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AgustaWestland Expands Its Presence in West Africa With New AW139 Orders

  • Future plans include a regional service centre in the region
  • The four AW139s are ordered for passenger transport
  • The contracts bring total number of AW139 in Africa to 60

Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland announced today four new orders for the AW139 in West Africa, with four undisclosed government customers recently choosing the best-selling intermediate helicopter for passenger transport roles. The AW139 confirms his versatility as the intermediate choice for such a mission thanks to undisputed comfort and performance. Many heads of state and of government have chosen it expressly because of these features.

These orders mark the continuing growth of AgustaWestland helicopters in the region, whose growing fleet will be soon supported by a brand new Authorized Service Centre. This approach will soon bring AgustaWestland services even closer to the numerous customers who will benefit from its maintenance and spare facilities.

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The AW139 is a new generation intermediate twin-turbine helicopter setting new standards in its class. To date, orders for almost 840 AW139 helicopters have been placed by over 220 customers from almost 70 countries to carry out a wide range of missions including offshore transport, law enforcement and homeland security duties, EMS/SAR, utility, firefighting, executive/private transport, and other government roles. The AW139 benefits from a range of modern, constantly enhanced and tailored support and training capabilities, designed to deliver outstanding mission effectiveness and safety standards whatever the mission, leveraging on the expanding network of AgustaWestland service and training centres worldwide.

Source : AgustaWestland, A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)

Published on ASDNews: Feb 18, 2015


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