AW1056 US Corporate Two AW139 Sale
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract with a US based corporate operator for two AW139 twin engine helicopters. This latest order follows the sale of two other AW139s to two US based corporate customers in March 2012 and continues the growing popularity of the AW139 in the important North American corporate helicopter market. Over 30 AW139s are now in service or on order by customers based along the Norhteast corridor from Boston to Washington.
AgustaWestland Philadelphia will build the helicopters at its Northeast Philadelphia Airport facility and deliver one late this year and the second one in 2014. Once delivered the aircraft will primarily perform corporate passenger flights along the Northeast United States corridor.
Bob Brant, AgustaWestland Philadelphia’s VP Sales & Marketing, commented “We are delighted that the AW139 is now the medium twin helicopter of choice in the North American corporate helicopter market. Corporate customers recognize the AW139’s cabin space, performance and its safety features, thanks to its modern design, as key advantages over competing types.”
With the largest passenger cabin in its class the AW139 can accommodate its passengers in a spacious, comfortable and quiet environment. The unobstructed cabin design allows maximum flexibility for seating configurations whilst providing its passengers with excellent visibility through the six large cabin windows. Ample room is available for accessories such as telecommunications, work areas, refreshments and stowage. The baggage compartment, with an additional 120 ft3 of space, is easily accessible from outside the helicopter.
State-of-the-art technology, outstanding performance, low operating costs and the only helicopter in its class to meet the latest safety standards, have made the AW139 the helicopter of choice in the intermediate twin market. Around 720 AW139s have been sold in almost 60 countries to over 200 customers so far for many roles including VIP/corporate transport, passenger transport, law enforcement, fire fighting, offshore transport, search and rescue, emergency medical service, disaster relief and maritime patrol.