Billund, Denmark, 20. April 2012: Scandinavian Avionics A/S is pleased to announce that it has signed a Heads of Agreement with AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company. Under the agreement, should the AW159 be selected for the Danish Maritime Helicopter Programme (MHP) Scandinavian Avionics A/S will provide a range of avionic support services to AgustaWestland.
As part of the wider Industrial Co-operation Programme both parties will cooperate on pursuing market opportunities in Denmark and internationally, for their respective products and services. Investigations are already underway on projects whereby AgustaWestland will assist Scandinavian Avionics A/S with training and development activities.
The agreement was signed by Geoff Hoon, Head of International Business, AgustaWestland and Michael R. Truelsen, CEO, Scandinavian Avionics A/S at a ceremony held in Copenhagen yesterday.
Geoff Hoon said at the signing “We are delighted to have signed this agreement with Scandinavian Avionics which will see our companies working together to win new business in Denmark and internationally. He added “This agreement also enables another leading Danish company to be involved in the support of the AW159 helicopter if it is selected for the Maritime Helicopter Programme, supporting the creation of new high technology jobs in Denmark.”
Michael R. Truelsen, CEO, Scandinavian Avionics, said “This HoA is of high value to our company in striving to continue our development and extension of our overall capabilities. In addition he said “With its wide scope of business and as a leading manufacturer of military as well as civilian operated helicopters, AgustaWestland is an extremely attractive partner for Scandinavian Avionics A/S. We look forward to further developing our core capabilities and jointly working with AgustaWestland on new areas of avionics support to military and civilian helicopter operators in Denmark as well as internationally.
Scandinavian Avionics A/S was established in 1978 with the objective to serve the civil aircraft industry within sales, installation and maintenance of avionics. Today, part of the much larger SA Group, it is now a highly experienced avionics organization providing avionics installation, certification, maintenance, support and training with the main business platforms generally being all types of military and civil aircraft and helicopters as well as a number of defense electronics applications. Scandinavian Avionics A/S is the corporate headquarters and located in Billund, Denmark and the SA Group also includes divisions in Sweden, Norway, Greece, Bahrain, India and Malaysia.
For more information visit www.agustawestland.dk or www.scanav.com.