“AgustaWestland AW139” is developed & manufactured by Italy’s “AgustaWestland”, which is now known as “Leonardo S.p.A.”.
AgustaWestland AW139 can perform variety of duties such as personal transport, offshore transport, firefighting, law enforcement, search & rescue (SAR), emergency medical service, disaster relief & maritime patrol. With a unit price of approx. $12 Million USD, its main operators are Italy, Ireland, UAE, Bangladesh, Egypt, USA, Qatar & Pakistan.
AgustaWestland AW139 is powered by 2x“Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67C” turboshaft engines & has a capacity to carry 15 passengers (Excluding Crew). Its range is around 1000 Km with a top speed of 310 Km/h. The maximum altitude it can attain is 20,000 ft.
Pakistan signed a contract with “Leonardo” in 2016 for the delivery of these helicopters (Total Numbers Undisclosed) along with logistic support & training package. Deliveries started in 2017 but total number of delivered helicopters (Ordered) remains undisclosed.