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AgustaWestland AW139, PH-SHK, CHC Dutch © Mike de Bruijn
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AW139 (AB139)

Medium Utility Helicopter

The AgustaWestland AW139 (Agusta-Bell AB139) is a medium 17-seat twin-engine multi-purpose helicopter produced by the Anglo-Italian manufacturer AgustaWestland. This helicopter type is mostly in operation with civil operators for executive passenger transport (VIP), emergency medical service (EMS), search and rescue operations (SAR), law enforcement and offshore passenger and material transportation.
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67C
Engine Power (each)1250 kW1676 shp
max. Cruise Speed306 km/h165 kts
  190 mph
max. Speed (vne)309 km/h167 kts
  192 mph
Service Ceiling6.096 m20.000 ft
Rate of climb652 m/min2140 ft/min
Range1.061 km573 NM
659 mi.
Empty Weight3.622 kg7.985 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight6.400 kg14.110 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)5/45/4
Main Rotor Diameter13,80 m45,3 ft
Tail Rotor Diameter2,70 m8,9 ft
Rotor Disc Area149,6 m²1610 ft²
Length (Fuselage)13,53 m44,4 ft
Length16,65 m54,6 ft
Height4,95 m16,2 ft
First Flight03.02.2001
Production Statusin production
ICAO CodeA139
Data for (Version)AgustaWestland AW139
Developed together with Bell Helicopter as AgustaBell AB139. Bell sold their rights on to AgustaWestland. The first produced helicopters (c/n 31001 - 31054) are named AB139, all later produced are named AW139.

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