Toll Group purchases eight AW139s
March 2, 2015, Sydney, Aus. - AgustaWestland and Australia’s Toll Group have announced the purchase of eight AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters.
The aircraft will be operated to perform Emergency Medical Service (EMS) missions in the Southern Region of New South Wales from newly constructed bases in Bankstown (Sydney), Orange, Wollongong and from the existing base in Canberra as part of the newly established Helicopter Retrieval Network in New South Wales. The contract was signed today during the Australian International Air Show at Avalon, southwest of Melbourne.
In addition to this order, Toll’s base in Bankstown, will become an AgustaWestland Authorized Training Center for the AW139 providing Australia’s first AW139 Level D Full Flight Motion Simulator. The base will also include facilities for maintenance, crew training, the latest high fidelity virtual reality crewman and integrated crew training simulator and a full helicopter underwater escape training facility.
The AW139 is a new generation helicopter that sets new standards of safety, comfort and performance in the intermediate twin-engine helicopter market. Designed with inherent multi-role capability and flexibility of operation, the AW139 has the most spacious cabin and the best power reserve of any helicopter in its class. The internal dimensions of the AW139s roomy unobstructed cabin make it an ideal choice for EMS applications. The flat floor, large cabin doors and unobstructed cabin provide easy and quick access for stretchers and survivors. The new technology Honeywell Primus Epic fully integrated avionics package, a four-axis digital AFCS and large flat panel color displays in the cockpit, reduce pilot workload and allow the crew to concentrate on the demanding missions they are often tasked to perform.