CastleAir has announced the addition of a third AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter to perform in-country VIP/corporate transport missions. The delivery of the aircraft is expected to be performed in 2025. The move further expands the fleet of Leonardo helicopters in service with the operator, currently made of 15 units.

Castle Air delivers a range of passenger transport services in UK including airport transfers, support to sport and social events, charter services. It boasts over 1more than 40 years of experience and 100,000 flight hours logged, and operate from five bases.

The AW139 success for passenger transport in UK is significantly growing with seven units expected to be delivered to various operators by mid-2025 and reinforces the already leading position of Leonardo in the UK and Ireland VIP/corporate transport market.

The world’s most important helicopter programme since its certification in 2004 and the bestselling type in its category, the AW139 has logged orders for more than 1400 units from over 290 customers in over 90 countries to date. The fleet of over 1200 units in service has now exceeded 4 million flight hours. The AW139 delivers outstanding capabilities, technology and safety to meet stringent requirements from operators. The type features state-of-the-art avionics with advanced navigation and collision avoidance systems to enhance situational awareness and reduce pilots’ workload, unmatched speed, power margins and overall performance, the widest cabin in its category featuring high modularity for rapid reconfiguration, a unique 60+ min run-dry capable main gear box for enhanced reliability and safety and up to 1000 certified kits.