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04:15 AM, May 25, 2016
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Pakistan Orders AgustaWestland AW139 Helicopters

Pakistan has signed a contract for an undisclosed number of AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters with Leonardo-Finmeccanica.

The signing was held in Islamabad yesterday in the presence of the H.E. Italian Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo. The contract is part of a fleet renewal programme spread over several batches including a logistic support and training package.

The AW139s, deliveries of which are expected in 2017, will be used to perform search and rescue across the nation.

A total of 11AW139s are already in service in Pakistan, with 5 aircraft operated for Government relief and transportation duties.

The AW139 can perform a wide range of roles including government missions, EMS, SAR, executive/private and government transport, law enforcement, utility and offshore transport.

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