Leonardo and Abu Dhabi Aviation sign contracts for five helicopters

Contract signing ceremony between Leonardo and Abu Dhabi Aviation at this year’s Dubai Airshow ©Leonardo

Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), the largest commercial helicopter operator in MENA and Leonardo have signed contracts for five helicopters including three intermediate AW139s and two light-intermediate AW169s, at the Dubai Airshow. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2020. The agreement, which represents ADA’s first order for the AW169 helicopters, will expand ADA’s fleet of Leonardo helicopters which already incorporates 16 intermediate AW139 helicopters, primarily supporting the oil and gas industry. These latest orders are part of an agreement for 15 helicopters including the AW139/AW169/AW189 types announced at the end of 2015.

Like the AW139s, the AW169s will also Eqabenefit from the support solutions provided locally by AgustaWestland Aviation Services, an Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) and Leonardo joint venture delivering thorough support and maintenance services in the region. Operating both the AW139 and AW169 ADA will also add to the range of customers worldwide who are benefitting from the unique advantages of the AW Family of new generation helicopter models.

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