Guardia di Finanza’s big AW169M order

Leonardo Helicopters announced on November 12, 2018, that Italy’s Guardia di Finanza had signed a contract for 22 AW169M helicopters, for delivery between the (northern) summer of 2019 and 2024.

The €280 million contract also includes a comprehensive support and training package.

The new helicopters will complement the existing fleet of six AW139s already in service; a further eight are due to be delivered in 2019. The Guardia di Finanza intends to use its AW169Ms in the patrol and reconnaissance, law enforcement, rescue and homeland security roles.