Sunday, June 1, 2008
Denmark’s Atlantic Airways Takes AW139
COMMERCIAL | AIR TAXI
Atlantic Airways Ltd of Denmark’s Faroe Islands has taken delivery of an AgustaWestland AW139. The helicopter is configured for 12-15 seat layouts for both public passenger transport and offshore-support operations.
As the national airline of the Faroe Islands established in 1987, Atlantic Airways is based at Vagar Airport and operates domestic as well as international scheduled and charter services through its mixed fixed-/rotary-wing fleet. Scheduled transport services link the Faroe Islands, halfway between Iceland and Norway, to various destinations in Northern Europe, including major cities in Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Atlantic Airways also flies search and rescue missions.
In addition to offshore transport, the AW139 can be used for EMS/SAR, executive/VIP transport, law enforcement and utility roles. The helicopter has achieved a great success becoming the best selling medium twin in the world. More than 90 different customers in more than 30 countries have ordered in excess of 330 of the helicopter.