Falcon Aviation begins AW169 operations in Kuwait

February 26, 2019

Falcon Aviation has commenced onshore and offshore transport operations with three Leonardo AW 169 light-intermediate twin helicopters for the Kuwait Oil Company under a five-year contract, Leonardo announced on 20 February.

The AW169 is a 4.6/4.8 tonne twin-turbine helicopter designed for use in a wide range of applications including air ambulance, law enforcement, executive/corporate transport, electronic newsgathering.

Falcon Aviation has also established all the required infrastructure, including the building of a new hangar to house the three helicopters and create facilities to carry out line and base maintenance on the type. The company’s main operating base located at Al Bateen Executive Airport provides VIP private charters services and oil and gas support.

Falcon is a prime customer to Leonardo with a fleet of 11 helicopters including five AW169s, two AW189 super-medium aircraft and four AW109 Grand/GrandNew light twins.