PRESS RELEASE – 27th February 2015
Toll Group Signs for Eight AW139s.
The aircraft will perform EMS operations in New South Wales Deliveries to start later this year and be completed early 2016.
Order confirms extraordinary success of the AW139 in Australia with 24 units ordered in the last 12 months.
Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland and Australia’s Toll Group are pleased to announce the purchase of eight AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters. The aircraft will be operated to perform Emergency Medical Service (EMS) missions in the Southern Region of New South Wales from newly constructed bases in Bankstown (Sydney), Orange, Wollongong and from the existing base in Canberra as part of the newly established Helicopter Retrieval Network in New South Wales. The contract was signed today during the Australian International Air Show at Avalon, southwest of Melbourne. In addition to this order, Toll’s base in Bankstown, will become an AgustaWestland Authorized Training Center for the AW139 providing Australia’s first AW139 Level D Full Flight Motion Simulator. The base will also include facilities for maintenance, crew training, the latest high fidelity virtual reality crewman and integrated crew training simulator and a full helicopter underwater escape training facility.