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South Tangerang – On Monday, February 22nd, 2016, located in the hangar of PT Indopelita Aircraft Services in Pondok Cabe Airfield, was introduced the new helicopter AW 139 SAR belongs to BASARNAS.

This helicopter was produced in Italy, and had completed the assembly process which was fully carried out by subsidiary of PT. Pelita Air Service (PT PAS), namely PT Indopelita Aircraft Services (PT IAS).
It is an honor, where PT IAS managed to assemble a helicopter, which had undergone numerous tests and flight test and also got the military certification. PT IAS also cooperates with Finmeccanica in the maintenance of the aircraft.

The cooperation between both companies began in March 2015, when BASARNAS had signed a contract with Finmeccanica, an Agusta Westland helicopter manufacturing company, for the purchase of AW139 helicopters for search and rescue operational purposes. This agreement covers the training of air crews and technicians, as well as initial support package including rescue hoist, radar, cabin console and other rescue equipment.

SAR Helicopter AW139 is a medium class helicopter that is reliable and has twin-engines, which will strengthen the search and rescue operations in difficult terrain to reach both on land and at sea. With the ability to Search and Rescue (SAR) best-in-class, AW139 SAR has a passenger capacity of up to 15 people or 5 stretchers, and is capable of flying at speeds up to 310 kilometers per/hour, a distance of up to 1,250 kilometers with a maximum altitude of 20,000 feet, and endurance to fly up 6 hours to cope with the long search time.


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.