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Leonardo receives orders for eight AW139s

13th December 2017 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Leonardo has received orders worth nearly $132 million for eight AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters for public service and security operations in Italy, the company announced on 11 December.

The company will deliver two AW139 helicopters to the Italian Coast Guard for search and rescue operations, and six to the Italian Customs and Border Protection Service for patrol operations.

Deliveries to the Italian Coast Guard and Italian Customs are expected to be completed by the end of 2018 and 2020, respectively.

Following the aircraft deliveries, both operators will have a fleet of 14 AW139s each. The new aircraft will replace ageing AB412 aircraft.

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