Commercial

AgustaWestland Makes Two Sales in Passenger Transport Market

By Joseph Ambrogne | June 4, 2015


AgustaWestland announced on June 3 two business deals involving its AW139 with customers in Africa and the United States, respectively.

The first helicopter has already been delivered to the Government of the Ivory Coast for use in passenger transport. This will currently be the only AW139 to enter service in the Ivory Coast, though more than 60 have been sold to African operators. AgustaWestland’s newly-appointed Authorized Service Center will soon provide maintenance and spare parts to the growing number of its helicopters in the region.

Photo courtesy of AgustaWestland

The second helicopter has been ordered by Golden Eagle Aviation (GEA), with the final delivery scheduled for later this year. GEA is a fixed-base operation headquartered in Tuskegee, Ala., but its AW139 will serve a corporate/VIP transport role in urban areas of Pakistan including Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi. The contract was finalized at EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland on May 21.

Photo courtesy of AgustaWestland

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