AgustaWestland announced that Russian company, UTAir will operate ten AW139 helicopters. The first aircraft is expected to be handed over this summer with deliveries planned to be completed by summer 2013. The aircraft will be deployed in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sochi and at additional bases located in Siberia. Additionally UTAir will become an authorised service centre for the AW139.
Bruno Spagnolini, chief executive officer, AgustaWestland said "We are delighted to add UTair to the long list of major operators who have selected the best selling AW139 helicopter. The introduction of the AW139 into its fleet strengthens our partnership with UTair and we hope this can grow in the future. We are proud to support the future success of UTair."
The AW139 is also set to be assembled and delivered by the HeliVert plant located in Tomilino, near Moscow.