Milestone Aviation Group signs for eight AgustaWestland helicopters
Milestone Aviation Group has signed a purchase contract for eight new-generation AgustaWestland helicopters as part of the company’s September 2013 landmark framework agreement.
As part of a landmark framework agreement announced in September 2013, Milestone Aviation Group has placed an order with AugustaWestland for delivery of eight new-generation AgustaWestland helicopters.
Originally announced in September 2013, the the framework agreement signed between Milestone Aviation and AugustaWestland covers 44 firm and option aircraft delivering over the next four years.
If all orders and options are delivered, the Milestone agreement will be the largest civilian helicopter sale in AgustaWestland’s history.
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with AgustaWestland across its family of aircraft,” said Milestone’s chairman and CEO Richard Santulli.
“We believe that the AW189 is going to serve an important role in passenger transport for the offshore oil and gas industry and search and rescue, so we are excited to be one of the launch customers for this state-of-the-art rotorcraft,” added Santulli.
“As the world’s largest helicopter lessor, Milestone already has customers on six continents confirming the demand for a significant number of AgustaWestland helicopters to meet a range of requirements,” said AgustaWestland CEO Daniele Romiti.
“Our partnership with Milestone provides operators with another way to gain access to AgustaWestland’s product line, allowing them to experience the tremendous benefits offered from the commonalities across the AW139, AW169 and AW189 family,” Romiti added.
As of the end of December 2013 Milestone Aviation Group had 31 AugustaWestland helicopters in its fleet.