State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi visits helicopter purchased from Italy


State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Nay Pyi Taw for a state-owned helicopter purchased for disaster management and state affairs, including search and rescue and emergency response.

Helicopter purchased from Italy (Myanmar registration number XY-AFT) arrived in Yangon this evening, 30 October. The helicopter is an AgustaWestland 139, a twin-engine, 15-passenger aircraft.

It is said to be worth ၁၃ 13.272 million and will be used by cabinet ministers and heads of state for rides and emergencies.