Bel Air AW189 exceeds 2,000 hours

A Bel Air AgustaWestland AW189s has reached the 2,000 flight hour milestone. The company’s second AW189i has recently reached 1,000 hours.

ALSO READ: First AW189s enter service in UAE

The first helicopter exceeded 600 flight hours in June, becoming the global fleet leader.

Bel Air’s AW189s perform long range offshore transport missions in the North Sea. In October 2014, the customer signed a contract for a third aircraft.

The operator has also opted for the 8.6 tonne maximum gross weight upgrade to give its customers greater levels of payload.

Terry Spruce

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