RH - Rotorhub

CHC AW189 operations to begin in Oz

8th November 2017 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Save this for later

CHC Helicopter is set to begin flying three AW189 helicopters this month from its Karratha base in Western Australia, the company announced on 5 November.

The fleet will support Woodside Energy’s oil and gas operations on the North West Shelf, transporting up to 19 passengers at a time to Woodside’s installations.

According to CHC, the AW189 is the first large helicopter in Australia to be designed to MSG-3 processes, providing greater reliability and requiring fewer maintenance man-hours. It exceeds FAA and EASA Part 29 safety standards including the 50 min run-dry gearbox requirement.

Dave Balevic, SVP, engineering and operations at CHC Helicopter, said: ‘We continue to work with our customers to offer them the latest technology, supported by our global standards and processes.

‘The AW189 will be a great complement to our existing AW139 fleet. We have a history of success operating Leonardo products and look forward to setting new milestones with our new aircraft.’

Back to News

Share to