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Falcon Aviation Takes Delivery of Two AW189 Helicopters

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Falcon Aviation Services of Abu Dhabi has taken delivery of two AW189 super medium helicopters in offshore transport configuration.

The order was signed in October 2014 and expands Falcon’s fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters, which already includes light helicopters such as the Grand and GrandNew, and will shortly be joined by the new AW169.

“It is a beginning of a new era for Falcon. With the modernization of our helicopter fleet we set a higher standard for offshore operations in the region. Being the first operators of AW189 in the United Arab Emirates, our involvement in achieving the ever growing demand of safety, reliability and fuel efficiency within the MENA region will deepen,” said His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Bin Khalifa , Chairman of Falcon Aviation Services.

The AW189 was designed in response to the growing market demand for a versatile, affordable, multirole medium twin engine helicopter.

The new 8.3 tonne AW189 is optimized for offshore transport and SAR missions and is configured with 16 seats as standard with the option for a high density 19-seat layout.

 The AW189 meets the very latest international regulatory safety requirements (EASA / FAA Part 29, JAR OPS 3 / EU-OPS) and is fully compliant with the latest requirements of the Oil & Gas Producers helicopter operations guidelines.

The AW189 is unique in having a 50 minute ‘run-dry’ capable main gear box, exceeding current certification standards. 

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