 AgustaWestland./IND 01
50244 2012     ZW-4303: India Air Force d/d 28dec12, test serial ZR340; Jan14 stored+
AgustaWestland UK ZR340: jul12 AgustaWestland./IND 03
50246 2012     ZW-4304: India Air Force d/d 21dec12, test serial ZR341; Jan14 stored+
AgustaWestland UK ZR341: IND04 UK test serial AW101 Mk641 for India

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