Falcon Aviation Services Takes Delivery of 2 AW189 Helicopters
- First AW189s to enter service in the UAE/Abu Dhabi
- The helicopters will be used for offshore transport missions
- FASaEUR(tm) fleet will also include two AW169s
Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland announced today that Falcon Aviation Services (FALCON) of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has taken delivery of two AW189 super medium helicopters in offshore transport configuration. The deliveriesand entry into service in the UAE of the AW189 was marked today by ceremony at Marina Mall Helipad in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Bin Khalifa.
“It is a beginning of a new era for Falcon. With the modernization of our helicopter fleet we set a higher standard for offshore operations in the region. Being the first operator of AW189s in the United Arab Emirates, our involvement in achieving the ever growing demands of safety, reliability and fuel efficiency within the MENA region will deepen” His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Bin Khalifa, Chairman of Falcon Aviation Services expressed.The order was signed in October 2014 and expands Falcon’s fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters, which already includes light helicopters such as the Grand and GrandNew, and will shortly be joined by the new AW169.
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Source : AgustaWestland, A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)