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Cyprus takes delivery of two AW139 helicopters


NICOSIA (BNS): AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has delivered two AW139 medium twin engine helicopters to Cyprus.

The aircraft which belonged to the Ministry of Justice will be used to perform law enforcement, border patrol and search and rescue operations.

Three more AW139s will be delivered soon to the Ministry of Defence for search and rescue and utility-EMS duties, to cover the Cyprus Flight Information Region (FIR) and EU’s Frontex operational requirements.

The AW139 is a new generation medium twin-turbine helicopter. The Ministry of Justice’s AW139s are provided with a comprehensive tailored configuration including FLIR camera, rescue hoist, search-weather radar, SAR mission console, cargo hook with provision for fire fighting, EMS kit, engine particle separators, police radio communication equipment, and a fast rope/ rappelling kit.

Orders for almost 490 AW139 helicopters have been placed by nearly 140 customers, an Augusta Westland release said.

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