Leonardo on March 10 announced the delivery of an AW109 Trekker light twin to FlyKomala of Indonesia, marking the entrance of the type into the country’s helicopter market. The aircraft will be used by the operator to carry out a range of missions including passenger transport, utility transport, disaster relief, and emergency support duties.
FlyKomala Indonesia has been offering helicopter and aircraft charter services since 2010, performing a range of missions from mining to plantation companies. Missions such as VIP transport, aerial survey, fire water bombing, geo magnetic surveys and external cargo transport are its specialty.
Leonardo notes this latest delivery grows the success of its light twin types in Indonesia adding to the AW109 Grand and GrandNew models. Leonardo’s civil helicopter fleet in Indonesia counts almost 20 aircraft of various types for corporate, SAR, and utility transport tasks.
The AW109 Trekker maintains the AW109 Grand airframe, large cabin and performance while offering greater payload. The AW109 Trekker is the latest addition to Leonardo’s helicopter portfolio and the company’s first light twin to offer skid landing gear.
The AW109 Trekker is equipped with a latest generation Genesys Aerosystems glass cockpit that can be configured according to customer needs: one or two pilots, VFR or IFR. Over 70 AW109 Trekkers have been sold to customers around the world to date, adding to around 1,500 AW109 series units sold globally.