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Azerbaijan Airlines has ordered ten AgustaWestland helicopters, comprising a contract for eight AW139 intermediate twins and a preliminary sales contract for two AW189 medium twins. Four AW139s and the two AW189s will be used for offshore transport operations, two AW139s for emergency medical services, one AW139 for search and rescue and one for vip transport. Deliveries are expected to start in the second half of 2013 and the contract is valued at approximately €115 million.
Azerbaijan Airlines, headquartered in Baku, is part of the Azerbaijan Hava Yollari Closed Joint Stock Company, the biggest Azerbaijani airline and national flag carrier. It operates passenger flights to countries in Europe, the CIS, Middle East and Asia, and also offers rotorcraft services including EMS, SAR, offshore transport and vip transport.