The AW139 is a conventional twin-engined transport helicopter with a 5-blade fully articulated main rotor and a 4-blade tail rotor and a retractable landing gear.The AW139 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PT6C turboshaft engines. The helicopter is being marketed for use in a number of roles including Law Enforcement/Emergency Medical Service, Executive Transport, Search and Rescue, Maritime and Offshore Oil Operations.  The first AW139 flew on 3 February 2001 at Vergiate in Italy, and the first production aircraft on 24 June 2002. The first customer aircraft was delivered in 2003.

Crew: 1

Capacity: 15 passengers

Length: 13.77 m (45 ft 2 in)

Main rotor diameter: × 13.8 m (45 ft 3 in)

Width: 2.26 m (7 ft 5 in)

Height: 3.72 m (12 ft 2 in)

Empty weight: 3622 kg (7985 lb)

Gross weight: 6400 kg (14110 lb)

Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67C free turbine turboshaft engine, 1142 kW (1531 hp) each

Maximum speed: 310 km/h (193 mph)

Range: 1061 km (573 miles)

Service ceiling: 6098 m (20,000 ft)

Rate of climb: 10.9 m/s (2140 ft/min)

Link to AgustaWestland detailed specs

IAS comments: Roomy cabin, ample range and advanced flight deck make the AW-139 an attractive aircraft for many purposes. We consider this best of breed in the corporate VIP helicopter market. Contact us for assistance in purchasing a new or pre-owned AW-139.

Ivan Klugman

Integral Aviation Solutions

IAS Helicopters