Era Takes Delivery of First Two AW189s

By Staff Writer | December 24, 2015
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Era Group says it has taken delivery of its first two AgustaWestland AW189s following work on “technical acceptance” issues for the aircraft. The Houston, Texas-based offshore and transport operator ordered 10 AW189s in 2013 but had canceled one. In August, the company said it was working through issues on the aircraft that were "not at all atypical for new helicopter models." The 16-seat AW189s are designated for work under a contract with a Gulf of Mexico offshore support customer. Era President and CEO Chris Bradshaw said the company is the only helicopter operator in the Gulf of Mexico flying AW139 and 189, the Airbus Helicopters H225 and the Sikorsky Aircraft S-92.


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