AgustaWestland has gained an order for eight AW139s from the Royal Thai Army (RTA). The manufacturer’s parent company, Finmeccanica, announced the contract at Helitech 2015 in London on October 7. They will be used for transport and utility missions throughout Thailand.
The additional helicopters will join two AW139s that have previously been delivered to the Thai Army. They had been ordered under a contract announced on October 8, 2012 and both entered service in early 2014. Alan Warnes