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    Del'd: 6 - 2006 to present


    Aer Chór na hÉireann AW139

    The AW139 was selected by the Irish Department of Defence in December 2004 and a contract was signed for four aircraft plus two options. The Irish Air Corps use the aircraft for a range of duties including transport of special operation units of the Defence Forces, air ambulance, overland search and rescue and VIP transport. First unit delivered in 2006.

    Serial 274 was originally built as an Agusta AB.139 and listed separately

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    3000th Patient for Irish Air Corps 112, 01-Oct-20 : #EAS Ireland’s first Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS) airlifts 3000th patient. “Air Corps 112” is an air ambulance helicopter service based in Athlone operated since 2012 by the Irish Air Corps and National Ambulance Service under the call sign MEDEVAC 112, the service was redesignated AIR CORPS 112 in 2016

    Ireland Set Permanent Emergency Service, 15-Jul-15 : Ireland announced the establishment of the Emergency Aeromedical Support Service on a permanent basis.


    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    2012/    National Ambulance Service Ireland EAS Custume Barracks
    2006/    301 squadron Baldonnel

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    31059 2006     275: Irish Air Corps d/d with 274
    31076 2007     276: Irish Air Corps 301 Sqd from Apr07; 02jan14 pictured (pic1) +
    31078 2007     277: 301 sqd from May07; Jun07 at Paris Le Bourget air show 2007
    IRISH 277
    31137 2008     278: Irish Air Corps d/d Baldonnel 26jul08
    31145 2008     279: Final AW139 for the Irish Air Corps, due for deliver in Octo+

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