AgustaWestland delivers AW139s to EAF

AgustaWestland EAF handoverAgustaWestland has announced
that AgustaWestland North America delivered two AW139 aircraft to the
Egyptian Air Force via its contract with US Army Aviation and Missile Command
(AMCOM) Contracting Centre for Foreign Military Sales. “We’re fully aware of
the team it takes to put these aircraft into the hands of our international
partners,” said Jeffrey Young, director of the Security Assistance Management
Directorate at the recent delivery ceremony.

Produced in the United States at the company’s Philadelphia facility, AgustaWestland
configured the AW139s for the Egyptian Air Force’s search and rescue missions.

“AgustaWestland is proud to
have delivered these aircraft early and on budget,” said R. Scott Rettig, chief
executive officer of AgustaWestland North America. “The team fulfilled our
commitment to exceed our customer’s expectations and we are confident that the
AW139 will be an enormous asset for the Egyptian Air Force’s helicopter fleet.”

Now that the aircraft have
been delivered, AgustaWestland continues to support the US Army by training
aircrews and providing spare parts to ensure successful fielding of the aircraft.

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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