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HeliClub makes first Russian order for AW139
HeliClub has become the first Russian company to order a AW139 medium twin. The company says: "This helicopter will complement an already ordered Grand light twin and will be used to perform corp-orate and high level on-demand passenger transport."

HeliClub has become the first Russian company to order a AW139 medium twin. The company says: "This helicopter will complement an already ordered Grand light twin and will be used to perform corp-orate and high level on-demand passenger transport."

It adds: "The AW139 has been extensively tested in the most extreme conditions including those encountered in Canada and in the Middle East. It meets Russian operational requirements while delivering the highest levels of technology, safety, flexibility and operational capability."

HeliClub says the recently certified AW139 full de-icing configuration based on the Full Ice Protection System (FIPS) was a factor in its decision. "This provides real all weather capability required in a growing number of applications. Moreover an increased maximum gross weight and payload enables the AW139, with a maximum range of over 500 nm, to target the long range offshore transport market currently being met by larger 19-seat types."

As well as private charter, HeliClub also supplies helicopter pilot training services and sells and markets helicopters in Russia. The deal for the AW139 has been financed through VTB-Leasing.

A final assembly line in Russia for the AW139 civil helicopter is to be set up and run by HeliVert, a Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland joint venture.

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