November 28, 2014
AW189 completes successful North Sea demo tour
AgustaWestland reported that the new generation AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter has completed a demonstration tour in the North Sea. The tour was deemed a success with more than 60 attendees from leading oil & gas companies, operators and helicopter associations, taking the opportunity to assess the AW189’s outstanding capabilities. The tour, which started in Den Helder in the Netherlands and ended in Stavanger, Norway, included dedicated AW189 presentations, static and in-flight demonstrations to give the attendees a comprehensive insight of its modern design, new technologies, safety features, performance capabilities and the support and training services available. The AW189, the first new generation aircraft in its category in decades in service today, is already flying in Europe, Middle East and Asia providing offshore transport services. Operators based in Europe such as Bristow and Bel Air have already introduced the type into service in the North Sea supporting the oil & gas industry.