Atlantic Airways Signs Contract for 2 AW139 Helicopters
- Expanding the presence of the AW139 in Northern Europe
- The helicopters will perform schedule services and EMS/SAR within Faroe Islands
- Deliveries expected in late 2015 and spring 2016, replacing two ageing B412s
Fimeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that Atlantic Airways has signed a contract for two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform SAR (Search and Rescue) missions and scheduled passenger transportation within the Faroe Islands. The helicopters are expected to be delivered late 2015 and in spring 2016 respectively, and will replace two B412s.
This latest contract marks the entrance of AgustaWestland helicopters into the Faroe Islands and further strengthens the already significant presence of the AW139 in Northern Europe, where it is used by a number of government and private customers in many countries to carry out a range of missions including passenger transport, search and rescue, emergency medical service, offshore transport, law enforcement and military duties.
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“This is a significant improvement of our helicopter service as the old helicopters are downgraded as new and stricter regulations are introduced in the field,” Jørgen Holme, Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Airways, said. “With AW139 helicopters we are acquiring a modern fleet ready for the future, and which meets all relevant standards.”
Source : AgustaWestland, A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)
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