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Life Link III signs for six AW119Kx plus six options

Life Link III signs for six AW119Kx plus six options

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Life Link III has signed a contract for six AW119Kx single-engine helicopters plus six options. AgustaWestland Philadelphia will assemble the helicopters and install the aeromedical interiors at their Northeast Philadelphia Airport facility. Deliveries will start in late 2013 with the aircraft being used to provide air… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Jun-13

Kestrel Aviation Orders Two More AgustaWestland AW119Ke

Kestrel Aviation Orders Two More AgustaWestland AW119Ke

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce an order for two AW119Ke single engine helicopters by Kestrel Aviation, a privately owned helicopter operator based in Mumbai, India. The AW119Ke helicopters, both in VIP configuration, will be delivered to Kestrel Aviation during the last quarter of 2013 and will join two others of the same… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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AgustaWestland launches Paris Airshow App 2013 and Official Twitter Account

AgustaWestland launches Paris Airshow App 2013 and Official Twitter Account

As the Paris Air Show gets closer, AgustaWestland is getting ready to provide visitors with a unique insight into the Company’s presence at one of the industry’s premium airshows. This year AgustaWestland will be even closer to you thanks to the implementation of two new tools: **the AgustaWestland Paris Airshow App 2013 (AWPAS) for iOS and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jun-13

Chartright appointed AW Authorized Service Center

Chartright appointed AW Authorized Service Center

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 »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

EASA approves Dart Cable Cutters Kit for AW119

EASA approves Dart Cable Cutters Kit for AW119

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce EASA approval of its A119/AW119MKII Cable Cutters Kit.  FAA approval was previously received and Transport Canada approval is pending. The Cable Cutters Kit offered by DART provides a more affordable option compared to other kits on the market.  This new approval is a welcome addition to our expanding line… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 11-Dec-12

Brazil approves Dart’s AW119 cable cutters

Brazil approves Dart’s AW119 cable cutters

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce Brazilian (ANAC) approval of its A119/AW119MKII Cable Cutters Kit.  FAA and EASA approvals were previously received and Transport Canada approval is pending. The Cable Cutters Kit offered by DART provides a more affordable option compared to other kits on the market.  “This new approval is a welcome addition to… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 27-Nov-12

19-Oct-12 N207CF AgustaWestland AW119 Dolan Springs, US-Arizona

Rotor blades suffered minor damage when helicopter was on the ground

19-Oct-12

Aviasur opens new AW Service Centre in Santiago, Chile

Aviasur opens new AW Service Centre in Santiago, Chile

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 »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Aug-12

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EASA approves Dart Round-I-Beamâ„¢ Skidtubes on AW119

EASA approves Dart Round-I-Beamâ„¢ Skidtubes on AW119

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce EASA approval of their subsidiary partner DART Aerospace (DAS) Round-I-Beamâ„¢ Skidtubes for the A119/AW119MKII models of helicopters. DAS (DART Aerospace) believed that conventional skidtubes were under-designed for the types of landings most helicopters encounter.  Conventional skidtubes are ill-equipped to face the critical loading conditions encountered when landing on uneven ground,… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 25-Jul-12

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19-Jul-12 N911LS AgustaWestland AW119Ke Junction City, US-Kansas

Multiple laser strikes. Landed safely

19-Jul-12

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NYPD AW119 fleet achieves 20,000 hour milestone

NYPD AW119 fleet achieves 20,000 hour milestone

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW119 helicopter fleet operated by the New York Police Department is the worldwide law enforcement fleet leader, having achieved over 20,000 flying hours on the fleet and more than 6,000 on their fleet leader. New York Police Department is among the largest US law enforcement… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Jun-12

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FAA approves Apical’s AW119 Cable Cutter kit

FAA approves Apical’s AW119 Cable Cutter kit

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce receipt of FAA certification for another new product from their subsidiary partner Apical Industries.  Earlier this week Apical received FAA approval for their A119/AW119MKII Cable Cutters Kit.  EASA approval is pending. The Apical A119 Cable Cutters Kit provides a means of protecting the helicopter during a cable/wire strike by… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 26-Jun-12

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South Africa – AW119 found smeared in mud, and blades cut off

South Africa – AW119 found smeared in mud, and blades cut off

An AW119 belonging to alleged underworld tycoon and businessman Frikkie Lutzkie mysteriously crashed near the border with Botswana. The crash is being investigated by the Northern Cape Organised Crime Unit (see full story and three photos).  HeliHub.com editor note – a photo in happier times (taken December 2010) can be found here

25-May-12

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21-May-12 ZS-RSL AgustaWestland AW119 McCarthy’s Rest, South Africa

Unclear what happened.  Owner Frikkie Lutzkie decided to cut skids off “for ease of ground transportation”, cut blades off and remove the boom.  Helicopter was then smeared with mud and camouflaged with copious amounts of foliage.  Helicopter uninsured.  Date is approximate, but likely within a week of the correct date.  Read reports at the three links… Read more »

21-May-12

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Police AW119 down in Brazil, 8 killed

Police AW119 down in Brazil, 8 killed

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-May-12

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08-May-12 PP-CGO AgustaWestland AW119 Piranhas, Brazil (8F)

8 Killed when AW119 crashed while en route from the reconstruction of an April 2012 massacre at Dover and was returning to the state capital of Goiana.  The Civil Police confirmed the names of the eight occupants of the aircraft. They are: the Police crew Jorge Moreira, Antonio Goncalves, Osvalmir Carrasco, Vinicius da Silva, Bruno Carneiro… Read more »

08-May-12

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06-Apr-12 RA-01980 AgustaWestland AW119Ke Lake Yanisyarvi, Russia

Crashed on frozen lake, injuring all four occupants – including the CEO of Bank St Petersburg Alexander Saveliev and his companion Olga Lazareva.  Pilot elected to make emergency landing on encountering a sudden blizzard but the landing was too hard and the helicopter broke up on impact.  see also statement on Bank St Petersburg website

06-Apr-12

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Second AgustaWestland window pops out in two months

Second AgustaWestland window pops out in two months

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Mar-12

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Esperia renews its partnership with 2012 Cortina Winter Polo

Esperia renews its partnership with 2012 Cortina Winter Polo

Electronic translation – Esperia Aviation Services, a leading VIP helicopter transport / corporate, this year will be an official partner of the prestigious Audi Polo Gold Cup 2012 which will open the season on the shores of frozen Lake Misurina, in the beautiful surroundings of Cortina D’Ampezzo. Esperia, as usual, will manage the transport services… Read more »

Source: Esperia Aviation Services, 20-Feb-12

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Life Flight Network orders 15 AW119Ke Helicopters

Life Flight Network orders 15 AW119Ke Helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce Life Flight Network has signed a contract for 15 AW119Ke helicopters to meet its future air medical helicopter transport requirements. The contract was signed today by Michael Griffiths, Life Flight Network’s CEO, and Bruno Spagnolini, AgustaWestland’s CEO during a ceremony held at Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas. Aircraft… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Feb-12

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Arrow Aviation appointed Authorized Service Centre for AW119 and AW139

Arrow Aviation appointed Authorized Service Centre for AW119 and AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Arrow Aviation has been appointed as an AgustaWestland Service Centre in the USA for the AW119 single engine and the AW139 medium twin helicopters. Headquartered in Broussard, Louisiana, Arrow Aviation will provide maintenance and repair services as well as maintaining a spare parts inventory for these… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Feb-12

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FAA grants STC for Appareo Vision 1000 on AW109 and AW119

FAA grants STC for Appareo Vision 1000 on AW109 and AW119

MSP Aero is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) has recently granted a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Appareo Vision 1000 Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) device on AgustaWestland AW109/119 series rotorcraft. The Vision 1000 is a part of Appareo Systems’ ALERTS family of FDM products. ALERTS – Aircraft Logging and Event Recording… Read more »

Source: MSP Aero, 09-Feb-12

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27-Jan-12 N311YS AgustaWestland AW119 Philadelphia, US-Pennsylvania

Window “blew” – aircraft was only registered brand new 6 days prior, and thus likely on test flight out of AW facility at Philadelphia

27-Jan-12

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Tanis announces preheat system for AW119

Tanis announces preheat system for AW119

Tanis Aircraft Products announces the availability of its helicopter preheat systems for the AgustaWestland AW119. AgustaWestland manufactures the AW119 Koala helicopter, a civilian eight-seat turbine-powered utility helicopter, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Collaborating with the AgustaWestland team, representatives from Tanis reviewed the installation of a Tanis preheat system on a customer specified AW119. The new system comprises… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 26-Jan-12

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Fishtail Air considers AW119 purchase

Fishtail Air considers AW119 purchase

With evident rising significance of the Nepalese Tourism Industry in the year 2011, we expect higher arrivals in 2012. Increasing visits and activities shall increase demand of helicopter operations in the Mountaineering seasons of 2012. High performance helicopters have always been an asset of safety assurance and thereby promotion of mountaineering in Nepal. Fishtail Air… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 27-Dec-11

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Aerosouz becomes first Russian AW119 service center

Aerosouz becomes first Russian AW119 service center

Earlier this month, Aerosoyuz became the first helicopter company in Russia to become an official service center for the AgustaWestland AW109. The certification process involved training a minimum of 6 engineers for each type and the purchase of type-specific maintenance equipment. HeliHub.com believes there are currently six AW119s operating on the Russian register. Nikolai Vanesev… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Nov-11

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Transport Canada approves Dart floats for AW119

Transport Canada approves Dart floats for AW119

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada approval of Apical Industries AW119MKII Emergency Float Kits.  FAA, EASA and Indonesia approvals have been previously received. The Apical Tri-Bag Emergency Float systems for the AgustaWestland A119 & AW119MKII include 2 forward and 2 aft floats and offer an option for Liferafts integrated with the… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 21-Oct-11

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FAA approves Onboard Systems AW109/119 cargo hook suspension system

FAA approves Onboard Systems AW109/119 cargo hook suspension system

Onboard Systems, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that its new cargo hook suspension system for the AgustaWestland A109/119 helicopter model has been certified by the FAA and is available for purchase. Onboard has also submitted the cargo hook suspension system to Transport Canada and EASA for certification in Canada and… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 20-Oct-11

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Donaldson wins EASA STC for AW119 barrier filter

Donaldson wins EASA STC for AW119 barrier filter

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the AgustaWestland A119/AW119 Ke helicopters. A welcome equipment addition to these versatile aircraft, the IBF helps prevent engine damage in… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 27-Sep-11

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LABACE – AgustaWestland adds sales representative for Chile and Peru

LABACE – AgustaWestland adds sales representative for Chile and Peru

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with AVIASUR appointing them as Independent Sales Representatives for Chile and Peru for AgustaWestland commercial helicopters. The agreement follows the entry into the market of the AW119Ke single engine helicopter and the best selling AW109 Power and GrandNew twin-engine helicopters in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Aug-11

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LABACE – AgustaWestland adds Authorised Service Centre in Brazil

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Helipark in São Paulo, Brazil, as an AgustaWestland Authorised Service Centre for its range of commercial helicopters. The appointment of Helipark in Brazil will be followed in the coming months by the appointment of additional AgustaWestland Authorised Service Centres in other countries of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Aug-11

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Heli USA Airways reportedly buy seven AW119Ke

Heli USA Airways reportedly buy seven AW119Ke

Heli USA Airways are reportedly looking to buy seven AgustaWestland AW119Ke helicopters.  While no official announcement has been made by the manufacturer, it’s a case of “there’s no smoke without fire” with the following evidence What purports to be an AgustaWestland press release appearing on a US-based website Job positions being advertised clearly confirming the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jul-11

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Chartright adds AW119 to fleet in Toronto

Chartright adds AW119 to fleet in Toronto

Based in Toronto with an additional base in Vancouver, Canadian operator Chartright has added a Hawker 800 and an  Agusta 119 Koala to their charter fleet.  The single engine helicopter will be based at Toronto. The Agusta 119 Koala is a single engine high performance helicopter, capable of transporting up to 6 passengers over short… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-May-11

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Geotech Aviation prepares for move to Greater Sudbury Airport

Geotech Aviation prepares for move to Greater Sudbury Airport

Geotech Aviation are preparing for both their move to Greater Sudbury Airport and a new AgustaWestland AW119 this summer

Source: Northern Life, 13-May-11

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Canada: Geotech Aviation orders an AW119Ke

Canada: Geotech Aviation orders an AW119Ke

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Geotech Aviation Ltd. has signed for one AW119Ke helicopter with options for four additional aircraft. The helicopter will be used for airborne geophysical surveys serving the mining, oil & gas and environmental industries. The AW119Ke will be based in Sudbury, Ontario. Built in Philadelphia, the first… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 29-Mar-11

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Onboard Systems unveils new cargo hook suspension system for AW109 and AW119s

Onboard Systems unveils new cargo hook suspension system for AW109 and AW119s

Onboard Systems, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, introduced its new cargo hook suspension system for the AgustaWestland A109/119 helicopter models at the Heli-Expo Convention in Orlando, Florida. The new A109/119 system is pending FAA approval and is expected to be available for installation by the summer. EASA and Transport Canada approvals… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 16-Mar-11

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Onboard Systems unveils new cargo hook suspension system for AW109/AW119

Onboard Systems unveils new cargo hook suspension system for AW109/AW119

Onboard Systems, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, introduced its new cargo hook suspension system for the AgustaWestland A109/119 helicopter models today at the Heli-Expo Convention in Orlando, Florida. The new A109/119 system is pending FAA approval and is expected to be available for installation by the summer. EASA and Transport Canada… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 10-Mar-11

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Era Group appointed an AW Authorized Service Centre in USA

Era Group appointed an AW Authorized Service Centre in USA

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Era Group (Era) has been appointed an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre in Lake Charles (Louisiana, USA) for the range of AgustaWestland commercial helicopters including the AW119Ke single engine, the AW109 Power light twin and the AW139 medium twin models. This latest step further expands the partnership… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Mar-11

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Firefly SpA of Chile takes delivery of an AW119Ke

Firefly SpA of Chile takes delivery of an AW119Ke

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, is pleased to announce that Firefly S.p.A of Chile has taken delivery of an AW119Ke single engine helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform corporate transport missions. The delivery marks the entrance of the AW119Ke into the Chilean helicopter market. AgustaWestland has previously sold and delivered to the Carabineros de… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Mar-11

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Barefoot waterski speed record broken – behind an AW119

Barefoot waterski speed record broken – behind an AW119

Mexican businessman Fernando Reina Iglesias broke the world speed record for barefoot water skiing on 2nd March, it has emerged.  Towed behind an AgustaWestland AW119 in Acapulco, Reina reached 153mph, breaking the previous record of 135mph set by American skier Scott Pellaton 22 years ago.  Public notary Manlio Favio Pano witnessed the event, helping the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-11

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Military Police of Santa Catarina adds AW119Ke Koala

Military Police of Santa Catarina adds AW119Ke Koala

On Monday 7th February, the Military Police of Santa Catarina added an AW119Ke Koala to their fleet – registered PR-PMM and AW serial 14740.  This follows the intorduction in December of their first example, Fitted equipment includes a Spectrolab SX16 searchlight, dual litters for medical evacuation work, external hook and an hoist.  Future plans call… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Feb-11

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Indian AW119 production to be at Hyderabad’s GMR Aerospace Park

Indian AW119 production to be at Hyderabad’s GMR Aerospace Park

The GMR Hyderabad Aviation SEZ Ltd., a company of the GMR Group have announced that they have reached an in-principle agreement on terms with Indian Rotorcraft Ltd to locate the AW119ke helicopter assembly and flight testing facility at the GMR  Aerospace Park in Hyderabad.

09-Feb-11

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27-Jan-11 XA-KLA AgustaWestland AW119 Mexico City, Mexico

Pilot was José Manuel Covarruvias García, 36, and hospitalised for assessment.  Passenger was not named and not injured.  Helicopter sustained damage to landing gear, the transmission system and the tail rotor.  [Some translations of local language news reports wrongly quote the pilot as being killed]

27-Jan-11

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Zhejiang Police orders AW119Ke and AW139

Zhejiang Police orders AW119Ke and AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Zhejiang Public Security Bureau in China has placed an order for two helicopters comprising one AW119Ke single engine and one AW139 medium twin engine helicopter. The helicopters will be used for law enforcement and fire fighting duties. These two AgustaWestland helicopters were selected to serve… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Jan-11

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Intermountain Life Flight adds new base in southern Utah

Intermountain Life Flight adds new base in southern Utah

Intermountain Life Flight will begin providing helicopter service for medical transport in southern Utah starting January 14th

Source: KCSG, 06-Jan-11

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Three AW119s sold to Indian corporates

Three AW119s sold to Indian corporates

The three also plan to together float an aviation company to cater to the growing air-transportation needs in the state.

23-Dec-10

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Third AW119Ke for Brazil’s Goias State is for civil police

Third AW119Ke for Brazil’s Goias State is for civil police

The third of three AW119Ke helicopters for the Brazilian state of Goias is currently undergoing flight testing at AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia facility.    Goias has a population of nearly 6 million and covers just over 130,000 square miles. This helicopter is expected to be delivered to Brazil in January 2011.  Serialled 14768, and test flying on US… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Dec-10

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Brazil’s Goias State prepares for delivery of AW119Ke for military police

Brazil’s Goias State prepares for delivery of AW119Ke for military police

The second AW119Ke for the Brazilian state of Goias is currently undergoing flight testing at AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia facility.  The helicopter has been mostly financed with a grant from SENASP – Serviço Nacional de Seleção Pública.  Three pilots have been trained up to fly this helicopter, including Melati Carrasco.  Goias has a population of nearly 6… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Dec-10

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Brazil’s Goias State takes delivery of AW119 for Fire Department

Brazil’s Goias State takes delivery of AW119 for Fire Department

On Friday 17th December, the Fire Department in Brazil’s state of Goias took delivery of the first of three AgustaWestland AW119Ke helicopters bought by the state. Lieutenant Colonel Múcio Santos Ferreira of the Fire Department said that the cost 7 million Brazilian Reals – approximatly US$4 million.  The aircraft has the capacity to be used… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Dec-10

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Esperia chooses AW119Ke to diversify fleet

Esperia chooses AW119Ke to diversify fleet

Esperia Aviation Services is working to develop the overall marketplace as well as increasing the appeal of its fleet by bringing into service two new AW119Ke to complement four Grands

Source: EBAN, 04-Dec-10

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State Government of Goiás fire-fighting AW119 starts test flights

State Government of Goiás fire-fighting AW119 starts test flights

AgustaWestland Brazil have released a photo of the first firefighting AW119 for the State Government of Goias, which they have bought in partnership with the National Secretariat of Public Security. When delivered it will be configurable for a number of tasks, including two litter patients in an EMS role. The helicopter commenced test flights at… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Nov-10

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Brazilian State of Goiás orders three AW119Ke helicopters

Brazilian State of Goiás orders three AW119Ke helicopters

[Note – HeliHub.com first ran this story from Brazilian sources on 24th September. We are now publishing AgustaWestland’s press release dated 2nd November] AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, is pleased to announce that the State of Goiás, in central Brazil, has ordered three AW119Ke single engine helicopters for law enforcement, fire-fighting and transport missions. The contract… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 03-Nov-10

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Brazil certifies AFS inlet barrier filter for AW119

Brazil certifies AFS inlet barrier filter for AW119

Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) and a division of the Aerospace & Defense group, 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 A119/AW119 Ke helicopters. A welcome equipment addition… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 01-Nov-10

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State Government of Goiás to acquire AW119 for fire-fighting

State Government of Goiás to acquire AW119 for fire-fighting

[Electronic translation of local language press release] The Government of the State of Goiás, in partnership with the National Secretariat of Public Security (SENASP), just bought a new car that will strengthen the operational power of the Fire Brigade of the State of Goiás (CBMGO). Single-impeller A helicopter of the Italian manufacturer Agusta Westland, Koala… Read more »

21-Oct-10

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Jet Rescue opens new EMS service in Mexico City

Jet Rescue opens new EMS service in Mexico City

Mexico City – Jet Rescue Air Ambulance is proud to announce the opening of a new business unit based in Mexico City. The “Critical Air” business unit offers emergency evacuation by means of its A-119 Koala air ambulance helicopter. Quick response teams are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in most weather… Read more »

Source: Jet Rescue Air Ambulance, 20-Oct-10

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AgustaWestland eyes three US military helicopter programs

AgustaWestland eyes three US military helicopter programs

Armed aerial scout helicopter (AAS) with the AW119 – Common Vertical Lift Support Program (CVLSP) with the AW139 – and the former Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR) with the AW101

Source: AIN, 16-Oct-10

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Life Star of Kansas takes delivery of AW119Ke

Life Star of Kansas takes delivery of AW119Ke

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the entry into service of an AW119Ke helicopter with Life Star of Kansas was marked at a ceremony held at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The helicopter, based in Junction City, Kansas, is now in service and is being used for medical… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestlandCivil,, 14-Oct-10

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Goias state police order three AgustaWestland AW119s

Goias state police order three AgustaWestland AW119s

This order represents the first law enforcement AW119s in Brazil.  Role equipment fit is reportedly similar to that of the New York Police Dept

Source: Defensa, 24-Sep-10

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Red Cross AMS of South Africa adds fourth AW119Ke and first Grand to its fleet

Red Cross AMS of South Africa adds fourth AW119Ke and first Grand to its fleet

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS) of South Africa is expanding its emergency medical services operational capabilities  by introducing into service a fourth AW119Ke single engine helicopter and one Grand light twin helicopter. These aircraft will be used for EMS and rescue tasks from bases… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Sep-10

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Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust to upgrade from A119 to A109E Power

Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust to upgrade from A119 to A109E Power

But the upgrade is not without controversy as one of the Trustees quits over the move

21-Sep-10

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Hyderabad confirmed for Indian AW119 production line

Hyderabad confirmed for Indian AW119 production line

Indian Rotorcraft, a joint venture between Tatas and Italian helicopter company AgustaWestland, will set up a helicopter manufacturing unit at GMR’s aviation SEZ at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport soon.

Source: Express Buzz, 08-Sep-10

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Finnish Border Guard takes delivery of first AW119Ke

Finnish Border Guard takes delivery of first AW119Ke

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first of four AW119Ke single engine helicopters for the Finnish Border Guard has been delivered during an official ceremony held today in Helsinki in the presence of various dignitaries including the Finnish Minister of Interior Hon. Anne Holmlund, Chief of the Finnish Border Guard Lt…. Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 30-Aug-10

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Dart announces EASA Approval for A119 vertical reference bubble window

Dart announces EASA Approval for A119 vertical reference bubble window

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received EASA approval for their Vertical Reference Bubble Window and Replacement Crew Door Flat Window for the A119/AW119MKII.  Transport Canada and FAA approvals have been previously received. Replacement Window Kits, bubble or flat, require no permanent modification to the crew… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 29-Jul-10

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Ratan Tata to head Tata/AgustaWestland JV

Ratan Tata to head Tata/AgustaWestland JV

Ratan Tata, head of the Tata group, is set to be the chairman of the country’s first private helicopter assembly line, Indian Rotorcraft Ltd.  The firm is a joint venture (JV) between holding company Tata Sons Ltd and Italy-based Finmeccanica SpA’s helicopter unit AgustaWestland. The Tata group has a 74% stake.

Source: Live Mint, 22-Jul-10

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AgustaWestland signs contracts for AW119Ke and Grand helicopters in Chile

AgustaWestland signs contracts for AW119Ke and Grand helicopters in Chile

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, is pleased to announce that it has sold one AW119Ke single engine and one Grand light twin helicopter in Chile. These two contracts mark the entrance of the AW119Ke and the Grand into the Chilean helicopter market. Both the AW119Ke and Grand will be used by private customers for corporate transport… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Jul-10

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AgustaWestland AW119Ke obtains Russian civil certification

AgustaWestland AW119Ke obtains Russian civil certification

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the AW119Ke single engine helicopter has been awarded civil certification in Russia. This adds to the civil certification already received for the AW109 Power and the Grand light twin models in Russia. Orders for nine AW119Ke helicopters have been placed by Russian customers so far and significant further opportunities… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Jul-10

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Korea National Police Agency takes delivery of an AW119Ke

Korea National Police Agency takes delivery of an AW119Ke

AgustaWestland and UI International (UII) are pleased to announce that the Korea National Police Agency (KNPA) has recently taken delivery of an AW119Ke single engine helicopter. The aircraft will perform law enforcement duties. The contract was signed in August 2009 by the Korean Public Procurement Services in order to support an on-going programme to modernize… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jul-10

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AgustaWestland’s 24×7 Fleet Operations Centre now fully operational

AgustaWestland’s 24×7 Fleet Operations Centre now fully operational

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce its new Fleet Operations Centre is now fully operational. The centre forms an important part of AgustaWestland’s ongoing investment to deliver ever improving levels of support to its customers around the world. The new centre is collocated with the AgustaWestland Logistics Centre at the Avioport Logistic Park,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Jul-10

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AFS adds TC certification for AW119KT barrier filter

AFS adds TC certification for AW119KT barrier filter

Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) and a division of the Aerospace & Defense group, has received an amendment to its current Transport Canada (TC) Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the AgustaWestland AW119 to include the new Ke model. The approval clears the… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Company, 07-Jul-10

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Dart Announces EASA Approval of AW119 Bearpaws

Dart Announces EASA Approval of AW119 Bearpaws

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received EASA approval for their Bearpaw Kit for the A119/AW119MK1 helicopters. For as long as helicopters have been in operation soft terrain landings have created problems for pilots.  Without Bearpaws, helicopters experience balancing problems when landing or taking off in… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 19-May-10

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Dart announces TC Approval of Round-I-Beam Skidtubeâ„¢ for AW119

Dart announces TC Approval of Round-I-Beam Skidtubeâ„¢ for AW119

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada approval of the Standard and Float Round-I-Beamâ„¢ Skidtubes for the Agusta Westland A119 / AW119MKII aircraft.  FAA approval has been previously received and EASA approval is pending. DART created the Round-I-Beamâ„¢ Skidtube because conventional skidtubes are under-designed… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 14-May-10

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Profile: NYPD Aviation Unit

Profile: NYPD Aviation Unit

Profile by a WSJ journalist who flew with a female NYPD pilot and a photographer who had his own [seemingly misguided] opinion about helicopters!

Source: Wall Street Journal, 12-May-10

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Libya’s LIATEC Opens Its New Abou Aisha Facility

Libya’s LIATEC Opens Its New Abou Aisha Facility

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that an official opening ceremony was held today for the grand opening of LIATEC’s (Libyan Italian Advanced Technology Company) new facility at Abou Aisha airport, 60 km South of Tripoli. LIATEC is a Joint Stock Company incorporated in Libya and established through an agreement signed in January… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 28-Apr-10

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AgustaWestland adds another three in Japan

AgustaWestland adds another three in Japan

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has delivered three new helicopters to customers in Japan in recent weeks highlighting its continued growth in this important market. The three new helicopters include the first AW119 Ke to be delivered in Japan and examples of the AW109 Power and AW139. The first AW119Ke 8-place single engine helicopter was ordered… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Apr-10

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Dart Announces TC Approval of A119 Vertical Reference Bubble Window

Dart Announces TC Approval of A119 Vertical Reference Bubble Window

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada approval for their Vertical Reference Bubble Window and Replacement Crew Door Flat Window for the AW119MKII. FAA approval has been previously received.  EASA certification is currently pending. Installation of these kits involves removing the existing OEM window… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 21-Apr-10

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