Atlantic Airways orders two AW139s

Atlantic Airways has signed a contract with AgustaWestland for two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters, the company announced on 22 June.The helicopters will be used for passenger transport and search and rescue operations within the Faroe Islands. The first helicopter will be delivered in late 2015, followed by the second in spring 2016. They will replace Atlantic Airways’ two B412 helicopters currently in operation.The contract marks the first sale of the AW139 for AgustaWestland in Faroe Islands.Jørgen Holme, CEO, Atlantic Airways, said: ‘This is a significant improvement of our helicopter service as the old helicopters are downgraded as new and stricter regulations are introduced in the field. With AW139 helicopters, we are acquiring a modern fleet ready for the future, and which meets all relevant standards.’

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