AgustaWestland, September 28, 2011 - AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Haughey Air Limited has placed an order for an AW139 medium twin helicopter. The aircraft, configured for corporate and VIP transport purposes, will be based in Northern Ireland and will be delivered in 2012. Elmilio Dalmasso, Senior VP Commercial Business, AgustaWestland, said after the signing of the contract “I am delighted that Haughey Air has selected the AW139 to meet its future corporate and VIP passenger transport requirements. The AW139 offers high levels of comfort, performance and safety and I am very confident this new generation helicopter will be appreciated by Haughey Air’s many clients.”
The AW139 is the new benchmark for executive helicopters. Designed to meet the rigorous standards of those who demand the best, the AW139 surpasses all other medium twin-engine helicopters in capability, speed, ride quality and passenger cabin space. Its sleek design, state-of-the-art avionics, luxurious accommodation and low noise signature sets new standards in the market. The AW139 delivers best-in-class performance with a cruise speed of 165 knots (306 kph), a range in excess of 500 nm (927 km), endurance of 5 hours and superior hover performance. With its power reserve, the AW139 assures Category “A” (Class 1) superior performance from a helipad (elevated or at ground level) at maximum take-off weight. Excellent performance is granted for operations worldwide, even in extreme hot-and-high environments or harsh conditions.
With the largest passenger cabin in its class the AW139 can accommodate its passengers in a spacious, comfortable and quiet environment. The unobstructed cabin design allows maximum flexibility for seating configurations whilst providing its passengers with excellent visibility through the six large cabin windows. Ample room is available for accessories such as telecommunications, work areas, refreshments and stowage space. The baggage compartment, provides a massive 3.4 cubic metres (120 cubic feet) of storage which is easily accessible from both inside the passenger compartment and outside the helicopter. Almost 580 AW139s have been sold in more than 50 countries to almost 160 customers for many roles including VIP/corporate transport, passenger transport, law enforcement, fire fighting, offshore transport, search and rescue, emergency medical service, disaster relief and maritime security. Over 400 AW139s are now in service worldwide and have flown over 400,000 hours. Haughey Air provides a range of corporate and VIP helicopter charter services from its base in Northern Ireland and throughout the UK.