Air International 2018-12
S.van Roij - Atlantic heli ops /Commercial/
Atlantic Airways operates two AW139s from Vagar Airport in the Faroe Islands, the company providing domestic helicopter services, including regular scheduled flights, HEMS, offshore operations and SAR.
Atlantic Airways' scheduled flights provide a vital link to remote communities across the Faroes
Islanders, government and companies hire the AW139s for around 150 hours a year for transport and sling load operations. Here, one of the AW139s prepares to transport fuel barrels to Dimun to power the island.
An Atlantic Airways AW139 departs Bodanes heliport. The company provides scheduled flights to 11 locations across the Faroe Islands three to four times a week.
The AW139 is equipped with 14 passenger seats during scheduled flights instead of nine passengers in the Bell 412 it replaced. The rescue hoist is visible in this photo; Atlantic Airways crews fly about 200 hours for HEMS tasks a year.
The AW139 offers a modern flight deck, which includes a four-axis digital automatic flight control system.
Pilot Captain Reynskor turns the AW139 during a scheduled flight in typical Faroese weather.