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Safran to Support Portugal’ EH101 Engines, 29-Jan-20 : Heli-Expo 2020 Safran signed a 10-year Global Support Package (GSP) contract with Portuguese Air Force (FAP) to support 38 RTM322 engines that powered the 12-strong EH101 Merlin fleet

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

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List of Units

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Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
    Esquadra de Transporte 552 - 552 Transport Squadron ? --
    Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento 711 - 711 Search and Rescue Squadron 1993 2006
    Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento 751 - 751 Search and Rescue Squadron 1978 --
    Esquadra 752 - 752 Squadron 1978 2009

Bases and Locations

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Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
   Beja (BA11)Esquadra de Transporte 552 1993/   
   LajesEsquadra de Busca e Salvamento 751 2009/   
   Montijo (BA6)Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento 751
   Porto SantoEsquadra de Busca e Salvamento 751

Model Types

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  AW AW119Kx Koala 2019
  AW EH101 122005
  SNIA SA330 Puma 1319692011
  SNIA Alouette III 1561963
  SNIA Alouette II19581976
  Sikorsky S-55 H-19419541960

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