Panama’s new helicopters and aircraft
- January 11, 2018
Panama’s National Naval Air Service has received two Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW139M helicopters and one Viking Air DHC-6-400 Twin Otter transport aircraft as part of an agreement signed with Italian multinational Finmeccanica almost a year ago ending a lengthy trade dispute.
AW139M choppers are powered by two Pratt &Whitney engines and can transport up to 10 passengers plus crew. Also they include bulletproof shielding and have the ability for night flight and troop insertion in hostile areas.