Wed, Feb 23, 2011
Grows Overall AW139 Fleet To Seventeen
A contract for five AW139 helicopters equipped for offshore
passenger transportation operations has been inked by Gulf
Helicopters of Qatar, AgustaWestland announced Monday. This latest
contract adds to the one for twelve aircraft placed by Gulf
Helicopters in 2007 as part of its fleet renewal program.
AW139 File Photo
"This follow on contract is clear evidence that the AW139 is the
helicopter of choice for offshore transport operations in the
Middle East, due to its high performance and safety
features,” said Emilio Dalmasso, Senior Vice President
Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland.
AgustaWestland says that more than 350 of the aircraft are now
in service performing offshore transport, VIP/corporate transport,
EMS/SAR, law enforcement, utility and other missions. Orders for
almost 500 units have been placed by more than 140 customers in
approximately 50 countries so far, with nearly a quarter of all
sales made in the Middle East.
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