Weststar orders 10 more AW139 helicopters

AgustaWestland and Weststar Aviation Services sign another contract.
Weststar Aviation Services sign for another 10 AW139s at the Singapore Air Show

Weststar Aviation Services sign for another 10 AW139s at the Singapore Air Show

Weststar Aviation Services in Malaysia has signed a contract for 10 AW139 helicopters from AgustaWestland.

The AW139 already makes up the bulk of Westar’s helicopter fleet and the new contract sees  Weststar further its plans for international expansion.

“Weststar’s confirmation of the AW139 as its leading type further reaffirms how this outstanding helicopter is the benchmark by major operators who strive for the best performances and the highest safety standards,” said Vincenzo Alaimo, managing director of AgustaWestland Malaysia. “What’s more, Weststar is one of the many operators who put their confidence in our Family of helicopters and will soon see all the benefits of this concept”.

This latest contract brings the total number of AW139s helicopters that will be operated by Weststar to 34.

The first AW139 entered service with Weststar Aviation Services on 1 April 2011 and since then the fleet has amassed more than 40,000 flight hours in almost three years.

The AW139 can carry up to 15 people in its passenger cabin. Over 750 AW139s have now been ordered by approximately 200 customers around the world with more than 620 now in service.

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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