AgustaWestland has handed over the first of seven AW139s to the Swedish Maritime Administration. Sweden's maritime and aeronautical services provider is receiving a fleet of AW139s equipped for search and rescue (SAR) operations. According to AgustaWestland, the helicopters feature the manufacturer's full ice protection system (FIPS) to allow for all-weather operational capability. The AW139s will fly from five different bases throughout the country.
Swedish Maritime Administration's first AW139. Photo courtesy of AgustaWestland
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