Sat, Apr 18, 2009
Ceremony Marks New Helos, New Facility At Hong Kong
AgustaWestland announced this week the first two AW139 medium
twin helicopters owned by Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited of Hong
Kong have entered operational service. An official ceremony to
celebrate the entry into service of the aircraft, as well as the
opening of a new helipad and passenger lounge at the Hong Kong
Heliport, was held on April 16.
The 12 seat-configured AW139 helicopters are used by Sky Shuttle
Helicopters Limited to provide helicopter shuttle flights between
Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen.
The new helipad features a roomy and modern 6,000 square feet
check in and passenger lounge facility providing high levels of
comfort and passenger service. The event marks the start of the
second stage of Sky Shuttle's expansion project which includes the
introduction of an additional four AW139 helicopters as well as the
building of a second helipad.
"It gives us great pleasure to celebrate the opening of the new
helipad and passenger lounge of an operator with such a worldwide
reputation for excellence," said AgustaWestland CEO Giuseppe Orsi.
"The AW139, thanks to its outstanding characteristics for the task,
will provide a major contribution to Sky Shuttle's expansion
AgustaWestland states over 430 AW139 helicopters have now been
ordered by over 100 customers in more than 40 countries all over
the world performing many tasks including VIP/corporate transport,
passenger shuttle services, offshore transport, EMS/SAR, law
enforcement, fire fighting and troop transport with civil
operators, government agencies and military customers.
Sky Shuttle Helicopters has over 20 years experience, and is the
sole commercial helicopter operator between Hong Kong, Macau and
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