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PHI, Inc. Signs Contract For Ten AW139s


AgustaWestland, a


Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that PHI, Inc. has signed a contract for


for offshore oil and gas support operations offering unparal- leled features in its class in terms of performance, capacity and safety. The AW139 is ideally suited for the offshore role, with its large cabin and baggage


(elevated or at ground level) at maximum take-off weight with a superior one engine inoperative capability.


Excellent payload and per- formance ensure unmatched productivity for offshore opera- tions. Energy-absorbing landing gear, fuselage and seats as well as high main and tail rotor ground clearance provide added safety for the passengers and mainte- nance teams whilst on the ground. In addition to offshore transport, the AW139 can be used for a number of applica- tions including executive/VIP transport, EMS/SAR, law enforcement and government duties. Over 130 customers in almost 50 countries have ordered almost 480 AW139 hel- icopters so far worldwide. ◆


ten AW139 medium twin heli- copters. These aircraft will be used to perform offshore trans- port missions.


Emilio Dalmasso, Senior


Vice President Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland said, “We are proud to add PHI to our growing customer base. PHI’s order further confirms the already impressive success of the AW139 as the best selling medium twin helicopter among major players in the offshore world marketplace. As the Oil & Gas industry evolves further and its requirements become more and more demanding, we are sure the AW139 will prove a tremendous addition to the customer’s fleet to maximize operational effectiveness enabling PHI to be primed for any challenge.” The AW139 has quickly become the aircraft of choice


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executives from Night Flight Concepts (NFC) have been speaking at conferences and trade shows and industry events to share lessons learned from civil and military use to help organizations better understand the issues and opportunities associated with NVGs. The NFC team hopes to use this free online medium to extend the reach and accessibility to help educate and inform individuals of safety related issues relating to the use of NVGs in aircraft. “We believe knowledge is


Night Flight Concepts Announces Plans For Educational Webinar To Demystify NVG Issues


compartments allowing it to transport 12 to 15 passengers, offering ease of access and egress by its large sliding doors. Remarkable space on board and modular solutions allows an easy and quick conversion to/from various configurations. The superior power of the two installed P&W PT6C-67C engines ensures the AW139 has the best performance in its weight class in all operating conditions. With its power reserve, the AW139 assures Category A (Class 1) superior performance from a helipad


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Night Flight Concepts, a pre- mier provider of comprehensive night vision solutions, is pleased to announce plans for a comple- mentary, live educational webi- nar on October 6th, 2010 at 1:00 pm EST to Demystify Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Issues as part of its commitment to furthering NVG Safety. Night Vision Systems are rec- ognized today as a necessary capability to enhance situational awareness and increase safety for night flying; however, there remain many misconceptions and issues in the industry con- cerning NVG use. For years,


power. With night vision solu- tions, being informed translates directly into better solutions, higher performance and greater safety” says Night Flight Concepts CEO, Adam Aldous. “This upcoming webinar initia- tive is part of our ongoing efforts to work with government, non-profit and industry part- ners to help educate the market on critical issues related to night vision goggles use”.


In this complimentary webi- nar, listeners will learn about: • NVG systems authorized for use by the FAA in the NAS


• Differences in NVG classi- fication (the advantages and disadvantages for both class A and class B objective lens)


• Safety related performance issues between an NVG sys- tem and the aircraft light- ing system


• Issues related to continued Airworthiness of an NVG- compatible aircraft


• NVG Program Planning Tips “Helping organizations plan,


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