AgustaWestland AW119Kx Koala
portugal Força Aérea Portuguesa

Portuguese Air Force

2019 to present


Força Aérea Portuguesa AW119Kx Koala

Contract for 5 AW119Kx helicopters, plus 2 options signed on October 2018 to begin replacement of Alouette III. First aircraft delivered via air to Spain by Leonardo Philadelphia plant on January 28th, 2019. Official reception ceremony held by Squadron 552 on February 17th

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First Two AW119Kx Delivered to Portugal, 22-Feb-19 : #Delivery Portugal’s Air Force received the first two of five AW119Kx in a ceremony held at Beja Air Base. Rest will followed on early 2020. The new helicopter is replacing the Alouette III in service since 1960s

Portugal Orders Five AW119Kx Plus Two Options, 18-Oct-18 : Helitech 2018 Portuguese Air Force ordered 5 AW119Kx with an option for a further 2 helicopters. Value is in excess of €20M and will be delivered from AgustaWestland Philadelphia plant between 2018 and 2020


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2019/    Esquadra de Transporte 552 Beja (BA11)

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14959 2018     29701: FAP d/d 18feb19, Esq552; pictured (pic2) on official deli+
AgustaWestland USA N677SS: AgustaWestland, PA Sep18; 27jan19 first Koala pictured +
14960 2018     29702: FAP d/d 18feb19, Esq552; pictured on official delivery cere+
AgustaWestland USA N681SS: AgustaWestland, PA Sep18

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