Atlas Air Taxi to operate AW139s in Brazil

AgustaWestland announces that Atlas Air Taxi, a Brazilian offshore operator will lease two AW139 helicopters from March 2014.
An AgustaWestland AW139 flying.

An AgustaWestland AW139 flying.

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced at Heli-Expo that Brazil’s Atlas Air Taxi, an offshore helicopter operator in Brazil, will take delivery of two AW139 helicopters. Atlas plans to lease the two helicopters which will be delivered in March 2014.

Atlas will use the helicopters to service offshore oil and gas platforms in the pre-salt Santos basin, about 300 kilometres (190 miles) southeast of São Paulo.

AgustaWestland says that some 30 AW139 helicopters are now operated by offshore operators in Brazil.

Atlas was launched in 1998 and operates ten twin engine IFR helicopters and seven medium size helicopters in the southeast offshore basins (Campos, Santos and Espírito Santo) and three heavy helicopters onshore in the Amazon basin.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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