Weststar Aviation Services is the largest operator of AW139 helicopters in Asia starting operations in 2011 and with 13 already delivered by July 2012.
As of February 2014, 18 AW139s provides offshore aviation services in Malaysia ( Kota Bharu, Kerteh and Kota Kinabalu), Mauritania and Thailand.
By July 2014, 34 AW139 were in service or in order. The fleet reaches 50,000 flight hours performing offshore transport missions.
Weststar Orders 10 Additional AW139, 12-Feb-14 : AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Weststar Aviation Services are pleased to announce that a contract for 10 AW139 intermediate twin helicopters was signed yesterday at the Singapore Air Show by Vincenzo Alaimo, Managing Director of AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and Y.Bhg. General Tan Sri Muhammad Ismail Jamaluddin (R), Weststar Group CEO.
18th AW139 for Malaysia Weststar Aviation, 04-Sep-13 : AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, today announced that Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia has taken delivery of an additional AW139, bringing the total delivered of the type to 18 in support of Weststar’s offshore oil & gas transportation and VIP transport services.
LCI to provide 2 AW139 to Weststar, 14-Jun-13 : LONDON - Lease Corporation International (LCI) announces its delivery of two Agusta Westland helicopters to Malaysian operator Weststar Aviation Services in a long-term lease. The new AW139 helicopters, valued at over $30 million, will be initially operated under contract to Tullow Oil. They have both been delivered this week.
Weststar AW139s achieves 20,000 flying hours, 18-Oct-12 : AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter fleet operated by Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia has achieved the milestone of 20,000 flying hours, just 18 months after their first AW139 entered service in April 2011.
500th AW139 Goes to Weststar Aviation Services, 12-Jul-12 : AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce it handed over the 500th AW139 to Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia during a ceremony held at the Farnborough International Airshow today. The aircraft was accepted by Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, Group Managing Director of Weststar from Bruno Spagnolini, CEO, AgustaWestland. The 500th delivery comes just one year after AgustaWestland delivered the 400th helicopter.
Weststar signs contract for 10 AgustaWestland Helicopters, 07-Dec-11 : AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia has signed a contract for 10 AgustaWestland helicopters comprising, five AW139s configured for offshore transport, one AW139 for VIP transport, two AW169s and two AW189s.
Weststar Aviation Services Takes Delivery of Its First AW139, 02-Dec-10 : AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Weststar Aviation Services of Malaysia has taken delivery of its first of nine AW139 medium twin engine helicopters. The helicopters will be used to perform offshore transport missions supporting offshore oil & gas industry operations in Malaysia. Weststar Aviation Services is currently the largest commercial customer for the AW139 in the Asia Pacific region. The official handover ceremony took place in the presence of Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, Group Managing Director of Weststar; Rashid Yusof, Vice President Corporate Service of Petronas; Mohd Suhaimi Yassin, Senior General Manager Petronas Carigali and Mr Emilio Dalmasso, Senior Vice President Commercial Business Unit of AgustaWestland. The remaining eight aircraft will be delivered from now and March 2011. Dedicated pilot and technician training services and a comprehensive support package are being provided by AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd.