Bel Air of Denmark has taken delivery of its
second AgustaWestland AW139 medium twin helicopter.
configured aircraft will perform offshore transport operations and
joins the first helicopter, named Spirit of Agusta. A number of
additional AW139s are expected to enter service with Bel Air in
Delivered in 2009, the first helicopter has
logged over 12,000 landings in offshore operations so far. With a second AW139 now about to enter service, Bel Air will
be able to
further expand its offshore transport business.
also placed an order for two AW189 8-tonne class helicopters in
December 2011. Complementing the AW139, the larger AW189 will
expand the mission capabilities Bel Air can offer its customers
for longer range offshore oil and gas transportation requirements.
The AW139 and AW189 are part
of AgustaWestland’s family of new generation helicopters that
share the same design philosophy to deliver savings to operators
in the areas of maintenance, support and training.
The AW139 is a new generation medium
twin-turbine helicopter that has a maximum cruise speed of 167
knots. The AW139 can be used for a wide range of applications
such as offshore transport, EMS/SAR, executive/VIP transport,
law enforcement and government roles.
Bel Air was
established in 1994 and is now a leading Danish helicopter company
providing a range of helicopter services including offshore
transport and training. Bel Air is also the official
AgustaWestland Service Centre for the AW139 in Denmark.
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