8 more AW139s to strengthen rescue and border patrol in Italy

December 12, 2017; Leonardo Press Release
Leonardo announced on Dec. 11 further orders for its AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter for public service and security operations in Italy, with contracts for eight aircraft valued at approximately €112 million.

The Italian Coast Guard has signed a contract for two AW139s to perform search-and-rescue (SAR) missions, with deliveries to be completed by the end of 2018. The Italian Customs and Border Protection Service (Guardia di Finanza) has ordered six of the aircraft to perform patrol operations, with deliveries to be completed by 2020...

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