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A109LUH and NH90 fleets come together in RNZAF 3 Squadron

A109LUH and NH90 fleets come together in RNZAF 3 Squadron

A ceremony to mark the change of command of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s 3 Squadron took place at RNZAF Base Ohakea today. The change of command parade also marked the integration of the Helicopter Transition Unit (HTU) into 3 Squadron, bringing the entire rotary wing transport force together under the 3 Squadron banner…. Read more »

Source: RNZAF, 23-Dec-14

South African A109 LUHs grounded again?

South African A109 LUHs grounded again?

It is rumoured that all flying activities of the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) fleet of Agusta A109 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) have ceased and, in effect, the fleet is subject to yet another grounding. See Full Story

Source: Defence Web, 04-Dec-14

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Budget cuts ground most of South African A109LUH fleet

Budget cuts ground most of South African A109LUH fleet

With the country’s military watchers united in their view the SA Air Force (SAAF) is fast approaching crisis point in terms of operational ability, the finger is – again – being pointed at underfunding. see full story

Source: DefenceWeb, 01-Aug-13

AgustaWestland at Aero India 2013

AgustaWestland at Aero India 2013

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce it will be showcasing its range of modern high performance military and commercial helicopters at Aero India 2013, which is being held at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, from 6th to 10th February. Helicopters being promoted at Aero India include the AW101, twelve of which are now… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Feb-13

South African military under-achieves on helicopter flight hours

South African military under-achieves on helicopter flight hours

The South African Air Force has released its Annual Report for the year to 31 March 2012 as a 398 page PDF file.  Under the analysis of helicopter capability, it notes that the target of 12,500 flying hours in the year was under-achieved, and only 10,333.26 hours were flown.  The excuse given was “The low… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Nov-12

AgustaWestland signs support contract for South Africa’s AW109LUH fleet

AgustaWestland signs support contract for South Africa’s AW109LUH fleet

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signing of a comprehensive service support contract for the South African Air Force’s fleet of AW109LUH helicopters. The annual contract includes the provision for it to be extended for up to 5 years. Under the contract AgustaWestland will be responsible for the delivery and provision of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Sep-12

Turbomeca signs agreement with Saab for Swedish A109LUH engine work

Turbomeca signs agreement with Saab for Swedish A109LUH engine work

Turbomeca (Safran group) HAS signed a contract with defense and security company Saab AB for the repair and overhaul of engines and Arrius 2K2 modules installed on A109 LUH helicopters of the Swedish Air Force. The contract signed with Saab is a customized Global Support Package (GSP) for the Swedish Air Force A109 helicopters equipped… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 31-Aug-12

South African military reveals cause of A109LUH crashes

South African military reveals cause of A109LUH crashes

The three A109 Light Utility Helicopter crashes were caused by mechanical failure and pilot error, but all technical problems have been resolved, the chief of the South African Air Force has said. (see full story)

Source: defenceWeb, 30-Jan-12

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A109LUH simulator commissioned at Ohakea Air Force Base

A109LUH simulator commissioned at Ohakea Air Force Base

As a part of that training system the simulator will provide the Royal New Zealand Air Force with a cost effective means of training A109 aircrew and those destined to fly the NH90 and SH2G helicopters. The simulator provides significant financial savings as the operating cost of the simulator is approximately 10% of the A109… Read more »

Source: Scoop, 24-Nov-11

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Saab signs $148M 10-year contract for support and maintenance of Swedish A109LUH

Saab signs $148M 10-year contract for support and maintenance of Swedish A109LUH

Saab has signed a new contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) regarding the support and maintenance of Helicopter 15 (Agusta 109 LUHS), operated by the Swedish Armed Forces. The contract, including options, has a potential order value of around MSEK 900 ($148M) over 10 years. As part of the contract a first order… Read more »

Source: Saab, 05-May-11

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Support costs for South African A109LUH climb

Support costs for South African A109LUH climb

Concerns locally in South Africa as support costs rise and rise.

Source: DefenceWeb, 21-Apr-11

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First two 109LUHs arrive in New Zealand

First two 109LUHs arrive in New Zealand

Crates containing two Italian-made AgustaWestland A109 helicopters have been delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force base at Ohakea

Source: TV NZ, 25-Mar-11

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South African Air Force ponders future of A109LUH

South African Air Force ponders future of A109LUH

The SAAF required the type to take pressure off its Denel Oryx medium utility fleet. The Air Force has long had the need for a platform more capable than the Alouette III but less expensive and more efficient than the Oryx for the bulk of taskings. The A109 was expected to fill that niche.

Source: DefenceWeb, 11-Feb-11

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Zeiss awarded $417K contract for A109LUH observation system support

Zeiss awarded $417K contract for A109LUH observation system support

Reference No:    ELGS/2010/28 Requirements:    On demand support for the SAAF Aircraft 109 light utility helicopter ARGOS-410 A4 observation system Awarded Date:    27 Jan 2011 Contract Value:    R3 000 000,00 Classification:    Restricted Contracts Awarded To: Carl Zeiss Optronics (Pty) Ltd    P O Box 8859 Centurion 0046

Source: ARMSCOR, 29-Jan-11

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Call for South Africa to rescue $45M AgustaWestland deal

Call for South Africa to rescue $45M AgustaWestland deal

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says government, state arms acquisition agency Armscor and the Denel arsenal must act to save the deal as soon as possible

Source: Defence Web, 02-Feb-10

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12-May-09 4022 AgustaWestland A109LUH Upper Tugela, South Africa (3F)

12-May-09 4022 AgustaWestland A109LUH Upper Tugela, South Africa

12-May-09

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