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Australian Army receives first leased AW139
The Australian Army launched into uncharted waters with the arrival of its first leased helicopter – a Leonardo AW139 – on the last day of April.
The army will lease three AW139s from Helicorp, which is trading as Toll Helicopters, under Plan Corella, a programme also known formally as the Army Interim Commercial Helicopter.
The trio of AW139s will be operated by 5 Aviation Regiment from Hamel Lines at RAAF Base Townsville.
Col Hayden Archibald, Director Aviation Capability Management, Headquarters Forces Command, stated, ‘Leasing a helicopter capability is a novel concept for us in Army Aviation. This presents a unique …
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