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Italy orders 8 more AW139s for public service and security operations

Italy orders 8 more AW139s for public service and security operations

Leonardo announced today further orders for its AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter for public service and security operations in Italy, with contracts for eight aircraft valued at approximately 112 million euro. The Italian Coast Guard has signed a contract for two AW139s to perform search and rescue missions, with deliveries to be completed by the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 12-Dec-17

Leonardo delivers first Norwegian SAR AW101

Leonardo delivers first Norwegian SAR AW101

Leonardo is pleased to announce that the first of 16 AW101 allweather search and rescue helicopters has been delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security. The aircraft departed Leonardo’s Yeovil facility on November 17th for Sola Air Base in southern Norway where the aircraft will enter a period of Operational Test &… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 21-Nov-17

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Falcon Aviation to add three more AW169s, leased from Milestone

Falcon Aviation to add three more AW169s, leased from Milestone

Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, and Leonardo announced today that Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) will expand its AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter fleet with the addition of a further three aircraft. The light-intermediate twin helicopters will have multi-mission capability with entry… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 20-Nov-17

Abu Dhabi Aviation expands Leonardo AW139 fleet

Abu Dhabi Aviation expands Leonardo AW139 fleet

Leonardo announced today that Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) has signed a contract for two additional AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The announcement was made during an official ceremony at the Dubai Air Show. The aircraft will be used to perform offshore transport mission with deliveries expected in 2017, further expanding ADA’s AW139 fleet which today… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 15-Nov-17

Thailand signs AW101 MoU with Leonardo

Thailand signs AW101 MoU with Leonardo

Leonardo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Defence Technology Institute (DTI) of Thailand on November 8th covering technology transfer and the establishment of helicopter maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) capabilities in the country, should the AW101 aircraft be ordered for use by the Police, Army, Air Force and Navy. The MoU was signed… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 13-Nov-17

Leonardo awards Tods Aerospace – Gold Supplier Status

Leonardo awards Tods Aerospace – Gold Supplier Status

Tods Aerospace, a Unitech Aerospace company and leader in advanced composite materials technologies, has been awarded the Gold Ship to Stock Award from Leonardo Helicopters. The achievement comes as a result of extensive training, audits and sustained quality performance of 99.8% or above over a 12 month period. “Leonardo Helicopters’ Incoming Quality Systems for the… Read more »

Source: Tods Aerospace, 31-Oct-17

Queensland Government orders two more AW139s

Queensland Government orders two more AW139s

Leonardo announced today that the Government of Queensland in Australia has placed an order for two additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircrafts are expected to enter into service by December 2018 performing emergency medical services and search and rescue missions over land and sea. The AW139s will replace two older helicopter models… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Oct-17

Three bidders in running to replace USAF UH-1N fleet

Three bidders in running to replace USAF UH-1N fleet

The Air Force and US Strategic Command are having to replace their 62 UH-1N Huey helicopters. With the replacements they want to have a fleet of 84. The three bidders for the contract are Boeing-Leonardo, Sikorsky and Sierra Nevada Corp, reports National Defence Magazine.

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Oct-17

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Trakka announces Leonardo AW109 to feature SWE-400 QUAD

Trakka announces Leonardo AW109 to feature SWE-400 QUAD

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

Source: Trakka Systems, 20-Oct-17

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Milestone Aviation Group Supports Indian Heligo’s Growth

Milestone Aviation Group Supports Indian Heligo’s Growth

Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”) announced today the delivery of a Leonardo AW139 to Heligo Charters Private Limited (Heligo) in India. The delivery marks the fifth helicopter leased to Heligo in 2017, increasing the Mumbai-based operator’s fleet and enabling expansion of both on- and offshore services. Milestone, the global leader in helicopter leasing, began its lease… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 20-Oct-17

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Leonardo’s Japanese helicopter market grows

Leonardo’s Japanese helicopter market grows

Leonardo announced today that it has significantly grown its market share in the Japanese helicopter market by securing orders for AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopters in firefighting configuration following highly competitive tenders. Leonardo and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, the Japanese distributor for the AW169 and AW139 types, have signed contracts with the Yamaguchi Prefecture Fire Fighting… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 18-Oct-17

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AW169 helicopter scores first contract success

AW169 helicopter scores first contract success

Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, USA that Travis County, Texas has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW169s for its STAR Flight program as the county-based EMS provider upgrades its helicopter fleet to more modern and capable aircraft. Travis County will be the launch customer of the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 18-Oct-17

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Leonardo renews pre-owned sales agreement with Rotortrade

Leonardo renews pre-owned sales agreement with Rotortrade

Rotortrade Services, a leading independent helicopter distributor is in the process to sign the renewal of the agreement for a further 3 years as Leonardo Helicopter Division sole pre-owned helicopter distributor. Rotortrade has been exclusive worldwide distributor for AgustaWestland, now Leonardo Helicopter Division, for the past nearly 5 years and has sold 60 aircraft during… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 11-Oct-17

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Leonardo adds Cat A capability to SkyFlight app

Leonardo adds Cat A capability to SkyFlight app

Leonardo Helicopters announced today a significant update to its Skyflight mobile flight planning service. The company has introduced a latest time-saving feature which assists pilots to run their CAT A operations effectively and efficiently, giving them the ability to manage data, from the approved flight manual, with ease, from anywhere. Skyflight delivers CAT A key… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 11-Oct-17

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Polar Research Institute of China orders an AW169

Polar Research Institute of China orders an AW169

Leonardo announced today that the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) has purchased an AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate helicopter. The aircraft, which is planned to be delivered in early 2019, will be provided with a dedicated configuration to support Chinese Polar Scientific Exploration Tasks and perform a range of roles including passenger transport, iceberg sighting,… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 10-Oct-17

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SAS to provide AW139 support

SAS to provide AW139 support

UK based operator and authorised Leonardo service centre – Specialist Aviation Services – is pleased to announce its plans to extend its Leonardo support capability. SAS has spent five years developing a close working relationship with Leonardo Helicopters and building its technical expertise supporting the entry into service of the AW169 in the UK. It… Read more »

Source: SAS, 09-Oct-17

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Leonardo appoints Baines Simmons to enhance safety performance

Leonardo appoints Baines Simmons to enhance safety performance

Air Partner’s aviation safety consultancy company Baines Simmons has been awarded a two-year contract by Leonardo Helicopters to support the development and enhancement of its safety management performance across its UK sites. Baines Simmons will provide Leonardo Helicopters with specialist consultancy and training support, drawing on over 16 years of industry-leading experience. The programme will… Read more »

Source: Baines Simmons, 06-Oct-17

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Norwegian Police pick TrakkaBeam searchlight for AW169

Norwegian Police pick TrakkaBeam searchlight for AW169

Trakka Systems is proud to announce that Leonardo Helicopters has selected the new TrakkaBeam TLX high-intensity, high power searchlight for the AW169 helicopters chosen by the Norwegian Police Directorate as their new law enforcement helicopter type following the recent tender for their helicopter service modernisation programme. The contract will include three aircraft, with an option… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 06-Oct-17

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Two corporate AW139s sold to UK customers

Two corporate AW139s sold to UK customers

Leonardo announced today the sale of a further two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters to customers in the UK for corporate/VIP passenger transport, further strengthening its leadership in this market segment with a 50% share in the multiengine segment. Over 30 AW139s are currently operating in the UK. One aircraft will be managed & operated by… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Oct-17

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Denmark – Uni-Fly order two AW169s for wind farm support

Denmark – Uni-Fly order two AW169s for wind farm support

Leonardo announced today the signing of a contract with Uni-Fly A/S of Denmark for two AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will enter service in the first quarter of 2018 to perform wind farm support operations for DONG Energy at Hornsea Project One, in the North Sea, 120km offshore from Humberside, UK…. Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 05-Oct-17

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Leonardo introduces the AW189K helicopter at Helitech 2017

Leonardo introduces the AW189K helicopter at Helitech 2017

Leonardo announced today a further step to expand the range of capabilities available to the market with the introduction of the AgustaWestland AW189K helicopter. Under this designation, the successful super medium category type will feature the new generation 2,500 shp class Aneto-1K engine, unveiled by Safran Helicopter Engines at Helitech in London today. The AW189K… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Oct-17

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Leonardo’s upgraded Super Lynx Makes Successful Maiden Flight

Leonardo’s upgraded Super Lynx Makes Successful Maiden Flight

Leonardo is pleased to announce the successful maiden flight of the first of eight upgraded Brazilian Navy Super Lynx Mk21B helicopters at its Yeovil facility, in southwest England, on 28th September 2017. The upgraded Lynx helicopters will give Brazil’s Naval Aviation a significant improvement in its capabilities, with much increased aircraft performance and mission effectiveness…. Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 02-Oct-17

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Collaboration between CHC, Leonardo & SKYTRAC for Flight Safety Data Transfer

Collaboration between CHC, Leonardo & SKYTRAC for Flight Safety Data Transfer

CHC Helicopter, in collaboration with Leonardo and SKYTRAC, have successfully completed testing of a real-time Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) and cockpit Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution on an AW139 helicopter. An industry first, the technology includes inflight HUMS analysis with real-time air-to-ground exceedance alerts and automated downloads to Leonardo’s HeliWise analysis software. Live… Read more »

Source: CHC, 29-Sep-17

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Leonardo exhibits new generation VIP helicopters at the Monaco Yacht Show

Leonardo exhibits new generation VIP helicopters at the Monaco Yacht Show

Leonardo, a leading manufacturer in the global helicopter industry, is exhibiting two of its most successful models in VIP/corporate transport configuration at the Monaco Yacht Show (27-30th September). The company is showcasing a GrandNew light twin and an AW169 light intermediate twin aircraft, both owned by a British private customer and used for VIP transport… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Sep-17

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Bell fails to bid in UH-1N replacement program

Bell fails to bid in UH-1N replacement program

Proposals for a replacement helicopter for the Air Force UH-1N Huey were due September 14. Bell decided that due to their current work load, they would not to submit a proposal. Boeing-Leonardo submitted their MH-139 and Lockheed submitted their Black Hawk, reports National Defense.

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Sep-17

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Leonardo puts helicopters on centre stage at DSEI 2017

Leonardo puts helicopters on centre stage at DSEI 2017

Leonardo will once again have a major presence at DSEI, which takes place at the ExCel Centre in London from 12 to 15 September (Stand n. S5-110). Having consolidated its companies in the UK, Leonardo is able to demonstrate a stronger position in this important domestic market, grow the business in and from the UK and invest in… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 14-Sep-17

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Leonardo Enters Second Phase of RWUAS Programme

Leonardo Enters Second Phase of RWUAS Programme

Leonardo hopes that 2018 will be the year that they will be able to begin work on a rotary-wing unmanned air system (RWUAS). Should they begin next year, they hope to have the RWUAS available in the mid-2020s. A programme to develop the concepts of the RWUAS is already underway, reports Flight Global. Leonardo’s Yeovil… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Sep-17

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AW101 is focus for Leonardo at MSPO 2017 in Poland

AW101 is focus for Leonardo at MSPO 2017 in Poland

From 5-8 September, Leonardo and its Polish subsidiary PZL-Świdnik are exhibiting at the 25th edition of the International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO in Kielce, Poland. As part of the selection of products and technologies on display at the exhibition, the Italian Air Force’s AW101 medium/heavy helicopter and the W-3PL Głuszec helicopter used by the Polish… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 08-Sep-17

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Royal Bournemouth Hospital upgrades helipad

Royal Bournemouth Hospital upgrades helipad

The first air ambulance landed on the Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s (RBH) new helipad yesterday, following a complete rebuild, funded by the HELP Appeal. Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance’s AW169 landed on the new pad, which allows larger aircraft to land and to land during the night. The rebuild, which came to £119,000, was completely funded… Read more »

Source: HELP, 18-Aug-17

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Leonardo reports more AW169 and GrandNew sales in Brazil

Leonardo reports more AW169 and GrandNew sales in Brazil

Leonardo announced today that further orders from Brazilian executive operators have strengthened the company’s position in country and worldwide as a leading provider of corporate and VIP helicopters. Most recently, one GrandNew helicopter was sold to a VIP operator in Brazil, and three firm orders were placed for AW169s. These aircraft will join the large… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 15-Aug-17

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Bristow adds offshore AW189 in UK – impacts SAR fleet too

Bristow adds offshore AW189 in UK – impacts SAR fleet too

Today, Bristow Helicopters is taking delivery of another AW189 from the Leonardo factory in Italy – serial 89002 and registered G-OENC. This will join the first two Bristow offshore AW189s G-OENA and G-OENB in the near future. The crew made a lunch stop at Clermont-Ferrand in France en route to the UK. The new aircraft… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Aug-17

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NY Environmental Protection Police buy AW119Kx

NY Environmental Protection Police buy AW119Kx

Leonardo announced today that the AW119Kx helicopter has been selected by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police for operations in support of water supply protection. Delivery of the aircraft is expected in 2018. As the largest single source water supply in the United States, the New York City water supply system is… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Jul-17

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AW189 to support Oil&Gas operations in Russia

AW189 to support Oil&Gas operations in Russia

Leonardo announced today that an AW189 super medium helicopter will be operated by Aviashelf to perform transport operations from Sakhalin Island in Russia supporting the Oil&Gas industry. The aircraft will be supplied together with a support and training package with delivery expected in summer 2018. This latest result confirms the competitiveness of Leonardo’s modern solutions… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 24-Jul-17

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Fuel Consumption Figure Drops for AW189

Fuel Consumption Figure Drops for AW189

Leonardo will soon be able to boast an official fuel consumption figure drop of their AgustaWestland AW189. Monitoring systems and flight recorders have shown that the super-medium-twin helicopter has had an improvement of 4-7%. This figure has also been validated via test flights by GE Aviation, who is the supplier of the CT7 engines reports… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jul-17

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Norway set to place first police order for AW169

Norway set to place first police order for AW169

The Norwegian Police Directorate has chosen Leonardo Helicopters as the supplier of the country’s new police helicopters. The AW169 has been selected for the role, and it will contribute to the modernization of today’s helicopter operations.   The Police Directorate state that it is pleased with the new agreement. With a new central air station at Taraldrud, the new… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 13-Jul-17

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Leonardo could move AW149 line to Yeovil UK

Leonardo could move AW149 line to Yeovil UK

The UK Ministry of Defence and Leonardo signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the work on future AW149 production. They had hoped the AW149 would be the replacement for the Royal Air Force’s Airbus Puma HC2 fleet, which will retire in 2025, reports Flight Global. Managing Director, Daniele Romiti, has said that should the agreement… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jul-17

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SAS to undertake AW169 pilot training

SAS to undertake AW169 pilot training

Specialist Aviation Services is pleased to announce the addition of AW169 Type Rating courses to its portfolio of Leonardo Service Centre capabilities. SAS has gained this approval as more AW169’s enter service both in the utility and VIP sectors. SAS is now supporting four AW169 air ambulances across the south of the UK as well… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 10-Jul-17

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17 more Leonardo helicopters for China

17 more Leonardo helicopters for China

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

Source: Leonardo, 22-Jun-17

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LCI orders nine helicopters from Leonardo

LCI orders nine helicopters from Leonardo

Leonardo and Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, have today announced an order for an additional nine helicopters. The order is valued at over US$120 million and covers the entire family of new generation helicopters – the AgustaWestland AW139, AW169 and AW189. Deliveries will commence this year and continue into… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 21-Jun-17

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Helikorea Orders 3 GrandNew Helicopters for EMS

Helikorea Orders 3 GrandNew Helicopters for EMS

The GrandNew light twin helicopter expands in the Republic of Koreawith the order of three units by HeliKorea for Emergency Medical Service. The order is a testament to the success of the type as the benchmark light twin EMS helicopter on the market. The first two helicopters will be delivered at the end of 2017 while the third will… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 14-Jun-17

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Norway opens AW101 Training Centre

Norway opens AW101 Training Centre

Leonardo announced yesterday the official opening of its AW101 Norway Training Centre at Stavanger Sola Airport by Per-Willy Amundsen, Minister of Justice & Public Security. The training centre includes a new AW101 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) which will support the training of Norwegian aircrew and will also be available to other AW101 customers. The first… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 14-Jun-17

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Canada plans to upgrade 412s, not replace them

Canada plans to upgrade 412s, not replace them

The president of Airbus Canada, Romain Trapp, has commented how their H145M would be a suitable replacement for the current CH-146 Griffon and in doing so they could save Canadian taxpayers over $1 billion over 10 years. Leonardo seems to also be contesting to replace the Griffon. Canada’s Liberal government has however released a new… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jun-17

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Leonardo joins IMP again for Canadian AW101 upgrade program

Leonardo joins IMP again for Canadian AW101 upgrade program

Leonardo Helicopters and IMP Aerospace & Defence (IMP) are pleased to announce that “Team Cormorant” has been re-established to support the modernization of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of EH101/CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) helicoptersand expansion of the fleet through the conversion of AW101-519 helicopters. Team Cormorant comprises Leonardo Helicopters, the Original… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 12-Jun-17

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Vector Aerospace supports Pakistan Navy Sea King

Vector Aerospace supports Pakistan Navy Sea King

Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently commenced a contract with the Pakistan Navy for the return to service of three Leonardo Helicopters (ex-Westland) Sea Kings at its Fleetlands facility in Gosport, Hampshire, UK.  Work on the contract is being performed by Vector’s UK-based… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 09-Jun-17

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

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

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

Source: Leonardo, 30-May-17

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Team Cormorant re-established for Canadian AW101 Mid-Life Upgrade

Team Cormorant re-established for Canadian AW101 Mid-Life Upgrade

Leonardo Helicopters and IMP Aerospace & Defence (IMP) are pleased to announce that “Team Cormorant” has been re-established to support the modernization of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of EH101/CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters and the expansion of the fleet through the conversion of AW101-519 helicopters. Team Cormorant comprises Leonardo Helicopters,… Read more »

Source: IMP GROUP, 30-May-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

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50th anniversary of Mi-2 helicopters in the service of the Polish Armed Forces

50th anniversary of Mi-2 helicopters in the service of the Polish Armed Forces

PZL-Świdnik, a Leonardo Group helicopter manufacturer, is pleased to inform that on 20th May this year the celebrations commemorating the 54th anniversary of the establishment of the oldest helicopter unit in Poland, i.e. the 56th Air Base in Inowrocław, were held at Inowrocław-Latkowo airfield. A special event accompanying the feast was comprised by celebrations of… Read more »

Source: PZL-Świdnik, 29-May-17

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Centaurium takes delivery of its GrandNew helicopter

Centaurium takes delivery of its GrandNew helicopter

Leonardo announced today that Centaurium Aviation Ltd. of Switzerland has taken delivery of its AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter. The handover was celebrated during an official ceremony held at EBACE 2017 in Geneva. This specially-configured aircraft anticipating safety enhancing requirement like ADS-B Out, will be operated by Mountainflyers for heli taxi services from Bern… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 26-May-17

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Technical Approvals for Airlift AW169

Technical Approvals for Airlift AW169

On the 26th of April Airlift AS has been awarded from the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority of both Continuing Airworthiness and Maintenance Organisation Approvals on Leonardo AW169 helicopter in accordance with EU 1321/2014 (Annex I EASA Part-M and Annex II EASA Part-145). Airlift, first Norwegian organisation to add the AW169 to its approvals, is willing… Read more »

Source: Airlift, 18-May-17

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EASA clears British AW169 air ambulances to fly

EASA clears British AW169 air ambulances to fly

Four AW169 helicopters have so far been delivered from the factory in Italy to British operator Specialist Aviation Services (SAS), but none are yet in service.  With the medical interior completion by SAS, various aspects of the work have required STC approval from EASA, and while that part would always be expected to take some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-17

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BAE Systems and Leonardo DRS Join Forces

BAE Systems and Leonardo DRS Join Forces

To provide military aircrews with enhanced protection from new and emerging threats, BAE Systems and Leonardo DRS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to offer advanced threat detection capabilities for U.S. Army fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. The two companies will collaborate to develop an advanced infrared-based threat warning system to meet current and evolving operational… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 21-Apr-17

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Leonardo’s AW169 Helicopter selected by The Argentine National Gendarmerie

Leonardo’s AW169 Helicopter selected by The Argentine National Gendarmerie

Leonardo announced at the LAAD exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an order for an AgustaWestland AW169 by the Argentine National Gendarmerie in support of law enforcement and border patrol operations, expanding the presence of Leonardo in the highly competitive Argentinian government sector. Delivery of the AW169 to the Argentine National Gendarmerie is expected in the second half of 2017 and follows the first commercial AW169s to enter service in… Read more »

Source: Leonardo Group, 18-Apr-17

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Leonardo Offers AW139M for Czech RFP

Leonardo Offers AW139M for Czech RFP

The Czech Republic will soon be releasing a request for proposals (RFP) for a new fleet. They are looking for a multi-role rotorcraft that will meet the technical, cost and performance requirements. The procurement will also mean the replacement of the Mil Mi-24s. Leonardo has come forward with the proposal of its AW139M, saying that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Apr-17

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Panama’s SENAN AW139 Fleet Reaches Milestone

Panama’s SENAN AW139 Fleet Reaches Milestone

Leonardo announced today at LAAD in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that the fleet of six AgustaWestland AW139s operated by Panama’s Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN) has achieved a 5,000 flight hour milestone. This result has been achieved in less than four years since the first AW139 entered into service with SENAN in mid-2013. SENAN has benefited from Leonardo’s well-positioned service network in North and Central America, including… Read more »

Source: Leonardo Group, 12-Apr-17

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AAROI-EMAC and Leonardo sign agreement on Helicopter Emergency Medical Service

AAROI-EMAC and Leonardo sign agreement on Helicopter Emergency Medical Service

A cooperation agreement between Leonardo, the main Italian industrial company and a world leader in the helicopter field, and AAROI-EMAC, association representing over 10,000 Physicians Anaesthetists of Critical Care, was recently signed in Vergiate, in Italy. Among its objectives there is the implementation of scientific, technical and organizational developments in the delicate and fundamental healthcare… Read more »

Source: AAROI-EMAC, 10-Apr-17

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AW119Kx demo tour with Simone Moro in Nepal

AW119Kx demo tour with Simone Moro in Nepal

Leonardo has just started a demo tour with its AW119Kx single engine helicopter together with Simone Moro, the only alpinist in history to have reached four 8,000 meter peaks in winter. Initial flying activities have been accomplished between March 24th and 28th and the tour is expected to be completed by mid-April. The goal of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 10-Apr-17

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AW139s Hit 5000 Hour Landmark for Panama

AW139s Hit 5000 Hour Landmark for Panama

After four years with Panama’s Servicio Nacional Aeronavl, AgustaWestland’s AW139 helicopters have reached the 5,000-flight-hour landmark. Chief Executive Officer, Mauro Moretti has commented how the relationship between Panama and Leonardo’s AgustaWestland is stronger than ever. They even expect the delivery of two additional AW139s later this year.

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-17

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Leonardo provides helicopter for the Prince of Wales’ Tour of Italy

Leonardo provides helicopter for the Prince of Wales’ Tour of Italy

On the occasion of the recent tour to Italy by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, Leonardo provided a modern AW139 helicopter to allow rapid transport between some of the trip’s main locations in comfort and with the highest safety standards. The aircraft was used on April 1st and 2nd for transportation purposes to… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Apr-17

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AgustaWestland AW119Kx goes on demo tour in Nepal

AgustaWestland AW119Kx goes on demo tour in Nepal

Two successful characters for a two-week demo tour in Nepal: the Leonardo AW119Kx helicopter and Simone Moro, the only alpinist in history to have reached four 8,000 meters peaks in winter. The goal of the demo tour is to demonstrate the operational capabilities of the AW119Kx at 24,000 feet, in order to carry out helicopter rescue missions at hitherto unimaginable… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Apr-17

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Modifications Needed for AW189 Bubble Windows

Modifications Needed for AW189 Bubble Windows

The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered that changed be made to the “bubble windows” of AW189 helicopters. This was issued after the windows fell off during flight on two separate occurrences. They were designed so that in the event of emergency, they could be easily ejected. The European Aviation Safety Agency has said that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Apr-17

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Leonardo and Polytechnic University’s InnovationHub have sparked projects and studies Leonardo’s business sectors

Leonardo and Polytechnic University’s InnovationHub have sparked projects and studies Leonardo’s business sectors

One year on from the start of InnovationHub, the joint project between the Polytechnic University of Milan and Leonardo, created with the aim of promoting cooperation in research, development and innovation, numerous projects relating to Leonardo’s business areas are underway, concerning most of the company’s divisions. For Leonardo, this partnership represents an important collaboration to promote and pave the way… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 31-Mar-17

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AW189 enters UK SAR operations today

AW189 enters UK SAR operations today

The HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base in Lee-On-Solent will start flying the new Leonardo AW189 helicopter for SAR operations from 1 pm on Friday 31st March.   The new £20 million AW189 helicopters are painted in red and white HM Coastguard colours, and operated by Bristow Helicopters Limited on behalf of HM Coastguard…. Read more »

Source: HM Coastguard, 31-Mar-17

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Leonardo Expands In The Philippines

Leonardo Expands In The Philippines

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

Source: Leonardo, 27-Mar-17

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Leonardo attends Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace in Malaysia

Leonardo attends Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace in Malaysia

Leonardo attends the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) 2017 in Malaysia as a stronger regional player in aerospace, defense and security solutions. Guests at Leonardo’s chalet and static area (no. PC02) and its stand (HD78) will be able to find out about Leonardo’s aircraft, helicopters and naval and airborne systems. The company’s ATR 72MP,… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Mar-17

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CAE-Lider joint venture strengthens its training partnership with Leonardo Helicopters

CAE-Lider joint venture strengthens its training partnership with Leonardo Helicopters

CAE-Líder, the joint venture between CAE and Líder Aviação, and Leonardo Helicopters announced today at the 2017 Heli Expo the signature of an agreement to designate CAE-Líder as the Recognised Flight Simulation Centre (RFSC) for the delivery of OEM quality AW139 flight simulator hours supporting training in South America. The recently deployed AW139 full-flight simulator… Read more »

Source: CAE-Líder, 10-Mar-17

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Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to PT. Air Born Indonesia

Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to PT. Air Born Indonesia

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with PT. Air Born Indonesia (“Air Born”), a provider of air transportation services in Indonesia, for one Leonardo AW139 helicopter previously operated by CHC, which will go on long-term lease in support of mining… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 10-Mar-17

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Heli-One Poland Approved for Leonardo AW139 2nd Generation Exhaust Duct Repair

Heli-One Poland Approved for Leonardo AW139 2nd Generation Exhaust Duct Repair

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announced that its Rzeszow, Poland facility has added capability for the Leonardo AW139 2nd Generation Exhaust Duct Repair. This proprietary repair can be performed in within 30 days and is a more affordable option for customers than replacement. Prior to the availability… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 09-Mar-17

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Leonardo expands presence of the bestselling AW139 in Japan with first VIP helicopter sale

Leonardo expands presence of the bestselling AW139 in Japan with first VIP helicopter sale

Leonardo announced today a further expansion of its already significant presence in the Japan’s helicopter market with new contracts and deliveries, bringing total orders close to 160 units and aircraft fleet to nearly 120 units to date. A private customer has signed a contract for an AgustaWestland AW139 in VIP configuration marking the entrance of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 09-Mar-17

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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

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LCI to lease three AW169s to NHV Norwegian subsidiary Airlift

LCI to lease three AW169s to NHV Norwegian subsidiary Airlift

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, today announces the lease of three Leonardo AW169 helicopters to Airlift, the Norwegian subsidiary of NHV Group. The three AW169s will be leased from LCI to support Airlift’s sea pilots transfer operations in Norway, with first deliveries are expected by the end of June… Read more »

Source: LCI Helicopters, 08-Mar-17

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Corporate and VIP operators across the Americas select AW139, AW169

Corporate and VIP operators across the Americas select AW139, AW169

The AgustaWestland AW139 and AW169 continue to be selected as preferred platforms by discerning corporate and VIP customers, with additional sales of both types accelerating in early 2017. An AW169 has been sold to a US corporate customer just as the company has recently achieved FAA certification of the type, with another sold to a… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 08-Mar-17

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Leonardo to offer Elbit Heli-ClearVision system on new aircraft

Leonardo to offer Elbit Heli-ClearVision system on new aircraft

Elbit Systems has signed a long-term agreement with Leonardo Helicopters to jointly market and equip Leonardo’s line of commercial helicopters with the latest Heli-ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS). Heli-ClearVision comprises a set of wearable Head Up Displays and Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS), along with unique synthetic vision applications specifically designed for helicopters requirements. As… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 07-Mar-17

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Polish Armaments Group enhances cooperation with Leonardo

Polish Armaments Group enhances cooperation with Leonardo

On 2 March 2017 in Rome, Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) and the Italian company Leonardo signed a Cooperation Agreement for helicopters. This is mutual confirmation of the cooperation and continued dialogue on areas of potential industrial cooperation around production, servicing and maintenance of helicopters for the Polish Armed Forces. This agreement between Polish Armaments Group… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Mar-17

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Era Partners with Leonardo Helicopters to Showcase AW189

Era Partners with Leonardo Helicopters to Showcase AW189

Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced that one of its AW189 helicopters will be on display at the 2017 HAI Heli-Expo, the world’s largest trade show dedicated to the international helicopter community. Era served as the launch customer for the AW189 helicopter in the Americas upon taking delivery… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 05-Mar-17

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