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Leonardo and Milestone Aviation Group have signed a contract for 17 Leonardo AW139s and options for four more.
Saudi Aramco subsidiary Aramco Overseas Company plans to take delivery of the aircraft over the next three years in support of offshore oil and gas transport and search-and-rescue missions in the Saudi region.
Milestone owns the largest fleet of civil Leonardo helicopters in the world and will surpass 100 after this transaction. Aramco first leased three new AW139s with Milestone in 2016 and operates a total of 14 139s and seven AW109s. Its aircraft perform offshore transport missions in Saudi Arabia for the oil and gas industry.
“We appreciate Aramco’s trust in Milestone and are delighted to enable this significant fleet renewal program with a uniquely tailored operating lease solution,” said Milestone President and CEO Daniel Rosenthal. “We credit our highly productive relationship with Leonardo and their very strong family of aircraft for allowing us to meet the complex introduction into service and operating requirements of the customer.”