NHV Takes Delivery of its Fourth AW139
NHV announced that it has taken delivery of their fourth AW139 intermediate twin helicopter. The newest aircraft will be based in Norwich performing offshore transport missions in the North Sea.
NHV, September 01, 2015 - Norwich, UK – NHV Group announced today that it has taken delivery of their fourth AW139 intermediate twin helicopter.
The newest aircraft will be based in Norwich performing offshore transport missions in the North Sea.
The event marks an additional AW139 entering the NHV Group fleet of helicopters; Moreover, the newest AW139 has the optional kit ‘Increased Gross Weight 7 tons’, which gives the helicopter more than 300 kg of additional useful load in a typical offshore configuration. Three aircraft of the same model are already in service in Nigeria. The delivery of the AW139 fits NHV’s strategy of owning and operating a young and modern fleet.
The handover also further expands the presence of the bestselling AW139 in the North Sea region.
State-of-the-art technology, proven performance, low operating costs and one of the few helicopters in its class to meet the latest safety standards, have made the AW139 the helicopter of choice in the intermediate twin market. With its power reserve, the AW139 delivers Category A (Class 1) performance from a helipad (elevated or at ground level) at maximum take-off weight with an unmatched one engine inoperative capability.
More than 220 customers from more than 70 countries have ordered approximately 900 AW139 helicopters so far to perform a wide range of roles including offshore transport, EMS/SAR, executive/private transport, law enforcement, utility and government missions. The AW139 benefits from a range of modern, constantly enhanced and tailored support and training capabilities, designed to deliver outstanding mission effectiveness and safety standards whatever the mission, leveraging on the expanding network of AgustaWestland service and training centres worldwide.
About NHV Group: The NHV group, based in Ostend Belgium, is specialized in B-to-B helicopter services and has a strong geographic presence in Europe and Western Africa. The group conducts operations out of 26 bases with a team of over 600 employees. NHV’s main focus is on the oil and gas industry. The group has a leading position in Europe as the only helicopter operator that conducts operations in every oil producing country in the region. The scope of work also includes: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), Maritime Services, which include Search and Rescue (SAR), offshore Wind Farms and Harbor Pilot Services. Vertech Offshore and Airlift are two specialized companies within the NHV group who are leaders in their niche of flare tip replacement and power grid construction and maintenance. Aside from the helicopter operations, NHV is an approved training organization (ATO) and an official service center for our partner Airbus Helicopters. The group has a multipurpose high value fleet of +60 helicopters with an average age of 7,5 years.
About Agusta Westland: The AW139 helicopter is part of AgustaWestland’s family of new generation helicopters that also includes the AW169 and AW189. These helicopters all possess the same high-performance flight characteristics and safety features whilst sharing the same common cockpit concept and design philosophy. This approach facilitates synergies for operators of these models in areas such as training, maintenance and support.
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