Abu Dhabi Aviation
BAN's World GazetteerUnited Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates operator Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) has agreed to acquire 15 helicopters from AgustaWestland, comprising the AW169 light intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium twin types. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from 2016 through to 2019 and will be used for a variety of missions, including offshore transport. ADA currently owns 16 AW139s which it deploys for offshore transport missions. Introducing the latest generation AW169 and AW189 will give the operator access to a wide range of aircraft between the four and nine tonne weight classes. The helicopters all possess high performance flight characteristics and safety features while sharing commonalities in cockpit and design.