PRESS RELEASE – 26th February 2015
Ambulance Victoria Takes Delivery of its First AW139 Helicopter.
The aircraft will perform EMS operations.
First of six units ordered in 2014.
Final delivery planned at the end of the year to enter service beginning 2016.
Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland and Australian Helicopters are pleased to announce the delivery of the first AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter in EMS configuration for Ambulance Victoria. The fleet of six helicopters will soon start to replace the existing Ambulance Victoria helicopters with the transition being completed in early 2016.Australian Helicopters’ Managing Director, John Boag, says “the internal dimensions of the AW139 makes them the best choice for primary and secondary EMS applications and the perfect choice for their contract with Ambulance Victoria. The AW139 are faster, can travel longer distances without refueling and utilize state-of-the-art avionic technology. We look forward to our partnership with AgustaWestland in supplying the six new helicopters to assist us to support the Victorian community through Ambulance Victoria and the Victorian Government over the next decade.”