AgustaWestland, November 09, 2015 - AgustaWestland congratulates the Dubai Police on achieving 20 years of successful operations and over 16,000 flight hours with its fleet of AW109 light twin-engine helicopters.
A ceremony was held at the Dubai Airshow today to celebrate this major milestone.
A leading helicopter operator in Dubai and a key law enforcement operator of AgustaWestland AW109s, the Dubai Police has been successfully performing law enforcement and homeland security missions often in very demanding conditions.
Dubai Police is now set to receive the all new AW169 light intermediate helicopter, which will further expand its mission capabilities for transport, law enforcement and medical evacuation applications.
A versatile, new generation twin engine light intermediate category helicopter, the AW169 4.6 tonne is certified in accordance with EASA CS-29 / FAR Part 29 latest Amendments.
The AW169 can comfortably accommodate up to ten passengers or up to two litters plus medical attendants in its large, unobstructed cabin, fitted with a range of customised equipment and entertainment systems.
The type incorporates several new technology features in the rotor system, engines, avionics, transmission and electric power generation and distribution systems.