AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Weststar Aviation Services are pleased to announce that a contract for 10 AW139 intermediate twin helicopters was signed yesterday at the Singapore Air Show by Vincenzo Alaimo, Managing Director of AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and Y.Bhg. General Tan Sri Muhammad Ismail Jamaluddin (R), Weststar Group CEO. This additional order by one of the major oil & gas operators in the area confirms the incredible success of the AW139 and of AgustaWestland for offshore missions with a 56% market share in the intermediate category in the last 5 years.
Y.Bhg. General Tan Sri Muhammad Ismail Jamaluddin (R), Weststar Group CEO, said: “The AW139 helicopters already make up the majority of the Weststar Aviation Services fleet and we have enjoyed a stellar track record utilising them. As Weststar Aviation Services now moves forward in its international expansion efforts, we are delighted and confident to further cement AgustaWestland as our preferred helicopter partner".
Vincenzo Alaimo, Managing Director of AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd, said “Weststar’s confirmation of the AW139 as its leading type further reaffirms how this outstanding helicopter is the benchmark by major operators who strive for the best performances and the highest safety standards. What’s more, Weststar is one of the many operators who put their confidence in our Family of helicopters and will soon see all the benefits of this concept”.
Source: AgustaWestland, A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)
Date: Feb 13, 2014