More AW139 helicopters for Euro-Asia

AgustaWestland AW139AgustaWestland announced that
JSC Euro-Asia Air of Kazakhstan has ordered two additional AW139 helicopters.
These offshore configured AW139s will be used to perform transport operations
in Kazakhstan’s section of
the Caspian Sea.

One of the two aircraft will
be provided with the Full Ice Protection System (FIPS) allowing flights into
known icing conditions. The FIPS will enable all weather operations, when other
types would be confined to the hangar. This latest order from JSC Euro-Asia
Air, a leading operator in Kazakhstan,
marks a further expansion of the AW139 fleet in Kazakhstan’s commercial helicopter
market where the customer already operates four AW139s. A total of five AW139s
are currently in service in Kazakhstan.Emilio Dalmasso, senior vice
president Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland said “We are very pleased to
have signed this contract for two additional helicopters with Kazakhstan’s
leading helicopter company. With four aircraft already in service this order
highlights the customer’s satisfaction with the AW139 and its ability to
accomplish the mission with unequalled effectiveness in some of the most
demanding operational conditions”.

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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