Four More AW139s For Police

SHAH ALAM: Four more AW139s for Police. The police is getting four more AW139s, adding to the two already in service, says IGP Puzi Harun today. One of the four will be delivered this May with the other three to be delivered, in batches, before 2020.

Puzi announced the new addition to the force at the inauguration of the Air Wing’s new airbase at the at Subang airport today (Mar.19, 2018). The inauguration of the new base, the peninsula HQ of the air wing was done by the DPM.

Air Wing officers posed for pictures in front of the base’s hangar.

The base is the second facility formerly at Sg Besi airbase that had been formally inaugurated. The first one was the Sendayan airbase last week.
One of the two AW139 leased to PDRM. Note the rescue hoist.

Puzi Harun says the new base will allow the air wing to operate on 24 hours basis unlike previously in Sg Besi.
VAT69 operators involved in the launch gimmick of the new base.

The base located at the north end of the Subang airport is linked to directly the runway allowing for the continous operations day and night. The air wing unit was originally stood up at the Subang airport on Feb. 1, 1979 with four Cessnas 206s before it was moved to Sg Besi airbase in 1998.
The plaque marking the opening of the base

Fuzi says the unit was renamed as the Air Wing on Mar. 1, 2012 in line with the increasing number of aircraft in its fleet.
An Ecureil conducting a demonstration with police comanndos. Internet.

The wing currently has 31 aircraft – 20 fixed wing; five Pilatus Porter PC6, six Cessna Caravan, four Cessna SP172 and five Beechcraft King Airs and 11 rotary – nine Airbus AS355s and two Finmeccanica AW139s.
PDRM Air Wing AW139 9M-PMC seen at Leonardo hangar at Subang. PMC and her sister helicopter 9M -PMB is expected to be officially handed over to the police at LIMA 17.

Malaysian Defence has reported on the procurement of the AW139s in the past.

— Malaysian Defence

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