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Polish Air Force​ puts ​​CAE-built SW-4 ​fu​ll-flight simulator e​n​ters service

Polish Air Force​ puts ​​CAE-built SW-4 ​fu​ll-flight simulator e​n​ters service

At the MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, CAE announced that the Polish Air Force has accepted into service a CAE 3000 Series SW-4 full-flight simulator (FFS). The CAE 3000 Series SW-4 helicopter simulator is located at the 41st Air Base School in Deblin, Poland, and will be used by the Polish Air Force as part… Read more »

Source: CAE, 07-Sep-17

SW-4 ‘Solo’ remotely piloted helicopter begins test campaign

SW-4 ‘Solo’ remotely piloted helicopter begins test campaign

With the first flight of the innovative remotely piloted helicopter SW-4 ‘Solo’ yesterday at the Taranto-Grottaglie Airport, Leonardo-Finmeccanica begins the test campaign in order to verify the aircraft’s operational characteristics and validate flight procedures, in both normal and emergency conditions. Mauro Moretti, CEO and General Manager Leonardo said: “The SW-4 ‘Solo’ is testimony of Leonardo’s… Read more »

Source: Leonardo-Finmeccanica, 05-Jan-17

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Successful Test Flight of Leonardo-Finmeccanica Unmanned Aircraft

Successful Test Flight of Leonardo-Finmeccanica Unmanned Aircraft

Leonardo-Finmeccanica had their first successful test flight this week of their new remotely piloted SW-4 helicopter, dubbed the Solo. The successful test flight means they can now launch their test campaign. CEO and General Manager, Mauro Moretti, has said that the Solo is testament to the company’s innovation and commitment to the field of unmanned… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jan-17

Leonardo takes SW-4 UAV to Unmanned Warrior 2016

Leonardo takes SW-4 UAV to  Unmanned Warrior 2016

Leonardo-Finmeccanica attended Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior 2016 from 9th to 21st October, the largest demonstration of maritime autonomous systems ever held. Leonardo demonstrated the capabilities of its advanced SW-4 ‘Solo’ Rotary Unmanned Air System as well as its airborne sensors such as the SAGE electronic warfare and Osprey E-Scan radar systems integrated using its skyISTAR… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 23-Nov-16

AgustaWestland take AW009 to ALEA 2016

AgustaWestland take AW009 to ALEA 2016

Leonardo-Finmeccanica is introducing the light-single AW009 helicopter to U.S. law enforcement units at this week’s Airborne Law Enforcement Association annual exhibition, taking place in Savannah, GA With continued strong interest from airborne law enforcement operators, Leonardo will launch several days of flight demonstrations and trials in August. The AW009, a commercial evolution of the SW-4… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jul-16

Finmeccanica re-brands SW-4 as AW009, and signs LOI with police operator

Finmeccanica re-brands SW-4 as AW009, and signs LOI with police operator

On the first day of Heli-Expo 2016, the Helicopter Division of Finmeccanica presented an evolution of the light single-engine SW-4 commercial helicopter, now designated the AW009. The new model provides improved levels of comfort, reduced maintenance and operating costs as well as an all new integrated avionics suite, and in the future, the option of… Read more »

Source: Finmeccanica, 02-Mar-16

AgustaWestland flies UK military unmanned concept demo

AgustaWestland flies UK military unmanned concept demo

AgustaWestland announced today that it has completed the UK Ministry of Defence’s Rotary Wing Unmanned Aerial System (RWUAS) Capability Concept Demonstration (CCD) contract it was awarded in 2013, including 27 hours of demonstration flying and 22 automatic simulated deck landings using its SW-4 RUAS Solo technology demonstrator. The flying element of the contract was carried… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-Sep-15

Tuncang Investment Co Appointed Distributor for SW-4 in China

Tuncang Investment Co Appointed Distributor for SW-4 in China

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Tuncang Investment Co.,Ltd. has been appointed an official, non-exclusive distributor for the SW-4 light single engine helicopter in China. The distributorship agreement includes a commitment for ten SW-4s which will be manufactured by PZL-Świdnik in Poland. In the future Tuncang could also be appointed an Authorized Service Centre for… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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PZL-Świdnik exhibits optionally piloted SW-4 Solo at MSPO 2014

PZL-Świdnik exhibits optionally piloted SW-4 Solo at MSPO 2014

PZL-Świdnik, an AgustaWestland company, is showcasing the SW-4 Solo Rotorcraft Unmanned Air System/Optionally Piloted Helicopter (RUAS/OPH) at MSPO 2014 in Kielce, demonstrating the Company’s potential in the European UAV sector, reinforcing its position as an important centre of excellence for advanced aviation technologies and confirming its continuous commitment to innovation. The SW-4 Solo RUAS/OPH, the… Read more »

Source: PZL-Świdnik, 03-Sep-14

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AgustaWestland’s PZL-Świdnik SW-4 Makes Big Impression At Heli Expo

AgustaWestland’s PZL-Świdnik SW-4 Makes Big Impression At Heli Expo

Making its very first appearance in North America at Heli-Expo 2014, which was held in Anaheim, California, from 25th to 27th February, the PZL-Świdnik SW-4 gained a lot of interest from visitors at the world’s largest dedicated helicopter exposition. The SW-4 was exhibited as part of AgustaWestland’s range of new generation helicopters including the AW109… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Mar-14

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Heli Expo Premiere For AgustaWestland Family

Heli Expo Premiere For AgustaWestland Family

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that at Heli Expo 2014, being held in Anaheim, CA, from 25th to 27th February, it will be displaying for the first time in North America the AgustaWestland Family of new generation helicopters, comprising the AW169, AW139 and AW189. Another helicopter making its first appearance at this year’s Heli-Expo… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Feb-14

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PZL-Świdnik exhibits SW-4 Solo RUAS/OPH at MSPO 2013

PZL-Świdnik exhibits SW-4 Solo RUAS/OPH at MSPO 2013

PZL-Świdnik SA, an AgustaWestland company, is showcasing the SW-4 Solo Rotorcraft Unmanned Air System/Optionally Piloted Helicopter (RUAS/OPH) at MSPO 2013 in Kielce, Poland, demonstrating the Company’s potential in the European aviation sector, where the remotely piloted and unmanned aircraft are becoming synonymous with state-of-the-art technology.Nicola Bianco, Managing Director, PZL-Świdnik SA said, “We are pleased to… Read more »

Source: PZL Swidnik, 03-Sep-13

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16-Jun-13 PZL SW-4 Yinan, China (1F)

SW-4 on crop spraying operation crashed, killing the pilot

16-Jun-13

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AgustaWestland to Exhibit at EHS

AgustaWestland to Exhibit at EHS

European Helicopter Show (EHS) is pleased to welcome AgustaWestland to the increasing International Exhibitor line up at Hradec Králové, Czech Republic during 9th – 11th May 2013. AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is a powerful force in the world helicopter industry capable of satisfying market demand by offering a wide commercial/military product range encompassing all main… Read more »

Source: European Helicopter Show, 22-Apr-13

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AgustaWestland unveils optionally-piloted SW4 “Solo”

AgustaWestland unveils optionally-piloted SW4 “Solo”

PZL-Åšwidnik SA, an AgustaWestland company, will attend MSPO 2012 (Kielce, Poland – 3/6 September) exhibiting latest technology in rotorcraft confirming its leading role in the vertical lift sector. The company will be displaying a new generation AW149 twin engine multirole military helicopter together with  the prototype of the SW-4 RUAS/OPH (“Solo”) single engine rotorcraft unmanned… Read more »

Source: PZL-Åšwidnik, 04-Sep-12

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PZL SW-4 crashes in Alaska on cold weather testing

PZL SW-4 crashes in Alaska on cold weather testing

A Polish-built SW-4 helicopter crashed Sunday afternoon at Fairbanks International Airport while on cold weather testing.  The National Weather Service aftercast showed the temperature was -36, and while they failed to say whether that was Fahrenheit or Celsius, it actually makes very little difference as the two scales cross over at -40. On HeliHub.com every… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jan-12

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15-Jan-12 SP-SSW PZL SW4 Fairbanks, US-Alaska

A PZL SW4 has crashed at Fairbanks International Airport while operating there for “Cold Weather Testing”.  3POB.  The incident happened at 2:23 p.m. and the temperature at the airport was minus 36 degrees that afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

15-Jan-12

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SW-4 type certified and flying on Brazilian register

SW-4 type certified and flying on Brazilian register

The Polish-built PZL SW-4 was last week put on the Brazilian register for the first time – the local demonstrator aircraft is now officially registered as PP-MHJ.  The helicopter has been in the South American country since at least August 2011, when it was presented at the LABACE (Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition)… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-11

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PZL-Åšwidnik and Rolls-Royce renew M250 engine supply agreement

PZL-Åšwidnik and Rolls-Royce renew M250 engine supply agreement

PZL-Åšwidnik, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a renewal agreement with Rolls-Royce to continue the supply of M250 turbines for the SW-4 single engine helicopter. The multi-year agreement will cover the provision of engines for the SW-4 in the world market, confirming confidence of the market opportunities for the type…. Read more »

Source: PZL-Åšwidnik, 20-Mar-11

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Philippines cancels $73M helicopter procurement

Philippines cancels $73M helicopter procurement

The Philippine government said Tuesday it had cancelled a 73 million dollar deal to buy military helicopters following allegations of collusion with a Polish defense contractor.

Source: Inquirer, 08-Dec-10

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First of two PZL SW-4 helicopters delivered to China

First of two PZL SW-4 helicopters delivered to China

An SW-4 helicopter has recently been delivered from the factory at Swidnik in Poland to China

Source: Aviaport, 08-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: PZL/Swidnik SW4 in Ukraine

Source: Ukraine Spotters, 25-Feb-09

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