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SaxonAir adds two AW109SP GrandNew helicopters to charter fleet

SaxonAir adds two AW109SP GrandNew helicopters to charter fleet

Air charter operator and aviation service provider SaxonAir has continued its expansion by doubling their helicopter charter fleet with the addition of two new AW109SP Grand New helicopters. Both helicopters are operated through new managed aircraft contracts and will be based in the London Area to serve SaxonAir’s increasing client demand. SaxonAir’s helicopter business now… Read more »

Source: SaxonAir, 26-Jun-17

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 gets more orders for AgustaWestland helicopters

Leonardo gets more orders for AgustaWestland helicopters

Leonardo-Finmeccanica shows continued strength in all civil helicopter markets. The company announced today the signing of a contract with Centaurium Aviation Ltd. of Switzerland for an AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter. The signing was performed during an official ceremony held at Helitech, Amsterdam. This aircraft is scheduled to enter service in spring 2017 and… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 14-Oct-16

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

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

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

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

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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Sloane Helicopters renews UK and Ireland Distributorship Agreement with Leonardo

Sloane Helicopters renews UK and Ireland Distributorship Agreement with Leonardo

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has announced the renewal of the Distributorship Agreement with Sloane Helicopters for a further three years for the UK and Ireland market with respect to the AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin helicopter model, and the signing of a contact for a further aircraft. The announcement, made during an official ceremony at EBACE 2016 (Geneva, 24th… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 26-May-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

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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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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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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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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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Sloane Helicopters celebrate 20 years as UK and Eire AgustaWestland distributor

Sloane Helicopters celebrate 20 years as UK and Eire AgustaWestland distributor

On Saturday 3rd October, Sloane Helicopters celebrated 20 years as the UK and Eire distributor for AgustaWestland – bringing together customers, key members of staff past and present, representatives from AgustaWestland and other invited guests.  On display in the excellent Hangar One facility at Sywell Aerodrome was an A109E Power, while outside were an EMS… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-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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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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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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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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AgustaWestland sells four helicopters into European Corporate Market

AgustaWestland sells four helicopters into European Corporate Market

AgustaWestland is experiencing a continued expansion of its presence in the European corporate helicopter market with new sales signed recently for four helicopters comprising one GrandNew light twin, two AW169 light intermediate twins and one AW139 intermediate twin helicopter. Deliveries will be completed by 2017. These latest contracts further expand the leading role played by… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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Elbit demonstrates SkyVis on Rega AW109SP

Elbit demonstrates SkyVis on Rega AW109SP

Elbit Systems recently completed a series of successful helicopter flight tests in Zurich, using the SkyVis Day/Night Head Mounted Display (HMD) onboard an AW-109SP helicopter of the Swiss air rescue company Rega. Adverse weather can prevent an air rescue team from executing their life saving missions – searching for and rescuing survivors. By improving flight… Read more »

Source: Elbit System, 01-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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Bird’s eye view: Xiamen adds new helicopter for helicopter tourism

Bird’s eye view: Xiamen adds new helicopter for helicopter tourism

According to a press conference held on August 2nd, a new helicopter was introduced for helicopter sightseeing in Xiamen. The new tourism attraction was launched last year for 1,880 yuan (about US $298) per person per ride, 930 yuan more than the current price. “See Full Story“

Source: What's On Xiamen, 07-Aug-14

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Uganda orders GrandNew and W-3A Sokol for Law Enforcement

Uganda orders GrandNew and W-3A Sokol for Law Enforcement

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uganda has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin and one W-3A Sokol intermediate twin engine helicopter. These aircraft, which are to be delivered in 2015, will be operated by the Uganda Police to perform law enforcement missions across the nation. The… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Jul-14

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GrandNew chosen for new Southern Hokkaido Doctor Heli base

GrandNew chosen for new Southern Hokkaido Doctor Heli base

AgustaWestland and Kaigai Corporation of Japan are pleased to announce that Kagoshima International Aviation has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions for Hakodate City Hospital in Southern Hokkaido. The aircraft, which is expected to enter service in early 2015, will be based at the Hakodate Airport…. Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Jun-14

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Infinity Helicopter Leasing announces new EMS AW109SP leases

Infinity Helicopter Leasing announces new EMS AW109SP leases

Infinity Helicopter Leasing (“IHL”) announced today the lease of two new AgustaWestland AW109SP aircraft to Airmedic, a Canadian air medical operator headquartered in Brossard, Quebec.  The AW109SP aircraft are configured as fully IFR and NVG compatible emergency medical service (EMS) aircraft. As a new entrant into the helicopter leasing market, IHL is targeting end-user helicopter… Read more »

Source: Infinity Helicopter Leasing, 12-May-14

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AgustaWestland GrandNew flies NZ demo tour

AgustaWestland GrandNew flies NZ demo tour

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that its eight-seat twin-engine GrandNew helicopter will begin a six day demonstration tour of New Zealand on 4th April. The tour will start in New Plymouth on the west coast of North Island and will also include stops in, among others, Wellington, Dunedin and Wanaka before finishing in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Apr-14

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HNZ Australia expands base at Karratha

HNZ Australia expands base at Karratha

HNZ Australia have made a strategic expansion in the resource rich sector of north-west Australia. Their Karratha Helicopter Base which has run 24 hours a day Marine Pilot Transfer operations continuously for over 20 years, has now diversified into single-engine utility operations as well. Targeting a specific gap in the market, HNZ have positioned two… Read more »

Source: HNZ, 27-Mar-14

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EMS Provider SevenBar Orders GrandNew

EMS Provider SevenBar Orders GrandNew

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that SevenBar has placed an order for an EMS configured GrandNew to operate in an air medical transport capacity. Additionally, the SevenBar paint scheme was displayed on the newly-unveiled AW109 Trekker at last week’s Heli Expo in anticipation of future fleet additions across the light twin and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Mar-14

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Sloane Helicopters signs for two GrandNew helicopters

Sloane Helicopters signs for two GrandNew helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the order by Sloane Helicopters for two GrandNew light twin helicopters. The helicopters are expected to be delivered in 2015 and will be operated for VVIP and passenger transport missions. This latest order by Sloane Helicopters further expands the already successful presence of AgustaWestland helicopter models in… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 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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UK – The Air Ambulance Service completes 20,000 missions

UK – The Air Ambulance Service completes 20,000 missions

It was another very busy year for The Air Ambulance Service in 2013, with the Charity carrying out its 20,000th mission. According to the latest figures, the Charity’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) passed this incredible landmark in December. Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) has now completed over 14,500 rescue missions since it was founded… Read more »

Source: TAAS, 08-Jan-14

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Sloane Helicopters delivers another new GrandNew

Sloane Helicopters delivers another new GrandNew

Just prior to the Christmas break, UK AgustaWestland distributor Sloane Helicopters delivered a GrandNew from the factory in Italy to a corporate customer. Serial 22325 is flying as G-MUZZ and replaces an AW109 Power G-WELY which the customer bought new from Sloane six years ago. Sloane are marketing the Power for immediate sale, with just… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jan-14

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UK – The Air Ambulance Service retail chain raises £3m in 2013

UK – The Air Ambulance Service retail chain raises £3m in 2013

The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) team have announced that they have reached their 2013 income target of £3million through their retail outlets across the country. Renowned for their edgy boutique style shops, TAAS has won numerous prestigious awards for its unique take on the traditional Charity shop, including 2013 Charity Retail Wow! Factor Awards for… Read more »

Source: TAAS, 01-Jan-14

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Brazilian State of San Paulo orders AW109SP GrandNew

Brazilian State of San Paulo orders AW109SP GrandNew

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Government of the State of San Paulo in Brazil has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin helicopter. The aircraft will be operated by the Military Police of the State of San Paulo to perform environmental and forest patrols and airborne surveillance missions in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-Dec-13

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Forest Foundation of São Paulo picks AW109SP GrandNew

Forest Foundation of São Paulo picks AW109SP GrandNew

The Forest Foundation of São Paulo has chosen the AgustaWestland AW109SP GrandNew after the tender closed for a twin-engined two-pilot six-passenger helicopter. The GrandNew was chosen over the Bell 429 and Eurocopter EC135T2e. The tender documentation showed that the primary usage will be for an Environmental Recovery Program of the Serra do Mar, the coastal… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Nov-13

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Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance begin Grand New operations

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance begin Grand New operations

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) have begun operating with their brand new state of the art helicopter. The Agusta Westland AW109SP Grand New is one of the fastest civilian helicopters in the country and can reach speeds of 185mph. The helicopter was handed over to DLRAA by Sloane Helicopters, who provide all three… Read more »

Source: DLRAA, 10-Nov-13

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AgustaWestland Announces North American Demo Tour

AgustaWestland Announces North American Demo Tour

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference that it is launching a North American Demo Tour of the EMS configured GrandNew following the aircraft’s display at the 2013 Air Medical Transport Conference and continuing through 2014. “The GrandNew is an outstanding helicopter, perfectly suited to be operated by the outstanding… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Oct-13

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Milestone finances AW109SP GrandNew for Sloane Helicopters

Milestone finances AW109SP GrandNew for Sloane Helicopters

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has financed the delivery of an AgustaWestland AW109 GrandNew to Sloane Helicopters. Sloane, a UK-based provider of helicopter sales and services, will use the helicopter for the UK’s East Midland Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 22-Oct-13

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Uniflight appointed AgustaWestland Service Center

Uniflight appointed AgustaWestland Service Center

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, has named Uniflight an Authorized Service Center for AgustaWestland aircraft operating in the United States. With this agreement, Uniflight becomes AgustaWestland’s newest service center in the United States and is authorized to perform periodic airframe maintenance inspections on all AW119 single engine and GrandNew light twins. This authorization also allows Uniflight… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Oct-13

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Italian VIP customers order three AW139s and a GrandNew

Italian VIP customers order three AW139s and a GrandNew

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce a string of new VIP orders from  different leading customers in Italy, thus further expanding its presence in this key market with its new generation helicopter models which feature the levels of safety, comfort, performance, technology, style and highly customized solutions the most demanding operators are looking… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Sep-13

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GrandNew Training Services Go Live in Switzerland

GrandNew Training Services Go Live in Switzerland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a comprehensive range of training services dedicated to the GrandNew light twin helicopter model is available for global customers and supplied by AgustaWestland at the Swiss Aviation Training facility located in Zurich. These training services are provided through a cooperation agreement with Swiss Aviation Training (SAT)… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Sep-13

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Sino-US Appointed Official Distributor for AW in China

Sino-US Appointed Official Distributor for AW in China

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Sino-US of China as an official non-exclusive distributor for AgustaWestland civil helicopters in China, excluding Hong Kong and Macau. The relevant distributorship agreement was signed during an official ceremony held at China Helicopter International Exhibition in Tianjin (5th – 8th September) today and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Sep-13

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Canada approves Aerolite AW109SP medical interior

Canada approves Aerolite AW109SP medical interior

Aerolite announced it received TCCA approval for HEMS interiors for the AW109S and SP models. The interior can be configured with one or two stretchers, up to four attendants in one stretcher configuration and up to two attendants in the two stretcher configuration. The innovative multi-mission medical floor allows the integration of a swiveling/tracking medical… Read more »

Source: Aerolite, 04-Sep-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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Eichsfeld Air Takes Delivery of a GrandNew

Eichsfeld Air Takes Delivery of a GrandNew

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the delivery of a GrandNew light twin helicopter to Eichsfeld Air Gmbh of Germany. Based in Berlin, this aircraft will enable Eichsfeld Air to resume its rotorcraft operations, performing missions across Germany as well as to the UK and Switzerland. The helicopter will also be operated in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Jul-13

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Sloane Helicopters adds EMS AW109SP GrandNew to fleet

Sloane Helicopters adds EMS AW109SP GrandNew to fleet

Sloane Helicopters is very pleased to announce the addition of the GrandNew to its EMS fleet. The delivery took place in Italy last week with the aircraft returning to Sywell on Friday evening. The EMS GrandNew is equipped with a number of advanced features that increase safety and reduce pilot workload. These features include a… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 10-Jul-13

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GrandNew Full Flight Simulator to Rega and fully Swiss-certified

GrandNew Full Flight Simulator to Rega and fully Swiss-certified

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has delivered a GrandNew Full Flight Simulator (FFS) to Rega of Switzerland and that the simulator has  been certified by the Swiss National Aviation Authority (SFOCA). Rega signed a contract for the provision of a state-of-the-art advanced simulator in 2011 to meet the training requirements… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jun-13

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Nirma Group Takes Delivery of a Second GrandNew

Nirma Group Takes Delivery of a Second GrandNew

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the delivery of a second GrandNew light twin helicopter to the Nirma Group of India. The GrandNew, with a full VIP cabin interior fit, provides passengers with an outstanding level of comfort. Nirma Group will also benefit from a three-year contract with OSS Air. OSS Air are… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jun-13

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UK – TAAS paramedics given go ahead to use advanced medication

UK – TAAS paramedics given go ahead to use advanced medication

The Air Ambulance Service’s paramedics will now be able to administer even more advanced care when they’re out and about at accidents and emergencies across the county. The Air Ambulance Service runs two Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS); Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance. Combined the two services attend… Read more »

Source: The Air Ambulance Service, 31-May-13

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Donaldson Protects HNZ’s AW109SP Fleet

Donaldson Protects HNZ’s AW109SP Fleet

Helicopters New Zealand has selected Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) to protect the engines of three new AgustaWestland AW109SPs it purchased to fly around-the-clock transfers of marine pilots for iron-ore freighters serving ports on Australia’s hot northwestern coast. Helicopters New Zealand chose the Donaldson IBFs, the only filtration system certified for installation… Read more »

Source: Donaldson’s Aerospace & Defense Group, 29-May-13

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Swiss air ambulances at war – Rega v TCS

Swiss air ambulances at war – Rega v TCS

Rega has had it their own way for many years – so it’s no surprise that the arrival of a competitor 18 months ago has led to, well, competition.  TCS is “Touring Club Suisse”, a roadside car rescue organisation.  (See full story)

Source: Aargauer Zeitung, 21-May-13

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HeliRussia – Exclases Holdings signs for a GrandNew

HeliRussia – Exclases Holdings signs for a GrandNew

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Exclases Holdings Ltd. has signed a contract for a GrandNew light twin helicopter in VIP transport configuration for operation in Russia. This latest contract brings to five the number of GrandNew helicopters sold in Russia in the last seven months, highlighting the outstanding success of the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-May-13

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Mexico orders six GrandNew for Presidential flight

Mexico orders six GrandNew for Presidential flight

Mexico has ordered six AgustaWestland AW109SP GrandNew helicopters for VVIP work in their Presidential flight. SEDENA (Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional), the government agency responsible for the Army and Air Force, says the total contracted value is 776 million pesos – about $63.1M at today’s prices. The Presidential fleet is tasked with flying the President… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Apr-13

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Australia – Linfox receives sixth new AgustaWestland helicopter in 13 years

Australia – Linfox receives sixth new AgustaWestland helicopter in 13 years

Australia’s Linfox Property Group is currently taking delivery of its sixth new AgustaWestland helicopter in under thirteen years, a GrandNew.  The company describes itself as follows on its website: Since 1985 the Linfox Property Group portfolio has grown extensively with the acquisition and development of some of the largest industrial properties in the Southern Hemisphere…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Apr-13

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Waypoint Leasing signs for GrandNew, AW139, AW169 and AW189

Waypoint Leasing signs for GrandNew, AW139, AW169 and AW189

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-year multi-aircraft agreement with Waypoint Leasing LLC (“Waypoint”) for GrandNew, AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopters. The agreement signed today at Heli-Expo by Ed Washecka, Waypoint Leasing’s CEO, and Emilio Dalmasso, AgustaWestland’s Senior VP Commercial Business, includes an initial firm contract for four… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Japan National Police orders another GrandNew

Japan National Police orders another GrandNew

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Kanematsu Corporation are pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract by the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) to supply a GrandNew law enforcement light twin helicopter which will be operated in Kawagawa prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of Japan. The order brings to three the number… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Sloane Helicopters signs for two GrandNew and two AW169s

Sloane Helicopters signs for two GrandNew and two AW169s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Sloane Helicopters Ltd of the United Kingdom has signed a contract for the purchase of two GrandNew light twin and two AW169 light intermediate helicopters. This contract demonstrates the continuing success achieved by the AgustaWestland range of light twin helicopters in the UK market as well… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-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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First Corporate GrandNew To Be Delivered in North America

First Corporate GrandNew To Be Delivered in North America

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first GrandNew to be delivered to a Canadian customer and the first corporate configured GrandNew to be delivered in North America is making its debut at Heli-Expo 2013, being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 5th to 7th March.. Bob Brant, AgustaWestland Philadelphia’s… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Mar-13

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AgustaWestland At Heli-Expo 2013

AgustaWestland At Heli-Expo 2013

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, will be displaying four of its advanced high performance helicopters on stand #2115 at Heli Expo 2013, which is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 5th to 7th March. AgustaWestland will also be highlighting its Family of new generation helicopters and its customer support and training services. “With the AW189… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Mar-13

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HNZ launches its first AW109 GrandNew in Australia

HNZ launches its first AW109 GrandNew in Australia

The first of three brand new AW109SP’s direct from their Italian factory is airborne at Jandakot WA in final preparation for its end user delivery flight to the remote north-west. The state-of-the-art helicopter is expected to make its way north in late January. Ship number one of three, arrived by sea at Fremantle and was… Read more »

Source: HNZ Group, 16-Jan-13

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UK corporate owner upgrades from 109 Grand to GrandNew

UK corporate owner upgrades from 109 Grand to GrandNew

Sir Peter Ogden, joint founder of the very successful computer services company Computacenter, is upgrading his AW Grand to a GrandNew.   Remaining executive chairman until 1997,  Sir Peter placed £22.5M into an educational trust  – the Ogden Trust – when Computacenter became a UK public company in 1998.  The trust fund helps very able students… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Dec-12

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Rega launches new dispatch system

Rega launches new dispatch system

On Monday, 3 December 2012, Swiss Air-Rescue Rega put its new dispatch system into operation. The changeover to the new infrastructure went off without a hitch. The introduction of this new system represents a key milestone within the major project, REMICO (Rega Mission Control), which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014…. Read more »

Source: Rega, 04-Dec-12

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Japan approves Donaldson filters for AW109s

Japan approves Donaldson filters for AW109s

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the AgustaWestland AW109E Power and AW109SP Grand New helicopters.  Donaldson produces the only IBF available for these aircraft. With JCAB certification,… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 04-Dec-12

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AgustaWestland GrandNew and AW609 to feature at EMS conference

AgustaWestland GrandNew and AW609 to feature at EMS conference

AgustaWestland is taking the GrandNew it delivered to Doctor Heli earlier this year to an EMS event in Japan next week.  The 19th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Aeromedical Services will feature demonstration flights of the aircraft. On Friday 9th November, there will also be a presentation under the title of “Doctor-Heli features… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Nov-12

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First Corporate/VIP GrandNew in Japan enters service

First Corporate/VIP GrandNew in Japan enters service

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first corporate/VIP transport configured GrandNew for Japan has now entered service. The GrandNew light twin engine helicopter is already in service in Japan performing electronic news gathering, emergency medical services and will soon enter service in the law enforcement role. This VIP/corporate-configured aircraft features a… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Oct-12

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Kaigai Corporation orders a GrandNew

Kaigai Corporation orders a GrandNew

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Kaigai Corporation has signed a contract for the purchase of a GrandNew light twin helicopter. AgustaWestland and Kaigai Corporation have also agreed the renewal of the successful distribution agreement for the sale of AW119Ke single engine as well as AW109 Power and GrandNew light twins for… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Oct-12

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Milestone lease two GrandNews to Elilombarda

Milestone lease two GrandNews to Elilombarda

Milestone Aviation Group, the Dublin-based helicopter lessor, has recently delivered two new AgustaWestland AW109SP Grand New to Italian operator Elilombardia. Likely for tax reasons, the aircraft were initially registered in their name for a couple of days in mid-July in the Isle of Man, as seen in our photos here.  They were then moved to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Aug-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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AgustaWestland makes first GrandNew sale into Poland

AgustaWestland makes first GrandNew sale into Poland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that WIÅšNIOWSKI® of Poland has signed a contract for a GrandNew light twin helicopter in VVIP transport configuration. The aircraft, featuring an exclusive 5 seats interior, is expected to be delivered in late 2012. This contract marks the first sale of the GrandNew light twin in Poland,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Jul-12

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Helicopters Australia renews Rio Tinto contract with three GrandNew – replacing EC145s

Helicopters Australia renews Rio Tinto contract with three GrandNew – replacing EC145s

Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. (TSX: CHL.A, CHL.B) (the “Company”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Helicopters Australia Pty Limited (“HNZ”), has entered into an agreement with Rio Tinto for a renewed contract for an extended period with new helicopters. Beginning in March 2013, HNZ will replace… Read more »

Source: Canadian Helicopters, 17-Jul-12

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Intermountain Life Flight goes live with GrandNew

Intermountain Life Flight goes live with GrandNew

Three of the most sophisticated and safest medical helicopters in the world now call Utah home. The Intermountain Life Flight program, one of the nation’s first air medical transport and rescue services, has added three state-of-the-art Agusta Grand helicopters to its fleet to enhance safety, precision and maneuverability in the rescue and transportation of critically-ill… Read more »

Source: Intermountain Healthcare, 03-Jul-12

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Superyacht Ilona gets a new helipad for GrandNew

Superyacht Ilona gets a new helipad for GrandNew

The iconic Amels 73.7-metre gets a new helipad and pool with movable floor The beautiful 73.7m motoryacht ILONA set sail again in May, after a very successful eight-month refit. While the yacht has been functioning perfectly since her launch in 2004, the owner wanted a major re-design to accommodate some new ideas into ILONA, as… Read more »

Source: Amels, 18-Jun-12

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