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Easing regulations and further opening of the airspace is helping helicopter sales grow by an average of 20 percent per year in China.
The Japanese police force is replacing an aging Bell 412 with the AgustaWestland AW139.
Avion Pacific sold 16 helicopters last year and plans to add services to continue growing.
Under Sikorsky’s Matrix technology program, a modified S-76 is to perform a fully autonomous flight in an obstacle-rich environment this year.
Yunnan Jingcheng Group will be the first company in China to take delivery of an S-76D.
Sino-US Intercontinental is the non-exclusive distributor for civil AgustaWestland helicopters in China.