AgustaWestland handed over two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters to Samsung Techwin Co. of the Republic of Korea during a ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy. The delivery includes the 700th AW139 produced, says the helicopter manufacturer.
Samsung has been operating AW139s since 2009, with orders for four aircraft placed. The AW139 has achieved great sales success in the Republic of Korea with the sale of aircraft for a number of applications including corporate transport, coast guard duties and firefighting.
Mr. Ki Choon Yang, General Manager, Helicopter Service Team Leader of Samsung Techwin said: “We are delighted to celebrate together with AgustaWestland this important milestone. We have been operating the AW139 for 5 years and we are satisfied of its performance, safety and reliability. We are very much looking forward to adding to our fleet these two brand new AW139s.”
The delivery of the 700th aircraft is a milestone for the AW139 program. The AW139 has found success around the world with over 200 sales across Europe, 150 sales in Asia/Australasia, over 130 sales in the Middle East, over 90 sales in North America and nearly 120 sales to the global fleet operators. The AW139 has also sold in significant number in Africa and South America.