Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland signs contract for six AW139 helicopters for emergency medical service in Australia
Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland signed a contract with Australian Helicopters to supply six AW139 helicopters that will be operated for Ambulance Victoria. These aircraft are expected to enter service in January 2016 and will be used to perform emergency medical service missions.
The AW139 is a new generation helicopter designed with inherent multirole capabilities and to provide maximized operational flexibility. It features a wide cabin, superior performance and the highest levels of safety and comfort. Thanks to its characteristics, the AW139 is ideally suited for emergency medical service operations.
The AW139 is the bestselling helicopter in its category in the world market, with orders for over 770 units from more than 200 customers in over 60 countries so far to perform a number of missions such as rescue, passenger transport, offshore transport supporting the Oil&Gas industry, law enforcement and public utility duties.
This latest contract further strengthens the presence of Finmeccanica- AgustaWestland in the region with over 50 helicopters currently in service in Australia and New Zealand.