Saudi Aramco signs for an AW139

Saudi Aramco signs contract for an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter.
AgustaWestland AW139

AgustaWestland AW139.

Saudi Aramco has placed an order for an AW139 helicopter from AgustaWestland, to further expand its fleet of AW139 helicopters. This latest AW139 will be used to perform offshore and VIP transport operations in Saudi Arabia.

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More than 130 AW139 helicopters have been sold in the Middle East to a number of different operators.

In the region, customers are using the helicopter for a variety of missions, such as offshore transport, VIP/Corporate shuttle, SAR/EMS, utility, troop transport, patrol, law enforcement and homeland security.

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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