5-Mar-2013 Source: AgustaWestland
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce two corporate operators, located in the Eastern United States, have signed contracts for AW139 twin engine helicopters.
AgustaWestland Philadelphia will build and deliver the two helicopters in 2013 and they will be used for corporate transportation.
Bob Brant, AgustaWestland Philadelphia’s VP Sales & Marketing, added “We are delighted that corporate operators continue to select the AW139 to meet their transportation requirements. The AW139’s cabin space, performance and excellent safety features have made it the market leader in its weights class, outselling and outperforming older competing designs.”
With the largest passenger cabin in its class the AW139 can accommodate its passengers in a spacious, comfortable and quiet environment. The unobstructed cabin design allows maximum flexibility for seating configurations whilst providing its passengers with excellent visibility through the six large cabin windows. Ample room is available for accessories such as telecommunications, work areas, refreshments and stowage space. The baggage compartment, with an additional 120 ft3, is easily accessible from outside the helicopter.
State-of-the-art technology, outstanding performance, low operating costs and the only helicopter in its class to meet the latest safety standards, have made the AW139 the helicopter of choice in the intermediate twin market. Over 700 AW139s have been sold in almost 60 countries to over 180 customers so far for many roles including VIP/corporate transport, passenger transport, law enforcement, fire fighting, offshore transport, search and rescue, emergency medical service, disaster relief and maritime patrol.