Força Aérea Portuguesa orders AW119Kx helicopters

Leonardo Helicopters announced on October 18, 2018, that it has sold five AW119Kx Koala MkII helicopters to the Força Aérea Portuguesa (FAP), with options for a further two, under a contract valued in excess of €20 million.

Delivery of the five aircraft on firm order will come from Leonardo’s US production line in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and begin in late 2018.

The helicopters will replace the Aerospatiale Alouette IIIs in service with Esquadra 552 ‘Zangões’ at Beja. Nigel Pittaway