The Agusta Westland AW139 is a 15-seat medium-sized twin-engined helicopter developed and produced principally by Agusta Westland.
Crew: one or two
Length: 16.66 m (54 ft 8 in)
Width: 2.26 m (10 ft 0 in)
Cruising speed: 306 km/h (191 mph)
Wingspan: 14 m
Range: 1,250 km
Weight: 3,622 kg
Top speed: 310 km/h
Engine type: Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6
It is marketed at several different roles, including VIP/corporate transport, offshore transport, fire fighting, law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical service, disaster relief, and maritime patrol. In addition to Agusta Westland's own manufacturing facilities in Italy and the United States, the AW139 is produced in Russia by HeliVert, a joint venture between Agusta Westland and Russian Helicopters.
The AW139 was originally designed and developed jointly by Agusta and Bell Helicopters and marketed as the Agusta-Bell AB139, being redesignated AW139 when Bell withdrew from the project. Since entering service in 2003, the AW139 has become one of AgustaWestland's most influential products; it has been subsequently developed into two enlarged medium-lift helicopters, the military-orientated AW149 and the AW189 for the civil market.
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