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HeliVert to produce commercial AW139 helicopters

31st January 2014 - 16:14 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland joint venture, HeliVert, has been given the go-ahead to produce the AW139 commercial helicopter. The Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (AR IAC) has issued Helivert a new Certificate of Approval to produce the aircraft for the next two years.

HeliVert was originally awarded a one-year Certificate of Approval for production of five AW139s following an AR IAC audit in May 2012. Production of helicopters under that certificate began in June 2012. This latest certificate is the result of an audit that took place in November 2013.

Alexander Kuznetsov, CEO, HeliVert, said: ‘The Certificate of Approval confirms the company’s right to assemble commercial AW139s in strict compliance with the AR IAC’s Aviation Regulations. We are continuing to progress the HeliVert project in line with the joint plan adopted by our Italian and Russian shareholders.’

The commercial AW139 can be configured as a VIP helicopter, a passenger helicopter carrying 12—15 passengers, or in other versions including for transport, medical or emergency rescue work.

HeliVert will market the aircraft to government and parapublic agencies in Russia and the CIS in law enforcement and homeland security sectors. They will be completed with Russian-made mission equipment.

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