Panama’s SENAN Inducts Two AW139s and a Twin Otter

One of the two new SENAN AW139Ms, AN-145, during an operational mission on January 25. SENAN

PANAMA’S SERVICIO Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN – National Air and Naval Service) has put two additional new Leonardo Helicopters AW139Ms, serials AN-145 and AN-146, and one more Viking Air Twin Otter 400,AN-262, into service.  A formal induction ceremony for all three was held at Lieutenant Octavio Rodriguez Garrido Station, the former Howard Air Base, on January 8.   The President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela, presided over the event. SENAN will utilise them in the fight against international drug trafficking, crime and organised crime, as well as for social actions and humanitarian aid.

This is the second Twin Otter Srs 400 for SENAN – the aircraft was ordered under a contract announced by the Canadian manufacturer on October 10 last year.  The AW139s join six of the type which are already in service with SENAN.  The additional two were ordered under a contract signed on January 11, 2017.