AW139

CHC Introduces New Latin America Base at Bartolomeu Lisandro Airport

CHC Introduces New Latin America Base at Bartolomeu Lisandro Airport

9-Apr-2018Source: CHC

CHC Group announced the inauguration and start of operations from its new base at Bartolomeu Lisandro Airport, Campos dos Goytacazes. The event was attended by executives from Shell, city hall, local press and the President of FIRJAN in the Campos region, Fernando Aguiar. The approximately 300m² facility will house Leonardo AW 139 aircraft and approximately... Read more

Honeywell provides support to AW139 Leonardo fleets

Honeywell provides support to AW139 Leonardo fleets

19-Mar-2018Source: Honeywell

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) has confirmed Heliconia Group as an approved helicopter avionics dealership in North Africa. Now, owners of Leonardo Helicopters AW139 platforms equipped with Honeywell International Inc.’s technologies can service and upgrade their aircraft locally, without flying outside the African continent. With access to spares, repairs, modifications and upgrades in region, customers... Read more

Sloane Helicopters announced as new Penzance Heliport operator

Sloane Helicopters announced as new Penzance Heliport operator

14-Mar-2018Source: Penzance Heliport

Sloane Helicopters is one of the most respected operators in the UK and the family-owned business already enjoys strong Cornish connections Penzance Heliport Ltd will team with one of the UK’s leading helicopter companies to operate the new helicopter link between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly. Flights between Penzance and the islands of Tresco... Read more

CASA approves our AW139 OJT journals

CASA approves our AW139 OJT journals

12-Mar-2018Source: Helitsa

Our AW139 OJT journals are now CASA approved, providing a first of type solution for maintenance engineers. With the changes in Part 66 licensing in recent years and the discontinuation of SOE journals for type-rated licenses, there has been no method for attaining the first of type rating on your CASA licence. After speaking with... 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

Weststar signs AW139 fleet engine program with P&WC

Weststar signs AW139 fleet engine program with P&WC

4-Mar-2018Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a 13-year Fleet Management™ Program (FMP®) agreement with Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based Weststar Aviation Services that covers its fleet of 44 PT6C-67C engines that power 22 Leonardo AW139 helicopters. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The FMP includes tailored Main Base Parts kitting to allow for... Read more

Waypoint Completes Purchase and Lease-Back of AW139

Waypoint Completes Purchase and Lease-Back of AW139

3-Mar-2018Source: Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has completed a purchase and lease-back for one AW139 helicopter to Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”) in Morocco to be used in support of the offshore oil and gas sector.  This transaction marks Waypoint’s fourth lease with Heliconia. Con Barber, Waypoint’s... 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

Waypoint & Leonardo announce new service offerings

Waypoint & Leonardo announce new service offerings

28-Feb-2018Source: Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced in partnership with Leonardo Company (“Leonardo”), the launch of a comprehensive maintenance and training services offering in support of Waypoint’s Medium Utility Helicopter (“MUH”) reconfiguration program. The Waypoint MUH, a utility re-configured AW139, leverages the performance capabilities of the AW139 platform... Read more

SKYTRAC, Leonardo and CHC Collaborate

SKYTRAC, Leonardo and CHC Collaborate

27-Feb-2018Source: CHC

Following successful trials with CHC Helicopter in 2017, Leonardo is collaborating with SKYTRAC to implement a next-stage Real-Time Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) onboard the AW139. CHC continues to lead system implementation and testing. The solution installs key data sets from Leonardo’s Heliwise HUMS analytics software on SKYTRAC’s ISAT-200A data acquisition unit and transceiver.... Read more

CHC introduces AW189 in Australia

CHC introduces AW189 in Australia

26-Feb-2018Source: HeliHub.com

CHC now has three AW189 helicopters added to their fleet. The helicopters can transport up to 16 passengers, while having a noticeably quieter flight and less vibrations. The three Aw189s are the first in all Australia. They will be used to help transfer offshore oil and gas workers, reports Australian Aviation. They are joined in... Read more

Bristow signs Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan for AW139 fleet

Bristow signs Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan for AW139 fleet

26-Feb-2018Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has signed a five-year contract with Bristow Helicopters for its Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan (HAPP). The agreement will cover 26 of Bristow’s Leonardo AW139 helicopter fleet. Under the agreement, Bristow Helicopters will benefit from full maintenance protection coverage for the avionics suite of its search and rescue fleet, providing improved cost forecasting. The company will... Read more

Lobo Leasing and Titan Helicopter Group Enter Into Lease Agreement

Lobo Leasing and Titan Helicopter Group Enter Into Lease Agreement

21-Feb-2018Source: Titan Helicopter

Lobo Leasing Limited, a leading world-wide helicopter leasing company based in Dublin, Ireland, are pleased to announce the completion of a helicopter leasing transaction with international operator Titan Helicopter Group (THG) for one offshore configured AW139 helicopter. The helicopter is being used by THG to provide crew change flights to offshore mining vessels located along... Read more

Cobham Heli Academy Launch

Cobham Heli Academy Launch

20-Feb-2018Source: Cobham

Cobham today announced China Rescue and Salvage (CRS) as the launch customer for the new Cobham Helicopter Academy based at Newquay Cornwall Airport, Cornwall. China Rescue and Salvage is China’s dedicated national maritime rescue and salvage force. Eleven students from CRS have commenced SAR flying training which will be delivered in Cobham’s SAR equipped AW139... Read more

Penzance HP team point out flaws in Steamship AW169 plans

Penzance HP team point out flaws in Steamship AW169 plans

16-Feb-2018Source: Tresco Estate

Following yesterday’s announcement of a new helicopter service between the UK mainland and the Scilly Isles, the team behind the operation from a new heliport at Penzance have put out a press release – detailed below in italics.  While it was clearly aimed as a spoiler, the Penzance team have pointed to what they believe... 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

Everett Aviation re-introduces AW139

Everett Aviation re-introduces AW139

5-Feb-2018Source: Everett Aviation

Everett Aviation today announces the re-introduction of the AW139 helicopter to its fleet. “Everett has operated the AW139 before for international oil companies in both the crew change and full search & rescue roles,” said Simon Everett, CEO. “Ensuring that we have this popular oil & gas type available is of paramount importance to us... Read more

CHC Completes First Flight for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One

CHC Completes First Flight for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One

25-Jan-2018Source: CHC

CHC’s first flight for the initial phase of Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm left Humberside Airport at 11.15 am local time this morning. Hornsea Project One will be the biggest wind farm in the world, capable of supplying clean electricity to over one million homes. It will be built 120km off the coast... Read more

Milestone leases eight AW139s to China EMS operator

Milestone leases eight AW139s to China EMS operator

23-Jan-2018Source: Milestone Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company (“GECAS”) and the global leader in helicopter leasing announced today the delivery and lease of eight AW139 helicopters to Shanghai Kingwing Aviation Co. Ltd.(“Kingwing”). The medium twin-engine helicopters will join Kingwing’s existing fleet of 32 helicopters providing emergency medical services (“EMS”) in China and will... Read more

Héli-Union increases it’s AW139 fleet

Héli-Union increases it’s AW139 fleet

22-Jan-2018Source: Héli-Union

Héli-Union has just received one Leonardo AW139 helicopter to support its offshore helicopter operations in Africa. The market-leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter is leased from a renowned helicopter leasing company. The leased helicopter will operate on a new contract in Gabon, for offshore passenger crew change from Port Gentil Airport to the designated offshore base. “AW139... 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

Panama receives two more AW139s

Panama receives two more AW139s

16-Jan-2018Source: Panama

Three aircraft today received the National Aeronaval Service (Senan), which will serve to strengthen the country’s maritime and coastal security against drug trafficking, crime, organized crime and for search, rescue and aeromedical evacuation missions. The keys to the aircraft, two Agusta Westland helicopters and a Twin Otter aircraft were delivered by the President of the... Read more

Netherlands police order another AW139

Netherlands police order another AW139

9-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Netherlands Police force have announced that they have ordered an AW139 helicopter by issuing a document through the EU TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) system. The announcement was made on 4th January, and refers to a contract signed with manufacturer Leonardo on 15th December. Document reference number is 2018/S 004-004742. This will be the third... Read more

AW139 fleet reaches milestone 2,000,000 flight hours

AW139 fleet reaches milestone 2,000,000 flight hours

3-Jan-2018Source: Leonardo

The AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter global fleet has reached an outstanding milestone of two million flight hours, across all operational scenarios on five continents, while performing a wide range of missions with commercial, government and military operators. This accomplishment was reached just three years after the achievement of the first million showing impressive reliability,... Read more

CHC lease AW139 from Lobo Leasing

CHC lease AW139 from Lobo Leasing

18-Dec-2017Source: Lobo Leasing

Lobo Leasing Limited, a leading world-wide helicopter leasing company based in Dublin, Ireland, are pleased to announce the completion of a helicopter leasing transaction with global operator CHC Group for one offshore configured AW139 helicopter to be based in Karratha, Western Australia. Mark Kelly, Lobo’s Chief Commercial Officer commented: “This is a very welcome addition... Read more

Italy orders 8 more AW139s for public service and security operations

Italy orders 8 more AW139s for public service and security operations

12-Dec-2017Source: Leonardo

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

NHSL adds EC135 and AW139 in Trinidad and Tobago

NHSL adds EC135 and AW139 in Trinidad and Tobago

27-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The National Helicopter Services Limited (NHSL) has recently introduced two new helicopters to their operations; an AgustaWestland AW139 and Airbus H135. The two new aircraft will go into service by December 1 2017, reports Newsday.... Read more

Abu Dhabi Aviation expands Leonardo AW139 fleet

Abu Dhabi Aviation expands Leonardo AW139 fleet

15-Nov-2017Source: Leonardo

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

Abu Dhabi Aviation sign new PWC support agreement

Abu Dhabi Aviation sign new PWC support agreement

15-Nov-2017Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced today it has signed a 20-year Fleet Management™ Program (FMP®) contract with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) for 22 PT6C-67C engines that will power the airline’s fleet of Leonardo AW139 helicopters which primarily serve the offshore oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and India. The FMP... Read more

Qatari Amiri Air Force launches AW139 simulator

Qatari Amiri Air Force launches AW139 simulator

9-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Qatar’s Amiri Air Force were happy to open their new simulation centre for the AgustaWestland AW139. The simulations, developed by Turkish Havelsan, will train pilots and crew for different weather conditions. It is also said that it will cut training hours by 3,800, reports Kuna.... Read more

Queensland Government orders two more AW139s

Queensland Government orders two more AW139s

27-Oct-2017Source: Leonardo

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

Milestone Aviation Group Supports Indian Heligo’s Growth

Milestone Aviation Group Supports Indian Heligo’s Growth

20-Oct-2017Source: Milestone Aviation

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

Leonardo’s Japanese helicopter market grows

Leonardo’s Japanese helicopter market grows

18-Oct-2017Source: Leonardo

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

DART AW139 retrofit Emergency Float System will be available to the after-market

DART AW139 retrofit Emergency Float System will be available to the after-market

12-Oct-2017Source: DART Aerospace

During Helitech International 2017, which occurred last week, DART Aerospace had the pleasure to announce that the AW139 Emergency Flotation System with integrated liferaft, designed and developed by DART, will be available as a retrofit for the existing AW139 fleets in service. This system will be the only one on the market available for this... Read more

SAS to provide AW139 support

SAS to provide AW139 support

9-Oct-2017Source: SAS

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

Two corporate AW139s sold to UK customers

Two corporate AW139s sold to UK customers

6-Oct-2017Source: Leonardo

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

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

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

29-Sep-2017Source: CHC

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

11 year North Sea windfarm contract placed for UK-based AW139 and AW169s

11 year North Sea windfarm contract placed for UK-based AW139 and AW169s

22-Sep-2017Source: CHC

CHC Group has signed a contract with DONG Energy to provide aviation services for the first phase of DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. Hornsea Project One will be the biggest windfarm in the world, capable of supplying clean electricity to well over one million homes. It will be built 120km off the... Read more

Waypoint place their first lease into Columbia

Waypoint place their first lease into Columbia

16-Aug-2017Source: Waypoint

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has agreed deal terms for the purchase and lease-back of one AW139 helicopter with Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, SAS (“HELICOL’), which is used in support of contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Colombia.  This is Waypoint’s... Read more

Mecaer delivers VIP AW139

Mecaer delivers VIP AW139

11-Aug-2017Source: Mecaer Aviation Group

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced today the delivery of a VIP configured AW139. The VIP interior for the AW139 is equipped with two of the company’s proprietary systems; sound reducing technology called SILENS (Sound Intensity Level Enhanced Noise System) and I-FEEL (In-Flight Enhanced Entertainment Lounge). The SILENS technology allows passengers to communicate without the... Read more

Bristow adds offshore AW189 in UK – impacts SAR fleet too

Bristow adds offshore AW189 in UK – impacts SAR fleet too

4-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

Caverton Helicopters completes payment of $55m AW139 Loan from Shell

Caverton Helicopters completes payment of $55m AW139 Loan from Shell

1-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Caverton Helicopters has officially paid off their loan of $55 million from Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). The loan was in order for Caverton to purchase three AW139 helicopters. In 2010 Shell had awarded Caverton a five-year contract for facilitating helicopter services. It was the largest contract given by Shell to a... 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

LCI orders nine helicopters from Leonardo

LCI orders nine helicopters from Leonardo

21-Jun-2017Source: Leonardo

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

Abu Dhabi Aviation expands into Nigeria

Abu Dhabi Aviation expands into Nigeria

5-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub,com

Abu Dhabi Aviation has recently partnered with the Nigerian charter operator OAS Helicopters. The partnership, which began in 2015, was sealed with the introduction of a AW-139 helicopter that is based at OAS’ new NAFBASE Airport. Abu Dhabi Aviation’s  AFB Contracts Manager, Kevin Den Hertog has commented that the partnership between the two companies is... Read more

New Penzance HP on hold while fixed-wing competitor launches judicial review

New Penzance HP on hold while fixed-wing competitor launches judicial review

31-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The proposed new heliport at Penzance on the south-west tip of the UK is currently on hold, and thus the restarting of scheduled flights with AW139 equipment to the Isles of Scilly will also have a delayed start.  The pause has been in place since the parent company of Skybus – the fixed wing competitor... Read more

CHC Brazil Opens New Hangar in Macaé

CHC Brazil Opens New Hangar in Macaé

15-May-2017Source: CHC

CHC Brazil, a subsidiary of CHC Helicopter (CHC), today officially opened its new hangar at Benedito Lacerda Airport, in Macaé. The new 1,270 square meter facility is designed to fit up to three aircraft internally and will support flying of the S-76, S-92 and AW139 aircraft for customers in the region. The company invested three... Read more

Panama’s SENAN AW139 Fleet Reaches Milestone

Panama’s SENAN AW139 Fleet Reaches Milestone

12-Apr-2017Source: Leonardo Group

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

Waypoint places two AW139s with Heliconia in NW Africa

Waypoint places two AW139s with Heliconia in NW Africa

10-Apr-2017Source: Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered two additional AW139 helicopters to Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”), a regional provider of helicopter transportation and related support services. These two aircraft join a third AW139 leased from Waypoint, all in support of oil and gas operations in... Read more

AW139s Hit 5000 Hour Landmark for Panama

AW139s Hit 5000 Hour Landmark for Panama

7-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

6-Apr-2017Source: Leonardo

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

Waypoint Leasing and Eagle Annouce Repurposed AW139

Waypoint Leasing and Eagle Annouce Repurposed AW139

6-Apr-2017Source: Eagle

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced in technical partnership with Eagle, a leading global helicopter solutions provider, the establishment of an aircraft reconfiguration and repurpose program, the Waypoint Medium Utility Helicopter (“MUH”)  for legacy AW139 variants for use in support of a range of utility mission areas,... 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

New AW139s Unable to Land on Northern New South Wales Helipads

New AW139s Unable to Land on Northern New South Wales Helipads

14-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

New AW139 rescue helicopters have hit a snag in Northern New South Wales, as they are too large for the helipads, causing an excess downwash. These helicopters are now unable to land at eight of the regional helipads. Adam Marshalls, Northern Tablelands MP, has commented how he is perplexed at how health management did not... Read more

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

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

10-Mar-2017Source: CAE-Líder

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

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

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

10-Mar-2017Source: Waypoint Leasing

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

LCI delivers AW139 to Heli-Union

LCI delivers AW139 to Heli-Union

10-Mar-2017Source: LCI Helicopters

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has today announced the delivery of the first Leonardo AW139 helicopter to Héli-Union SA. The brand-new AW139 will be leased from LCI to support Héli-Union’s growing activities in Asia.  France-based Héli-Union is a world-renowned helicopter operator, specialising in the support of oil and gas... Read more

Italian Guardia di Finanza pick TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight for new AW139s

Italian Guardia di Finanza pick TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight for new AW139s

9-Mar-2017Source: Trakka Systems

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that Italian Guardia di Finanza have selected the TrakkaBeam A800 tactical searchlight for their new fleet of six AW139 multi-mission helicopters. “We are extremely pleased that the Trakkabeam has been chosen by Italy’s elite financial and customs police force, the Guardia di Finanza, for their very capable new fleet... Read more

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

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

9-Mar-2017Source: Heli-One

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

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

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

9-Mar-2017Source: Leonardo

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

Leonardo strengthens strategic partnership with Shanghai Zenisun

Leonardo strengthens strategic partnership with Shanghai Zenisun

9-Mar-2017Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Shanghai Zenisun Investment Co., Ltd (Shanghai Zenisun) announced today they will strengthen their strategic cooperation in the Chinese civil helicopter market by renewing the existing Distributorship Agreement with Sino-US Intercontinental, part of Shanghai Zenisun, as the sole distributor in China (including Hong Kong and Macau) of Leonardo’s civil products. These include the AW119,... Read more

Saab Certifies Axnes PNG System for AW139

Saab Certifies Axnes PNG System for AW139

9-Mar-2017Source: Saab

Axnes AS is pleased to announce that the defense and security company, Saab, through cooperation with Axnes will move ahead with an STC and installation kit project to perform installation of Axnes’ new PNG wireless intercom system into the Leonardo AW139 platform. This will enable existing AW139 operators to retrofit their helicopters with the professional PNG... Read more

Waypoint joins with Eagle to reconfigure early AW139s for utility market

Waypoint joins with Eagle to reconfigure early AW139s for utility market

9-Mar-2017Source: Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced in technical partnership with Eagle, a leading global helicopter solutions provider, the establishment of an aircraft reconfiguration program, the Waypoint Medium Utility Helicopter (“MUH”)  for legacy AW139 variants for use in support of a range of utility mission areas, including: firefighting,... Read more

Corporate and VIP operators across the Americas select AW139, AW169

Corporate and VIP operators across the Americas select AW139, AW169

8-Mar-2017Source: Leonardo

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

HeliFlite Destined for Part 135 VIP Service on Eastern Seaboard

HeliFlite Destined for Part 135 VIP Service on Eastern Seaboard

8-Mar-2017Source: HeliFlite

HeliFlite™ today announced the continued expansion of its fleet with the addition of its 10th twin engine/dual piloted helicopter, an AgustaWestland AW139.  The aircraft will be finished with a luxury executive cabin, providing ample room for as many as nine VIP passengers.   The aircraft will operate from the firm’s home base at Newark Liberty... Read more

Leonardo takes delivery of 2000th PT6C-67C engine for AW139 program

Leonardo takes delivery of 2000th PT6C-67C engine for AW139 program

7-Mar-2017Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada will soon deliver its 2,000th PT6C-67C helicopter engine to Leonardo Helicopters, maker of the iconic AgustaWestland139, which entered into service in 2003. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The PT6C-67C engine gives the intermediate-twin helicopter exceptional power capability with each engine producing 1,700 shaft horsepower (shp) thermodynamic. The... Read more

12 AW139s start EMS ops in Australia with Donaldson inlet barrier filters

12 AW139s start EMS ops in Australia with Donaldson inlet barrier filters

7-Mar-2017Source: Donaldson

Twelve new AW139 air medical helicopters – all equipped with Donaldson AW139 Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) – have entered service in Australia, joining numerous other air operators that already use the advanced filter to keep their aircraft flying at peak performance. Two new operators – Toll Helicopters and Hunter Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Services... Read more

Milestone Aviation to lease two AW139s to Norsk Luftambulanse

Milestone Aviation to lease two AW139s to Norsk Luftambulanse

6-Mar-2017Source: Milestone Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it will provide two AW139 helicopters from its order book with Leonardo Helicopters to Norsk Luftambulanse AS (“NLA”) to support emergency medical services (HEMS) in Norway. In July, Norway’s National Air Ambulance Service awarded NLA with a six-year contract (with a... Read more

Boeing submits AW139 bid for USAF UH-1N replacement

Boeing submits AW139 bid for USAF UH-1N replacement

5-Mar-2017Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE:BA] today unveiled its MH-139 helicopter in the competition to replace the U.S. Air Force’s UH-1N “Huey” fleet, which currently protects intercontinental ballistic missiles and transports U.S. government and security forces. Boeing’s response to the Air Force, revealed at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium, is based on the market-leading Leonardo Helicopters AW139,... Read more

Precision Aviation Group to Support AW139

Precision Aviation Group to Support AW139

3-Mar-2017Source: Precision Aviation Group

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce they have increased their available inventory by $4.1 million, raising the cost of their total inventory to over $39.4 million with over 100,000 line items. “The additional inventory will specifically support... Read more

Pakistan expands its AW139 fleet with new orders

Pakistan expands its AW139 fleet with new orders

22-Feb-2017Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today that the Pakistan Ministry of Defence has placed orders for an undisclosed number of additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility and transport operations across the nation. Deliveries are expected to start in mid-2017. This latest purchase further expands the presence and success of... Read more

Swedish Prosecutor drops SAR AW139 case

Swedish Prosecutor drops SAR AW139 case

10-Feb-2017Source: Nordic Rotors

After a 1½-year investigation, the prosecutor’s office has decided to drop the charges regarding alleged irregularities in connection with the purchase of seven new rescue helicopters. “The police have not found anything, and the prosecutor’s office has now closed the case”, says Ulrika Ekström, Director of Communications at the Swedish Maritime Administration. The commotion took... Read more

Babcock set to return two UK AW139s to lessor

Babcock set to return two UK AW139s to lessor

2-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore is preparing to return two AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters to lessor Era Helicopters.  Registered G-PERA and G-PERB were imported to the UK in full Era colours in March 2011, and shortly after were repainted to the traditional red Bond Offshore Helicopters scheme – as the company was known at that time. ... Read more

This is why Leonardo gave Panama Two More AW139s

This is why Leonardo gave Panama Two More AW139s

31-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

After cancelling a radar contract with Panama, Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s subsidiary AugustaWestland has agreed to manufacture two AW139M military helicopters to compensate. The two helicopters will be military versions of AgustaWestland’s AW139 helicopters and will come to a cost of $15.5 million each. Both aircraft will be fitted with bullet-proof reinforcement and have twin engines. As well... Read more

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