Australian Helicopters orders six AW139s

Australian Helicopters signs deal for six AgustaWestland AW139 for EMS.
AgustaWestland AW139

AgustaWestland AW139

Australian Helicopters has ordered six AW139 helicopters from AgustaWestland, which will be operated for Ambulance Victoria under a 10 year agreement to perform emergency medical service (EMS) missions.

The aircraft, which are expected to enter service in January 2016, will be based at Essendon, Bendigo, Latrobe Valley and Warrnambool airports. The new fleet will replace Ambulance Victoria’s present five helicopters.

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Australian Helicopters is part of the Avincis Group, which provides helicopter support for Emergency Medical Service, Search and Rescue, surveillance operations, law enforcement, aerial work and Marine Pilot Transfer.

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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