Wiking orders AW-139 helicopters
To use for enhancement off-shore transport services in Northern Europe - DATA SHEET
Leonardo announced today the signing of a contract valued at 30 million euro for two AW-139 intermediate twin engine helicopters with Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH of Germany. The aircraft, which are expected to be delivered in 2019 and 2020, will be used to perform off-shore transport operations in Northern Europe, further expanding the AW-139 fleet of Wiking which already operates four units in the region.
Wiking has been an off-shore transport specialist in the North and Baltic Sea areas for over 43 years. The Company also performs sea pilots transfer, windmill engineer hoisting service and emergency medical service operations. This latest AW-139 contract provides more evidence of the mission capabilities, operational efficiency of the world’s most successful type in its category to carry out demanding missions overseas. The AW-139 fleet augmentation programme will allow Wiking to meet the evolving requirements of its clients.
The AW-139 has proven extremely popular in the region for off-shore, search and rescue, passenger transport and law enforcement duties. The type set new standards in terms of flight and mission technology, cabin space and comfort, performance, safety as well as introducing advanced support, maintenance and training services. The AW-139 is even exceeding the evolving Oil&Gas market’s stringent requirements with features including a 60+ minutes run dry capable main gear box and full or limited ice protection system as an option to fly in known icing conditions for true all weather operations. Over 1100 aircraft have been ordered by more than 270 customers in more than 70 Nations to date for any kind of mission. The global fleet has amassed over 2.3 million flight hours and the 1000th aircraft will be delivered this year.
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