Mon, May 24, 2010
Company Provides Helicopter Transportation And Training
HeliClub of Russia has placed an order for one AW139 medium twin
helicopter, becoming the first customer for the type in Russia.
This aircraft, which will join a Grand light twin helicopter
already ordered by the company, will be used to perform corporate
and passenger transport missions, the company said Thursday.
Emilio Dalmasso, Senior Vice President Commercial Business Unit,
AgustaWestland said "This latest contract represents an important
milestone in the long list of successes achieved by the best
selling medium twin since it entered the global market only a few
years ago. This accomplishment is further confirmation of the
AW139's capability to meet the most stringent requirements from
customers all over the world in terms of performance, technology
and operational effectiveness. We are confident that the success of
the AW139 will follow that of the AW119Ke, the AW109 Power and the
Grand in the Russian market."
Extensively tested in conditions such as those encountered in
Canada and in the Middle East, the AW139 meets Russian operational
requirements while delivering the highest levels of technology,
safety, flexibility and operational capability.
A final assembly line in Russia for the AW139 civil helicopter
is to be set up and run by HeliVert, a joint venture between
Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland. The final assembly line is
aimed at satisfying the requirements of the civil markets in Russia
and CIS countries primarily and - through the AgustaWestland
network - for the rest of the world. An AW139 will perform a three
week demonstration tour in Russia soon, visiting various areas
towards Siberia, before arriving in Tyumen and Surgut regions.
The sole new generation helicopter in its class with almost 300
units already in service and orders for over 460 aircraft placed by
more than 130 customers from almost 50 countries worldwide, the
AW139 is the best seller in the medium twin category and a proven
platform performing a number of roles including offshore transport,
emergency medical service, search and rescue, VIP/corporate
transport, shuttle service, public utility duties. The largest
cabin in its category provides room for 15 passengers or up to four
stretchers and four medical attendants.
The AW139 was recently certified in a full de-icing
configuration based on the Full Ice Protection System (FIPS).
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