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Leonardo with Falcon Aviation Services of United Arab Emirates and Total ABK have celebrated a major offshore helicopter transport operational flight hour milestone announced at the Dubai Air Show on Nov. 17. One of Falcon Aviation Services’ five new-generation AW169 light intermediate helicopters has been confirmed as the type fleet leader, exceeding 2,000 operational flight hours for Total ABK, out of more than 41,000 total flight hours across a global fleet of over 90 AW169s.
The global launch customer for the OGP-configured AW169, Falcon Aviation Services supports onshore and offshore operations for leading players like Total ABK in Abu Dhabi and others in the region. Falcon Aviation also delivers VVIP helicopter transport services.
The introduction of the modern AW169 and Falcon Aviation Services’ expertise is allowing customers to perform a significant leap forward supporting the oil-and-gas industry in the region.
Falcon Aviation Services is a prime customer for Leonardo with its fleet of 11 Leonardo helicopters including two AW189 super medium aircraft and four AW109 Grand/GrandNew light twins, in addition to the AW169s.