On September 15, 2000, a celebration of awarding the Type Certificate to the factory's new product, PW-6 Sailplane, was held in the conference room of PZL Świdnik.
On September 23, 2000, four World Class sailplanes PW-5 left for Egypt. Not longer than a week later, they were followed by four PW-6 sailplanes ordered also by an Egyptian customer. This was the very first sale of PW-6, the latest product of our factory.
PZL-Świdnik S.A. was established on 1st of January 1951. In 2001 we celebrated 50th anniversary of the Company activity. On this occasion from 9th to 10th of June 2001 was performed special events in Świdnik. The main point of the celebrity was Air Show over the company airfield for thousands of spectators.
44th Paris Air Show 2001. It was 5th attendance of PZL-Świdnik in Paris Air Show in France. We organized company booth under logo of 50th anniversary of Company existence.
In December 2001 PZL-Swidnik delivered three Sokol helicopters to three various customers. The first one, W-3ARM Anaconda search and rescue version was purchased by Polish Navy. The helicopter is equipped with state-of-the-art Safire II FLIR system combined with SX16 searchlight. FLIR is controlled by two monitors used independently by helicopter pilot and FLIR operator. Anaconda is also fitted with TACAN navigation system compatible with NATO standards.