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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Weststar Aviation Orders 10 AgustaWestland Helicopters

Weststar Aviation will use the AW139s for offshore and VIP transport in Malaysia. AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland has received a contract from Malaysia’s Weststar Aviation Services to provide a package of 10 helicopters. The order consists of five offshore transport-configured AW139s, one VIP-ready AW139, two AW169s and two AW189s.

The purchase follows a Weststar order from 2010 for 10 AW139s in the offshore oil configuration. It will also represent the initial operation of the AW169 and AW189 in Malaysia. The manufacturer plans to open a training academy at Kuala Lumpur’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. The center, scheduled to open in January 2012, will offer pilot and technician training, with the expected arrival of an AW139 full flight simulator (FFS) in 2013.

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