Chungnam Fire Department orders AW139 helicopter

Chungnam Fire Fighting Department in the Republic of Korea places an order for one AW139 helicopter.
AgustaWestland AW139 flying

AgustaWestland AW139 flying

AgustaWestland has received an order from the Republic of Korea’s Public Procurement Service and Chungnam Fire Fighting Department for one AW139 helicopter, it was announced at the Singapore Airshow 2014.

The AW139 helicopter will perform fire-fighting duties, search and rescue and emergency medical services (EMS) in support of the Chungnam community.

The helicopter is scheduled to be delivered in the second half of 2015.

Andrew Symonds, head of region AgustaWestland for Northeast Asia, said “This order marks the fourth operator in the Republic of Korea to select the AW139 as its primary helicopter for fire fighting missions, reaffirming once again the reputation of this outstanding aircraft for public utility missions. Its multi-role abilities makes the AW139 the most suitable helicopter to assist and safeguard communities when need arises.”

Terry Spruce

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