Press release – 17 March 2015.
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland Signs Contract With Basarnas Indonesia for an AW139 SAR.
· The first AW139 sale in Indonesia for search and rescue mission
· AW139 delivers best in class performance
· AgustaWestland success in the growing Indonesian helicopter market
Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland announced today it has signed a contract with Badan SAR Nasional (Basarnas), the national search and rescue agency of the Republic of Indonesia, for an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter equipped for SAR operations. The contract also includes training for aircrew and technicians as well as an initial support package. The aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2015 and will be equipped with rescue hoist, radar, cabin console and other SAR equipment.
This sale represents an important milestone for AgustaWestland in the Indonesian public sector helicopter market and will enable it to increase cooperation with local industry to support the growing Indonesian helicopter market.
Basarnas will benefit from a range of support services for their AW139 provided by Indopelita Aircraft Service. This follows an agreement signed by AgustaWestland and Indopelita last November to establish support and maintenance services in Indonesia. AgustaWestland has recently achieved significant sales success in Indonesia with theAW119 single engine, GrandNew light twin engine and AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters for a variety of roles.
The AW139 provides Search and Rescue (SAR) operators best in-class performance, high cruise speed (165 knots / 306 kph), long range of (up to 675 nm / 1250 km) and endurance up to 6 hours for extended search patrols. With its high power reserve, thanks to its powerful PT6-67C turboshaft engines, the AW139 has excellent hover performance, including One Engine Inoperative (OEI) condition, even in extreme hot-and-high environments.