AW189 enters service with Gulf Helicopters

Gulf Helicopters of Qatar celebrated the entry into service of its first batch of AW189 helicopters during an official ceremony held on November 23 in presence of national authorities and representatives from the industry.

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Four AW189s have now been delivered and entered service, with two of the aircraft supporting offshore oil and gas operations in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean.

Gulf Helicopters ordered 15 AW189s with deliveries scheduled to be completed by 2017.

The company has also established an AgustaWestland authorised training centre for the AW139 and AW189 in September 2013 and ordered the first AW189 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) in the region in February2014.

In July 2012, AgustaWestland released a video on the AW189

Terry Spruce

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