Italian Guardia di Finanza takes delivery of another AW139


The Italian Guardia di Finanza takes delivery of second AW 139 helicopter

AW139Agusta Westland has delivered to the Italian Guardia
di Finanza (Customs and Border Patrol Service) a second AW139 helicopter The aircraft was accepted by Gen. Michele
Adinolfi, Guardia di Finanza Chief of
Staff and Gen. Daniele Caprino, Interregional Commander for
North-East Italy, during an
official ceremony held at Agusta Westland’s Vergiate plant today. The Guardia
di Finanza’s first AW139 was delivered in mid-2009.

 The AW139s
are being incorporated into the Guardia di Finanza’s Aviation Service fleet as
its new generation medium twin helicopter, replacing older models. The AW139s will perform
several missions including surveillance, reconnaissance, maritime patrol, law
enforcement and homeland security. 

 Agusta Westland
is also seeing growing interest in the BA609 tiltrotor by the Italian
Guardia di Finanza, thanks to
its unmatched features in terms of performance, mission flexibility and