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Air Corps Fleet - Agusta Westland AW139



The Air Corps took delivery of its first two Agusta Westland AW139 aircraft in November 2006. The third and fourth aircraft are scheduled for delivery in February and March 2007 respectively. Additionally, the Air Corps retains options on a further two of these aircraft.

The AW is a medium twin-engine helicopter with a troop lifting capacity of up to 14 personnel in the normal configuration. In the cockpit the aircrew have a fully integrated digital avionics and cockpit display system, which includes an autopilot, a dual flight management system with GPS and a radio navigation system. The AW139 is utilised mainly in the army support role.


AW139 Statistics
Aircraft Type Agusta Westland AW139
Role(s) Army support, air ambulance, military transport and general utility
Crew 2 pilots & upto 8 fully equipped troops
Powerplant 2 x Pratt & Whitney PT-6C-67C turboshafts
Wing Span 13.80 mts. (45ft. 3in.)
Height 4.98 mts. (16ft. 4in.)
Length 16.62 mts. (54ft. 6in.)
Armament TBA
Entered Service November 2006

AW139 Performance
Max T/O Weight 6,000 kgs. (13,227 lbs.)
Service Ceiling 20,000 ft
Cruise Speed 157 kts.
Maximum Speed 167 kts.
Endurance Mission dependant
Range Mission dependant