Saturday, April 20, 2024

Pakistan buying more AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters

Leonardo has been awarded a contract by the Government of Pakistan to provide an undisclosed number of additional AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters, said in announced by press service of the company.

According to the company, the Government of Pakistan will introduce into service an undisclosed number of additional AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility, passenger transport and emergency medical service operations across the nation. The helicopters will be delivered in early 2019.

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This latest fleet expansion is a further step towards the completion of a fleet renewal programme spread over several batches and highlights the success of the AW139. Leonardo is also delivering logistic support and training services for the growing fleet of AW139s in Pakistan. A significant number of AW139s are already in service in Pakistan, with several operated by the Pakistan Government for EMS/SAR, relief and transport duties.

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The AW139 is the perfect fit to Pakistan’s challenging operational environment, delivering outstanding capabilities and hot & high performance unmatched by any other helicopter type in the same class.

Leonardo noted that the militarised version of the AW139; the market-leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter – the benchmark for safety design features, performance capabilities and productivity in challenging operations all over the world.

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Colton Jones
Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.