Asian fire-fighting AW189s

Leonardo’s AW189 medium helicopter is establishing itself with fire-fighting operators in Southeast Asia. One example, 9M-BOE of Malaysia’s Bomba dan Penyelamat, was on display at LIMA 19.
Nigel Pittaway

LEONARDO HELICOPTERS announced at 2019 Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition (LIMA 19) that Malaysia’s Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat (Fire and Rescue Department) and Korea’s Seoul Fire Department are currently introducing the AW189 medium helicopter to their respective fleets.

A Malaysian example, 9M-BOE (MSN 49045), featured in the static display outside the exhibition hall during the LIMA show and Leonardo said that the Tokyo Fire Department will also introduce the AW189 shortly.