Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that contracts for three AW139 intermediate twin helicopters were signed with various Indonesian operators. These aircraft which will be used to support the offshore oil and gas industry in Indonesia will be delivered in 2015 and 2016.
The contracts add another customers in South East Asia for the bestselling AW139 expanding its success in Indonesia. The AW139 has become the helicopter of choice in its weights class for the transport of oil & gas workers around the world, with approximately 300 units in service or on order. Orders for more than 160 AW139s have been placed by government and commercial customers in Asia for offshore oil and gas support, corporate and VIP transport, firefighting, EMS/SAR, utility and coastal patrol missions. Over 800 AW139s have now been ordered worldwide by approximately 220 customers with more than 700 units already in service.
State-of-the-art technology, outstanding performance, low operating costs and the latest safety standards have made the AW139 the helicopter of choice in the intermediate twin market. 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 AW139 can carry up to 15 passengers in its spacious cabin.
The AW139 is part, together with the AW169 and AW189, of the AgustaWestland’s Family of new generation helicopters. As well as possessing the same high performance flight characteristics and safety features the helicopters share a common cockpit layout, design philosophy and maintenance concepts that will allow more effective operations for customers operating helicopter fleets from 4.5 to 8 tonnes.
AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of AgustaWestland, continues to play a major role in the regions helicopter market expanding its presence and increasing its capabilities through a continued programme of investment. The Company’s headquarters, maintenance, support and training facilities are located at Kuala Lumpur's Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. AgustaWestland Malaysia is a Malaysian DCA approved maintenance and repair organization.
Source: AgustaWestland, A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)
Date: Nov 7, 2014