Carabineros de Chile AW139 achieves operational readiness

The first Carabineros de Chile AgustaWestland AW139 has achieved operational readiness.

The new AW139 joins five AW109 Power helicopters already in service with the Carabineros.

ALSO READ: The AW139 enters the Chilean market

There are over twenty AgustaWestland helicopters in various service roles in Chile. The new AW139 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 order was made in late 2014 and marked the entrance of the AW139 into the Chilean helicopter market.

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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