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Versatile AW139 chosen by African governments
Four undisclosed government customers in west Africa have selected AW139 helicopters for passenger transportation. These four aircraft bring the total number of the type in Africa to 60.
Read this story in our March 2015 printed issue.

Four undisclosed government customers in west Africa have selected AW139 helicopters for passenger transportation. These four aircraft bring the total number of the type in Africa to 60.

AgustaWestland is expanding its presence in the region and will shortly be opening a new authorised service centre in Africa.

The AW139 is an intermediate twin-turbine helicopter and, to date, orders for almost 840 units have been placed by more than 220 customers from close to 70 countries. It can carry out a wide range of missions including offshore transport, law enforcement and homeland security duties, EMS and SAR, utility, firefighting, and executive and private transport.

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Greece boosts emergency response with three AW139s
May 28, 2024
The order also includes a comprehensive technical, logistical support and training package. The AW139s will be operated by the Fire Brigade on behalf of the Ministry from a base in Attica.
Mitsui Bussan commits to three AW139s for Japan
March 5, 2024
The AW139 has proven extremely successful in Japan; those in service there have logged in excess of 110,000 flight hours, performing several utility operations, as well as supporting several prefectures and city authorities.
Castle Air adds third AW139 for UK ops
March 2, 2024
Helicopter passenger transport service provider Castle Air adds third AW139 to fleet of 10 Leonardo aircraft for operations in the UK.