The AW139 enters Chilean market

Carabineros de Chile has ordered an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter, which is slated for delivery in Q1 2015.

This is the first AW139 for the Carabineros and joins five AW109 Power helicopters already in service since 2008..

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The aircraft will be used to support a wide range of missions including public order and safety, crime control, counter terrorism, drug control and border security across the nation, search and rescue and transport.

The AW139 helicopter has orders for over 800 aircraft in more than 60 countries from more than 220 customers.

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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