Falcon Aviation Services to operate first offshore AW169 in the Middle East

Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi will operate the first offshore configured AgustaWestland AW169 in the Middle East.

The first aircraft will be delivered in 2016 and the second will be delivered as an executive fitted AW169.

FAS already operates a fleet of four Grand/GrandNew and two AW189s.

The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at the Dubai Airshow in presence of HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, CEO and vice chairman of Falcon Aviation Services. FAS placed orders for two AW169s, one in offshore transport and one in executive transport configuration.

Terry Spruce

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