The Maryland State Police AW139 (Image © AgustaWestland)

Maryland police at full chopper strength

The Maryland State Police AW139 (Image © AgustaWestland)
The Maryland State Police AW139 (Image © AgustaWestland)

The Maryland State Police received its 10th and final AgustaWestland AW139 on 5 August 2014, to be used for the state’s emergency medical, search and rescue, law enforcement and homeland security missions. All 10 of the aircraft ordered have been fully built and delivered from the AgustaWestland Philadelphia assembly line.

Apart from the Maryland State Police Aviation Command the AW139 is also in use by other American “siren” organisations, like the US Customs and Border Protection, the Los Angeles Fire Department and the New Jersey State Police.

Orders for nearly 790 AW139s have been placed by more than 210 customers in over 60 nations to date. Nearly 700 units are already in service carrying out a wide variety of missions such as VIP/corporate and passenger transport, offshore transport, SAR/EMS, law enforcement, firefighting, government roles. The global fleet has recently set an outstanding milestone achieving 1 million flight hours in service worldwide.

The AgustaWestland Philadelphia site is a 275,000 square foot facility, on a 39-acre site at Northeast Philadelphia Airport in Pennsylvania, providing employment for over 560 people. The facility also includes final assembly lines for the AW119Kx and AW139 helicopters.

Source: AgustaWestland

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