Leonardo and Bristow have been partners for over 25 years with Bristow using a range of types including the AW119 single engine, AW109 light twin, AW139 intermediate twin and AW189 super medium. Bristow’s fleet of Leonardo helicopters accounts for over 90 units today.
These helicopters have successfully accomplished missions such as offshore transport supporting energy industry, search and rescue and emergency medical service across North and Latin America, Europe, Africa and Australasia. Bristow is also going to introduce the AW609 tiltrotor in the future, taking a further step forward in operational capabilities and innovation.
Gian Piero Cutillo, Leonardo Helicopters MD, commented: “We’re excited to celebrate this important moment with Bristow, particularly after the challenging pandemic time we’ve being facing, when we have joined forces to guarantee the level of service expected to respond to the requirements of end-users and the served communities globally, either connecting mainland and rigs offshore or saving lives. We look forward to reaching one million flight hours!”