JNPA orders another AW139

AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace have announced that the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered another AW139 helicopter, which will be operated in the Kagoshima Prefecture.

The new AW139 helicopter be will a fleet replacement for a Bell 412 and will enter service in 2015.

Andrew Symonds, presiden of AgustaWestland Japan, said: “This order represents the 9th Prefecture to operate the AW139 helicopter in a law enforcement role and underpins the strength of AgustaWestland’s products in the extremely competitive law enforcement market where over recent years we have gained significant market share”

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AgustaWestland will have over 40 helicopters operating for Japanese law enforcement agencies, around 40 per cent of the entire Japanese law enforcement fleet. The AgustaWestland products providing this capability include the AW109, GrandNew, AW139 and the AW101.

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: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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