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FAA approves Sky Connect Tracker III on AW109 and AW119

FAA approves Sky Connect Tracker III on AW109 and AW119

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Honeywell Aerospace a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Sky Connect Tracker III mission management system on the Leonardo Helicopter AW109 and AW119 models. These are the first of an expected 14 helicopter STCs for the Honeywell system that meets the 2018 air ambulance mandate and provides satellite tracking… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 29-Jun-16

Able Aerospace Services joins Leonardo Helicopters service network

Able Aerospace Services joins Leonardo Helicopters service network

Able Aerospace Services has been named by Leonardo-Finmeccanica, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp, as an approved supplier for maintenance, repairs, overhaul and testing for AgustaWestland products’ components.  HeliHub.com can confirm that all models of AgustaWestland helicopter are included, although Able will initially be concentrating on AW109, AW119 and AW139. Able joins the Leonardo Helicopters’ worldwide service network… Read more »

Source: Able, 06-Jun-16

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Leonardo adds AW169 and AW189 to Kaan Air distributor agreement in Turkey

Leonardo adds AW169 and AW189 to Kaan Air distributor agreement in Turkey

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has announced at EBACE this week that their Distributorship Agreement with Kaan Air of Turkey has been “renovated” – whether this means it lapsed it not clear.  Previously, the Kaan covered a range of models including AW119, AW109SP and AW139.  Leonardo has now extended this to include AW169 and AW189. With this latest achievement… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 26-May-16

AgustaWestland sold $1.3 Billion worth of helicopters to Algeria

AgustaWestland sold $1.3 Billion worth of helicopters to Algeria

Over the last five years, Algeria has received a significant number of helicopters from AgustaWestland, but the manufacturer goes into complete silence mode when asked how many aircraft have been delivered.  No article has been published to date enumerating the extent of this order. HeliHub.com has thus done a significant amount of research in an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-16

New Mexico – Lifeguard Air Emergency Services to launch AW119Kx operations

New Mexico – Lifeguard Air Emergency Services to launch AW119Kx operations

Tomorrow 10th May 2016 at 3pm local time, the University of New Mexico Hospital’s Lifeguard Air Emergency Services, will launch its new helicopter service with the dedication of its newest emergency medical transport aircraft – an AgustaWestland AW119Kx Koala helicopter. The helicopter, owned by SevenBar Aviation, is equipped with medical-crisis treatment capabilities – blood reserves,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-May-16

Finmeccanica picks FreeFlight RA4500 radalt as AW119 standard

Finmeccanica picks FreeFlight RA4500 radalt as AW119 standard

NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced that global aerospace, defense and transportation company Finmeccanica has selected the FreeFlight RA4500 radar altimeter as standard equipment for AW119 singleturbine light helicopters. The RA4500 offers Finmeccanica’s customers a highlydependable, proven radar altimeter system that seamlessly integrates with the AW119’s existing avionics. This equipment will ensure compliance with the… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight, 29-Apr-16

Life Link III awarded re-accreditation by CAMTS

Life Link III awarded re-accreditation by CAMTS

Life Link III is pleased to announce that it has been awarded re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for both its rotor wing and fixed wing services. The CAMTS accreditation status is one of the most prestigious industry designations that may be achieved and extends across the entire Life Link… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 26-Apr-16

Sino-US signs for 25 AW119Kx helicopters

Sino-US signs for 25 AW119Kx helicopters

A contract for 25 AgustaWestland AW119Kx single engine helicopters has been signed with Sino-US. Deliveries are expected to start by June 2016. This contract includes a comprehensive support and training services package and is part of a framework agreement for 60 AW119Kx aircraft to be acquired through 2017. The helicopters will be operated by Kingwing… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Mar-16

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Life Flight Network is first EMS operator to achieve both HAI-APS and IS-BAO Accreditation

Life Flight Network is first EMS operator to achieve both HAI-APS and IS-BAO Accreditation

Today at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Conference in Louisville, KY, Life Flight Network (LFN) received recognition for earning two distinguished safety accreditations. LFN is the first air medical operator in the world to receive the HAI Accreditation Program of Safety (HAI-APS) designation for helicopter air ambulance operations. Simultaneously, LFN received International Standard for Business… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 02-Mar-16

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South African Red Cross orders three AW119Kx

South African Red Cross orders three AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that the South African Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS) of South Africa has signed a contract for three AW119Kx EMS-equipped helicopters to expand their existing fleet of five AW119Ke aircraft. The contract also includes an option to acquire five additional units. The initial three aircraft will be delivered from AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Oct-15

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Life Flight Network AW119Kx fleet passes 10,000 Flight Hours

Life Flight Network AW119Kx fleet passes 10,000 Flight Hours

AgustaWestland announced today that Life Flight Network of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West United States has exceeded 10,000 flight hours in their fleet of AW119Kx life-saving EMS (Emergency Medical Service) helicopters, just two years after initial deliveries to the customer and three years after the aircraft was outfitted with a glass cockpit and unveiled… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Oct-15

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Life Link III Signs for Seventh AW119Kx

Life Link III Signs for Seventh AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that Life Link III of the Northwest United States has signed for a seventh EMS-equipped AW119Kx helicopter that will add to their growing fleet. The aircraft will be delivered from AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia facility by the end of 2015. Meeting the high standards set by Life Link III’s operational requirements, introduction of the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Oct-15

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Indian Government approves JV between AgustaWestland and Tata Sons

Indian Government approves JV between AgustaWestland and Tata Sons

The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has cleared the proposal to set up a chopper assembling unit by Indian Rotorcraft (IRL), a joint venture between AgustaWestland and Tata Sons.See Full Story

Source: Money Control, 19-Oct-15

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P&WC Increases PT6B-37A Engine TBO by 1,500 Hours

P&WC Increases PT6B-37A Engine TBO by 1,500 Hours

Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) has boosted the basic Time Between Overhaul (TBO) for the power section of the PT6B-37A turboshaft engine by a full 50 per cent, jumping from 3,000 hours to 4,500 hours, resulting in improved operating economics. All PT6B-37A engines in service are eligible for the basic TBO increase, meaning no… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney, 05-Oct-15

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Sino-US Signs for Three More AW119Kx

Sino-US Signs for Three More AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that Sino-US Intercontinental signed a contract for three AW119Kx single engine helicopters, further expanding the presence of AgustaWestland helicopters in the Chinese civil market. The three helicopters are expected to be delivered within 2015. Sino-US Intercontinental acts as an official non-exclusive distributor for AgustaWestland civil helicopters in China, excluding Hong Kong and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Sep-15

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AW119MkII Crosstubes Complete DART’s Landing Gear Portfolio

AW119MkII Crosstubes Complete DART’s Landing Gear Portfolio

DART Aerospace proudlyannounces the launch of the AW119 MkII crosstubes; an economic straight replacement of the OEM product with shorter lead times. This new product line for the AW119MKII completes the DART landing gear portfolio that already included Skidtubes with the exclusive Round-I-Beam™ technology, Bearpaws, Steps and Wearplates. The crosstubes are available with or without… Read more »

Source: Dart, 31-Jul-15

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HAI, FAASTeam to Host Philly Safety Conference

HAI, FAASTeam to Host Philly Safety Conference

Attention all Philadelphia-area helicopter pilots! HAI, in conjunction with the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam), is hosting a helicopter safety conference this coming Tuesday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Don’t miss this landmark event! The conference will feature the very latest information on the safety issues facing the rotorcraft industry, presented by some… Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-Jun-15

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Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul accepts second AW119Kx

Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul accepts second AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that Aeromot has taken delivery of its second AW119Kx single engine helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform medevac/EMS, public utility and law enforcement missions by the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul, joining the first AW119Kx delivered earlier this year. These AW119Kx helicopters feature a complete EMS system with… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Apr-15

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AgustaWestland, Bristow, Doss Aviation And Rockwell Collins propose AW119Kx for US military training

AgustaWestland, Bristow, Doss Aviation And Rockwell Collins propose AW119Kx for US military training

AgustaWestland North America, along with Bristow Group, Doss Aviation and Rockwell Collins, announced today that they are in discussions to develop a turn-key solution to address the rotary-wing pilot training needs of U.S. military and government customers. The solution would provide for total life-cycle support and management, centered around the U.S.-built AW119 helicopter, the best-in-class… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Apr-15

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Malaysia – Weststar orders three AW helicopters

Malaysia – Weststar orders three AW helicopters

AgustaWestland and Weststar General Aviation are pleased to announce that a contract for three helicopters, one AW119Kx, one GrandNew and one AW169, was signed today at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition 2015 by Vincenzo Alaimo, Managing Director of AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, Weststar Group’s… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Mar-15

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Basarnas Indonesia ​signs for an SAR AW139

Basarnas Indonesia ​signs for an SAR AW139

AgustaWestland announced today it has signed a contract with Badan SAR Nasional (Basarnas), the national search and rescue agency of the Republic of Indonesia, for an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter equipped for SAR operations. The contract also includes training for aircrew and technicians as well as an initial support package. The aircraft will be… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Mar-15

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MIT Group to Operate Six AW119Kx EMS Helicopters in China

MIT Group to Operate Six AW119Kx EMS Helicopters in China

AgustaWestland and Sino-US Intercontinental of China announced today that MIT Group of China will operate a total of six AW119Kx single engine helicopters to perform emergency medical service missions. Deliveries will start in summer 2015 and are expected to be completed by early 2016. Operational readiness will be achieved in March 2016. MIT Group also… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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Life Flight Network orders 11 more AgustaWestland Helicopters

Life Flight Network orders 11 more AgustaWestland Helicopters

AgustaWestland announced today it has entered into an agreement with Life Flight Network, the United States’ largest not-for-profit air ambulance provider, for up to ten additional aircraft. The agreement includes four firm orders and two options for AW119Kx EMS-configured helicopters and preliminary agreements for up to five AW109 Trekkers. Full execution and delivery will bring… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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Spectrum Aeromed completes First of Four AW109/119 installations for TriState CareFlight

Spectrum Aeromed completes First of Four AW109/119 installations for TriState CareFlight

Spectrum Aeromed completed its first of four Agusta 109/119 equipment kit installations for TriState CareFlight. TriState CareFlight offers inter-facility fixed and rotor wing transports, and rotor wing EMS services (excluding maternal and neonatal patients) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  They operate out of Arizona serving Colorado, Nevada and New… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 03-Mar-15

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Transmission Test Stand Capabilities Introduced at AgustaWestland Philadelphia

Transmission Test Stand Capabilities Introduced at AgustaWestland Philadelphia

AgustaWestland today announced that transmission testing capabilities have been expanded at the Company’s Philadelphia facility, bringing full Maintenance Repair & Overhail (MRO) services for intermediate and tail rotor gearboxes closer to customers operating in the Americas. The multi-model intermediate and tail rotor gearbox test system is the result of design and installation collaboration with RedViking…. Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Feb-15

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Oregon – Life Flight Network to base a 24×7 AW119Kx in Astoria

Oregon – Life Flight Network to base a 24×7 AW119Kx in Astoria

Life Flight Network (LFN), the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it will be opening a base in Astoria, Oregon. The base will begin 24/7 operations May 15, 2015. The LFN base in Astoria will significantly improve access to air medical resources along the Oregon and Washington Coast. Columbia Memorial… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 12-Feb-15

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Carabineros de Chile Order an AW139

Carabineros de Chile Order an AW139

AgustaWestland announced today that the Carabineros de Chile has placed an order for an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. The aircraft, which will be delivered in the first quarter of 2015, will be used to support a wide range of missions including public order and safety, crime control, counter terrorism, drug control and border security… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Jan-15

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Chinese Private Operator Orders an AW119Kx Helicopter

Chinese Private Operator Orders an AW119Kx Helicopter

AgustaWestland and Sino-US Intercontinental announced today the sale of an AW119Kx single engine helicopter to a private operator in China. The aircraft will be delivered by the end of this year and will be used to perform passenger transport operations in the country. This latest contract further expands the presence of AgustaWestland commercial helicopters in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Nov-14

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Summit Air Ambulance Takes Delivery of Its First AW119Kx

Summit Air Ambulance Takes Delivery of Its First AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced that it has delivered to Summit Air Ambulance of Idaho their first AW119Kx, an EMS equipped helicopter that will support their operations in the Northwest United States. The delivery of a second AW119Kx will soon follow, and both helicopters will join several AW109 Power helicopters already in service with Summit, in addition to… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Oct-14

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Turkey – HeliStar to operate three AW119Ke

Turkey – HeliStar to operate three AW119Ke

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that HeliStar SA of Turkey, owned by Kaan Air and Air Methods, will operate three AW119Ke single engine helicopters plus a same type back-up aircraft to perform electricity infrastructure aerial monitoring for Teias (Turkish Electricity Transmission Company). The AW119Ke helicopters have been specially configured to carry out this mission and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Jul-14

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Life Link III accepts sixth AW119Kx

Life Link III accepts sixth AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that it has built and delivered from the Philadelphia assembly line the sixth AW119Kx, featuring advanced life-saving equipment and a customized EMS interior, for Life Link III of Minnesota and Wisconsin. This represented the final delivery from the initial contract, with Life Link III retaining options for an additional six aircraft. Initially… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Jun-14

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Life Flight Network to open Idaho base at Coeur d’Alene

Life Flight Network to open Idaho base at Coeur d’Alene

Life Flight Network (LFN) announced plans today to base an air medical helicopter at Pappy Boyington Field in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho beginning May 23rd, 2014. Dominic Pomponio, Regional Director, states, “We are excited to expand our service in Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding communities. The new base is receiving tremendous support from local care providers…. Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 16-May-14

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AgustaWestland joins Finmeccanica North America at Quad-A

AgustaWestland joins Finmeccanica North America at Quad-A

AgustaWestland North America, a Finmeccanica company, will showcase its range of solutions for the US Army on the joint Finmeccanica North America booth (#1731) at this year’s Army Aviation Association of America Mission Solutions Summit, taking place in Nashville, Tennessee from May 4 through 6. AgustaWestland is highlighting the AW119Kx, a light-single engine helicopter featuring… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 03-May-14

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Life Flight Network earns AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award

Life Flight Network earns AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award

Life Flight Network (LFN), the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service, receives the AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award at a March 11th, 2014 ceremony in Washington, D.C. AAMS presents this award annually to recognize an exceptional emergency medical transport organization who demonstrates broad-based continuing commitment to the communities they serve. LFN is recognized… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 19-Mar-14

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AgustaWestland to Open Canadian Supply Centre

AgustaWestland to Open Canadian Supply Centre

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has signed an agreement for its first Canadian Supply Center, to be strategically located in Toronto and operated by Chartright Executive Helicopters. The supply center will allow for materials to be moved closer to the customer and serve the expanding Canadian fleet of aircraft. The supply center will carry in excess… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Mar-14

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AgustaWestland Delivers First of Six AW119Kx to Life Link III

AgustaWestland Delivers First of Six AW119Kx to Life Link III

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced today that it has delivered the first of six EMS configured AW119Kx to Life Link III, an air medical transportation provider operating in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The aircraft was built and delivered from AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia assembly line and features a customized EMS interior and advanced life-saving equipment. “As the most… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Feb-14

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AgustaWestland signs deals worth $357 Million

AgustaWestland signs deals worth $357 Million

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded contracts totally valued about EUR 260 million [translates today as $357M.  Ed] to supply helicopters for both commercial and government applications to customers in various nations including USA, Brazil, UK and Japan. Contracts, signed during Heli-Expo, held in Anaheim, California, include a total of 24 aircraft such as… Read more »

Source: Finmeccanica, 25-Feb-14

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Life Flight Network’s base In Butte, Montana now operational

Life Flight Network’s base In Butte, Montana now operational

Life Flight Network (LFN) announced the opening of its newest base of operations at the Bert Mooney Airport in Butte, Montana today. The base is home to a new AgustaWestland 119Kx “Koala” air medical helicopter, and 14 employees. The helicopter will extend air ambulance service to more communities in Montana and Eastern Idaho, allowing for… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 29-Jan-14

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Conklin & de Decker Release Life Cycle Cost 2014

Conklin & de Decker Release Life Cycle Cost 2014

Conklin & de Decker has released the latest version of LIFE CYCLE COST 2014 Volume I. The most powerful aircraft budgeting and financial analysis tool available, LIFE CYCLE COST (LCC) from Conklin & de Decker, provides aircraft owners, operators, flight department managers, and aircraft consultants with independently researched ownership and operating cost data for more… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 22-Jan-14

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Life Flight Network to open new Montana base in Butte

Life Flight Network to open new Montana base in Butte

Life Flight Network (LFN), the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service with headquarters in Aurora, Oregon, announced plans today to open a new base at Bert Mooney Airport in Butte, Montana by approximately January 15, 2014. Michael Griffiths, LFN’s CEO, states, “Life Flight Network seeks opportunities to provide much-needed air medical resources to rural… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 15-Dec-13

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Heli USA Airways files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Heli USA Airways files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., which leased the three Agusta helicopters to Heli USA, said that the tour company defaulted a year ago on the $32,000-a-month payments. Further, a company representative said Heli USA was not maintaining the helicopters correctly.  See full story

Source: Las Vegas Review Journal, 30-Oct-13

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TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that TriState CareFlight, an air medical transport service operating in the Southwestern United States, has reached a fleet milestone of 60,000 hours. TriState Care Flight operates a total of 40 aircraft, including 22 AW119’s and 10 AW109 Power’s. The EMS configured interiors allow for the finest patient… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Oct-13

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Life Flight Network Signs Firm Orders for Three AW119Kx

Life Flight Network Signs Firm Orders for Three AW119Kx

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce Life Flight Network has signed firm orders for three AW119Kx single engine helicopters, completing the 15 helicopter acquisition plan, to meet its future air medical helicopter transport requirements. The contract was signed today by Michael Griffiths, Life Flight Network’s CEO, and Robert Brant, Vice President of Sales… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Oct-13

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AgustaWestland delivers tenth AW119Kx to Life Flight Network

AgustaWestland delivers tenth AW119Kx to Life Flight Network

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced today that it has delivered the 10th aircraft in support of Life Flight Network’s air medical transport missions. The aircraft is also the 150th AW119 from the Philadelphia assembly line. “As we mark the occasion of the 150th AW119 built by AgustaWestland, I want to take the time to thank… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Oct-13

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Life Flight Network introduces AW119Kx at two Oregon bases

Life Flight Network introduces AW119Kx at two Oregon bases

Life Flight Network (LFN), the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service with headquarters in Aurora, Oregon, announces new AgustaWestland 119Kx “Koala” medical helicopters developed for the company have been placed into service at its Pendleton and La Grande, Oregon bases. These top-of-the-line helicopters provide the fastest air medical transport for critically ill or injured… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 28-Aug-13

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AgustaWestland showcases corporate range at LABACE 2013

AgustaWestland showcases corporate range at LABACE 2013

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it will be attending the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 14th to 16th August, where it will be showcasing its range of new generation corporate helicopters. As the market leader in the corporate/VIP transport market in Brazil, with… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Aug-13

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L-3 Trilogy™ ESI Selected by AgustaWestland for AW119

L-3 Trilogy™ ESI Selected by AgustaWestland for AW119

L-3 Aviation Products (AP) announced today that AgustaWestland is now offering the Trilogy Electronic Standby Instrument (ESI) aboard the AW119 production helicopter. Both the commercial and military variants of the AW119 will offer the Trilogy ESI. The Trilogy ESI-2000 is an advanced, solid-state standby instrument that makes the all-glass cockpit possible, replacing the three analog… Read more »

Source: L-3 Aviation Products, 24-Jun-13

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Tanis Aircraft Products adds AW119 STC for Preheat System

Tanis Aircraft Products adds AW119 STC for Preheat System

Tanis Aircraft Products is proud to announce a Supplemental Type Certificate for the AgustaWestland AW119 for installation of Tanis Preheat System. AgustaWestland has already placed an order for 15 STC Preheat Systems, Part Number TSHAW119-2862-115, for their customer Life Flight Network. Produced by Tanis Aircraft Products, the Heli-Preheat System increases reliability and safety of operations,… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 21-Jun-13

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Kestrel Aviation Orders Two More AgustaWestland AW119Ke

Kestrel Aviation Orders Two More AgustaWestland AW119Ke

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce an order for two AW119Ke single engine helicopters by Kestrel Aviation, a privately owned helicopter operator based in Mumbai, India. The AW119Ke helicopters, both in VIP configuration, will be delivered to Kestrel Aviation during the last quarter of 2013 and will join two others of the same… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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AgustaWestland launches Paris Airshow App 2013 and Official Twitter Account

AgustaWestland launches Paris Airshow App 2013 and Official Twitter Account

As the Paris Air Show gets closer, AgustaWestland is getting ready to provide visitors with a unique insight into the Company’s presence at one of the industry’s premium airshows. This year AgustaWestland will be even closer to you thanks to the implementation of two new tools: **the AgustaWestland Paris Airshow App 2013 (AWPAS) for iOS and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jun-13

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Chartright appointed AW Authorized Service Center

Chartright appointed AW Authorized Service Center

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Chartright Executive Helicopters, located at Toronto’s Lester B Pearson International Airport in Canada, has been appointed as an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Center for the AW109 Power, Grand, GrandNew and all variants of the AW119. As an Authorized Service Center for AgustaWestland commercial helicopters, Chartright Executive Helicopters… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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EASA approves Dart Cable Cutters Kit for AW119

EASA approves Dart Cable Cutters Kit for AW119

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce EASA approval of its A119/AW119MKII Cable Cutters Kit.  FAA approval was previously received and Transport Canada approval is pending. The Cable Cutters Kit offered by DART provides a more affordable option compared to other kits on the market.  This new approval is a welcome addition to our expanding line… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 11-Dec-12

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Brazil approves Dart’s AW119 cable cutters

Brazil approves Dart’s AW119 cable cutters

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce Brazilian (ANAC) approval of its A119/AW119MKII Cable Cutters Kit.  FAA and EASA approvals were previously received and Transport Canada approval is pending. The Cable Cutters Kit offered by DART provides a more affordable option compared to other kits on the market.  “This new approval is a welcome addition to… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 27-Nov-12

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Aviasur opens new AW Service Centre in Santiago, Chile

Aviasur opens new AW Service Centre in Santiago, Chile

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a new AgustaWestland Service Centre has been opened by AVIASUR to provide maintenance and other support services for AgustaWestland commercial helicopter customers. The service centre is located at AVIASUR’s modern facility at Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Chile, where an official opening ceremony was… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Aug-12

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EASA approves Dart Round-I-Beamâ„¢ Skidtubes on AW119

EASA approves Dart Round-I-Beamâ„¢ Skidtubes on AW119

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce EASA approval of their subsidiary partner DART Aerospace (DAS) Round-I-Beamâ„¢ Skidtubes for the A119/AW119MKII models of helicopters. DAS (DART Aerospace) believed that conventional skidtubes were under-designed for the types of landings most helicopters encounter.  Conventional skidtubes are ill-equipped to face the critical loading conditions encountered when landing on uneven ground,… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 25-Jul-12

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NYPD AW119 fleet achieves 20,000 hour milestone

NYPD AW119 fleet achieves 20,000 hour milestone

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW119 helicopter fleet operated by the New York Police Department is the worldwide law enforcement fleet leader, having achieved over 20,000 flying hours on the fleet and more than 6,000 on their fleet leader. New York Police Department is among the largest US law enforcement… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Jun-12

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FAA approves Apical’s AW119 Cable Cutter kit

FAA approves Apical’s AW119 Cable Cutter kit

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce receipt of FAA certification for another new product from their subsidiary partner Apical Industries.  Earlier this week Apical received FAA approval for their A119/AW119MKII Cable Cutters Kit.  EASA approval is pending. The Apical A119 Cable Cutters Kit provides a means of protecting the helicopter during a cable/wire strike by… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 26-Jun-12

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South Africa – AW119 found smeared in mud, and blades cut off

South Africa – AW119 found smeared in mud, and blades cut off

An AW119 belonging to alleged underworld tycoon and businessman Frikkie Lutzkie mysteriously crashed near the border with Botswana. The crash is being investigated by the Northern Cape Organised Crime Unit (see full story and three photos).  HeliHub.com editor note – a photo in happier times (taken December 2010) can be found here

25-May-12

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Police AW119 down in Brazil, 8 killed

Police AW119 down in Brazil, 8 killed

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-May-12

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Second AgustaWestland window pops out in two months

Second AgustaWestland window pops out in two months

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Mar-12

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Esperia renews its partnership with 2012 Cortina Winter Polo

Esperia renews its partnership with 2012 Cortina Winter Polo

Electronic translation – Esperia Aviation Services, a leading VIP helicopter transport / corporate, this year will be an official partner of the prestigious Audi Polo Gold Cup 2012 which will open the season on the shores of frozen Lake Misurina, in the beautiful surroundings of Cortina D’Ampezzo. Esperia, as usual, will manage the transport services… Read more »

Source: Esperia Aviation Services, 20-Feb-12

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Life Flight Network orders 15 AW119Ke Helicopters

Life Flight Network orders 15 AW119Ke Helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce Life Flight Network has signed a contract for 15 AW119Ke helicopters to meet its future air medical helicopter transport requirements. The contract was signed today by Michael Griffiths, Life Flight Network’s CEO, and Bruno Spagnolini, AgustaWestland’s CEO during a ceremony held at Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas. Aircraft… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Feb-12

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FAA grants STC for Appareo Vision 1000 on AW109 and AW119

FAA grants STC for Appareo Vision 1000 on AW109 and AW119

MSP Aero is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) has recently granted a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Appareo Vision 1000 Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) device on AgustaWestland AW109/119 series rotorcraft. The Vision 1000 is a part of Appareo Systems’ ALERTS family of FDM products. ALERTS – Aircraft Logging and Event Recording… Read more »

Source: MSP Aero, 09-Feb-12

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Tanis announces preheat system for AW119

Tanis announces preheat system for AW119

Tanis Aircraft Products announces the availability of its helicopter preheat systems for the AgustaWestland AW119. AgustaWestland manufactures the AW119 Koala helicopter, a civilian eight-seat turbine-powered utility helicopter, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Collaborating with the AgustaWestland team, representatives from Tanis reviewed the installation of a Tanis preheat system on a customer specified AW119. The new system comprises… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 26-Jan-12

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Fishtail Air considers AW119 purchase

Fishtail Air considers AW119 purchase

With evident rising significance of the Nepalese Tourism Industry in the year 2011, we expect higher arrivals in 2012. Increasing visits and activities shall increase demand of helicopter operations in the Mountaineering seasons of 2012. High performance helicopters have always been an asset of safety assurance and thereby promotion of mountaineering in Nepal. Fishtail Air… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 27-Dec-11

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Aerosouz becomes first Russian AW119 service center

Aerosouz becomes first Russian AW119 service center

Earlier this month, Aerosoyuz became the first helicopter company in Russia to become an official service center for the AgustaWestland AW109. The certification process involved training a minimum of 6 engineers for each type and the purchase of type-specific maintenance equipment. HeliHub.com believes there are currently six AW119s operating on the Russian register. Nikolai Vanesev… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Nov-11

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Transport Canada approves Dart floats for AW119

Transport Canada approves Dart floats for AW119

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada approval of Apical Industries AW119MKII Emergency Float Kits.  FAA, EASA and Indonesia approvals have been previously received. The Apical Tri-Bag Emergency Float systems for the AgustaWestland A119 & AW119MKII include 2 forward and 2 aft floats and offer an option for Liferafts integrated with the… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 21-Oct-11

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FAA approves Onboard Systems AW109/119 cargo hook suspension system

FAA approves Onboard Systems AW109/119 cargo hook suspension system

Onboard Systems, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that its new cargo hook suspension system for the AgustaWestland A109/119 helicopter model has been certified by the FAA and is available for purchase. Onboard has also submitted the cargo hook suspension system to Transport Canada and EASA for certification in Canada and… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 20-Oct-11

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Donaldson wins EASA STC for AW119 barrier filter

Donaldson wins EASA STC for AW119 barrier filter

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the AgustaWestland A119/AW119 Ke helicopters. A welcome equipment addition to these versatile aircraft, the IBF helps prevent engine damage in… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 27-Sep-11

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LABACE – AgustaWestland adds sales representative for Chile and Peru

LABACE – AgustaWestland adds sales representative for Chile and Peru

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with AVIASUR appointing them as Independent Sales Representatives for Chile and Peru for AgustaWestland commercial helicopters. The agreement follows the entry into the market of the AW119Ke single engine helicopter and the best selling AW109 Power and GrandNew twin-engine helicopters in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Aug-11

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LABACE – AgustaWestland adds Authorised Service Centre in Brazil

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Helipark in São Paulo, Brazil, as an AgustaWestland Authorised Service Centre for its range of commercial helicopters. The appointment of Helipark in Brazil will be followed in the coming months by the appointment of additional AgustaWestland Authorised Service Centres in other countries of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Aug-11

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Heli USA Airways reportedly buy seven AW119Ke

Heli USA Airways reportedly buy seven AW119Ke

Heli USA Airways are reportedly looking to buy seven AgustaWestland AW119Ke helicopters.  While no official announcement has been made by the manufacturer, it’s a case of “there’s no smoke without fire” with the following evidence What purports to be an AgustaWestland press release appearing on a US-based website Job positions being advertised clearly confirming the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jul-11

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Chartright adds AW119 to fleet in Toronto

Chartright adds AW119 to fleet in Toronto

Based in Toronto with an additional base in Vancouver, Canadian operator Chartright has added a Hawker 800 and an  Agusta 119 Koala to their charter fleet.  The single engine helicopter will be based at Toronto. The Agusta 119 Koala is a single engine high performance helicopter, capable of transporting up to 6 passengers over short… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-May-11

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Geotech Aviation prepares for move to Greater Sudbury Airport

Geotech Aviation prepares for move to Greater Sudbury Airport

Geotech Aviation are preparing for both their move to Greater Sudbury Airport and a new AgustaWestland AW119 this summer

Source: Northern Life, 13-May-11

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Canada: Geotech Aviation orders an AW119Ke

Canada: Geotech Aviation orders an AW119Ke

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Geotech Aviation Ltd. has signed for one AW119Ke helicopter with options for four additional aircraft. The helicopter will be used for airborne geophysical surveys serving the mining, oil & gas and environmental industries. The AW119Ke will be based in Sudbury, Ontario. Built in Philadelphia, the first… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 29-Mar-11

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