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Red Box International powered AgustaWestland at Farnborough Air Show

Red Box International powered AgustaWestland at Farnborough Air Show

Red Box International enjoyed a very busy and successful Farnborough International Air Show last week. The show was the biggest ever with over 1500 exhibitors, 107,000 trade visitors and orders topping $70 billion. We had the opportunity to meet up with some of our agents including Luc and Danny from Aerotecs, Roberto and Tommaso from Sipael,… Read more »

Source: Red Box International, 30-Jul-12

Hamilton Sundstrand wins US Army MRO contract for UH-60 T700 fuel controls

Hamilton Sundstrand wins US Army MRO contract for UH-60 T700 fuel controls

Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), was recently awarded a multi-year Overhaul & Repair contract from the U.S. Army for BLACK HAWK helicopter T700 fuel controls, with initial delivery orders starting in 2012 and covering a period of performance through 2017. “Hamilton Sundstrand is pleased to be selected to provide maintenance… Read more »

Source: Hamilton Sundstrand, 16-Jul-12

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Australia – Linfox orders three VIP AW169s

Australia – Linfox orders three VIP AW169s

AgustaWestland is proud to announce that Linfox has signed a contract for three AW169 helicopters in full VIP configuration. The aircraft will be used to perform corporate transport missions in the Melbourne area of Australia. This order marks the entrance of the AW169 into the Australian corporate/VIP transport market and continues the growing success of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jul-12

Nigeria’s Caverton Helicopters appointed as an AW Authorized Service Centre

Nigeria’s Caverton Helicopters appointed as an  AW Authorized Service Centre

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Caverton Helicopters of Nigeria has been appointed an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre for the AW139 intermediate twin helicopter in Nigeria., Caverton’s Service Centre based in West Africa’s commercial hub, Lagos, will provide maintenance and repair services and an extensive a spare parts inventory for the type,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jul-12

AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat delivered to UK military

AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat delivered to UK military

A ceremony was held today at the Farnborough International Airshow, in the presence of the Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, to celebrate the successful delivery to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the new AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat multi-role helicopter. The first AW159 Wildcat was accepted in April 2012 and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jul-12

AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support & Training Contract Up and Running

AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support & Training Contract Up and Running

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support and Training (WIST) contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is now operational, providing through life support and training for the Royal Navy and British Army’s new fleet of AW159 Wildcat helicopters that are now entering service. The initial period… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jul-12

Sikorsky expands Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

Sikorsky expands Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced the expansion of an existing contract that doubles the size of the in-country maintenance support team for the Colombian Army UH-60 BLACK HAWK fleet. The Colombian Army Aviation – part of the Army’s Combined Arms Team – has acquired Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance Services for its fleet of UH-60… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Jul-12

Selex Galileo boosts awareness and protection on-board the UK Lynx Wildcat

Selex Galileo boosts awareness and protection on-board the UK Lynx Wildcat

SELEX Galileo welcomes the delivery of the  first AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) in a ceremony that took place today at the Farnborough Air show . The Company is proud to contribute to the Lynx Wildcat programme by providing leading edge technologies including the innovative Active Electronically Scanned… Read more »

Source: Selex Galileo, 11-Jul-12

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AgustaWestland signs Key Supplier agreements for AW609

AgustaWestland signs Key Supplier agreements for AW609

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed agreements with three key suppliers for its AW609 TiltRotor programme. These three major agreements form part of a succession of contracts signed with AW609 TiltRotor component suppliers since AgustaWestland acquired the tiltrotor programme in November 2011. These latest agreements signed with Pratt &… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Jul-12

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Russian Helicopters & AgustaWestland to develop 2.5 Tonne helicopter

Russian Helicopters & AgustaWestland to develop 2.5 Tonne helicopter

As reported by HeliHub.com 24 hours ago, here is the press release confirming our story Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland (a Finmeccanica company) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Heads of Agreement at the Farnborough International Airshow today to jointly develop an all-new 2.5 tonne class single-engine helicopter. The agreement was signed by… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Jul-12

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Era Group signs for five AW189s

Era Group signs for five AW189s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Era Group (“Era”) has signed a contract for five AW189 helicopters plus options. These aircraft will be used to perform long range offshore transport missions. Emilio Dalmasso, Senior Vice President Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland said “We are delighted to have signed this contract with Era, a… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Jul-12

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All Nippon Helicopter orders third AW139

All Nippon Helicopter orders third AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, the official distributor for the AW139 medium twin helicopter in Japan, are pleased to announce that All Nippon Helicopter (ANH) has signed a contract for a third AW139 to perform electronic news gathering (ENG) missions. ANH is conducting ENG operations exclusively for Nippon Housou Kyoukai (NHK), Japanese… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Jul-12

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UK – Specialist Aviation Services orders six AW169

UK – Specialist Aviation Services orders six AW169

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Specialist Aviation Services has signed a contract today for six AW169 helicopters including firm orders and options. The contract was signed by Henk Schaeken, Group Managing Director of Specialist Aviation Services at the Farnborough International Airshow. The helicopters will amongst others be used for emergency services missions with deliveries… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Jul-12

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Sikorsky launches mobile apps for Sikorsky360® web portal

Sikorsky launches mobile apps for Sikorsky360® web portal

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced the launch of new mobile applications for the Sikorsky360® Web portal – a proprietary online support capability used by more than 4,000 operators globally. The new portal – known as Mobile360â„¢ – supports Apple®, Androidâ„¢ and Blackberry® mobile devices and will provide streamlined access to important maintenance information for… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Jul-12

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FAA certifies Sikorsky S92 for Sea State 6 conditions

FAA certifies Sikorsky S92 for Sea State 6 conditions

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the S-92® helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for Sea State 6 (SS6) conditions, completing the S-92A emergency flotation system sea state expansion and bringing further mission capability to operators. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The FAA Sea State 6 certification was… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Jul-12

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Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland form JV for new light helicopter

Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland form JV for new light helicopter

RIA Novosti, the Russian state news agency, is reporting that Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov said on Monday that his company would jointly produce a light helicopter with AgustaWestland.  Final signatures are expected on the agreement at Farnborough Air Show this week. Roll-out of the first example of this new model is expected in 2015,… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 10-Jul-12

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Italian Police orders two AW139s

Italian Police orders two AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Italian Police has placed an order for two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters. The contract is partially funded by the EU FRONTEX programme aimed at supporting coordination and development of the European Union’s border management. Also included in the contract is a comprehensive support and training… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Jul-12

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AgustaWestland Malaysia signs for new helicopter centre

AgustaWestland Malaysia signs for new helicopter centre

AgustaWestland Malaysia, an AgustaWestland subsidiary, and Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) held a ceremony today at the Farnborough International Airshow for the signature of long-term lease agreement, for a new facility at the Helicopter Centre being developed within the Malaysia International Aerospace Centre, at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (Subang) Airport near Kuala Lumpur. The construction… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Jul-12

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Russia to deploy AW139s for Special Security Duties

Russia to deploy AW139s for Special Security Duties

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Exclases Holdings Ltd. are pleased to announce that three AW139 helicopters will be introduced into service in Russia to perform special security missions. These aircraft, which will be operated by a Government Agency to enhance security, are scheduled to enter operational service in 2013. This order marks the entrance of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Jul-12

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Two more firefighting AW139s for Japan

Two more firefighting AW139s for Japan

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace are pleased to announce that two additional AW139 intermediate twin helicopters have been ordered in Japan to perform fire fighting missions. Contracts have been signed by the Fire Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) and Yokohama City respectively. These latest orders bring to five the number of fire fighting-configured… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Jul-12

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Eighth AW169 sold in South American Corporate/VIP market

Eighth AW169 sold in South American Corporate/VIP market

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the sale of an additional AW169 helicopter for corporate and VIP transport in South America to an undisclosed customer. This latest sale brings to eight the number of AW169s recently sold for this role in Brazil and Venezuela and continues the success of this mode which has… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Jul-12

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Rolls-Royce receives $183M service contract for US Army Kiowa Warrior engines

Rolls-Royce receives $183M service contract for US Army Kiowa Warrior engines

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has received a contract valued at US$183 Million to service M250 engines, which power the US Army’s fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopters. The contract, to support 500 M250 engines on more than 300 aircraft, begins in July 2012 for a year, and the Army has options to… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 10-Jul-12

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AgustaWestland family of new generation helicopters makes public premiere at Farnborough

AgustaWestland family of new generation helicopters makes public premiere at Farnborough

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that its Family of new generation helicopters is making its first ever public appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow this week. The Family comprising the AW139 intermediate twin together with the first prototypes of the AW169 light intermediate and AW189 8-tonne class will be performing in the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Jul-12

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CHC signs for another ten AW139s

CHC signs for another ten AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that CHC Helicopter has signed a contract to acquire 10 AW139 medium twin helicopters over the next three years. These aircraft will be used to perform offshore transport missions in support of the oil and gas industry. This order will bring the total of AW139 helicopters operated… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Jul-12

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AgustaWestland exhibits AW189 SAR at Farnborough

AgustaWestland exhibits AW189 SAR at Farnborough

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is exhibiting the new generation AW189 8-tonne class helicopter in a search and rescue configuration for the first time ever at the Farnborough International Airshow. Launched in June 2011, the AW189 is designed to meet future  demanding requirements for long range, long endurance SAR operations in all weather conditions and operating… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Jul-12

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Sikorsky and INAER sign MOU for Spanish Government S61/S76 support

Sikorsky and INAER sign MOU for Spanish Government S61/S76 support

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with INAER Maintenance SAU of Spain to explore aircraft maintenance and support opportunities for the Spanish Ministry of Defense. INAER engages in comprehensive fleet Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for commercial and military aircraft worldwide. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Jul-12

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Sikorsky signs $8.5 Billion H-60 deal with US Army and Navy

Sikorsky signs $8.5 Billion H-60 deal with US Army and Navy

The U.S. Army and Navy today signed an $8.5 billion contract with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), to buy a baseline quantity of 653 BLACK HAWK and SEAHAWK® helicopters through December 2017. The five-year contract will yield significant savings for the U.S. Government compared with purchasing the same quantity across five… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Jul-12

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Major milestone achieved on Eurocopter’s Puma Mk2 upgrade program for RAF

Major milestone achieved on Eurocopter’s Puma Mk2 upgrade program for RAF

The upgrade of UK Ministry of Defence Puma aircraft took a major step forward last week with Eurocopter completing its first internal qualification of the Puma Mk2 aircraft. This upgrade will significantly enhance the aircraft’s performance, mission capability and safety. The first modified aircraft will fly into the UK in the coming weeks to conclude… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 09-Jul-12

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Russian Helicopters at Farnborough 2012

Russian Helicopters at Farnborough 2012

The Russian helicopter holding “Russian Helicopters”, a subsidiary of JSC “UIC” Oboronprom “, one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of helicopters, including some of the most iconic, innovative and well-operated models, will participate in the Farnborough International Air Show 2012, from 9 to July 15, 2012. Exposition of Russian-made helicopters can be seen… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Jul-12

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Thailand to be first UH-60M operator in Southeast Asia

Thailand to be first UH-60M operator in Southeast Asia

Sikorsky today announced that the Royal Thai Army has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to acquire two UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters through the United States Government’s Foreign Military Sales channel. Upon delivery, Thailand will become the first member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to fly the very latest version… Read more »

Source: UTC, 09-Jul-12

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Elbit launches ALL-in-SMALLâ„¢Unified Self Protection Suite for helicopters

Elbit launches ALL-in-SMALLâ„¢Unified Self Protection Suite for helicopters

Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra will present at Farnborough Airshow 2012 the ALL-in-SMALLâ„¢ unified self protection system, offering a complete, lightweight and compact electronic warfare (EW) suite in a single LRU for any airborne platform.   ALL-in-SMALLâ„¢, a cutting-edge, integrated EW suite, offers for the first time the most advanced multi-spectral DAS and… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 09-Jul-12

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500th AW139 for handover at Farnborough 2012

500th AW139 for handover at Farnborough 2012

AgustaWestland have the 500th AW139 in the static park at Farnborough Air Show this week in the UK. For photo see this page on Airliners.net It is in the colours of Malaysian operator Weststar Aviation Services, with a large “500th” logo and we thus assume – in the absence of official PR from the manufacturer… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jul-12

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Eurocopter’s Farnborough presence to focus on the mission operability and performance

Eurocopter’s Farnborough presence to focus on the mission operability and performance

Eurocopter’s participation at the 2012 Farnborough Airshow will highlight the capabilities of the company’s growing rotorcraft family – including the new EC175, a new seven metric ton-category helicopter which is setting the standard for cabin size, mission payload and range performance. For its appearance in the biennial UK industry event, the EC175 is to be… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 05-Jul-12

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AW159 Wildcat delivery ceremony scheduled for Farnborough 2012

AW159 Wildcat delivery ceremony scheduled for Farnborough 2012

AgustaWestland is to hold a delivery ceremony next week at the Farnborough Air Show for the AW159 Wildcat.  The company will host the event on Wednesday 11th July from 9am in the morning. A short ceremony in the presence of Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Defence, will be followed by a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jul-12

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Heli-One to Exhibit at Farnborough 2012

Heli-One to Exhibit at Farnborough 2012

Heli-One Canada, Incorporated (Heli-One), the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces it will exhibit at the Farnborough International Airshow and Exhibition from July 9-13, 2012 (HALL 4 – B9A). Senior representatives of Heli-One’s helicopter MRO sales, customer support and operations team will be on-hand to discuss operator requirements… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 04-Jul-12

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Bell details helicopters they will show at Farnborough 2012

Bell details helicopters they will show at Farnborough 2012

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today its upcoming participation in the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2012. Bell Helicopter will provide flight demonstrations, have two state of the art commercial aircraft on display, and will showcase its mock up of the new Bell 525 Relentless super medium helicopter for the first time… Read more »

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Shimco to Exhibit at Farnborough International Airshow

Shimco to Exhibit at Farnborough International Airshow

himco announced today its participation at the Farnborough International Airshow 2012 from July 9-15. Shimco will present its precision manufactured parts, laminated and edgebond shims, tapers and spacers, and new polyimide-based products in stand #H4/C17a. Shimco joins other industry-leading Canadian companies in the Ontario Aerospace Pavilion, a collaborative effort between the Ontario Aerospace Council (OAC)… Read more »

Source: Shimco, 27-Jun-12

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New handbook confirms Aero Sekur heli-safety expertise

A new handbook produced by Aero Sekur, available to visitors to the company’s stand at Farnborough International Air Show 2012, gives an overview of the company’s heli-safety, survival expertise and product portfolio. With forty years’ experience supplying the aerospace industry, Aero Sekur has successfully developed a number of helicopter specific innovations which are detailed in… Read more »

Source: Aero Sekur, 08-Jun-12

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Aero Sekur at Farnborough 2012 – Advance Show News

Aero Sekur at Farnborough 2012 – Advance Show News

Acquisition and expansion by Aero Sekur has strengthened the organisation’s international presence and product offer for the aerospace industry. The engineering innovator, whose specialisms include helicopter safety and survival systems, returns to Farnborough International Air Show with a display incorporating seven Group companies, three of which are new businesses. With a stand designed to showcase… Read more »

Source: Aero Sekur, 19-Mar-12

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Northrop Grumman pulls out of Farnborough 2012

Northrop Grumman pulls out of Farnborough 2012

Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N) on Thursday pulled out of the 2012 international air show in Farnborough, England, a dramatic move underscoring the company’s drive to cut costs as it prepares for leaner times in the global defence market. Northrop has participated in the air shows — which alternate between Paris and Farnborough — each year,… Read more »

Source: Reuters, 20-Oct-11

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