26-Apr-2019 Source: HeliHub.com
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) recently attended a signing ceremony at Leonardo’s plant at Vergiate, for the acceptance of two new helicopters. The aircraft will be used to transfer marine pilots at the Ports of Durban and Richards Bay in South Africa and are expected to be delivered to TNPA by June 2019. The aircraft are serial numbers 22398 and 22399 – the latter seen in the image below.
The aircraft will replace a pair of older AW109s – an AW109E Power and an AW109K2 which were acquired in 2006/7.
Pictured are Gianfranco Sottotetti (Leonardo’s Senior VP of Sales for Africa & Middle-East) and Nozipho Mdawe (Acting Chief Executive of Transnet National Ports Authority)
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com