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  • United Arab Emirates Air Force AW139
  • United Arab Emirates Air Force AW139

Used for VIP transport and by the Joint Aviation Command (JAC) for Search and Rescue (SAR).

Two earlier airframes are AB139 and are listed separately. Abu Dhabi Aviation operates some SAR AW139 for the armed forces.

VIDEO: On December 29, 2018 one of the SAR helicopters crashed in Ras Al Khaimah, killing the crew of four, after allegedly hitting a 2.8km zip line cable

AW139s Tail Numbers:- 350, 351, 352, 353(VIP) 354, 355, 356, 357. All except 353 used for Military SAR. Based at OMAD (Bateen) UAE.

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UAE Takes Delivery of the next Three SAR AW139, 26-Feb-15 : IDEX 2015 AgustaWestland announced during IDEX 2015 the delivery of the next batch of three SAR AW139 to the Joint Aviation Command of the United Arab Emirates (JAC).

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31577 UAE air force from Jan15, test serial I-RAIO
31580 UAE air force from Jan15
31603 UAE air force from Jun15
31213     2007: UAEAF VIP from Oct08
31215     2008: UAEAF VIP from Oct08
AgustaWestland Italy I-EASD: AgustaWestland, to UAE
31253     2009: UAEAF VIP from Sep09
31256     2010: UAEAF VIP from Sep09
31286     2011: UAEAF VIP from Mar10
31299     2012: UAEAF VIP from Aug10
31302     2013: UAEAF VIP from Oct10
31585     2018: UAEAF VIP from Dec14
AgustaWestland Italy I-PTFT: AgustaWestland Italy, Dec14; Jan15 due for delivery to +
31056     350: UAEAF d/d Dec06
31064     351: UAEAF d/d Dec06
31075     352: UAEAF d/d May07
31080     353: UAEAF d/d 2007
31085     354: UAEAF d/d 2007
31088     355: UAEAF d/d 2007
31093     356: UAEAF d/d 2007
31098     357: UAEAF d/d Aug07
31568     358: UAE air force from Jan15, test serial I-RAIN
31596     360: UAE air force from Nov15, white/red rescue camo
31599     361: UAE air force from Jun15, test serial I-EASS, olive drab cam+
31600     362: UAE air force from Jun15, olive drab camo

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