Agusta ab139


2001

Derived from A129 Mangusta

2001





Agusta ab139

Born as a joint Agusta Bell venture, the first 52 airframes were built by Agusta.

Airframes 13 and 17 not build (superstition?).

From 2005 known as Agustawestland AW139 after Bell sold its 25% share in the program for u$s 95 million.


Model News

First AB139 in EMS Configuration, 14-Jun-05 : Bell/Agusta Aerospace exhibited the first AB139 equipped for emergency medical service (EMS) at the Paris Air Show

Evergreen Accepts First Of Three Bell/Agusta AB139 Helicopters, 06-Feb-05 : AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Bell/Agusta Aerospace Company today marked the symbolic handover of the first of three AB139 helicopters ordered by Evergreen Helicopters, a division of Evergreen International Aviation. The ceremony took place at Bell/Agusta's booth during this week's HAI Heli-Expo annual convention in Anaheim, California.

AB139 Achieves FAA Certification, 20-Dec-04 : AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the AB139 was today awarded FAA Certification which follows the initial ENAC (Italian Airworthiness) IFR certification with a three screen digital cockpit. To enhance overall cockpit management, a four-screen cockpit has been introduced and the AB139 has now been awarded full IFR certification by ENAC/EASA, and the FAA to cover day and night IFR. The four-screen Honeywell Primus Epicã Electronic Flight Instrumentation System provides decreased pilot workload and enhances the overall capabilities of the AB139.

Handover Of The First Aga Khan AB139, 02-Dec-04 : AgustaWestland announce that, in a handover ceremony on 28 October at Agusta Vergiate plant, Italy, the first of four AB139 helicopters for the Aga Khan Development Network ( AKDN) was handed over. The AB139s will be operated in the remote and mountainous regions of South and Central Asia to ferry personnel and material for the construction of the three University of Central Asia (UCA) campuses.

Handover Of The First Namibian AB139 Helicopter, 16-Sep-04 : In a handover ceremony on 16 September at Eros Airport, Windhoek, the first of two AB139 helicopter for the Namibian Government was handed over to the President of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Dr. Sam Nujoma. The aircraft will be operated by the Government Air Transport Services performing utility, emergency medical service and transportation roles.

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Derivatives

ModelYearHistory
AW AW139 2005 Originally announced at the Farnborough Air Show on 8 Sep 1998, as a joint venture between Agusta and Bell; to complement the Bell 412. A full-sc ...
The AW139 is a medium, twin-engined, multi-role helicopter, having a 5 bladed main rotor driven by 2x 1679 shp Pratt & Whitney PT6C-67C turboshaf ...
The first 52 aircraft were built by Agusta in Italy as the AB.139. c/n from 31055 built in Italy c/n from 41001 built in Philadelphia, USA c ...
As of November 2012, 180 customers from more than 50 countries have ordered nearly 660 AW139. As of 2015, AW139 ordered are almost 900. As o ...
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