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Milestone, Leonardo sign Aramco contract

20th July 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Leonardo and Milestone Aviation Group have been selected to renew the medium helicopter fleet of Aramco Overseas Company, Leonardo announced on 16 July.

Aramco is a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, a global petroleum and chemicals enterprise.

Leonardo and Milestone have signed a contract for 17 Leonardo AW139 helicopters and four additional optional helicopters. Delivery will take place over the next three years, starting this year.

The AW139 is able to operate in hot and high conditions across a wide range of roles. The new helicopters will be delivered in oil and gas and SAR configurations.

Aramco has been operating a fleet of 14 AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters since 2008 and seven AW109 light twins since 2006 for offshore transport missions in Saudi Arabia in support of the oil and gas industry.

Daniel Rosenthal, president and CEO, Milestone Aviation Group, said: ‘We appreciate Aramco’s trust in Milestone and are delighted to enable this significant fleet renewal programme with a uniquely tailored operating lease solution.’

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