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    NEWS | AgustaWestland AW189 in CHC Helicopters Australia

    CHC Australia Naming Ceremony for Two AW189


    CHC Australia holds a naming ceremony in Karratha for 2 new AW189. Ngarluma Elders chose the names Garlawirrura and Warduwardura, Ngarluma words for dragonfly and a small inland grass bird

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    CHC Australia Naming Ceremony for Two AW189


    CHC, April 12, 2018 - PERTH, AUSTRALIA – This week, CHC Helicopter unveiled the Ngarluma names of their two new AW189 helicopters in Karratha.

    The chosen names, Garlawirrura and Warduwardura, are the Ngarluma words for dragonfly and a small inland grass bird that hovers.

    The two twin-engine aircraft carry up to 16 passengers per flight to and from Woodside’s installations on the North West Shelf.

    They were the first super-medium helicopters introduced into Australia earlier this year and represent a new generation of aircraft.

    CHC recognises the importance of learning and celebrating the indigenous languages in the communities in which it operates and asked the Ngarluma community permission to give the two aircraft Ngarluma names.

    “Language is such an important part of culture. As part of our commitment to reconciliation and our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), CHC wanted to give these helicopters names that celebrated the lands over which they fly,” said Karl Fessenden, President and CEO of CHC Helicopter.

    “We thought the two names offered by the Ngarluma Elders were perfect, ancient names for animals of flight for our new state-of-the-art aircraft.”






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    AgustaWestland AW189 VH-WEX VH-WEV     ( CHC Helicopters Australia )

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