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15-Jul-21 G-HBEK Agusta 109C Holton Heath, UK

15-Jul-21 G-HBEK Agusta 109C Holton Heath, UK

15-Jul-2021

Helicopter ended up on its side on a flat grass area.  Local press report that the pilot was not injured.... Read more

Sloane Helicopters to add fifth base at London Elstree

Sloane Helicopters to add fifth base at London Elstree

25-Jun-2021Source: Sloane Helicopters

Sloane Helicopters Ltd, the UK’s longest-established privately-owned helicopter company, is expanding its engineering and support services by acquiring a new hangar facility at London Elstree Aerodrome. Sloane Helicopters has signed Heads of Agreement for the acquisition of a dedicated new hangar at Elstree. The Elstree hangar facility is expected to be open from early 2022... Read more

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance add second aircraft for summer months

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance add second aircraft for summer months

22-Jun-2021

British EMS charity Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance (LNAA) have today started a short term contract for a second aircraft. The Leonardo AW109 was ferried today from Sywell to the main LNAA base at Waddington, as seen in these images, and thence to Strubby in the east of Lincolnshire where it will be based until... Read more

Saab extends Swedish AW109LUH MRO contract

Saab extends Swedish AW109LUH MRO contract

3-Jun-2021

The Leonardo AW109LUH (known locally as “Helikopter 15”) has been in operation in the Swedish Armed Forces for around 18 years and since 2012, Saab has had an exclusive agreement to ensure the operational availability of the helicopters. The agreement confirms the Swedish Armed Forces’ continued trust in Saab as a long-term support partner. The... Read more

UK – Halo Aviation sold to Directional Aviation

UK – Halo Aviation sold to Directional Aviation

6-May-2021

As the spate of mergers, take-overs, IPOs and SPACs continues around the industry, this one has raised a few eyebrows.  British operator Halo Aviation has been sold to Directional Aviation, a “private investment firm whose singular focus is private business aviation”.  As Halo becomes the 15th member of the ever-increasing Directional family of companies, there’s... Read more

02-May-21 HB-ZQQ Leonardo AW109S Padua, Italy

02-May-21 HB-ZQQ Leonardo AW109S Padua, Italy

2-May-2021

Main blades struck canopy over fuel area at airport.  Rotor disc imbalance was serious enough for the main blades to slice the tail boom off The pilot had reportedly planned on refuelling at Ozzano but was unable to do so on arrival and flew on to Padua.... Read more

QinetiQ add two AW109 Grands and an AW139 to testing and training fleet

QinetiQ add two AW109 Grands and an AW139 to testing and training fleet

20-Apr-2021Source: QinetiQ

Providing test pilots and flight test engineers with cutting edge resources and the very latest learning tools has helped to keep ETPS at the forefront of flight test training for both military and civil customers for over 75 years. QinetiQ’s latest £multi-million investment in three new helicopters will further extend the fleet of aircraft available... Read more

11-Apr-21 VT-YMA Leonardo AW109SP Madavana, India

11-Apr-21 VT-YMA Leonardo AW109SP Madavana, India

11-Apr-2021

Corporate helicopter owned by LuLu International who issued this statement (from Outlook India) regarding the incident, which involved their CEO “Yusuff Ali, currently in Kerala, was on a short trip from his home in Kochi to visit a relative at a nearby hospital. Due to the sudden deterioration of weather conditions and heavy rains, the... Read more

AW109 Trekker enters Indonesia

AW109 Trekker enters Indonesia

12-Mar-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today the delivery of an AW109 Trekker light twin to FlyKomala of Indonesia, marking the entrance of the type into the country’s helicopter market. The aircraft will be used by the operator to carry out a range of missions including passenger transport, utility transport, disaster relief, and emergency support duties. FlyKomala will benefit... Read more

Horix Aerospace completes dismantling of two AW109s

Horix Aerospace completes dismantling of two AW109s

11-Jan-2021Source: Horix Aerospace

Horix Aerospace is pleased to announce the completion of the dismantling process of 2 Leonardo AW109 helicopters, an A109 K2 and an A109E Power. Dismantling was performed in accordance with the Horix Trust Dismantling Program, where the helicopter owner has the opportunity to delegate the entire process to Horix. All parts have been inspected and... Read more

EASA validates STC for AMS Heli Design aeromedical interior for AW109

EASA validates STC for AMS Heli Design aeromedical interior for AW109

14-Dec-2020Source: AMS Heli Design

AMS Heli Design announced today that it has received the EASA validation for a previously issued FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight EMS interior for for Leonardo AW109 Trekker and AW109SP helicopter. A new milestone achieved by AMS Heli Design entering the European market with an outstanding interior designed by paying particular... Read more

Philippine Navy completes vertrep exercise with AW109

Philippine Navy completes vertrep exercise with AW109

2-Dec-2020Source: PNA

Participating Philippine Navy (PN) units in this year’s Joint Exercise “DAGIT PA” on Monday have successfully completed a so-called “vertical replenishment” (vertrep) exercise involving an AgustaWestland AW-109 naval helicopter and strategic sealift vessel, BRP Tarlac (LD-601).  See video “DAGIT-PA” stands for “Dagat-Langit-Lupa” and is a unilateral exercise that aims to further enhance the joint force... Read more

AMS Heli Design receives FAA STC for ALSS interior

AMS Heli Design receives FAA STC for ALSS interior

10-Nov-2020Source: AMS

AMS Heli Design LLC announces that it has been granted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight Advanced Life Support System (ALSS) interior for Leonardo AW109 Trekker and AW109SP helicopters. EASA and other relevant CAAs validations will be achieved in 2020. Andrea Girolin, Chief Executive Officer for AMS Heli... Read more

Heart for transplant survives crash on hospital rooftop helipad

Heart for transplant survives crash on hospital rooftop helipad

9-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

A Leonardo AW109S Grand carrying a heart for transplant from Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa crashed on Friday on the rooftop helipad of Keck Hospital of USC in the Boyle Heights district of Los Angeles.  Helicopter N109EX is seen in this video to be spinning just prior to touching down heavily and rolling onto its port... Read more

Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters

Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters

6-Nov-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that Life Link III, a n EMS o p e r a to r in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States, has signed a contract for an AW169 and an AW109 Trekker for air medical transport missions. The helicopters will ensure in-flight critical care and transport patients across the upper-Midwest of the... Read more

06-Nov-20 N109EX Leonardo AW109S Boyle Heights, US-California

06-Nov-20 N109EX Leonardo AW109S Boyle Heights, US-California

4-Nov-2020

Landing accident on hospital roof top pad, bringing in a donated heart for transplant from Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa.  3 POB all got themselves out of the wreckage.  Each needed medical attention. This video shows the helicopter spinning just prior to touch-down, suggesting a tail rotor issue.  Another video here, different angle.... Read more

MyHeli becomes newest UK CAA AOC operator

MyHeli becomes newest UK CAA AOC operator

8-Oct-2020Source: Resilient Aviation

London Oxford Airport based MyHeli is the UK’s newest helicopter charter operator offering a fleet of six stylishly refurbished Leonardo AW109s. Founded by renowned aviation entrepreneur Dustin Dryden, the company will form part of Dryden’s Volare Aviation Group. MyHeli’s AOC was awarded by the Civil Aviation Authority at the end of September and the team... Read more

Leonardo AW109/AW119 – EASA releases Issue 22 of TCDS

Leonardo AW109/AW119 – EASA releases Issue 22 of TCDS

26-Aug-2020Source: EASA

EASA has released Issue 22 of the Type Certificate Data Sheet for the Leonardo AW109 and AW119. Issue 22 can be viewed here... Read more

19-Aug-20 N95RZ Leonardo AW109E Wauseon, US-Ohio

19-Aug-20 N95RZ Leonardo AW109E Wauseon, US-Ohio

19-Aug-2020

Tail rotor struck lamp post on landing... Read more

Leonardo AW109 Trekker chosen to support French EMS market

Leonardo AW109 Trekker chosen to support French EMS market

17-Jun-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that the AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter has been chosen as the new helicopter to support Emergency Medical Service (EMS) operations from Rouen Hospital in Normandie, France. One aircraft, with a specially customised EMS interior, is expected be delivered by the end of 2020 from Leonardo’s Vergiate final assembly line in Italy,... Read more

The Air Ambulance Service charity predicts £2.2M income shortfall but still has £12M in the bank

The Air Ambulance Service charity predicts £2.2M income shortfall but still has £12M in the bank

6-May-2020Source: TAAS

[Please also see Editor’s note at the foot of this post] The Air Ambulance Service charity, providing vital support to the NHS frontline, is asking the public to back an urgent appeal to safely reopen its stores which provide the much-needed income to operate its clinical services. Your Local Air Ambulance is currently in the... Read more

Penzance Helicopters to launch with AW109 GrandNew due to Coronavirus

Penzance Helicopters to launch with AW109 GrandNew due to Coronavirus

24-Feb-2020Source: Penzance Helicopters

The new Penzance Helicopters service to the Isles of Scilly, is set to launch on schedule from March 17th 2020. This is despite a delay to the arrival of the new AW139 helicopter, caused by current Chinese export restrictions linked to Coronavirus control measures. Following manufacture in Italy, the aircraft had been on a short... Read more

Astronautics AFI 4700 RoadRunner EFI gains FAA STC for AW109E Power

Astronautics AFI 4700 RoadRunner EFI gains FAA STC for AW109E Power

11-Feb-2020Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) validation from the India Directorate General of Civil Aviation for A109E helicopters. “The FAA STC validation from India is another significant step in Astronautics helping helicopter operators around the world to realize the cost, ease,... Read more

Bulgarian Border Guard upgrades AW109

Bulgarian Border Guard upgrades AW109

6-Jan-2020Source: Airborne Technologies

Airborne Technologies proudly announces that they have handed over the next leading-edge surveillance platform to one of Europe´s police forces.The upgrade of an AW109 of the Bulgarian Border Guard has been a FRONTEX funded project. Airborne Technologies has equipped the helicopter with a FLIR Star Safire 380 HD EO/IR camera, an ECS Line of Sight... Read more

Intermountain Healthcare adds another AW109 GrandNew f

Intermountain Healthcare adds another AW109 GrandNew f

7-Nov-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC, 4-6 November) that Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare, the largest health system in the Intermountain West, and one of the premier health systems in U.S., will add a sixth AW109 GrandNew light twin helicopter to its Intermountain Life Flight air ambulance / EMS program. Intermountain Life Flight currently... Read more

Civil helicopter market presence grows in South Africa

Civil helicopter market presence grows in South Africa

24-Oct-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today the signing of a Distributorship Agreement with Absolute Aviation Group in South Africa for the civil and commercial market. The Agreement, which has the potential to be extended to other Southern African nations in the future, includes the AW119Kx single engine, the AW109 GrandNew and AW109 Trekker light twins, the AW169 light... Read more

Brazil approves Astronautics EFI on AW109 and AW119

Brazil approves Astronautics EFI on AW109 and AW119

6-Sep-2019Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) received a supplemental type certificate (STC) for A109/119 helicopters from Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC), Brazil’s civil aviation authority. “STC approval from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil allows A109/119 operators in Brazil to realize the cost, ease, and safety benefits of Astronautics’... Read more

Korean CAA approves AW109 simulator

Korean CAA approves AW109 simulator

3-Jul-2019Source: Entrol

This FTD has been the first entrol simulator to be installed in South Korea, in the city of Daejeon. The FTD features a cylindrical visual system, a vibration system and South Korean data-base with satellite imagery and mission scenarios. It will be used for initial training, IFR, practice emergency procedures and mission operation.... Read more

SPECTO Aerospace appointed helicopter Blade Repair Centre

SPECTO Aerospace appointed helicopter Blade Repair Centre

26-Jun-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced at Paris Air Show the appointment of SPECTO Aerospace as a Blade Repair Centre for the AW109 light twin and the AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter main and tail rotor blades in Europe, including Russia. The appointment follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in Amsterdam in late 2018, allowing SPECTO Aerospace to... Read more

FAA approves Astronautics EFI on Leonardo AW109 and AW119

FAA approves Astronautics EFI on Leonardo AW109 and AW119

19-Jun-2019Source: Astronics

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for A109/119 helicopters. Customer shipments, available through Astronautics’ authorized dealer network, have begun. STCs from the European Aviation Safety Agency and from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) for... Read more

Apollo Air Services to operate first AW109 Trekker in UK

Apollo Air Services to operate first AW109 Trekker in UK

24-May-2019Source: HeliHub.com

British charter operator Apollo Air Services have confirmed – via an Instagram post – that they will be operating the first Leonardo AW109 Trekker in the UK. The company, base at Carlisle Lake District Airport, already operate six AW109SP GrandNew, one AW109S Grand and one Airbus AS350B2, with additional bases at Cardiff Heliport and Leeds... Read more

Sloane extend Leonardo distributorship and sign for two more AW109s

Sloane extend Leonardo distributorship and sign for two more AW109s

23-May-2019Source: Leonardo

As the world’s leading manufacturer in the VIP multiengine helicopter market with a 40% share and the largest producer of corporate helicopters flying in UK, Leonardo is further growing its presence in this sector with the announcement of a further renewal of the Distributorship Agreement in UK and Ireland with its key partner Sloane Helicopters... Read more

Dallas Airmotive Launches Engine Maintenance Program for AW109 Trekker

Dallas Airmotive Launches Engine Maintenance Program for AW109 Trekker

7-Mar-2019Source: Dallas Airmotive

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Service company, announced that Leonardo Helicopters AW109 Trekker helicopter operators have three new maintenance package options for their next PW207C engine overhaul under Dallas Airmotive’s Price CAP Promise Program. The program provides price-surety choices for Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207C engine operators in three tiered packages: Complete, Advanced... Read more

15-Dec-18 Leonardo AW109S Serra de Pias, Portugal (4F)

15-Dec-18 Leonardo AW109S Serra de Pias, Portugal (4F)

15-Dec-2018

The helicopter was returning to its base in Macedo de Cavaleiros, Bragança district, after carrying out a medical emergency mission to transport a seriously ill patient to the Santo António Hospital in Porto.  The accident was located some 4-5 hours after the helicopter was reported missing.  All four on board died in the accident, named in this... Read more

Leonardo presents the AW109 Trekker

Leonardo presents the AW109 Trekker

6-Sep-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is presenting the AW109 Trekker at Land Forces 2018 as a fully commercial, off the shelf solution to the Australian Defence Force needs for Land 2097, Phase 4 Special Operations Rotary Wing Capability. The AW109 Trekker is readily deployable by C17 transport aircraft, requiring less than 30 minutes preparation for embarkation on the C17.... Read more

ICON Aviation appointed an official distributor for the AW109 Trekker in Brazil

ICON Aviation appointed an official distributor for the AW109 Trekker in Brazil

16-Aug-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today that ICON Aviation has been appointed an official distributor for the AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter in Brazil. The announcement was made during an official ceremony at LABACE exhibition. The distribution agreement, which follows established charter services provided by ICON Aviation in the country with other AW109 variants and the AW139... Read more

Sloane Helicopters opens up Irish corporate market with AW109 GrandNew sale

Sloane Helicopters opens up Irish corporate market with AW109 GrandNew sale

19-Jul-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and official distributor in UK Sloane Helicopters (Sloane) has announced that QME Mining Equipment Ltd (QME) of Ireland, a leading company in the supply of complete solutions to the Mining and Tunnelling industries worldwide, has signed a contract for an AW109 GrandNew helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform VIP/corporate transport operations with delivery... Read more

Sloane Helicopters wins Irish EMS contract with AW109

Sloane Helicopters wins Irish EMS contract with AW109

14-Jun-2018Source: Sloane Helicopters

Ireland’s first community Air Ambulance will shortly be propelling its way to Ireland, after a contract signing this weekend. Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) – a charity dedicated to pre-hospital care – has signed a contract with UK based Sloane Helicopters. The helicopter will be operated by ICRR and is due in Ireland at the... Read more

Leonardo adds Authorised Service Centre in Chile

Leonardo adds Authorised Service Centre in Chile

6-Apr-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today that Aerocardal Limitada has been appointed an Authorised Service Centre for its helicopters in Chile. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at FIDAE 2018. Under the agreement, Aerocardal Limitada will provide comprehensive support and maintenance services from its base at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez international Airport, for Chilean owners... Read more

Chilean customers order AW119Kx and AW109 Trekker

Chilean customers order AW119Kx and AW109 Trekker

3-Apr-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today that two additional civil helicopters will be delivered to Chilean private operators by early 2019, adding to a fleet of more than 20 aircraft currently in service. The deliveries will mark the entry of the new AW109 Trekker light twin, in a utility configuration, into the Chilean market in 1Q2019 as well... Read more

Dallas Airmotive reduces PW206C Engine Overhaul TAT

Dallas Airmotive reduces PW206C Engine Overhaul TAT

15-Mar-2018Source: Dallas Airmotive

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today they now offer operators a quick-turn 35-day overhaul service option for select PW206C engines onboard the AW109 Power helicopter. The quick-turn service for PW206C engines is available at Dallas Airmotive’s Dallas, TX facility through the smart-sourcing of specific engine component parts, cutting the engine’s... Read more

Leonardo celebrates helicopter orders at Heli-Expo

Leonardo celebrates helicopter orders at Heli-Expo

4-Mar-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced further combined orders for helicopters at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas today for a total of 17 aircraft valued at almost 140 million euro for several customers in various countries and for a range of commercial and public service applications. Contracts include a mix of AW119Kx single engine, AW109 GrandNew and AW109 Trekker light... Read more

Chinese fleet grows stronger with orders for additional 26 helicopters

Chinese fleet grows stronger with orders for additional 26 helicopters

3-Mar-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today that Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Sino-US) of China has signed contracts for additional 26 helicopters, including 7 AW119Kx single engine, 15 AW109 Trekker light twins and 4 AW139 intermediate twins with deliveries expected to start this year through to 2019. The contracts are valued in excess of 120 million euro. The orders... Read more

P&WC Introduces a Certified Pre-Owned Engine Program

P&WC Introduces a Certified Pre-Owned Engine Program

3-Mar-2018Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Operators thinking of buying a pre-owned AW139 or AW109 helicopter will now have the option of a 500-hour/one-year engine warranty under P&WC’s new Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) engine program for PT6C-67C, PW206C and PW207C engines. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). Initially being launched in collaboration with global helicopter dealer Rotortrade, aircraft dealers... Read more

Rotortrade reports 2017 results

Rotortrade reports 2017 results

28-Feb-2018Source: Rotortrade

Rotortrade Services, a leading independent helicopter dealer and sole global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters announces record results for 2017 and several industry firsts. Rotortrade through its six offices and various partners around the world has reported the sale of 26 aircraft in 2017 with close to double the number of transactions made in over... Read more

Sloane Helicopters signs for AW109 Trekker and another GrandNew

Sloane Helicopters signs for AW109 Trekker and another GrandNew

28-Feb-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced during an official ceremony held at Heli-Expo (Las Vegas) today the signing of a contract with Sloane Helicopters of the UK for the purchase of one GrandNew and one AW109 Trekker light twin engine. The aircraft are expected to be delivered over the period 2018/2019 under the framework of the Distributorship Agreement, further... Read more

Transnet National Ports Authority orders two AW109s

Transnet National Ports Authority orders two AW109s

21-Feb-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has signed a R250 million contract with AgustaWestland for the manufacture, supply and delivery of two new AW109 helicopters. These helicopters will be used in Durban and Richards Bay, in their Helicopter Marine Pilotage Service. South Africa is one of the three countries in the world that offer this service.... Read more

Bangladesh operator Bashundhara Airways orders five from Leonardo

Bangladesh operator Bashundhara Airways orders five from Leonardo

9-Feb-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is expanding its share of the growing Bangladeshi helicopter market with the announcement, during Singapore Air Show, of the upcoming delivery of five helicopters to Bashundhara Airways, comprising three AW109 Trekkers and two AW119Kx. The helicopters will be used for EMS, utility, law-enforcement, surveillance, VIP, corporate & passenger transport applications and are all scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2018... Read more

Leonardo approves fifth Service Centre in Japan

Leonardo approves fifth Service Centre in Japan

6-Feb-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation (SACC) of Japan announced the signing of a Service Centre Agreement to set up helicopter MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) capabilities in Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport. The agreement foresees the construction and completion of a new dedicated hangar in 2018, with operational readiness by spring 2019. The MRO centre... Read more

FAA approves AMS lightweight medical interior for AW109 and AW119

FAA approves AMS lightweight medical interior for AW109 and AW119

25-Jan-2018Source: AMS Heli

AMS Heli Design, LLC is proud to announce receipt of a FAA Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight, quickly removable emergency medical services Advanced Life Support System (ALSS) interior for Leonardo AW119 and AW109 helicopters. Andrea Girolin, Chief Executive Officer for AMS Heli Design said, the ALSS interior has been developed with doctors’,... Read more

New AW109 and AW139 service centre at Milan Linate Airport

New AW109 and AW139 service centre at Milan Linate Airport

16-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Leonardo, together with SEA Prime, has planned to open a new AW109 and AW139 maintenance facility at Linate Airport, Italy. This is part of Leonardo’s plan to provide support services around the world, reports Business Airport International.  ... Read more

FAA approves AMS ambulance interior for AW119 and AW109

FAA approves AMS ambulance interior for AW119 and AW109

9-Jan-2018Source: AMS Heli Design

AMS Heli Design, LLC is proud to announce receipt of a FAA Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight,quickly removable emergency medical services Advanced Life Support System (ALSS) interior for Leonardo AW119 andAW109 helicopters. Andrea Girolin, Chief Executive Officer for AMS Heli Design said, the ALSS interior has been developed with doctors’,nurses’, and paramedics’... Read more

EASA certifies AW109 Trekker

EASA certifies AW109 Trekker

3-Jan-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is pleased to announce that the AW109 Trekker helicopter was issued with type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) yesterday. Deliveries will start in the first quarter of 2018. The milestone marks the entry into the market of the newest light twin-engine helicopter designed by Leonardo, further strengthening its leading position in... Read more

Trakka announces Leonardo AW109 to feature SWE-400 QUAD

Trakka announces Leonardo AW109 to feature SWE-400 QUAD

20-Oct-2017Source: Trakka Systems

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

Helikorea acquires a AW109 FTD Level 5 entrol simulator

Helikorea acquires a AW109 FTD Level 5 entrol simulator

9-Oct-2017Source: Entrol

Entrol has received an order for a H19 / AW109 FTD Level 5 simulator from Helikorea. This H19 FTD Level 5 based on the AW109 will be the first entrol simulator to be installed in South Korea, in the city of Daejeon. The FTD is equipped with a cylindrical visual system, a South Korean database... Read more

Biggin Hill Airport heli shuttle service grows to 6 AW109s

Biggin Hill Airport heli shuttle service grows to 6 AW109s

11-Sep-2017Source: London Biggin Hill Airport

Biggin Hill Airport’s London Heli Shuttle service, operated by Castle Air, is announcing it has grown its fleet to six AgustaWestland AW109 Grands. Since its launch in December 2015, the London Heli Shuttle service has completed 2,500 helicopter transfers. At just six minutes, the heli shuttle affords passengers the fastest transfer to and from the... Read more

Prince Carl Philip tries the military pilot life

Prince Carl Philip tries the military pilot life

28-Jun-2017Source: Nordic Rotors

Last week Swedish Prince Carl Philip visited the Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing’s air base in Malmen, Link-ping, for a pilot orientation course. The Helicopter Wing states that the instructors were very impressed by the Prince’s piloting skills. At the visit, the Prince was briefed about the unit and how the pilot training is conducted.... Read more

17 more Leonardo helicopters for China

17 more Leonardo helicopters for China

22-Jun-2017Source: Leonardo

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

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

30-May-2017Source: Leonardo

[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

Leonardo Expands In The Philippines

Leonardo Expands In The Philippines

27-Mar-2017Source: Leonardo

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

Helitune goes on board AW109

Helitune goes on board AW109

21-Oct-2016Source: Helitune

Helitune’s Vehicle Health Monitoring System (HT-VHM) recently completed three very successful 45 minute flight trials on an AgustaWestland AW109 with Castle Air in the UK.  HT-VHM was used to continuously collect and store vibration inputs, speed references, RT-TipTrak blade tracking data, GPS and Inertial data.  All 3 flights were a total success and without any... Read more

Leonardo signs contracts for AW169 and AW109SPs in Latin America

Leonardo signs contracts for AW169 and AW109SPs in Latin America

9-Sep-2016Source: Leonardo

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced on 1 Sep that five corporate helicopters have recently been sold to three customers in South America. The sales include one AgustaWestland AW169 and twoGrandNew helicopters to corporate customers in Argentina, and another two GrandNew helicopters to a corporate customer inVenezuela. All five aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2016. The... Read more

Leonardo adds second aircraft to Trekker development

Leonardo adds second aircraft to Trekker development

1-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Leonardo Helicopters has recently added a second airframe to the development effort for their AW109 Trekker model. In simple terms this is a skid variant of the successful AW109 model The aircraft was bought in from Italian operator Esperia Aviation Services, and then converted to Trekker standard and repainted in a red version of the... Read more

Leonardo gives Panama a free AW109 GrandNew to settle Selex radar dispute

Leonardo gives Panama a free AW109 GrandNew to settle Selex radar dispute

4-Aug-2016Source: Leonardo

The Vice President of the Republic of Panama, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, visited Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s factory in Vergiate (Varese) recently, home to the company’s main helicopter final assembly lines. The Vice President of Panama and a senior accompanying delegation had the opportunity to view the industrial capabilities and modern range of products that make... Read more

LifeFlight of Maine orders three AW109SP GrandNew helicopters

LifeFlight of Maine orders three AW109SP GrandNew helicopters

12-Jul-2016Source: Leonardo

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today the sale of three GrandNew helicopters in EMS configuration to long-time US customer, LifeFlight of Maine. The new helicopters will transition into a mixed fleet of aircraft to deliver advanced in-flight patient care and transport to critically injured patients across the state of Maine. Equipped with a modern, comprehensive EMS interiorfeaturing a... Read more

FAA approves Sky Connect Tracker III on AW109 and AW119

FAA approves Sky Connect Tracker III on AW109 and AW119

29-Jun-2016Source: Honeywell

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

Tokyo Metropolitan Police orders two AW109 Trekkers

Tokyo Metropolitan Police orders two AW109 Trekkers

21-Jun-2016Source: Leonardo

Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s range of helicopters show continued success in the Japanese market with the selection of two brand new AgustaWestland AW109 Trekkers for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police law-enforcement fleet. The two helicopters are scheduled to be delivered in 2017, making this customer the first Asian law enforcement operator of the type. Civil certification of the AW109... Read more

Kagoshima International Aviation orders another GrandNew

Kagoshima International Aviation orders another GrandNew

20-Jun-2016Source: Leonardo

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today with its distributor Kaigai Corporation of Japan that Kagoshima International Aviation has placed an order for a second AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter to perform emergency medical service (EMS) missions in Kagoshima Prefecture. The aircraft is expected to enter service in the autumn of 2016. This latest purchase is part of... Read more

UK – The Air Ambulance Service marks 25,000th mission

UK – The Air Ambulance Service marks 25,000th mission

15-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) has recently confirmed the completion of its 25,000th mission, a massive achievement.  In reaching this total, it has three AgustaWestland AW109 helicopters and night support by road.  No figure has been released for how many of the 25,000 missions were by road, and how many by air. The landmark call... Read more

Able Aerospace Services joins Leonardo Helicopters service network

Able Aerospace Services joins Leonardo Helicopters service network

6-Jun-2016Source: Able

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

Arena Aviation expands into passenger ops with two AW109s

Arena Aviation expands into passenger ops with two AW109s

2-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

British operator Arena Aviation is well-known for its aerial filming work, and currently operates a fleet of six Airbus AS355s and one Robinson R44. Their customer list includes BBC, ITV, BT and Sky and they have full-livery AS355s for both BBC and Sky. Operations are based at Redhill Aerodrome, close to London’s Gatwick Airport. Arena... Read more

BHS Helicopterservice partners with jet operator DC Aviation

BHS Helicopterservice partners with jet operator DC Aviation

27-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

BHS Helicopterservice located in Bamberg, Germany, has entered a new partnership with DC Aviation located in Stuttgart. As part of this partnership, DC Aviation has expanded its operating license to the commercial use of helicopters. This enables DC Aviation to operate and charter helicopters, in addition to their current business jet fleet. BHS Helicopterservice was... Read more

SaxonAir orders a new AW109SP GrandNew

SaxonAir orders a new AW109SP GrandNew

25-May-2016Source: SaxonAir

UK based operator SaxonAir Charter announces at EBACE Geneva the addition of another helicopter to their fleet through the signing of a brand new Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW109SP Grand New.  The helicopter will be operated through SaxonAir’s rotary division SaxonAir Helicopters. As well as the operation of a mixed fleet of aircraft from Mustangs to the Gulfstream G550, the... Read more

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