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Leonardo adds Authorised Service Centre in Chile

Leonardo adds Authorised Service Centre in Chile

Leonardo announced today that Aerocardal Limitada has been appointed an Authorised Service Centre for its helicopters in Chile. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at FIDAE 2018. Under the agreement, Aerocardal Limitada will provide comprehensive support and maintenance services from its base at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez international Airport, for Chilean owners… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Apr-18

Chilean customers order AW119Kx and AW109 Trekker

Chilean customers order AW119Kx and AW109 Trekker

Leonardo announced today that two additional civil helicopters will be delivered to Chilean private operators by early 2019, adding to a fleet of more than 20 aircraft currently in service. The deliveries will mark the entry of the new AW109 Trekker light twin, in a utility configuration, into the Chilean market in 1Q2019 as well… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 03-Apr-18

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Dallas Airmotive reduces PW206C Engine Overhaul TAT

Dallas Airmotive reduces PW206C Engine Overhaul TAT

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today they now offer operators a quick-turn 35-day overhaul service option for select PW206C engines onboard the AW109 Power helicopter. The quick-turn service for PW206C engines is available at Dallas Airmotive’s Dallas, TX facility through the smart-sourcing of specific engine component parts, cutting the engine’s… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 15-Mar-18

Leonardo celebrates helicopter orders at Heli-Expo

Leonardo celebrates helicopter orders at Heli-Expo

Leonardo announced further combined orders for helicopters at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas today for a total of 17 aircraft valued at almost 140 million euro for several customers in various countries and for a range of commercial and public service applications. Contracts include a mix of AW119Kx single engine, AW109 GrandNew and AW109 Trekker light… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Mar-18

Chinese fleet grows stronger with orders for additional 26 helicopters

Chinese fleet grows stronger with orders for additional 26 helicopters

Leonardo announced today that Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Sino-US) of China has signed contracts for additional 26 helicopters, including 7 AW119Kx single engine, 15 AW109 Trekker light twins and 4 AW139 intermediate twins with deliveries expected to start this year through to 2019. The contracts are valued in excess of 120 million euro. The orders… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 03-Mar-18

P&WC Introduces a Certified Pre-Owned Engine Program

P&WC Introduces a Certified Pre-Owned Engine Program

Operators thinking of buying a pre-owned AW139 or AW109 helicopter will now have the option of a 500-hour/one-year engine warranty under P&WC’s new Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) engine program for PT6C-67C, PW206C and PW207C engines. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). Initially being launched in collaboration with global helicopter dealer Rotortrade, aircraft dealers… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 03-Mar-18

Rotortrade reports 2017 results

Rotortrade reports 2017 results

Rotortrade Services, a leading independent helicopter dealer and sole global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters announces record results for 2017 and several industry firsts. Rotortrade through its six offices and various partners around the world has reported the sale of 26 aircraft in 2017 with close to double the number of transactions made in over… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 28-Feb-18

Sloane Helicopters signs for AW109 Trekker and another GrandNew

Sloane Helicopters signs for AW109 Trekker and another GrandNew

Leonardo announced during an official ceremony held at Heli-Expo (Las Vegas) today the signing of a contract with Sloane Helicopters of the UK for the purchase of one GrandNew and one AW109 Trekker light twin engine. The aircraft are expected to be delivered over the period 2018/2019 under the framework of the Distributorship Agreement, further… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Feb-18

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Transnet National Ports Authority orders two AW109s

Transnet National Ports Authority orders two AW109s

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has signed a R250 million contract with AgustaWestland for the manufacture, supply and delivery of two new AW109 helicopters. These helicopters will be used in Durban and Richards Bay, in their Helicopter Marine Pilotage Service. South Africa is one of the three countries in the world that offer this service…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-18

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Bangladesh operator Bashundhara Airways orders five from Leonardo

Bangladesh operator Bashundhara Airways orders five from Leonardo

Leonardo is expanding its share of the growing Bangladeshi helicopter market with the announcement, during Singapore Air Show, of the upcoming delivery of five helicopters to Bashundhara Airways, comprising three AW109 Trekkers and two AW119Kx. The helicopters will be used for EMS, utility, law-enforcement, surveillance, VIP, corporate & passenger transport applications and are all scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2018… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 09-Feb-18

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Leonardo approves fifth Service Centre in Japan

Leonardo approves fifth Service Centre in Japan

Leonardo and Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation (SACC) of Japan announced the signing of a Service Centre Agreement to set up helicopter MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) capabilities in Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport. The agreement foresees the construction and completion of a new dedicated hangar in 2018, with operational readiness by spring 2019. The MRO centre… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Feb-18

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FAA approves AMS lightweight medical interior for AW109 and AW119

FAA approves AMS lightweight medical interior for AW109 and AW119

AMS Heli Design, LLC is proud to announce receipt of a FAA Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight, quickly removable emergency medical services Advanced Life Support System (ALSS) interior for Leonardo AW119 and AW109 helicopters. Andrea Girolin, Chief Executive Officer for AMS Heli Design said, the ALSS interior has been developed with doctors’,… Read more »

Source: AMS Heli, 25-Jan-18

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New AW109 and AW139 service centre at Milan Linate Airport

New AW109 and AW139 service centre at Milan Linate Airport

Leonardo, together with SEA Prime, has planned to open a new AW109 and AW139 maintenance facility at Linate Airport, Italy. This is part of Leonardo’s plan to provide support services around the world, reports Business Airport International.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jan-18

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FAA approves AMS ambulance interior for AW119 and AW109

FAA approves AMS ambulance interior for AW119 and AW109

AMS Heli Design, LLC is proud to announce receipt of a FAA Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight,quickly removable emergency medical services Advanced Life Support System (ALSS) interior for Leonardo AW119 andAW109 helicopters. Andrea Girolin, Chief Executive Officer for AMS Heli Design said, the ALSS interior has been developed with doctors’,nurses’, and paramedics’… Read more »

Source: AMS Heli Design, 09-Jan-18

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EASA certifies AW109 Trekker

EASA certifies AW109 Trekker

Leonardo is pleased to announce that the AW109 Trekker helicopter was issued with type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) yesterday. Deliveries will start in the first quarter of 2018. The milestone marks the entry into the market of the newest light twin-engine helicopter designed by Leonardo, further strengthening its leading position in… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 03-Jan-18

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Trakka announces Leonardo AW109 to feature SWE-400 QUAD

Trakka announces Leonardo AW109 to feature SWE-400 QUAD

Moorabbin, Aust – Trakka Systems is proud to announce that Leonardo Helicopters has selected the new Trakka Systems SWE-400 QUAD for the AW109 helicopter chosen by an Electricity Transmission Company operating in Africa, for their important power line inspection mission. The SWE-400 QUAD multi-sensor imaging system is a purpose-built system for the utility inspection market…. Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 20-Oct-17

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Helikorea acquires a AW109 FTD Level 5 entrol simulator

Helikorea acquires a AW109 FTD Level 5 entrol simulator

Entrol has received an order for a H19 / AW109 FTD Level 5 simulator from Helikorea. This H19 FTD Level 5 based on the AW109 will be the first entrol simulator to be installed in South Korea, in the city of Daejeon. The FTD is equipped with a cylindrical visual system, a South Korean database… Read more »

Source: Entrol, 09-Oct-17

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Biggin Hill Airport heli shuttle service grows to 6 AW109s

Biggin Hill Airport heli shuttle service grows to 6 AW109s

Biggin Hill Airport’s London Heli Shuttle service, operated by Castle Air, is announcing it has grown its fleet to six AgustaWestland AW109 Grands. Since its launch in December 2015, the London Heli Shuttle service has completed 2,500 helicopter transfers. At just six minutes, the heli shuttle affords passengers the fastest transfer to and from the… Read more »

Source: London Biggin Hill Airport, 11-Sep-17

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Prince Carl Philip tries the military pilot life

Prince Carl Philip tries the military pilot life

Last week Swedish Prince Carl Philip visited the Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing’s air base in Malmen, Link-ping, for a pilot orientation course. The Helicopter Wing states that the instructors were very impressed by the Prince’s piloting skills. At the visit, the Prince was briefed about the unit and how the pilot training is conducted…. Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 28-Jun-17

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17 more Leonardo helicopters for China

17 more Leonardo helicopters for China

Leonardo and Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. announced today a further reinforcement of their strategic cooperation in the Chinese helicopter market. During an official ceremony held at the Paris Air Show, the parties announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of 17 helicopters comprising 2 AW119Kx single engine, 10 AW109 Trekker… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Jun-17

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Sloane Helicopters expands Leonardo in UK and Ireland with AW169 and GrandNew orders

Sloane Helicopters expands Leonardo in UK and Ireland with AW169 and GrandNew orders

[HeliHub editor note – this press release is verbatim from Leonardo, so if you want to comment on the wording…..] Growing success of helicopters Sloane Helicopters in the United Kingdom and Ireland . At the air show EBACE in Geneva just ended, Sloane Helicopters , distribution company of AgustaWestland VIP aircraft for the region, has… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 30-May-17

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Leonardo Expands In The Philippines

Leonardo Expands In The Philippines

Leonardo’s presence in the Philippines is expanding with the recent delivery of an AgustaWestland AW119Kx and a GrandNew to corporate clients, with the scheduled delivery of the first AW169 sold in the Philippines and another AW139 in the next few months. Both the AW169 and AW139 will be used for VIP/corporate transport. These deliveries add to the success already achieved by the AW109 Power, in operation with corporate customers in the country. Leonardo has… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Mar-17

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Helitune goes on board AW109

Helitune goes on board AW109

Helitune’s Vehicle Health Monitoring System (HT-VHM) recently completed three very successful 45 minute flight trials on an AgustaWestland AW109 with Castle Air in the UK.  HT-VHM was used to continuously collect and store vibration inputs, speed references, RT-TipTrak blade tracking data, GPS and Inertial data.  All 3 flights were a total success and without any… Read more »

Source: Helitune, 21-Oct-16

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Leonardo signs contracts for AW169 and AW109SPs in Latin America

Leonardo signs contracts for AW169 and AW109SPs in Latin America

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced on 1 Sep that five corporate helicopters have recently been sold to three customers in South America. The sales include one AgustaWestland AW169 and twoGrandNew helicopters to corporate customers in Argentina, and another two GrandNew helicopters to a corporate customer inVenezuela. All five aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2016. The… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 09-Sep-16

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Leonardo adds second aircraft to Trekker development

Leonardo adds second aircraft to Trekker development

Leonardo Helicopters has recently added a second airframe to the development effort for their AW109 Trekker model. In simple terms this is a skid variant of the successful AW109 model The aircraft was bought in from Italian operator Esperia Aviation Services, and then converted to Trekker standard and repainted in a red version of the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Sep-16

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Leonardo gives Panama a free AW109 GrandNew to settle Selex radar dispute

Leonardo gives Panama a free AW109 GrandNew to settle Selex radar dispute

The Vice President of the Republic of Panama, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, visited Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s factory in Vergiate (Varese) recently, home to the company’s main helicopter final assembly lines. The Vice President of Panama and a senior accompanying delegation had the opportunity to view the industrial capabilities and modern range of products that make… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Aug-16

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LifeFlight of Maine orders three AW109SP GrandNew helicopters

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today the sale of three GrandNew helicopters in EMS configuration to long-time US customer, LifeFlight of Maine. The new helicopters will transition into a mixed fleet of aircraft to deliver advanced in-flight patient care and transport to critically injured patients across the state of Maine. Equipped with a modern, comprehensive EMS interiorfeaturing a… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 12-Jul-16

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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

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Tokyo Metropolitan Police orders two AW109 Trekkers

Tokyo Metropolitan Police orders two AW109 Trekkers

Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s range of helicopters show continued success in the Japanese market with the selection of two brand new AgustaWestland AW109 Trekkers for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police law-enforcement fleet. The two helicopters are scheduled to be delivered in 2017, making this customer the first Asian law enforcement operator of the type. Civil certification of the AW109… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 21-Jun-16

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Kagoshima International Aviation orders another GrandNew

Kagoshima International Aviation orders another GrandNew

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today with its distributor Kaigai Corporation of Japan that Kagoshima International Aviation has placed an order for a second AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter to perform emergency medical service (EMS) missions in Kagoshima Prefecture. The aircraft is expected to enter service in the autumn of 2016. This latest purchase is part of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 20-Jun-16

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UK – The Air Ambulance Service marks 25,000th mission

UK – The Air Ambulance Service marks 25,000th mission

The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) has recently confirmed the completion of its 25,000th mission, a massive achievement.  In reaching this total, it has three AgustaWestland AW109 helicopters and night support by road.  No figure has been released for how many of the 25,000 missions were by road, and how many by air. The landmark call… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jun-16

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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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Arena Aviation expands into passenger ops with two AW109s

Arena Aviation expands into passenger ops with two AW109s

British operator Arena Aviation is well-known for its aerial filming work, and currently operates a fleet of six Airbus AS355s and one Robinson R44. Their customer list includes BBC, ITV, BT and Sky and they have full-livery AS355s for both BBC and Sky. Operations are based at Redhill Aerodrome, close to London’s Gatwick Airport. Arena… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jun-16

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BHS Helicopterservice partners with jet operator DC Aviation

BHS Helicopterservice partners with jet operator DC Aviation

BHS Helicopterservice located in Bamberg, Germany, has entered a new partnership with DC Aviation located in Stuttgart. As part of this partnership, DC Aviation has expanded its operating license to the commercial use of helicopters. This enables DC Aviation to operate and charter helicopters, in addition to their current business jet fleet. BHS Helicopterservice was… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-May-16

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SaxonAir orders a new AW109SP GrandNew

SaxonAir orders a new AW109SP GrandNew

UK based operator SaxonAir Charter announces at EBACE Geneva the addition of another helicopter to their fleet through the signing of a brand new Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW109SP Grand New.  The helicopter will be operated through SaxonAir’s rotary division SaxonAir Helicopters. As well as the operation of a mixed fleet of aircraft from Mustangs to the Gulfstream G550, the… Read more »

Source: SaxonAir, 25-May-16

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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

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Helicopter Services adds new AW109SP GrandNew to its charter fleet

Helicopter Services adds new AW109SP GrandNew to its charter fleet

Helicopter Services Ltd, based at Wycombe Air Park has added a second new aircraft to its fleet, a factory new Finmeccanica AW109 SP ‘GrandNew’, G-PIFZ, hot on the heels of the Guimbal Cabri G2 also delivered this week. The new AW109SP brings the tally of Agusta 109’s operated by Helicopter Services to four, alongside three… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Services, 25-Apr-16

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Castle Air buys Bristow Academy base in UK

Castle Air buys Bristow Academy base in UK

Castle Air has bought the UK branch of Bristow Academy at Gloucestershire Airport, which has up to now focused on providing IR courses in a purpose built facility which includes FNPT II Simulators. The new facility, which will trade as Castle Air Academy, will bring together all of Castle Air’s training work, and their simulator… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Apr-16

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Philippines allocates $800K for AW109E spares

Philippines allocates $800K for AW109E spares

The Philippine News Agency, a government department, has issued the following statement – noting that PHP37,507,894.33 translates today to US$ 801320.53 To ensure the maximum efficiency and mission-readiness of all its available aircraft, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has allocated the sum of PHP37,507,894.33 for the acquisition of additional spare parts for its AgustaWestland AW-109… Read more »

Source: PNA, 15-Mar-16

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First flight of AW109 Trekker announced

First flight of AW109 Trekker announced

Finmeccanica Helicopters has announced the first flight of its AgustaWestland AW109 Trekker, the skid version of the AW109 light twin helicopter.  The aircraft took off from the company facility at Cascina Costa in Italy, flown by pilots Giuseppe Afruni and Giuseppe Segreto.  The development aircraft is was previously an AW109S Grand model, EASA (European Aviation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-16

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Shizuoka Air Commuter orders a second GrandNew

Shizuoka Air Commuter orders a second GrandNew

The helicopter division of Finmeccanica has reported that Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation has ordered a GrandNew helicopter in air ambulance configuration for use in the Niigata Prefecture.  THe aircraft will fly as part of the national helicopter air ambulance programme “Doctor Heli” which covers all Japanese prefectures through a series of different operator. The company… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-16

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New Director of Sales and Marketing at Sloane Helicopters

New Director of Sales and Marketing at Sloane Helicopters

Sloane Helicopters is delighted to announce that John Parnell has joined the Company as Director of Sales and Marketing. John has had a wide-ranging 17 year aviation career starting as a UK military helicopter pilot, gaining invaluable operational and management experience. More recently, he has held senior executive helicopter sales and leasing positions. John was… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 07-Feb-16

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UK Police evolves as two more bases close as planned

UK Police evolves as two more bases close as planned

NPAS – the UK’s National Police Air Service – have closed two more bases as planned. NPAS Ripley closed, and their EC135 will be the third in the upgrade line at Bond Air Services. The first from that process was displayed at Helitech in October 2015, and the second is currently in progress. NPAS Sheffield… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Feb-16

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Bell prepares to fly 300th 429

Bell prepares to fly 300th 429

Bell has reached a point at the factory in Mirabel, Canada, that it has now registered the 300th 429.  This likely means the aircraft is close to manufacture completion and start on the flight test phase. Serial #57300 will carry the local test registration C-FLZC.  There is no indication at this stage which customer has… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-15

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Dubai Police celebrates 20 years of flying AW109s

Dubai Police celebrates 20 years of flying AW109s

AgustaWestland congratulates the Dubai Police on achieving 20 years of successful operations and over 16,000flight hours with its fleet of AW109 light twin-enginehelicopters. A ceremony was held at the Dubai Airshow today to celebrate this major milestone. A leading helicopter operator in Dubai and a key law enforcement operator of AgustaWestlandAW109s, the Dubai Police has… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Nov-15

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Dubai Air Wing celebrates 20 years with AW

Dubai Air Wing celebrates 20 years with AW

AgustaWestland congratulates the Dubai Air Wing on achieving 20 years of successful operations of its helicopter types for transport missions.An official ceremony was held at the Dubai Airshow today to celebrate this significant milestone. A leading helicopter operator in the United Arab Emirates and a key customer to AgustaWestland with almost 20 aircraft of various… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Nov-15

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Batch of AgustaWestland related domain names for sale

Batch of AgustaWestland related domain names for sale

It has been pointed out to the HeliHub.com team that a batch of internet domain names are currently for sale – all relating to helicopter models made by AgustaWestland. Domains listed on this website for sale include AW101.com AW109.com AW139.com AW159.com AW169.com and AW189.com Anyone interested in buying these should make their own enquiries to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Oct-15

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Children’s Air Ambulance launches TV fundraising

Children’s Air Ambulance launches TV fundraising

The Children’s Air Ambulance has launched a campaign to recruit regular donors to the charity using DRTV, its first use of TV. See Full Story

Source: UK fundraising, 26-Oct-15

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Royal Air Force to receive AW109SP GrandNew

Royal Air Force to receive AW109SP GrandNew

Previously unannounced by AgustaWestland, it would appear that the Royal Air Force in the UK are soon to receive an AW109SP GrandNew.  In a sneak photo here, we can see the full standard 32 Squadron colour scheme including RAF roundels, the British flag on the tail and the squadron crest just below the cabin windows…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Oct-15

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AgustaWestland 109SP GrandNew sold to corporate user in Brazil

AgustaWestland 109SP GrandNew sold to corporate user in Brazil

AgustaWestland announced today the sale of a GrandNew to Cristalia, a corporate operator in Brazil, reinforcing AgustaWestland’s strength among corporate operators and the preference for helicopters with quiet and comfortable interiors as well as the latest safety features. Also on display at this week’s LABACE exhibition, the GrandNew offers comfort, performance and capabilities that can… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Aug-15

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17-Jul-15 OM-ATB Agusta 109K2 Hrabusice, Slovakia (4F)

EMS helicopter hit wires at 50ft agl on approach to scene landing – crashed into a deep gulley in the valley of the Hornád River killing all four on board

17-Jul-15

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AgustaWestland to Highlight New Mexico State Police AW109 at ALEA 2015

AgustaWestland to Highlight New Mexico State Police AW109 at ALEA 2015

AgustaWestland will feature New Mexico State Police’s AW109 Power, as well as its customer support and training capabilities, at the 2015 Airborne Law Enforcement Association Expo taking place in Houston fromJuly 15 through 17. New Mexico State Police’s AW109 Power is a highly versatile light twin engine helicopter offering outstanding levels of performance with low… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Jul-15

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05-Jul-15 RP-C2726 AgustaWestland AW109E Mt. Maculot, Philippines (2F)

8 POB and photos show helicopter crashed in mountainous area and completely destroyed – some reports such as this one state the weather was “heavy rain and thick fog”.  This news item has a video report from the crash scene Pilot Felicisimo Taborlupa was killed in the accident, and Archimedes “Archie” King, founder and owner… Read more »

05-Jul-15

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France – Skycam Helicopters adds fourth GrandNew

France – Skycam Helicopters adds fourth GrandNew

Operator Skycam Helicopters is one of very few in France to fly helicopters built outside the country.  Products from the Airbus factory at Marignane (and its various predecessors over the years) have always found greater favour with operators right across France, and indeed Skycam do have two AS350B2 and one EC130T2. Skycam, however, have gone… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jun-15

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29-Jun-15 HB-ZRY AgustaWestland AW109SP Amden, Switzerland

Blades broke telephone line.  Pilot named in report as Schweizer Bürger

29-Jun-15

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Golden Eagle Aviation Orders an AW139 Helicopter

Golden Eagle Aviation Orders an AW139 Helicopter

AgustaWestland announced today that Golden Eagle Aviation has signed a contract for an AW139 intermediate twin helicopter. The aircraft, which is to be delivered later this year, will perform executive/corporate passenger transport missions in key Pakistani urban areas of Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi. The contract was finalized at EBACE in Geneva on May 21st. This… Read more »

Source: Agustawestland, 04-Jun-15

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Life Flight Network AW109 Begins Operations at Astoria in Oregon

Life Flight Network AW109 Begins Operations at Astoria in Oregon

Life Flight Network (LFN), the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it has opened its newest base at the Warrenton-Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton, Oregon. The base will provide 24/7 emergency medical air transport to residents and visitors of the Oregon and Washington Coast. Directly benefitting from an emergency medical… Read more »

Source: Life Flight, 19-May-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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Rotortrade USA initiates partnership with Helinet Aviation Services by providing two pre-owned AW 109 E helicopters

Rotortrade USA initiates partnership with Helinet Aviation Services by providing two pre-owned AW 109 E helicopters

Rotortrade Services is pleased to announce the delivery of two AW 109 E pre-owned helicopters to Helinet Aviation Services, a Los Angeles-based diversified flight services provider, who will partner with Rotortrade USA in the US second hand helicopters market. Aircrafts provided by Rotortrade USA will expand Helinet Aviation’s fleet of AW 109 E helicopters. They… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 12-Mar-15

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Shizuoka Air Commuter orders Grandnew EMS Toyama Prefecture

Shizuoka Air Commuter orders Grandnew EMS Toyama Prefecture

AgustaWestland and Kaigai Corporation of Japan announced today that Shizuoka Air Commuter has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions for Toyama Prefecture. The aircraft is expected to enter service in summer 2015. This latest purchase is part of the Doctor Heli system programme which is intended… 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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Helinet Aviation Named Authorized AW109 Training Center

Helinet Aviation Named Authorized AW109 Training Center

Helinet Aviation, a diversified flight services company, announced today it has been named an Authorized Training Center by AgustaWestland for the manufacturer’s AW109 E and S models. The certification recognizes Helinet’s 28 years of experience training pilots across a broad range of helicopters including the company’s recent expansion of its AW109 E and S fleet… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 03-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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Honeywell Forecasts Steady Global Helicopter Demand For Next Five Years

Honeywell Forecasts Steady Global Helicopter Demand For Next Five Years

In its 17th annual Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchasing Outlook, Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) expects that 4,750-5,250 civilian-use helicopters will be delivered during 2015-2019. Overall, five-year demand for turbine-powered, civil helicopters remains steady versus the 2014 five-year forecast, with moderate improvement in new helicopter purchase plans reported, offsetting the short-term uncertainty of large-fleet operators in the… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 02-Mar-15

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26-Feb-15 HB-ZRV AgustaWestland AW109SP Erstfeld, Switzerland

Heavy landing on return to base, remained upright but wheels collapsed.  All 4 POB to hospital, although one released soon after.

26-Feb-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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Biggin Hill Airport expands appeal to US clientele with dedicated London Heli Shuttle

Biggin Hill Airport expands appeal to US clientele with dedicated London Heli Shuttle

London Biggin Hill Airport (BHAL), the only dedicated international business aviation airport in Greater London, returns to Schedulers and Dispatchers in San Jose, California this week (3rd to 6th February) Booth No 1717 to promote its London Heli Shuttle offering – a brand new dedicated on demand service to The London Heliport in Battersea.  A fleet of AgustaWestland AW109 helicopters,… Read more »

Source: Biggin Hill Airport, 04-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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London Biggin Hill Airport introduces the London Heli Shuttle service

London Biggin Hill Airport introduces the London Heli Shuttle service

London Biggin Hill Airport (BHAL), the only dedicated international business aviation airport in Greater London, today announced the launch of the quickest and most effective transfer service to The London Heliport in Battersea for business, corporate and private aviation customers, the London Heli Shuttle. The London Heli Shuttle service team are focused on ensuring customers… Read more »

Source: Biggin Hill, 08-Dec-14

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Carabinieros de Chile selects Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight

Carabinieros de Chile selects Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the Carabiniers of Chile have selected the Trakka A800 Tactical Helicopter Searchlight for the agency’s AW 109E Power patrol helicopter in Iquique, Chile. The Trakka A800 searchlight’s advanced optics technology provides superior performance and flexibility complimenting the AgustaWestland 109E Power mission equipment. The Trakka A800 is the… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 08-Dec-14

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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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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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Conklin & de Decker Release the Aircraft Cost Evaluator 2014 Volume II

Conklin & de Decker Release the Aircraft Cost Evaluator 2014 Volume II

Conklin & de Decker has released the Aircraft Cost Evaluator 2014Volume II, deliveringthe most up-to-date benchmarking, operating, and ownership cost data available to the aviation industry.Aircraft Cost Evaluator is the flagship product from Conklin & de Decker’s family of aircraft operating and acquisition data products that address more than 575jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 23-Oct-14

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Uber Has Helicopters In Australia Now

Uber Has Helicopters In Australia Now

Ordering a fancy Uber car with your phone and starting out at the plebs on in their normal cabs is already a pretty #firstworld experience, but Melbourne Uber users are about to take it to the next level on the weekend: you can order a helicopter with your phone to take you to the races…. Read more »

Source: Gizmodo, 17-Oct-14

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AgustaWestland Delivers GrandNew to SevenBar

AgustaWestland Delivers GrandNew to SevenBar

AgustaWestland, today at the 2014 Air Medical Transport Conference, has formally delivered a GrandNew to SevenBar, a provider of helicopter EMS services in the Southwestern United States. The GrandNew will join a fleet of fixed wing aircraft to deliver advanced in-flight patient care and transport and features a Spectrum EMS Single/Dual Litter capable interior that… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Sep-14

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