OHI Group Signs Contract for Additional 2 AW139 Helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that OHI Group has signed a contract for an additional two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters. These aircraft, which will be assembled at the AgustaWestland plant in Philadelphia, USA, will be used for offshore transport operations.

This latest contract, part of a multi-year agreement, brings the total number of AW139 helicopters ordered by OHI Group to nine, with the first four aircraft already in service and three additional aircraft scheduled to be delivered in the coming months. OHI Group also has plans to further expand its fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters, including possibly adding new models to its fleet. OHI Group’s helicopters are operated in Brazil and other regions of the world supporting its oil and gas industry clients.

Emilio Dalmasso, Senior Vice President Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland said “We are delighted to sign this latest contract with OHI Group, further strengthening our established partnership with this important offshore operator.”

He added “This order confirms the customer’s satisfaction with the outstanding capabilities and safety of the AW139 for offshore transport and we look forward to expanding our cooperation further in the future.” 

Mr. Richard Burman, CEO of OHI Group, said “This additional commitment to the AW139 is testament to the success of the helicopter and the way it has been received and accepted by clients and passengers across the globe. As we move to OGP compliance and global standards it is logical for us, OHI Group, to add to our already large, safe and reliable fleet of AW139s. These additional aircraft will most likely, be deployed outside of Brazil as OHI develops and expands its international business.”

Source: AgustaWestland, A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)
Date: Jun 18, 2013