Weststar Aviation Services



Weststar Aviation Services is one of the global leaders in offshore helicopter aviation services. A recognized rotary wing helicopter services operator, Weststar Aviation Services has served various reputable domestic and multinational oil & gas clients since its inception in 2003.

Over the years, this trajectory has elevated Weststar Aviation Services as the largest offshore helicopter operator in South East Asia with operations that span across Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. Possessing a mix of wide-ranging state-of-the-art helicopter fleet, Weststar Aviation Services operates Leonardo Helicopters and Sikorsky helicopters to carry out its offshore missions. With firm plans to expand its business globally, Weststar Aviation Services is making rapid headway in important oil and gas marketplaces and emerging regional markets.

Our Team

At Weststar Aviation Services, safety is our top priority. Adhering to the highest levels of safety and quality standards, we strive to provide the best aviation services. With multi-talented and experienced dedicated professionals specially trained, we ensure our customers peace of mind with the best standards of safety and efficiency.

No stone is left unturned in cultivating a capable and reliable team. We are proud to have on board some of the most qualified pilots and ground staff with many years of oil and gas experience and international standard certification in aviation and engineering.


At Weststar Aviation Services, we believe it is essential for all employees to understand and embrace our vision, mission, shared values, and leadership attributes. The foundation for our success is our reputation for adhering to the highest standards of safety, quality, and integrity.

To be the industry’s choice for mission critical & oil and gas aviation support, continuously challenging ourselves to explore new frontiers.

Safely deliver our clients transportation needs providing customer tailored solutions.


The oil and gas industry is one of the biggest and most important revenue generators for the Malaysian economy, with a large number of oil and gas operations based along the Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah & Sarawak.

With so much offshore oil and gas activities, the need for a reliable aviation services provider is imperative. Weststar Aviation Services provides helicopter transportation of personnel to offshore production platforms and drilling rigs from our bases in Kota Bharu, Kerteh, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Kinabalu, Miri in Malaysia, Songkhla in Thailand and Jakarta and Balikpapan in Indonesia.

Our helicopters are capable of full Class 1 performance onshore and offshore to enhance safety during take-off and landing. Our unmatched safety records contribute to us being the premier choice for our clients.

Weststar Aviation Services is the first helicopter operator in Southeast Asia to invest in the helicopter simulator located in Subang, Malaysia.


Helicopter Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) services are vital in critical care emergencies where the life of a major trauma victim may be at stake. Our flight crews are trained to the highest standards to provide MEDEVAC support to our clients and possess the skills and experience to perform efficiently, reliably and safely.


It is our passion to provide air charter arrangements made with stringent security needs for the safety of our clients. We provide top-notch safety and quality on daily basis and adhere to a timely inspection schedule.

We have set an exemplary standard in safety and reliability following a praiseworthy outcome after complying with strict and rigorous industry assessments. We have been accredited and certified with ISO9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications by the International Accrediting Certifying Bodies (ASCB) Europe for our standard management system on Safety, Quality and Environment.

In an industry where safety is paramount, Weststar Aviation Services has set impressive standards by receiving various safety awards from its clients.

CARIGALI HESS 2009 Safety Award (Silver)
CARIGALI HESS 2010 Safety Award (Gold)
CARIGALI HESS 2011 Safety Award (Platinum)
CARIGALI HESS 2012 Safety Award (Platinum)
CARIGALI HESS 2013 Safety Award (Gold)
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc (EMEPMI) 2015 Business Partners’s Chairman Safety Awards
CPOC 2014 Safety Award (Silver)
CARIGALI HESS 2014 Safety Award (Gold)
CARIGALI HESS 2015 Safety Award (Platinum)
CARIGALI-PTTEPI (CPOC) 2015 Safety Award (Gold)
ExxonMobil 2016 Safety Recognition
CPOC 2016 Safety Award (Platinum)
CARIGALI HESS 2016 Safety Award (Platinum)
EQ HSE ENGAGEMENT FORUM EnQuest Safe Result Appreciation
PETRONAS Improved Performance 2016
CPOC 2017 HSE Awards (Platinum)
CARIGALI HESS 2017 Safety Award (Platinum)


We embrace a ‘Safety First’ culture and our deliverance of the highest quality services are guided by Safety Management System (SMS) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) in compliance with ICAO Annex 19, DCA AN101, DCA AIC 06/2008, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHA 1800 standards.


Weststar Aviation Services operates the latest versions of helicopter that incorporates all the best safety enhancements as defined in the FAA/JAR29 Certification process. These regulations specify additional strength and engineering requirements to enhance flight safety.

In addition, the AW139 and AW189 aircraft are capable of full Class 1 performance onshore and offshore to enhance safety during take-off and landing.


Leonardo Helicopters AW139

The Leonardo Helicopters AW139 are the latest generation of helicopters from the renowned aircraft manufacturer, delivering the best performance in its class. The AW139’s exceptional One Engine Inoperative (OEI) with its power reserve, assures Category “A” (Class 1) operations from a helipad (elevated or ground level), even at maximum take-off weight.

Excellent performance in extremely hot and high latitude environments or harsh conditions, making the AW139 one of the few helicopters certified with the highest safety specifications for oil and gas operations’ support.

In offshore configuration, the AW139 seats up to 15 passengers with 2 pilots.

  • 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67C engines
  • producing 1,252 kW each
  • Cruise speed of 168 knots and maximum
  • ceiling of 20,000 ft
  • Range of 675 nautical miles
  • Maximum take-off weight of 6,800 kg

Leonardo Helicopters AW139 VIP

With our Leonardo Helicopters AW139 VIP, the latest generation of helicopters from the renowned aircraft manufacturer, comfort and luxury are assured. Pronounced with luxurious cabins that provide the highest levels of comfort for both day and night time travel, the AW139 VIP interior layout can range from five to ten luxury seats including luxury refreshment cabinets.

The large spacious and bright cabin provides flexibility for the most sophisticated requirements. In addition, the AW139’s extensive baggage compartment, the largest in its class, permits the carriage of everything required for business or personal trips. Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd’s AW139 VIP features spacious and luxurious leather seats which sit 8 VIP passengers comfortably.

  • 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67C engines
  • producing 1,252 kW each
  • Cruise speed of 168 knots and maximum
  • ceiling of 20,000 ft
  • Range of 675 nautical miles
  • Maximum take-off weight of 6,800 kg

Leonardo Helicopters AW189

The new state-of-the-art 8-tonne class Leonardo Helicopters AW189 is designed to answer to the growing market demand for a versatile, affordable, multirole helicopter. Optimised to operate in harsh conditions undertaking long range, deep water missions typical of the offshore industry, the AW189 combines high performance, competitive operating economics and superior passenger comfort. Exceeding the most recent FAA and EASA Part 29 safety requirements and the stringent safety needs of the Oil and Gas industry, the AW189 is the helicopter of choice for demanding operations.

  • Seats up to 18 passengers with 2 pilots
  • 2 x General Electric CT7-2E1 engines producing 1,492 kW each
  • Cruise speed of 150 knots and maximum ceiling of 10,000 ft
  • Range of 370 nautical miles
  • Maximum take-off weight of 8,300 kg

Sikorsky S-76C++

A reliable helicopter with an immaculate track record, the Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopters are proven for performance, comfort and safety, with spacious cabin interiors, enhanced safety and dispatch reliability. Low operating costs and boast superior mission versatility.

  • Seats up to 12 passengers with 2 pilots
  • 2 x Turboshaft Turboméca Arriel 2S2 engines producing 621 kW each
  • Cruise speed of 135 knots and maximum ceiling of 15,000 ft
  • Range of 449 nautical miles
  • Maximum take-off weight of 5,307 kg


Weststar Aviation Services continues making impressive headways in the local aviation industry by being the first aviation company in Malaysia to receive the prestigious national certificate of Quality Environment QE/5S from the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC).

QE/5S is the most widely known and internationally accepted standard for quality management. QE/5S, abbreviated from the Japanese words Seiri, Seito, Seiso, Seiketsu, Shitsuke, aims at improving efficiency, safety and to minimize waste within the organization.

With the certification, we underline the high-quality standards and performance for our clients and partners. We look forward to new challenges and opportunities that come along with this certification.

For further information, log on to https://www.weststar-aviation.aero

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