Sweden orders seven AW139 helicopters for SAR


The Swedish Maritime Agency orders seven AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters for search and rescue.

AgustaWestland AW139AgustaWestland has announced it has signed a contract with the Swedish Maritime Administration for seven AW139 helicopters.

The aircraft will be equipped for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations with the first helicopter scheduled to be delivered in the spring of 2013 and the final one in 2014.

Geoff Hoon, managing director international business, AgustaWestland said after the signing of the contract “We are delighted that the Swedish Maritime Administration has chosen the AW139 to meet its future SAR helicopter requirement following a detailed evaluation process.”

“The AW139, as the world’s bestselling and most capable helicopter in its class, will provide Sweden with an excellent SAR capability,” Hoon concluded.


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