August 29, 2013
AgustaWestland and UTair sign Service Centre Agreement at MAKS 2013
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced the signing of a Service Centre Agreement with UTair Aviation of Russia during an official ceremony held at MAKS 2013. Under the agreement UTair will act as an authorized service station, providing a comprehensive range of support and maintenance services as well as an extensive spare parts inventory for AW139 twin engine helicopters in Russia. UTair is already a certified AW139 helicopter operator with ten aircraft currently in service to perform passenger, corporate and VVIP transport missions in Russia. Aircraft are deployed and operated from bases in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sochi and from additional bases in Siberia. The programme foresees qualification of approximately 60 pilots and 40 technicians to fly and maintain the AW139.