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
Ireland Set Permanent Emergency Service, 15-Jul-15 : Ireland announced the establishment of the Emergency Aeromedical Support Service on a permanent basis.
|Years||Units||bold : Current base of the Unit|
|2006/||301 squadron|| Baldonnel |
List of Aircraft
|C/N||Mod||Built||ID In this Org||In other Org|
|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|
|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+|