Tokyo Metropolitan Police Selects Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW109 Trekker

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Selects Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW109 TrekkerLeonardo-Finmeccanica’s range of helicopters show continued success in the Japanese market with the selection of two brand new AgustaWestland AW109 Trekkers for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police law-enforcement fleet. The two helicopters are scheduled to be delivered in 2017, making the customer the first Asian law enforcement operator of the type. Civil certification of the AW109 Trekker is expected by the end of this year.

Through its regional business headquarters, opened in Tokyo in 2008, Leonardo Helicopters has been supporting its growing business in Japan. Over 150 helicopters of various types have been sold in Japan to date for a wide range of commercial and government roles. More than 80 AW109 series helicopters are in service or on order in Japan, with more than 40 for law enforcement applications including the AW109, GrandNew, AW139 and AW101 models.

With over 20 units already ordered, the AW109 Trekker is the company’s first light twin engine helicopter to offer skid landing gear, delivering high versatility and providing the perfect solution for public services, disaster relief, utility and aerial work operations. The AW109 Trekker delivers outstanding payload, performance and cost-effectiveness compared to its nearest competitors. The AW109 Trekker is equipped with a state-of-the-art glass cockpit and integrated avionics to enhance situational awareness and safety while reducing pilot workload in all stages of flight.