AgustaWestland tells ANN the helicopter maker signed a new
contract with the Dubai Air Wing for two AW139 helicopters in VVIP
configuration at this week's 2007 Dubai Air Show.
More than 300 AW139 helicopters have now been ordered by
customers around the world making it the best selling helicopter in
its class. Over 100 AW139 helicopters are now in service worldwide
in a wide range of roles including offshore transport, VIP
transport, SAR, EMS, law enforcement and maritime protection.
AgustaWestland says the AW139 is continuing to gain market share
in the VIP transport market due to it having the largest cabin its
weight class, superior performance -- especially in hot and high
environments. The AW139 is also the only all new technology medium
twin engine helicopter in production incorporating all the latest
The AW139 has found significant success in the Middle East
region with orders for nearly 80 signed. Aircraft are already in
service with a number of commercial, government and military