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FB Heliservices deploys AW139s
FB Heliservices is deploying two AW139s for search and rescue training for AgustaWestland export customers.

FB Heliservices is deploying two AW139s for search and rescue training for AgustaWestland export customers. They will be operated from RAF Valley in Wales where FB Heliservices already performs SAR training for the UK military services. The company says that the AW139 is equipped for over land and over water SAR operations and includes a rescue hoist, search radar, FLIR camera, cabin mission console, emergency flotation system, life rafts, comprehensive communications system and a NVG compatible cockpit. AW139 SAR customers include the UK maritime coastguard agency, Spanish marine safety agency (Sesamar), Japanese coastguard, Australian Queensland government, Italian company Airgreen, Italian civil protection agency and coastguard.

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