Sat, Nov 22, 2008
Added To Fleet Of Seven AW109s
AgustaWestland announced this week an AW139 medium twin
helicopter has entered service with Saudi Aramco. Saudi Aramco's
fleet of AW139 helicopters is being used to support oil and gas
operations in Saudi Arabia and operate alongside a fleet of seven
AW109 Power helicopters that were delivered in 2006.
To mark the event a ceremony was held at Ras Tanura, Saudi
Aramco's main helicopter base in Saudi Arabia, in the presence of
the Italian Ambassador, His Excellency Eugenio d'Auria and
representatives from Saudi Aramco and AgustaWestland.
"I am delighted to celebrate this important milestone and the
successful collaboration between Saudi Aramco and AgustaWestland"
said Renzo Lunardi, Senior Vice President Commercial Business,
AgustaWestland. "The successful introduction into service of the
AW109 Powers and now the AW139s is an achievement we are all very
Over 430 AW139s have been sold, with nearly 200 aircraft
deliveries since 2004.
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