KUALA LUMPUR: The story below is self-explainatory but it appears that the price that was offered by AgustaWestland for the Nuri Replacement Tender was almost spot on. I believed the price by AgustaWestland for the NRP was around RM2 billion plus while the winning bid, the Cougar was around RM1.6 billion. Of course the Cougar order is still pending due to our budgetary constraints.
As the Indian order is for the VVIP version, I am assuming that, specification wise, it is different from ours, which is for utiility and CSAR.The Indian deal may appear costlier at first glance but it includes a five-year maintainance plan and the mandatory training package. Our cheaper price for the AW101, did not include the extensive logistics package so actually the Indian purchase is cheaper than our offer price.
Strengthening AgustaWestland’s Growth Strategy For the Indian Market
15:49 GMT, March 11, 2010 AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a contract has been signed by the Government of India for the acquisition of twelve AW101 helicopters that will perform government transport duties. The contract, valued at around € 560 million, includes an extensive five year logistic support service and initial aircrew and technician training. Over 180 AW101 helicopters have been ordered by customers around the world so far to perform a wide range of government, public service and military missions. The AW101 has logged nearly 200,000 flight hours in service in Italy, UK, Denmark, Portugal, Japan and Canada whilst delivering exceptional performance and high levels of safety.
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