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AW 139

The Air Corps took delivery of its first two Agusta Westland AW139 aircraft in November 2006. There are currently six of the type in service. The AW139 is a medium-lift twin-engine helicopter with a troop lifting capacity of up to 14 personnel in the normal configuration. In the cockpit the aircrew have a fully integrated digital avionics and cockpit display system, which includes an autopilot, a dual flight management system with GPS and a radio navigation system. The AW139 is utilised mainly in the army support role.


  • Army support
  • Air ambulance
  • Military Transport
  • General Utility
AW139 Statistics
Aircraft TypeAgusta Westland AW139
Role(s)Army support, air ambulance, military transport and general utility
Crew2 pilots & upto 8 fully equipped troops
Powerplant2 x Pratt & Whitney PT-6C-67C turboshafts
Wing Span13.80 mts. (45ft. 3in.)
Height4.98 mts. (16ft. 4in.)
Length16.62 mts. (54ft. 6in.)
Entered ServiceNovember 2006

AW139 Performance
Max T/O Weight6,000 kgs. (13,227 lbs.)
Service Ceiling20,000 ft
Cruise Speed157 kts.
Maximum Speed167 kts.
EnduranceMission dependant
RangeMission dependant