Bond and AgustaWestland sign MoU at Helitech

Bond and AgustaWestland sign MoUAgustaWestland and Bond Aviation
Group have announced that they have signed an MoU that will see both companies
work together to establish a multi-year contract covering the purchase of
AW139, AW169 and AW189 helicopters for offshore oil and gas support, HEMS, SAR
and emergency service missions, together with support to the emerging offshore
wind-farm market. The MoU was signed by Geoff Williams, chief executive officer,
Bond Aviation Group and Emilio Dalmasso, senior vice president Commercial
Business, AgustaWestland, today, during the Helitech exhibition being held at
Duxford near Cambridge in the UK.

Emilio
Dalmasso, senior vice president Commercial Business, AgustaWestland, said after
the signing “The signing of the MoU is a step towards what we hope will see
Bond becoming a major operator of AgustaWestland’s AW139, AW169 and AW189
helicopters. We look forward to expanding our existing relationship with Bond
and ultimately seeing them add more AW139s to their fleet and becoming a
customer for the new AW169 and AW189 helicopters which offer exciting new
opportunities.” Peter Bond, Bond Aviation Group’s chairman said
“Bond already operate a number of AgustaWestland aircraft and recognise
AgustaWestland as a respected manufacturer. These aircraft types could
significantly enhance our business in specific market areas. There are
promising markets emerging and through these markets Bond will ensure future
growth.”

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: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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