14-Jan-2014 Source: HeliHub.com
In September 2013, HNZ embarked on a new multi-year contract in the Philippines in support of the Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project. A single AW139 helicopter was contracted to Shell Global Solutions International B.V. to provide crew change helicopter services from Manila and Puerto Princesa to Shell’s offshore petroleum platform. That helicopter is shown in the photo below at the contract launch ceremony.
HNZ have now confirmed to HeliHub.com that they will be adding a second AW139 in May 2014, also in support of the Malampaya project. Serial 41354 is currently being tested at AW’s Philadelphia plant as N152MM and is expected to take up the local registration RP-C2014 when it arrives in the Philippines for the contract.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com