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    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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    Portuguese Koalas in Search and Rescue, 11-Jun-20 : #Koala Portugal Air Force (FAP) new Koala helicopter from the Ovar airbase SAR detachment completed search and rescue mission in support of the civilian protection agency

    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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    C/NBuiltID     In this OrgIn other Org

    14959 2018     29701: FAP d/d , Esq552; pictured (pic2) on official delivery ce+
    AgustaWestland USA N677SS: AgustaWestland, PA Sep18; 27jan19 first Koala pictured +
    14960 2018     29702: FAP d/d , Esq552; pictured on official delivery ceremony at+
    AgustaWestland USA N681SS: AgustaWestland, PA Sep18
    14965     29703: FAP d/d 03Oct19, Esq552
    AgustaWestland USA N674SH: AgustaWestland, PA Jan19
    14966 2019     29704: FAP Dec19
    AgustaWestland USA N670SH: AgustaWestland, PA Jan19
    14973     29705: FAP
    AgustaWestland USA N794PA: AgustaWestland, PA May20

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