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Kaan brings the AW169 to Turkey
AgustaWestland distributor Kaan Air has ordered two AW169 and a further one AW139 helicopter for corporate operations in Turkey.

AgustaWestland distributor Kaan Air has ordered two AW169 and a further one AW139 helicopter for corporate operations in Turkey.

Chairman Ferda Yildiz says: "We are very proud to buy helicopters that are best suited to the demanding Turkish operating environment. AgustaWestland helicopters are the most powerful and the fastest in their class, which makes them the preferred aircraft in Turkey."

A fleet of over 20 AgustaWestland helicopters including the AW119Ke, AW109 Power, GrandNew and AW139, are now operating in Turkey performing a wide range of roles including vip and corporate transport, air ambulance, utility, aerial tours and filming.

Kaan Air's headquarters are in Istanbul where it has its own dedicated heliport and maintenance complex to support its growing number of customers. Emilio Dalmasso, svp commercial business, AgustaWestland, says: "The contract for another AW139 demonstrates the continued success of this model in the vip/corporate market. There are now three AW139s operating successfully in Turkey where the aircraft's high performance, cabin size and modern safety features are recognised as key advantages over the competition. A fourth AW139 will be delivered to a corporate customer in late 2012."

The first AW169 performed its maiden flight in May and civil certification is expected in 2014 with deliveries commencing in 2015.

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