By Staff Writer | December 16, 2014
AgustaWestland has congratulated the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard for promoting two pilots to Command Officers in the country’s first search and rescue (SAR) helicopter unit, and for recognizing licensure of five engineers by the Trinidad & Tobago Civil Aviation Authority. These promotions are a key milestone as the unit expands its capabilities and mission profiles in Trinidad and Tobago and the surrounding region.
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The Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard was established in 2005, and its AW139 helicopters were delivered in 2011. AgustaWestland led a consortium to manage the program, with training services to be supplied in Italy, the UK and the USA. AgustaWestland has provided a dedicated, in-country a team to manage customer support, training, and logistics as part of a five-year contract that runs through 2015. As of November 2014, the Air Guard has flown over 5,000 hours and has been instrumental in aiding in security during high-profile events and conducting operational sorties in a variety of mission profiles.
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