Weststar Aviation Services secures new contracts in Asia


Weststar Aviation AW139 line up

Weststar Aviation Services has secured a contract worth over $100 million to provide two AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters for Carigali Hess Operating Company (CHOC) and Carigali-PTTEPI Operating Company (CPOC).

Joint oil and gas exploration operating companies under the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA), CHOC and CPOC will be utilising Weststar Aviation Services 15-seater AW139 helicopter.

The two helicopters will be based at Weststar Aviation’s Kota Bharu base in Kelantan. The contract is for five years starting in April 2015.

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Datuk Anuar Noordin, director of business development of Weststar Aviation Services, said: “In the current paradigm of industry and market irregularities, it is a timely boost for Weststar Aviation’s strategic expansion to further consolidate our standing in markets where our clients operate. In addition, we are delighted to build another long-term relationship with them as we look to grow our regional footprint particularly in the emerging ASEAN markets.”

“We have an expanding fleet of AW139 helicopters. It is highly sought after by the helicopter industry.”

“This is a course we are pursuing. We have an expanding fleet of AW139 helicopters. This helicopter is the oil and gas industry’s highly sought after helicopter type for its safety features and is one of the few helicopters fully certified in terms of safety for offshore oil rig operations,” added Anuar.

Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (WASSB) is a Malaysian based company that provides offshore helicopter transportation services to the oil and gas industry.