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Bond Aviation Group & AgustaWestland Sign MoU to Establish a Multi-Year Contract for AW139, AW169 & AW189 Helicopters


AgustaWestland and Bond


Aviation Group are pleased to announce that they have signed an MoU recently that will see both


being held at Duxford near Cambridge in the UK. Emilio Dalmasso, Senior VP Commercial Business, AgustaWestland, said after the signing “The signing of the MoU is a step towards what we hope will see Bond becoming a major operator of AgustaWestland’s AW139, AW169 and AW189 heli- copters. We look forward to


enhance our business in specific market areas. There are promising markets emerging and through these markets Bond will ensure future growth.” State-of-the-art technology, outstanding performance, low operating costs and the only heli- copter in its class to meet the lat- est safety standards, have made the AW139 the helicopter of choice in the medium twin mar- ket. Over one third of sales have been in the offshore oil and gas transportation market, making it the clear market leader in its class.


Bond Aviation Group, sister


company of the INAER Group, is through its subsidiaries Bond Offshore Helicopters and Bond Air Services a leading provider of off- shore and onshore helicopter services in the UK and Ireland. It provides helicopter transport to offshore oil and gas rigs as well as search and rescue, police, air ambulance and offshore wind- farm support services. In 2011 it introduced the AW139 into its fleet supporting offshore platforms in the southern North Sea. Bond Aviation Group companies also provide a wide range of helicopter training services. ◆


companies work together to estab- lish a multi-year contract covering the purchase of AW139, AW169 and AW189 helicopters for off- shore oil and gas support, HEMS, SAR and emergency service mis- sions, together with support to the emerging offshore wind-farm mar- ket. The MoU was signed by Geoff Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Bond Aviation Group and Emilio Dalmasso, Senior VP Commercial Business, AgustaWestland, recent- ly, during the Helitech exhibition


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expanding our existing relation- ship with Bond and ultimately seeing them add more AW139s to their fleet and becoming a cus- tomer for the new AW169 and AW189 helicopters which offer exciting new opportunities,” Peter Bond, Bond Aviation Group’s Chairman said “Bond already operate a number of AgustaWestland aircraft and recognise AgustaWestland as a respected manufacturer. These aircraft types could significantly


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Haughey Air Limited Orders An AW139 For VIP Transport


AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Haughey Air Limited has placed an order for an AW139 medium twin helicopter. The aircraft, configured for corpo- rate and VIP transport purposes, will be based in Northern Ireland and will be delivered in 2012. Elmilio Dalmasso, Senior VP Commercial Business,


AgustaWestland, said after the signing of the contract “I am delighted that Haughey Air has selected the AW139 to meet its future corporate and VIP passen- ger transport requirements. The AW139 offers high levels of com- fort, performance and safety and I am very confident this new gener- ation helicopter will be appreciat- ed by Haughey Air’s many clients.” The AW139 is the new bench-


mark for executive helicopters. Designed to meet the rigorous


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