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Published on September 7th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer

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Milestone to Deliver 3 AW-139s to TAS

Dublin based Milestone Aviation has today announced that they are to provide three AW139 helicopters to Thai Aviation Services (TAS) Ltd. TAS is a privately-owned helicopter operator based in Thailand. For over three decades, TAS has been playing a significant role as an air operator providing helicopter service for the offshore operations of oil and gas companies throughout the Southeast Asia region. The three AW139 helicopters from Milestone will be used to support a multi-year contract recently awarded to TAS, together with its partner Helistar, an oil and gas company in Malaysia. Delivering in February 2022, the helicopters will be based in Malaysia and will commence missions shortly thereafter. Milestone is one of the world’s largest owners of the AW139 helicopter type. The Milestone AW139 fleet is deployed globally across a variety of missions, including oil and gas, EMS (Emergency Medical Services), Law enforcement, and Search and Rescue (SAR).

Commenting on the deal, Michael York from Milestone Aviation said, “The Milestone team’s high level of skill, experience and commitment ensured that we were able to rapidly modify and provide these three AW139 helicopters to TAS. This certainty of execution is a key differentiator for Milestone and we are pleased to continue Milestone’s deep commitment to TAS, and support their oil and gas missions in Malaysia.”

Also commenting was the Managing Director at TAS, Suwanawat Koeworakul who said, “We are delighted to expand the TAS fleet with the agreement to lease these three AW139 helicopters from Milestone. TAS’ existing relationship with Milestone is strengthened by the addition of these aircraft. The three AW139’s will help us meet our obligations in providing exceptional offshore service for our customers in Thailand, with our partner Helistar in Malaysia.”

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