700th AW139 goes to Samsung Techwin Co Ltd

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700th AW139 goes to Samsung Techwin Co Ltd

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce it handed over two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters to Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd. of the Republic of Korea during a ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy.

These helicopters will be used to perform corporate transport. The delivery includes the 700th AW139 setting a major production milestone coming approximately ten years after its introduction into service in which time it has set the new standard in its category and become the bestselling aircraft in the intermediate twin category.

Samsung Techwin, a leading high technology company operating globally in business sectors such as electronics, security, defence, robotics and energy, has been operating AW139s since 2009 with orders for four aircraft placed. The AW139 has achieved great sales success in the Republic of Korea with the sale of aircraft for a number of applications including corporate transport, coast guard duties and firefighting.

Mr. Ki Choon Yang, General Manager, Helicopter Service Team Leader of Samsung Techwin said: “We are delighted to celebrate together with AgustaWestland this important milestone today. We have been operating the AW139 for 5 years and we are extremely satisfied of its performance, safety and reliability. We are very much looking forward to adding to our fleet these two brand new AW139s.”

Source and image: AgustaWestland

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