Brunei Shell Petroleum Orders Two AW139 Helicopters
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) has signed a contract for two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform offshore transport missions from Anduki base. The helicopters are expected to be delivered in mid 2013. The contract also includes a comprehensive power-by-the-hour support and training package which will be supplied through AgustaWestland Malaysia. Training will also be supplied with a Level D Full Flight Simulator through the Training Academy based in Malaysia.
Vincenzo Alaimo, Head of Region, AgustaWestland, said “We are very pleased that BSP has selected the AW139 for its offshore helicopter transport requirements. This contract provides further evidence of the success of the best selling intermediate helicopter among all key Oil & Gas operators in Asia thanks to its outstanding performance, capabilities and safety standards. Through the full backing of AgustaWestland Malaysia’s regional support and training centre, BSP will be allowed to maximize the operational benefits provided by the AW139.”
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State-of-the-art technology, outstanding performance, low operating costs and the only helicopter in its class to meet the latest operational standards, have made the AW139 the helicopter of choice in the medium twin market and the benchmark in the global Oil&Gas sector. With its power reserve, the AW139 delivers Category A (Class 1) performance from a helipad (elevated or at ground level) at maximum take-off weight with an unmatched one engine inoperative capability. The standard configuration provides seating for 12 or 15 passengers in a large and bright 8.0 m3 cabin with excellent ease of access and egress via large sliding cabin doors. Excellent payload and performance ensure unmatched productivity for offshore operations. Almost 180 customers from more than 50 countries have ordered nearly 660 AW139 helicopters so far with more than 500 units in service worldwide.
AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of AgustaWestland, continues to play a major role in the Malaysian helicopter market expanding its presence and increasing its capabilities through a continued programme of investment. Located at Kuala Lumpur's Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, AgustaWestland Malaysia’s regional maintenance and support centre is a Malaysian DCA approved maintenance and repair organization. AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd provides local support and training for the growing fleet of AgustaWestland customers in the region.
Source : AgustaWestland, A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)