Canadian operator CHC Group will be the first to introduce the AgustaWestland AW189 super medium to Australia, placing three helicopters in the country to support Woodside’s offshore transport operations.
The three AW189s will provide passenger flights for the energy firm’s oil and gas installations in the North West Shelf this month. They will be configured to carry 19 passengers and will operate from CHC’s Karratha base on behalf of Woodside.
“We are delighted to be the first to fly the AW189s in Australia and to offer this new-generation aircraft to Woodside,” Vince D’Rozario, CHC regional director, Asia Pacific, said. “The arrival of the AW189s marks a new chapter in our long and established relationship with the aircraft manufacturer Leonardo. We look forward to continuing to deepen this relationship as we provide this fit-for-purpose aircraft to Woodside, who we have proudly served since 2011.”