AB139 Delivered To Abu Dhabi Aviation And Marketed By Royal Jet
AgustaWestland, November 22, 2005 - The new generation medium twin AB139 helicopter is making its first appearance at the Dubai Airshow. The aircraft on display was delivered last week to Abu Dhabi Aviation and is marketed by Royal Jet. It is the first offshore/VIP configured AB139 to be delivered in the Middle East region and will enter service immediately after the airshow. The aircraft is configured with a five passenger VIP interior cabin which can be easily reconfigured to a 15 passenger configuration for offshore transport operations.
The AB139 delivers best-in-class performance with a maximum cruise speed of 167 knots (310 kph), a range in excess of 500 nm (927 km) and superior hover performance. With its large power reserve the AB139's excellent performance is assured even in extreme hot and high conditions or during emergency single engine operations. Engineered to the highest safety standards, the AB139 is constructed with energy absorbing landing gear, fuselage and seats to meet the latest JAR/FAR 29 standards. With the largest passenger cabin in its class, the AB139 allows for maximum role flexibility. Large sliding doors on each side of the cabin provide clear access to the unobstructed cabin with a flat floor. An additional 120 cu ft (3.4 cu m) of baggage space is also provided behind the cabin, allowing the carriage of large items, accessible from both sides of the helicopter.
Orders for nearly 150 AB139s have been placed by customers around world for a wide range of roles including offshore transport, search and rescue, corporate and VIP transport, law enforcement and medical evacuation, making it the best selling helicopter in its class.
Agusta AB139 A6-BBB ( Abu Dhabi Aviation )