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Bestfly grows energy fleet with AW169 order
Bestfly has agreed to purchase four new AW169s destined for operations in the energy sector. This marks the entry of this light intermediate twin engine helicopter into the African market.
The contract is signed.
Read this story in our December 2021 printed issue.

Angola-based Bestfly has purchased four AW169s from Leonardo, a contract that marks the entry of the model into the African market. Bestfly will conduct passenger and equipment transport in the energy industry by leveraging the latest technology and navigation/mission avionics, the latest certification and safety standards, outstanding performance, the largest cabin in its category and a modern maintenance approach.

“This contract is a great milestone for Bestfly in its sustainable growth strategy," says CEO Nuno Pereira. "We would like to thank Leonardo for its great support in putting this deal together. We are confident the AW169 will be a great addition to our fleet, enhancing the capabilities of our offshore and onshore operations. We would like also to thank our customers for their continued support and trust, allowing us to continue to grow stronger in the future.”

More than 130 AW169s have been delivered within the energy sector worldwide, logging more than 90,000 flight hours.

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