VNH South Accepted First AW189
Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) accepted the first of three AW189 helicopters at the AgustaWestand plant in Italy to begin offshore operations by January 2016
VNH, October 30, 2015 - On October 21st 2015, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) and AgustaWestland S.P.A (Italian Republic) have signed Delivery – Acceptance of one brand-new AW-189 at Agusta Westland manufacturer – Italy.
This is the first AW-189 delivered among 3 helicopters AW-189 contracted from AgustaWestland, which increases VNH South’s helicopter fleet up to 21 in total, marks amilestone in helicopter fleet of VNH South development process.
AW-189,the latest medium-range helicopter, shall be a strategic helicopter type of VNH South in the coming time.
VNH South hopes that the new type of helicopter will improve and increase capability and competitive advantages at home and abroad as well in the hard time of oil and gas industry in general and offshore helicopter industry in specific.
As scheduled, in early November 2015, the helicopter will be shipped by sea from Italy to Vietnam and arrive at Vungtau airport in December 2015 to enter into commercial operations since January 2016.
AgustaWestland AW189 VN-8640 ( Vietnam Helicopter Company )