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AgustaWestland celebrates 200th AW139 from Philly plant

September 22, 2014  By Carey Fredericks

Sept. 22, 2014, Philadelphia, Pa. - AgustaWestland has announced that the Company’s Philadelphia assembly line has built and delivered its 200th AW139 helicopter, featuring a firefighting configuration for delivery to Mitsui Bussan Aerospace and the City of Yokohama.

The AW139, an industry standard for offshore transport duties supporting
the oil and gas industry in addition to a wide spectrum of missions
including search and rescue, homeland security, military transport,
utility, and VIP/passenger transport, has been assembled in Philadelphia
since December 2006, with production at the site progressing towards
nearly 40 deliveries per year.




The AW139 complies with the latest certification and safety standards,
offering outstanding overall performance with impressive power margin
and one engine inoperative capability for added safety, as well as the
largest cabin in its class. The modern design of the aircraft ensures
ease of maintenance and high availability due to reduced numbers of
components, easy access to all main systems by ground technicians,
extended life-cycles for critical components and advanced diagnostics
technology. Orders for nearly 800 AW139s have been placed by more than
210 customers in over 70 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


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