Italian firm Leonardo will supply Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) with five helicopters, including three intermediate AW139s and two light-intermediate AW169s.
The next generation of search and rescue helicopters has arrived in the north.
Europe’s aviation safety watchdog has advised helicopter operators to carry out checks on rotor blades of AW139 aircraft.
An AgustaWestland helicopter was ditched in the Arabian Gulf after engine oil temperatures soared to dangerously high levels.
Europe’s air safety regulator has issued an airworthiness directive for AW139 helicopters.
The newly-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called on Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio to tone down his “inflammatory rhetoric” on climate change. The politician made his remarks after the Oscar-nominee hit out at the “corporate greed” od the oil and gas industry.