The AW189 will start its first US demo tour

The AgustaWestland AW189 will leave Heli-Expo on its first US demo tour to oil and gas producers.

AgustaWestland has announced that the AW189 will depart for a demo tour among US oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico region from 4-7 March.

The AW189 will be demonstrated to major companies in Texas and Lousiana, after been showcased at Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California and receiving EASA type certification.

Customers in the oil and gas market include many of the world’s leading large fleet operators such as Bristow Group, Era Group, Gulf Helicopters and Weststar Aviation Services. Additionally, major helicopter leasing companies such as Lease Corporation International, Milestone Aviation Group and Waypoint Leasing have signed agreements for AW189 helicopters.

The cabin is configured with 16 seats as standard, with the option for a high density 19-seat layout or a long range 12-seat configuration.


Terry Spruce

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