January 30, 2014
HeliVert gets AR IAC approval for production of commercial AW139
HeliVert, a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland, has received a Certificate of Approval from the Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (AR IAC) for production of the AW139 commercial helicopter. The certificate is valid for two years. Following an audit by the AR IAC in May 2012 HeliVert was awarded a one-year Certificate of Approval for production of five AW139s, and production of the first helicopters at the enterprise began in June 2012. A repeat audit for certification of production took place on schedule in November 2013, and as a result a Certificate of Approval for production of commercial AW139s was issued for two years.