AW139 in the Press
The latest AW139 announcements in the media W139 outstanding trials results obtained recently in Pakistan (25 July 2016) – Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that the AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter showed outstanding hot and high altitude performance and mission capabilities during recent trials in Pakistan, reached on a ferry flight from Italy.

HeliHub: Leonardo celebrates delivery of 50th AW139 to Japan (12 July 2016) – Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace of Japan are celebrating at Farnborough Air Show 2016 today the imminent delivery of the 50th AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter to Japan.

HeliHub: Second AW139 arrives for Croatian Police (29 June 2016) – The Croatian Police yesterday took delivery of the second of two AW139 helicopters, after receiving the first in January 2016. The two aircraft will have their primary role as border protection.

HeliHub: Bristow launches SAR AW139 in Nigeria (22 June 2016) – Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited announced a new dedicated helicopter rescue and recovery (RRS) service for Nigeria’s oil and gas industry to provide critical life-saving assistance currently not available in the country’s aviation landscape. The new service is expected to launch in August 2016.

HeliHub: Era marks 1000 SAR missions on Gulf of Mexico since 2010 (24 May 2016) – Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”) is pleased to announce its Search and Rescue (SAR) Program has successfully completed 1,000 missions in the Gulf of Mexico. Collaborating with Priority 1 Air Rescue (“P1AR”), an internationally recognized leader of SAR services, Era pioneered the establishment of its commercial air ambulance and search and rescue offering in the United States in 2010.

Vertical Mag: Era surpasses 100,000 flight hours in AW139 fleet (3 March 2016) – Finmeccanica, through its Helicopter Division, recognized Era Group Inc.’s major operational milestone with the achievement of 100,000 flight hours operating its AgustaWestland AW139 fleet and 125,000 flight hours  logged across its entire AW139 fleet, including AW139s leased to  other operators.

HeliHub: NJ State Police and STARS sign long-term AW139 training contracts (19 November 2015) – Signing a five year training contract, helicopter emergency medical services provider STARS, operating three AW139s throughout Western Canada, is extending its agreement with AgustaWestland to provide recurrent training for its AW139 pilots. A non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization that provides rapid and specialized emergency care and transportation for critically ill and injured patients, STARS operates from bases in Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Winnipeg.

HeliHub: AW139 Fleet Leader Passes 10,000 Flight Hours Milestone (3 March 2015) – AgustaWestland announced today that CHC Helicopter’s AW139 fleet leader has set a major operational milestone by reaching 10,000 flight hours. This significant milestone was achieved by the aircraft in less than nine years, making it the global fleet leading AW139.  The helicopter is operating from CHC’s Den Helder base in The Netherlands, performing its missions in the North Sea with almost 29,000 landings to date.

Flight Safety Australia: ‘World-class’ AW139 training sim coming to Brisbane (20 January 2015) – Australia’s first AgustaWestland 139 civil helicopter training centre is due to open in Brisbane next year, providing a world-class training facility for Australian operators of the modern twin-engine helicopter. The AW139 has taken on offshore, aeromedical and executive transport roles since the first of 15 currently flying here joined the Australian register in 2007.

HeliPress: Super AW139: weight rises, assembly time reduced (31 October 2014) – The increase at 7,000 kg will not be the only feature of the latest evolution of the medium twin, which will borrow an important feature of another member of the AgustaWestland Family. 

Press release: AWPC Delivers 200th AW139 (19 September 2014) – Finmeccanica - AgustaWestland announced today that the Company’s Philadelphia assembly line has built and delivered its 200th AW139 helicopter, featuring a firefighting configuration for delivery to Mitsui Bussan Aerospace and the City of Yokohama.

Vertical Mag: Maryland State Police marks two milestones in transition to AW139 helicopters (5 August 2014) – The Maryland State Police (MSP) Aviation Command is nearing completion of its transition to AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters, having recently taken delivery of its 10th and final AW139, and commenced full-service operation of the model at its Washington Section at Andrews Air Force Base. 

HeliHub: AW139 fleet passes 1,000,000 flight hours milestone (14 July 2014) – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the AW139 global fleet has now flown more than 1 million flight hours, achieving this impressive milestone in just ten years of operations. This milestone has been achieved with aircraft flying in the some of the most demanding environmental conditions around the world whilst performing a wide range of missions with commercial, government and military operators.

Press release: CHC AW139 Fleet Passes 100,000 FH milestone (11 April 2014) – AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that CHC Helicopter’s AW139 helicopter fleet has set a major operational milestone by reaching 100,000 flight hours, with the fleet leader achieving over 9,000 flight hours in less than eight years. A leading AW139 customer, CHC operates more than 40 AW139s globally performing a wide range of missions including offshore transport, search and rescue and emergency medical service.

Video: Maryland State Police status of AW139s (24 March 2014) – Major Frank Lioi discusses the transition of the new AW-139 helicopters into the Maryland State Police Aviation Command.