Dutch police orders third AW139

The Dutch Dienst Luchtvaartpolitie (National Police Aviation Service) has ordered an additional Leonardo AW139. The contract, signed on December 15, was announced on January 4 and will see the Dutch Police helicopter fleet increase to nine. The Dutch Police ordered two AW139s and EC135 P2+ helicopters in 2007. Delivered in 2009, they replaced a mixed fleet of seven Bo-105CB and Bo-105CBS4 helicopters and three Cessna 182R fixed-wing aircraft. The third AW139 (registration PH-PXX) is expected to enter service in 2019. Kees van der Mark