AW109S

First AW109 VIP Trekker in Europe debuts at Monaco Yacht Show

First AW109 VIP Trekker in Europe debuts at Monaco Yacht Show

25-Sep-2019Source: Leonardo

The first Leonardo AW109 VIP Trekker helicopter for a European customer debuts today at the Monaco Yacht Show – Leonardo stand QA13 / Quai Antoine 1er. The Monaco Yacht Show (25 to 28 September) is one of the most important international luxury yacht showcases. After the show, the VIP Trekker will fly to the United... Read more

Continued Partnership between Spectrum Aeromed and North Memorial Health

Continued Partnership between Spectrum Aeromed and North Memorial Health

1-Mar-2019Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed is proud to announce their continued relationship with North Memorial Health. Collaborating for over 20 years, Spectrum Aeromed and Minnesota-based North Memorial Health have a long-standing relationship. Most recently, Spectrum Aeromed worked to customize the interior of an AgustaWestland AW109S Helicopter. This was the seventh customization that Spectrum Aeromed has completed for the... Read more

UK Childrens Air Ambulance to fly two AW169s

UK Childrens Air Ambulance to fly two AW169s

24-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they are to add two AgustaWestland AW169s to their fleet, and both will be dedicated to their pediatric operation, known as The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA).  One will be based in North and one in the South of England in order to provide a national... Read more

Helinet Aviation Named Authorized AW109 Training Center

Helinet Aviation Named Authorized AW109 Training Center

3-Mar-2015Source: Helinet

Helinet Aviation, a diversified flight services company, announced today it has been named an Authorized Training Center by AgustaWestland for the manufacturer’s AW109 E and S models. The certification recognizes Helinet’s 28 years of experience training pilots across a broad range of helicopters including the company’s recent expansion of its AW109 E and S fleet... Read more

AgustaWestland attends EBACE 2014

AgustaWestland attends EBACE 2014

22-May-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland attends EBACE 2014 (Geneva, Switzerland, 20-22 May) exhibiting a range of state-of-the-art commercial and especially executive-configured helicopters which contribute to keep the company at the forefront of VIP/corporate and passenger transport. The static display features a GrandNew light twin helicopter and a scale mock-up of an exclusive VIP interior for the new generation AW169... Read more

UK – The Air Ambulance Service completes 20,000 missions

UK – The Air Ambulance Service completes 20,000 missions

8-Jan-2014Source: TAAS

It was another very busy year for The Air Ambulance Service in 2013, with the Charity carrying out its 20,000th mission. According to the latest figures, the Charity’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) passed this incredible landmark in December. Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) has now completed over 14,500 rescue missions since it was founded... Read more

UK – The Air Ambulance Service retail chain raises £3m in 2013

UK – The Air Ambulance Service retail chain raises £3m in 2013

1-Jan-2014Source: TAAS

The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) team have announced that they have reached their 2013 income target of £3million through their retail outlets across the country. Renowned for their edgy boutique style shops, TAAS has won numerous prestigious awards for its unique take on the traditional Charity shop, including 2013 Charity Retail Wow! Factor Awards for... Read more

Chartright appointed AW Authorized Service Center

Chartright appointed AW Authorized Service Center

7-Mar-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Chartright Executive Helicopters, located at Toronto’s Lester B Pearson International Airport in Canada, has been appointed as an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Center for the AW109 Power, Grand, GrandNew and all variants of the AW119. As an Authorized Service Center for AgustaWestland commercial helicopters, Chartright Executive Helicopters... Read more

Castle Air sells AW Grand to Nigeria

Castle Air sells AW Grand to Nigeria

8-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

UK’s Castle Air has recently sold an AW109S Grand to Nigeria – and delivered it by air.  Coverage on the company’s Facebook page indicates that the route followed the West Africa coast via Mauretania, Ivory Coast and Ghana before arriving at Lagos in Nigeria. The purchaser is Azikel Dredging, who started in the business supplying... Read more

UK – TAAS’s fundraising and spending criticised

UK – TAAS’s fundraising and spending criticised

5-Feb-2013Source: BBC

The Coventry-based charity became The Air Ambulance Service after launching a national children’s service but is yet to transport any youngsters.  A leaked NHS report suggests a whole network of air ambulances would be needed to provide such a national air transfer service for children (see full story)... Read more

Ex-Formula 1 driver upgrades from AS355NP to AW Grand

Ex-Formula 1 driver upgrades from AS355NP to AW Grand

7-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

British Formula 1 driver Dr Jonathan Palmer has recently upgraded from a Eurocopter AS355NP Twin Squirrel to an AgustaWestland AW109S Grand – buying a 2006 aircraft previously owned by Sir Peter Ogden – joint owner with Palmer of MotorSport Vision “MSV”.  (Mr Ogden has replaced the Grand with a new GrandNew – see article) Palmer... Read more

UK corporate owner upgrades from 109 Grand to GrandNew

UK corporate owner upgrades from 109 Grand to GrandNew

20-Dec-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Sir Peter Ogden, joint founder of the very successful computer services company Computacenter, is upgrading his AW Grand to a GrandNew.   Remaining executive chairman until 1997,  Sir Peter placed £22.5M into an educational trust  – the Ogden Trust – when Computacenter became a UK public company in 1998.  The trust fund helps very able students... Read more

British retailer buys AW109S Grand

British retailer buys AW109S Grand

13-Dec-2012Source: HeliHub.com

A British registered AgustaWestland AW109S Grand has recently been sold by one British retailer to another. Previously G-CDWY with Mike Ashley’s SportsDirect group, the helicopter is moving further north into Scotland, where it has been bought by Edinburgh Woollen Mill.  Part of the sale will be the change of registration of this aircraft – serial... Read more

Japan approves Donaldson filters for AW109s

Japan approves Donaldson filters for AW109s

4-Dec-2012Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the AgustaWestland AW109E Power and AW109SP Grand New helicopters.  Donaldson produces the only IBF available for these aircraft. With JCAB certification,... Read more

UK – Third EMS AW109 enters service

UK – Third EMS AW109 enters service

6-Nov-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Children’s Air Ambulance issued a press release last week, and after we scanned through it, we rejected it as it did not appear much of an aviation story.  On the face of it, the central theme was the appointment of a brand ambassador – a 54 year old music star whose success started to... Read more

Aviasur opens new AW Service Centre in Santiago, Chile

Aviasur opens new AW Service Centre in Santiago, Chile

17-Aug-2012Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a new AgustaWestland Service Centre has been opened by AVIASUR to provide maintenance and other support services for AgustaWestland commercial helicopter customers. The service centre is located at AVIASUR’s modern facility at Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Chile, where an official opening ceremony was... Read more

Brazil certifies Donaldson inlet barrier filters for AW109E/S/SP

Brazil certifies Donaldson inlet barrier filters for AW109E/S/SP

13-Feb-2012Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the AgustaWestland AW109 Power, Grand and Grand New (E/S/SP) helicopters. Donaldson produces the only IBF available for these aircraft. With... Read more

WNAA pilot clocks up 3,000th mission

WNAA pilot clocks up 3,000th mission

28-Oct-2011Source: WNAA

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) Pilot Richard Craske flew his 3000th mission in Warwickshire on Friday 14 October 2011. A woman in her 40s was injured while exercising a horse on a long rein, or lunging, in the Shipston-on-Stour area. The crew were called because of initial concerns about possible head and back injuries.... Read more

UK’s Stobart Group plans rooftop helipad on new 12-storey office block

UK’s Stobart Group plans rooftop helipad on new 12-storey office block

11-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Stobart Group has tabled £40 million plans for a huge warehousing and office complex in Cheshire.   The scheme at Widnes Freight Park involves three sheds of 850,000sq ft, 300,000sq ft and 210,000sq ft, a biomass plant and a 12-storey office block with rooftop helicopter pad. The company is one of the UK’s major corporate helicopter... Read more

Donaldson certifies Engine Inlet Filter System for AW109

Donaldson certifies Engine Inlet Filter System for AW109

21-Jul-2011Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the AgustaWestland AW109 Power, Grand, Grand New (E/S/SP) helicopters. This new IBF prevents engine damage in adverse and ramp environments alike. AW109... Read more

AgustaWestland delivers Grand into Burkina Faso

AgustaWestland delivers Grand into Burkina Faso

15-Apr-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Liza Transport International of Burkina Faso has recently taken delivery of a Grand light twin engine helicopter. The aircraft will be used for VIP/passenger transport duties. This handover marks the entrance of AgustaWestland in Burkina Faso and expands the presence of company’s helicopters in the Sub-Saharan... Read more

22-Aug-09 I-REMS AgustaWestland AW109S Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (4F)

22-Aug-09 I-REMS AgustaWestland AW109S Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (4F)

22-Aug-2009

22-Aug-09 I-REMS AgustaWestland AW109S Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy... Read more

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