Thanks to Ennio VARANI for these first images of the latest addition into Vigili del Fuoco – Provincia Autonoma di Trento helicopter fleet, the AgustaWestland AW139 I-NOST, leased from Airgreen. Trento Mattarello, September 2017.
PRESS RELEASE – 20 August 2017
Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has agreed deal terms for the purchase and lease-back of one AW139 helicopter with Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, SAS (“HELICOL”), which is used in support of contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Colombia. This is Waypoint’s first lease transaction with HELICOL and first in Colombia.
Steffen Bay, Waypoint Vice President, Sales and Relationship Management for Latin America, said, “HELICOL has been modernizing its helicopter fleet over the last year, and we are pleased to be part of that growth. The AW139 is a new technology aircraft, which will allow HELICOL to operate for all major oil companies currently operating in Colombia. Their continued demand for offshore-equipped aircraft is a testament to their vision and to improving market conditions. We look forward to working alongside HELICOL to continue to help the company meet its financial and operational objectives.”
“We are pleased to have completed this transaction with Waypoint,” said Juan David Restrepo Botero, General Manager of HELICOL. “In addition to their technical expertise and operational perspective, we choose to work with them to benefit from their flexible lease options.”
Since its inception in 2013, Waypoint has been active in supporting oil and gas, utility, firefighting and other industrial-focused helicopter operators. Waypoint’s portfolio includes more than 145 aircraft for 32 customers in 30 countries with total assets in excess of $1.6 billion. Additionally, Waypoint has firm and option orders with aircraft manufacturers for more than 95 helicopters valued at more than $1.2 billion, to be delivered over the next five years.
Great long-tele view of one of the latest delivered Guardia Costiera’s AgustaWestland AW139s registered MM81911 / 11-12 … approaching landing spot at Pescara Airport, April 2017.
Heli-Expo 2017 PRESS RELEASE – 7 March 2017
Corporate and VIP operators across the Americas select AW139, AW169.
- AW139 and AW169 chosen as preferred platform by key corporate customers in US,
Mexico and Brasil
- First two AW169s enter into service in South America
- Two service centers in Brasil authorized to deliver AW169 support services
Dallas, 7 March 2017 – The AgustaWestland AW139 and AW169 continue to be selected as preferred platforms by discerning corporate and VIP customers, with additional sales of both types accelerating in early 2017.
An AW169 has been sold to a US corporate customer just as the company has recently achieved FAA certification of the type, with another sold to a Mexican customer, and three additional AW169s sold to two different customers in Brasil. A further sale of an AW139 to a US corporate customer now increases the total of the type operating within the corporate and VIP segment in
North America to more than 25. The new generation AW169 meets corporate customer preferences and features innovative safety characteristics. As with all of the company’s VIP configured aircraft, the AW169 features comfortable interiors, a high capacity baggage compartment, engineering improvements to lessen cabin noise and vibration, and proper climate control in all operating environments. With the first two AW169s recently entering into service in South America, in Brazil and Argentina, two service and support centers in the region, AgustaWestland do Brasil and Helipark, have recently been certified to provide support to the AW169. This includes periodic airframe maintenance inspections on all AW169 helicopters, in addition to the AW109s, AW119s, and AW139s currently in service in the region, as well as after-market airframe and warranty support.
ANSV NEWS – 5 Marzo 2017
Incidente elicottero in Trentino.
L’Agenzia nazionale per la sicurezza del volo (ANSV) ha aperto un’inchiesta di sicurezza sull’incidente che, oggi 5 marzo, ha coinvolto l’elicottero AW 139 marche I-TNCC, nei pressi di Madonna di Campiglio, ad una quota elevata. Alcuni feriti tra i sei occupanti. L’ANSV ha disposto l’invio di un team investigativo.
AgustaWestland AW139 Babcock Mission Critical Services Italia I-BEPP … HEMS 118 Regione Piemonte. Taking off from Borgosesia Hospital helipad (VC), March 2017.