Specialist Aviation Services, the UK based emergency services and utility operator, places orders for six AW 169 Helicopters at Farnborough Airshow. Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) is pleased to announce the expansion of its helicopter fleet with an order for six AW 169’s.
A contract was signed this week by Henk Schaeken, SAS Group Managing Director with Agusta Westland at the Farnborough International Airshow.
The contract which includes firm orders and options for deliveries from 2015 will complement the company’s existing fleet, which includes mainly MD 902 Explorers.
Henk Schaeken stated that “We see some of our customers expanding the range of missions that they are offering and this requires a larger more capable helicopter. We remain fully committed to the MD Explorer which we believe is the best helicopter in its class, but we have to be in a position to offer our customers more choice.
“The AW169 offers the latest technology and extra size we are looking for, so is ideal for expanding the range of platforms that we are able to offer.”
The Gloucestershire, UK based group which comprises Police Aviation Services Ltd and Medical Aviation Services Ltd and European Support Centre bvba in Belgium supports public service and other specialist operations. It provides aircraft, pilots, maintenance, modifications and training around the world. Amongst over 30 aircraft of various types which SAS operates or maintains, there are 15 air ambulances and 13 police helicopters. For more information visit www.specialist-aviation.com.