AgustaWestland delivers another AW139 to Weststar of Malaysia

The new helicopter was built at the AgustaWestland Philadelphia facility.
Weststar accepts a AW189.

Weststar’s managing director accepts an AW139 helicopter from AgustaWestland.

Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia has added its 18th AgustaWestland AW139 to its current fleet of helicopters supporting the oil and gas industry. The aircraft was accepted by Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, Weststar Group managing director from William Hunt, CEO, AgustaWestland Philadelphia.

In total, Weststar Aviation Services has ordered 30 helicopters from AgustaWestland since 2010, comprising 24 AW139s, four AW189s and two AW169s. The first AW139 entered service with Weststar on 1 April 2011.

“The acceptance of our 18th AW139 further strengthens our partnership with AgustaWestland and allows us to be the leading provider of offshore aviation services in the region,” said Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, Weststar Group managing director. “We are proud to fly the AW139 and look forward to our future expansion plans globally that include introduction of the AW169 and the AW189 into our fleet.”

“We are pleased to deliver yet another AW139 to Weststar as they continue to expand their fleet to serve their growing list of clients in the offshore oil and gas market,” said Vincenzo Alaimo, managing director of AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd. “AgustaWestland Malaysia is committed to support Weststar’s fleet of aircraft from our regional hub in Kuala Lumpur, ensuring excellent reliability, safety and performance.”

Terry Spruce

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