AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, unveiled the Grand New, an evolution of the highly successfulGrand helicopter. The Grand New features the very latest developments in avionics while retaining the outstanding Grand’s characteristics, its superior performance, levels of cabin space and payload only provided by larger and more expensive helicopters, low operating costs, high safety and environment friendliness standards.
As the first light twin helicopter on the market fully compliant with the latest advanced global navigation satellite system-based requirements for all weather operations, the Grand New offers the operators unprecedented opportunities and exploitation of rotorcraft capabilities setting a new standard on the helicopter market in a multitude of applications.
The GrandNew helicopter sits at the top of its class in terms of performance. The streamlined fuselage, the powerful turboshaft engines and the new transmission and main rotor technology ensure a very high maximum cruise speed and unmatched OEI performance.
Like the previous version, the Grand New helicopter offers exceptional performance and an ample unobstructed cabin suitable for a number of versatile configurations and roles, offering room for up to six passengers or up to two stretchers plus medical attendants.
Its distinctive characteristics make the Grand New the ideal platform in its category for corporate/VIP transport, offshore transport, passenger transport, EMS, SAR, harbour pilot shuttle (HPS), coastal patrol and government purposes. Thanks to these unparalleled capabilities no other light twin helicopter can claim, the Grand New proves unique in its class and ensures a quantum leap forward for both operational effectiveness and safety.