Japan Fire and Disaster Management Agency orders AW139


Japanese agency orders a single AW139 helicopter

AW139AgustaWestland and Mitsui Busen Aerospace have announced that the Japan
Fire and Disaster Management Agency has ordered a single AW139 Helicopter.

This aircraft will be used to
perform fire fighting, emergency medical service, air
rescue and transport missions. The helicopter is due to be delivered in late
2011 and will enter operational service in spring 2012. This AW139 sale follows
an order for the same helicopter type by the Saitama Prefecture
in January 2011 and continues the success of the AW139 in the Japanese market
for fire fighting and disaster relief applications.

AgustaWestland’s Head of
Region, NE Asia, Andrew Symonds said “We are proud to provide Japan with an additional AW139
helicopter to support its range of demanding emergency mission requirements.
Thirty AW139s have been ordered by customers in Japan so far, confirming its
position as the most advanced mission capable helicopter available today in the
medium twin class.”