AgustaWestland has announced that Azerbaijan Airlines has ordered ten AgustaWestland helicopters comprising a contract for eight AW139s and a preliminary sales contract for two AW189s. Six helicopters, four AW139s and the two AW189s, will be used for offshore transport operations; two AW139s for emergency medical services, one AW139 for search and rescue and one AW139 for VIP transport. Deliveries are expected to start in the second half of 2013 and the contract is valued at approximately €115 million.
This order marks the entrance of AgustaWestland into Azerbaijan’s helicopter market.
Emilio Dalmasso, senior vice president Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland said “We are proud that Azerbaijan Airlines has chosen our products to meet its future rotorcraft requirements. Selecting the best selling AW139 and the new AW189 to cover such a wide range of missions once more testifies large fleet operators’ confidence in the unprecedented combination of capabilities, versatility, high performance and low overall costs offered by our Family of new generation helicopters. With this success in Azerbaijan we believe we can secure further opportunities across the region for our products.”