With the signing of the U.K. governmentâ€™s search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter deal on March 26, Bristow is set to become the launch customer of the AgustaWestland AW189 medium helicopter. Bristow will receive its first AW189 later this year, according to Mike Imlach, the companyâ€™s Europe business unit director. The type will be used first on North Sea oil and gas operations, replacing the aging Eurocopter AS332L Pumas â€” known as Bristow Tigers â€” before the first SAR-configured aircraft ...
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