Armed Forces of Malta orders an AgustaWestland AW139

                       AgustaWestland AW139

AgustaWestland has announced that the Armed Forces of Malta has signed a contract for one AW139 helicopter plus two options, to perform maritime border patrol and SAR missions.

The first helicopter will be delivered by June 2014 with the acquisition and delivery of the two on option by 2015. The contract also includes a logistics support package and pilot and technical personnel training.

Marco Acca, senior vice president International Government Business Unit, AgustaWestland said “We are proud to add the Armed Forces of Malta to the long list of customers who have selected the AW139 to meet their Patrol/SAR requirements. The AW139 has demonstrated yet again after an extensive evaluation that it is best-in-class; delivering unmatched capability, performance and value for money when compared to other competing models.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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