||United Arab Emirates : Abu Dhabi Aviation Expands the Fleet of Aw139 Offshore Helicopters
||Leonardo announced today that Abu Dhabi Aviation Emirate (ADA) has signed a contract for two additional AW139 helicopters. The order was announced during the Dubai Air Show show during an official ceremony. Helicopters, scheduled for delivery by 2017, will be used for offshore shipping tasks by expanding the AWA39 fleet of ADA used primarily for this type of mission. This contract falls into the agreement announced at the end of 2015 and involves the purchase of 15 helicopters in a mix of AW139 , AW169 and AW189with deliveries by 2019.
"Our fleet, made up of helicopters fast and equipped with state-of-the-art security systems, has enabled us to bring our operational capabilities to the highest level in terms of service quality," said Abu Dhabi Aviation President Nader Ahmed Al Hammadi . "The services offered by Abu Dhabi Aviation are determined by customer requirements. These helicopters are widely used in the United Arab Emirates, the GCC countries and the Middle East. ADA AW139 benefits from on-site support solutions from AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi Aviation and Leonardo providing maintenance services in the region."
"The Company has recently expanded its fleet to meet its contractual commitments in and out of the United Arab Emirates and to expand its investments in the aeronautical industry.""Abu Dhabi Aviation is at the top of the support services industry in the Middle East and the world, especially in the field of operating and maintenance and training," he added. With more than 140 units in the Middle East, more than 60 from customers in the United Arab Emirates, the AW139 has been a highly successful product for a wide range of civilian and governmental applications in the region, becoming a model of reference for the offshore market.
The AW139 ADA also benefit from the solutions to support guaranteed on site by AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC , a joint venture between Abu Dhabi Aviation and Leonardo responsible for providing maintenance services to a significant number of helicopters in the region. The birth of AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC and its service center has been aimed at expanding the range of solutions in this area and meeting the great demand for helicopters in the Middle East. Next to achieving full capacity in the field of maintenance, repair and revision of helicopters and related logistics services , the joint venture is now able to intervene on a wide range of components. The company has already acquired the ability to support Leonardo's latest models , such as AW169 and AW189 , used in the region. AgustaWestland Aviation Services is therefore ready to become one of Leonardo's next-generation helicopter support centers.
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