Caverton Helicopters Signs Contract for 3 AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Caverton Helicopters of Nigeria has recently signed a contract for three AW139 medium twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used for offshore transport duties in support of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. This order further strengthens the presence of AgustaWestland in Nigeria where the company has already supplied 18 helicopters for government and commercial applications. Patrick Chabrat, Vice President Sales Sub-Saharan Region, AgustaWestland said "We are happy to add another important operator to our list of customers. This sale will expand our presence in the Nigerian helicopter market and in the oil and gas market in Western Africa. We are confident that more AW139s will be flying in Nigeria and neighbouring countries in the near future, not only in the oil and gas market but for other roles as well." Caverton Helicopters CEO Mr. Sola Falola, said "It gives us great pleasure to introduce the AgustaWestland AW139 into our growing fleet. Having invested in the best-in-class fleet of aircraft, we are confident that the AW139 will be pivotal to ensuring that we continue improving the support we offer our customers. This order further strengthens our strategy to operate the youngest fleet of rotary-wing aircraft in the sub Saharan African region and going forward, the AW139 will form the backbone of our offshore fleet."

Source: AgustaWestland, A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)
Date: Jun 24, 2011