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Agusta Westland AW139

The Air Corps took delivery of its first two Agusta Westland AW139 aircraft in November 2006. There are currently six of the type in service.
The AW139 is a medium-lift twin-engine helicopter with a troop lifting capacity of up to 14 personnel in the normal configuration.

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Eurocopter EC135 P2

The Air Corps currently operates two EC135 P2 aircraft. These aircraft entered service in 2005 and operate seven days a week carrying out a wide variety of roles for the Air Corps. 

The EC135 is utilised as the main ab initio rotary wing training aircraft for the Air Corps.

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Eurocopter EC135 T2

The Air Corps in conjunction with the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform currently operate two EC135 T2 aircraft. Both operate seven days a week in the Garda Air Support role.  Operational control of the aircraft remains with the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, whereas the Air Corps provide pilots to the Garda Air Support Unit to fly the aircraft.

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CASA CN235

The Air Corps currently operates two Casa CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. These aircraft entered service in 1994 and operate seven days a week usually in the off shore maritime patrol arena. Working in close conjunction with the Naval Service, the two Casa CN 235 provide an aerial platform for patrolling the Irish Economic Zone, an area of approximately 132,000 square miles or 16% of the total EU sea fisheries.

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Cessna 172H

The Air Corps currently operates five Cessna FR172H aircraft. These aircraft first entered service in 1972 and operate seven days a week carrying out a wide variety of roles for the Air Corps. Although carrying out many different roles, the vast majority of operations in which the five Cessna FR172H aircraft are involved in, are aerial surveillance and monitoring of cash and prisoner & explosive escorts.

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Gulfstream Aerospace GIV

The Air Corps currently operates one Gulfstream IV. This aircraft entered service in 1991 and operates seven days a week usually in the Ministerial Air Transport role. The Gulfstream IV offers an intercontinental transport capability to the state having circulated the globe on various missions throughout its service with the Air Corps.

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Learjet 45

The Air Corps currently operates one Learjet 45. This aircraft entered service in 2004 and operates seven days a week usually in the Ministerial Air Transport role. In addition to its transport role, the Learjet 45 regularly carries out national and international patient transfer services in conjunction with the Department of Health and Children.

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Pilatus Britten Norman Defender

The Air Corps in conjunction with the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform currently operate one Pilatus Britten Norman Defender 4000 aircraft. This aircraft entered service in 1997 and operates seven days a week in the Garda Air Support role. Operational control of the aircraft remains with the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, while the Air Corps provide pilots and aircraft technicians to the Garda Air Support Unit to fly and maintain the aircraft.

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Pilatus PC-9M

The Air Corps currently operates seven Pilatus PC-9M aircraft. These aircraft first entered service in 2004 and operate as the main pilot training aircraft for the Air Corps. The PC-9M is equipped with a comprehensive, fully tandem-capable VFR/IFR avionics package for navigation, communication and identification, using state of the art equipment.

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