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Uralhelicom sees increase in new helicopter sales

Uralhelicom sees increase in new helicopter sales

Uralhelicom is a Russian helicopter operator who is a certified dealer with Robinson Helicopters and also has a service centre for Airbus Helicopters. They have had seven deliveries out this year; four Robinsons, an AW119, an EC145 and a H125. One of their representatives has disclosed that the R66 and R44 are the two most… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jul-17

09-Jun-17 VT-NRK AgustaWestland AW119 Badrinath, India (1F)

Helicopter had difficulties on take-off and it appears that a crew member jumped from the aircraft prior to it impacting the ground, but was hit by the rotor blades and died – named as Vikram Lamba.  Helicopter had its skids ripped off and all four main blades ended up much shorter than they should have… Read more »

09-Jun-17

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Israel and Italy Discuss Training Helicopter Contract

Israel and Italy Discuss Training Helicopter Contract

The Israeli Ministry of Defence has entered into negotiations with the Italian Ministry of Defence in order to purchase AW-119 training helicopters from Italy’s Leonardo. The new helicopters will replace their current Bell 206 training aircraft, which they bought in 1970. Bell and Airbus are also competing for the contract, offering GXP-407s and H-125s respectively…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-May-17

Leonardo strengthens strategic partnership with Shanghai Zenisun

Leonardo strengthens strategic partnership with Shanghai Zenisun

Leonardo and Shanghai Zenisun Investment Co., Ltd (Shanghai Zenisun) announced today they will strengthen their strategic cooperation in the Chinese civil helicopter market by renewing the existing Distributorship Agreement with Sino-US Intercontinental, part of Shanghai Zenisun, as the sole distributor in China (including Hong Kong and Macau) of Leonardo’s civil products. These include the AW119,… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 09-Mar-17

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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20-Feb-15 N802SM AgustaWestland AW119Ke Houma, US-Louisiana

Uncommanded left yaw, diverted and landed at Dulac Heliport

20-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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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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08-Feb-15 I-AWCD AgustaWestland AW119 Valgriesenche, Italy

Caught by gust of wind on mountain landing – leading to loss of control and impacting terrain and injuring the pilot and two heliskiers

08-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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07-Oct-14 N603CF AgustaWestland AW119 Chiriaco Summit, US-California

Tail rotor struck fence at airport

07-Oct-14

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13-Sep-14 EC-KSD AgustaWestland AW119 Alpera, Spain (1F)

Pilot killed in crash on firefighting ops – Type and operator confirmed by this report.  Registration confirmed from photo on this page – enlarged here.  Pilot named as Fernando Baraza on this tribute page

13-Sep-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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01-May-14 N119HF AgustaWestland AW119 Lumberton, US-New Jersey

Emergency services responding.  Crash timed at 11.07am Eastern.  Helicopter ended upright with tail boom chopped off by one of the main blades and the rest of the tail – including the tail rotor gear box and blades – lying nearby

01-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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30-Dec-13 EC-LRD AgustaWestland AW119Ke Malleco, Chile

Badly burned in arson attack while parked.  Gang unsuccessfully attempted same on a second helicopter parked nearby

30-Dec-13

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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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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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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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14-Sep-13 AgustaWestland AW119 Selco Staritskogo, Russia (2F)

Helicopter lost contact with ATC and was not found for over two days.   Impact of the crash killed both on board.  The pilot was Margarita Afanaskina, champion of various helicopter flying competitions (see tribute from Russian Ministry of Sport).  Passenger was senior forestry official named Sergei Medvedev

14-Sep-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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Life Link III signs for six AW119Kx plus six options

Life Link III signs for six AW119Kx plus six options

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Life Link III has signed a contract for six AW119Kx single-engine helicopters plus six options. AgustaWestland Philadelphia will assemble the helicopters and install the aeromedical interiors at their Northeast Philadelphia Airport facility. Deliveries will start in late 2013 with the aircraft being used to provide air… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-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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19-Oct-12 N207CF AgustaWestland AW119 Dolan Springs, US-Arizona

Rotor blades suffered minor damage when helicopter was on the ground

19-Oct-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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19-Jul-12 N911LS AgustaWestland AW119Ke Junction City, US-Kansas

Multiple laser strikes. Landed safely

19-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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21-May-12 ZS-RSL AgustaWestland AW119 McCarthy’s Rest, South Africa

Unclear what happened.  Owner Frikkie Lutzkie decided to cut skids off “for ease of ground transportation”, cut blades off and remove the boom.  Helicopter was then smeared with mud and camouflaged with copious amounts of foliage.  Helicopter uninsured.  Date is approximate, but likely within a week of the correct date.  Read reports at the three links… Read more »

21-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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