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AW139 fleet hits flight hour milestone

4th January 2018 - 02:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Leonardo has announced that the global fleet of AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters has achieved two million flight hours.

The milestone, achieved across all operational scenarios on five continents, covers aircraft deployed by commercial, government and military operators.

Nearly 900 AW139 aircraft are currently in service. More than 1000 have been ordered by more than 300 customers in 80 countries worldwide.

The type covers a range of applications with high flexibility including SAR, EMS, law enforcement and homeland security, patrol, firefighting, disaster relief, offshore transport, VIP/corporate transport, utility and military duties.

The AW139 complies with the latest certification and safety standards, offering advanced overall performance with high power margin and one engine inoperative capability. It is certified with 60+ MGB ‘run dry’ capability for high safety standards.

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