AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced that the General Security of Libya has taken delivery of its second AW139 medium twin engine helicopter. The aircraft is part of a total order for five AW139s sold in Libya to perform a range of roles also including border patrol and Search and Rescue and was delivered by the all new LIATEC's (Libyan Italian Advanced Technology Company) facility at Abou Aisha airport. The start of deliveries for the General Security's AW139s sets a major milestone in the cooperation of AgustaWestland with Libya through one of the most successful models in its large and complete product range.
The AW139 adds to other successful AgustaWestland's types sold to Libya in recent years, namely the AW119Ke single engine for emergency medical service duties and the AW109 Power light twin for border patrol missions, and further expands the General Security AgustaWestland-made fleet which already includes ten AW109 Power helicopters. AgustaWestland boasts sales for over 20 helicopters of various types in Libya since 2006 as well as an industrial and maintenance services presence through LIATEC, a Joint Stock Company incorporated in Libya and established through an agreement signed in January 2006 by the three shareholders - Libyan Company for Aviation Industry (50%), Finmeccanica (25%) and AgustaWestland (25%).