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Milestone announces purchase leaseback with NHV for an AW169

Milestone announces purchase leaseback with NHV for an AW169

14-Jul-2021

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”) has signed a Purchase/Leaseback (PLB) arrangement for a AW169 helicopter with Belgian-based operator, NHV Group (“NHV”), a leading provider of B2B helicopter services. The AW169 helicopter delivered earlier this month will support missions in the UK for Italian oil and gas company, ENI. It will be based in Blackpool, United... Read more

Leonardo, Italian National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps renew cooperation agreement

Leonardo, Italian National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps renew cooperation agreement

12-Jul-2021Source: Leonardo

The enhancement of existing technologies to save human lives and the development of new operative and training solutions make helicopter rescues more efficient and safer when deploying rescue personnel. These objectives form the renewed agreement between Leonardo and the Italian National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico – CNSAS), which... 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

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

German operator scores first success in UK EMS market

German operator scores first success in UK EMS market

22-Apr-2021

The UK air ambulance market is a mature one with very good coverage across the country. A total of 44 helicopters are flown for EMS work, supplemented by a handful of other aircraft for maintenance cover, together with a few fixed wing in certain situations including supporting the Channel Islands.   Apart from two in Scotland,... Read more

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance receives keys to new HQ

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance receives keys to new HQ

8-Apr-2021Source: HELP Appeal

The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance (LNAA) has taken possession of its new Headquarters based on A15 Sleaford Road, next to RAF Waddington. The new purpose-built home, which will see staff, crew, helicopter and Critical Care Cars under one roof for the very first time, will provide a unique opportunity for the charity to welcome... Read more

ENAV and Leonardo launch first satellite navigation procedures for helicopters

ENAV and Leonardo launch first satellite navigation procedures for helicopters

7-Apr-2021Source: Leonardo

ENAV and Leonardo have tested and validated the PBN (Performance Based Navigation) procedure for the Foggia – Tremiti S. Domino Island route in the Apulia region (Southern Italy). This was carried out with an AW169 helicopter operated by Alidaunia, a company providing transport services to and from the Tremiti Islands, as well as emergency medical... Read more

27-Mar-21 MM81970 Leonardo AW169 Bolzano, Italy

27-Mar-21 MM81970 Leonardo AW169 Bolzano, Italy

27-Mar-2021

Substantially damaged in ground running incident prior to take-off (see video below).  The explanation is approximately as follows:-  Nose wheel is locked (should have unlocked in pre-taxi check list).  Pilot then tries to taxi and turn left but the aircraft doesn’t respond as expected.  After a pause, the nose wheel is unlocked, but without first... Read more

Two Japanese prefectures sign helicopter cooperation agreement

Two Japanese prefectures sign helicopter cooperation agreement

5-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The prefectures of Ehime and Yamaguchi have this week signed a Mutual Support Agreement regarding their helicopter operations. Under the agreement, each prefecture will be able to request support from the other for their firefighting and disaster prevention requirements. Ehime Prefecture operates a Kawasaki built EC145, while Yamaguchi Prefecture has a Leonardo AW169. Under the... Read more

AW169 lands contract in the VIP market in Mexico

AW169 lands contract in the VIP market in Mexico

12-Jan-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that the AW169 new generation light intermediate twin engine helicopter is set to enter the Mexican VIP/Corporate market, further expanding the success of the type among operators across Latin America and the globe and strengthening the role of Leonardo in the world’s multiengine VIP helicopter segment which already accounts for an approximately 40%... Read more

CopterSafety targets March operations for AW169 simulator

CopterSafety targets March operations for AW169 simulator

8-Jan-2021Source: Coptersafety

Coptersafety started the installation of its next Level D Full-Flight simulator at the beginning of summer 2020, and it is estimated to be ready for training at the beginning of 2021. The installation work is done in cooperation with the experts from TRU Simulation + Training and Rockwell Collins, which are responsible for delivering Coptersafety’s... 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

Full Ice clearance for AW169 delayed by COVID19

Full Ice clearance for AW169 delayed by COVID19

19-Oct-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Leonardo have confirmed to HeliHub.com that FIPS (Full Ice Protection System) clearance for the AW169 has been delayed by COVID19. The original order from Rega (Swiss Air Rescue) was announced in December 2015, and consists of three AW169 helicopters. The organisation provides emergency medical service and search and rescue missions (EMS/SAR) all over Switzerland, from the... Read more

Austria orders the AW169M

Austria orders the AW169M

22-Sep-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Austrian Defence Minister Klaudia Tanner has announced that her country has placed an order for 18 AW169M helicopters from Leonardo, following recommendation of Chief of Staff Robert Brieger. The procurement is to replace and expand on the capability of the Alouete III fleet, which has provided 50 years of service and will be retiring from... Read more

Leonardo AW169 AW189 – EASA AD 2020-0196 – Tail Rotor Servo Actuator

Leonardo AW169 AW189 – EASA AD 2020-0196 – Tail Rotor Servo Actuator

10-Sep-2020Source: EASA

An accident occurred with an AW169 helicopter, the root cause of which is still under investigation. While the helicopter was on a take-off phase at low forward speed, a loss of yaw control has been observed. As incorrect installation of the TRA might have been a factor, as a precautionary measure, Leonardo issued ASB 169-120 to... Read more

Heliservice working with Rega on AW169 service introduction

Heliservice working with Rega on AW169 service introduction

31-Aug-2020Source: HeliService

In the course of the preparations for a new all-weather capable Rescue Helicopter, the AW169-FIPS, the Swiss Rescue Operator Rega conducts different flight and navigation test this week with a AW169 of HeliService in Switzerland. On Monday, August 17th, 2020, pilots from Rega flew a Leonardo AW169 from the North Sea in Emden, Germany to... Read more

Leonardo are test flying AW169 with skids

Leonardo are test flying AW169 with skids

13-Aug-2020Source: HeliHub.com

As with all manufacturers, Leonardo have a continuing development program for each model in their line-up.  In the last few years we have seen the AW109S Trekker with skids, the AW139 gross weight increase, the AW189K with its Safran Aneto-1K engine and so on. Now the Italian-based manufacturer is test flying its first visible development... Read more

Italian Army to introduce next-generation capabilities with the AW169

Italian Army to introduce next-generation capabilities with the AW169

23-Jul-2020Source: Leonardo

The delivery of the first of two AW169 twin-engine training helicopters to the Italian Army heralds the start of a new programme – the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) – that will see our platform enable a step-change in capability to the operator and the country. The next-generation training helicopters will train crews in preparation for... Read more

Leonardo delivers its first basic training AW169 to the Italian Army

Leonardo delivers its first basic training AW169 to the Italian Army

13-Jul-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today the delivery of the first of two AW169 basic training twin engine helicopters to the Italian Army during an official ceremony held at the 2nd Rgt. AVES ‘Sirio’ based in Lamezia Terme in the presence of representatives from the operator and industry. The second aircraft is expected to be handed over in... Read more

CHC and UniFly extend Hornsea wind farm support contract

CHC and UniFly extend Hornsea wind farm support contract

6-Jul-2020Source: Ørsted

World leader in offshore wind, Ørsted have today confirmed that CHC Helicopter has been awarded the contract for aerial transportation during the construction and operations phases of its Hornsea Two offshore wind farm. CHC will continue to work with UniFly to deliver flight operations for Hornsea One, covering the construction phase as well as the... 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

NHV wins AW169 offshore contract from Blackpool UK

NHV wins AW169 offshore contract from Blackpool UK

5-May-2020Source: HeliHub.com

NHV Group today announced a new long-term contract with Spirit Energy to provide passenger transfer services in support of their East Irish Sea operations. The operations are expected to start in December 2020, and will be based at Blackpool (UK).  The contract is currently flown by Babcock MCS Offshore. Spirit Energy has a group of... Read more

Health Care District of Palm Beach Purchases Two AW169

Health Care District of Palm Beach Purchases Two AW169

22-Apr-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, FL—a Federal Aviation Administration certificated air carrier in southern Florida also known as Trauma Hawk—has signed a contract to purchase two light-intermediate AW169 helicopters. Palm Beach County is the largest county by area in Florida with more than 2,300 square miles. The District maintains... Read more

15-Apr-20 N51NL Leonardo AW169 Philadelphia, US-Pennsylvania

15-Apr-20 N51NL Leonardo AW169 Philadelphia, US-Pennsylvania

15-Apr-2020

Copilot window fell out at 1000 ft agl.  Corporate part 91 operation... Read more

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

2-Mar-2020Source: Axnes

Wireless intercom technology innovator, Axnes has announced the integration of the PNG wireless intercom system for multi-mission provider, Travis County STAR Flight. Based in Austin, Texas, STAR Flight has recently taken delivery of three AW169 airframes as part of a fleet modernization program to support their air medical transport, hoist, and fire suppression operations. Designed... Read more

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex marks 30 years with royal visitor

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex marks 30 years with royal visitor

10-Feb-2020Source: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Redhill Aerodrome on 4th February 2020 to meet the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS) team and view the new technology and training facilities that will allow the AW169 aircraft to operate in weather conditions where it is currently not possible and the crew to deliver more inflight... Read more

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

3-Feb-2020Source: Axnes

Wireless intercom technology innovator Axnes has announced the integration of the PNG wireless intercom system for multi-mission provider Travis County STAR Flight. Based in Austin, Texas, STAR Flight has recently taken delivery of three AW169 airframes as part of a fleet modernization program to support their air medical transport, hoist, and fire suppression operations. Designed to improve crew... Read more

Leonardo delivers its 100th AW169

Leonardo delivers its 100th AW169

6-Jan-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has delivered its 100th AW169, setting a major milestone since its EASA Certification in the summer of 2015 for the first all new helicopter in the light intermediate category in decades. The aircraft was handed over to Specialist Aviation Services/Cornwall Air Ambulance during an official ceremony at Leonardo’s plant in Vergiate (Varese – Italy)... Read more

First AW169 EMS Helicopter Fleet in US in Service

First AW169 EMS Helicopter Fleet in US in Service

6-Nov-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) that the first AW169 EMS helicopter fleet in the United States is now in service. Travis County’s three AW169 EMS helicopters assist rescue efforts in south central Texas, an area with over 1.2 million people that includes Austin. STAR Flight, Travis County’s air ambulance operator, is... Read more

UK AOC for NHV Group granted; new AW169 operating base at Blackpool in prospect?

UK AOC for NHV Group granted; new AW169 operating base at Blackpool in prospect?

30-Oct-2019Source: Robert Swan

The Belgian NHV Group announced on Monday 28th October that it had been granted a UK Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) for its offshore operations from the UK. Six of the fleet of helicopters already based at Norwich and Aberdeen-Dyce had been re-registered from the Belgian register to NHV Helicopters Ltd on the British register by... 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

Slovenian Police receive first of two AW169s

Slovenian Police receive first of two AW169s

18-Oct-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Yesterday, the Police in Slovenia received a new Leonardo AW169 from the factory in Italy.  Serial 69102 was delivered on an Italian test registration, but will take up the local mark S5-HPI in the near future.  The helicopter is fitted with a hoist to starboard, but currently has no other obvious externally fitted items of... Read more

Daegu Fire Department to take delivery of new AW169

Daegu Fire Department to take delivery of new AW169

5-Sep-2019Source: Daegu Fire Department

Daegu Fire Department in South Korea is shortly to take delivery of a brand-new Leonardo AW169 to strengthen its aerial capacity. The aircraft, serial number 69101, the 101st to be built, is currently undergoing test-flying at Varese-Venegono in Italy with the test marks I-RAIM. It will be registered as HL9649 when it is delivered. Daegu,... Read more

NHV orders two AW169 for offshore operations

NHV orders two AW169 for offshore operations

1-Jul-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has announced to have recently signed a contract for two AW169 light intermediate helicopters with helicopter service provider NHV Group. The aircraft, expected to be delivered between 2019 and 2020, will be used by NHV to perform offshore transport operations in UK and North Sea area. This latest order brings the total number of... Read more

AW169 helicopter to enter offshore operations in Africa

AW169 helicopter to enter offshore operations in Africa

28-Jun-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that the new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopter is set to be introduced into offshore operations in Africa with Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia. The aircraft, now delivered from Leonardo’s facility in Vergiate, Italy, will support the offshore oil & gas industry in Equatorial Guinea. Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia is the world’s first customer... 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

Weststar AW139 and AW169 orders

Weststar AW139 and AW169 orders

2-Apr-2019Source: Leonardo

Weststar Aviation Services, a leading regional offshore helicopter transportation services provider, and Leonardo signed a contract – valued at around 50 million euros – for three new-generation AW169 and two AW139 helicopters for offshore operations in West Africa and the Middle East. The contract signing ceremony was held today at the Langkawi International Maritime and... Read more

Leonardo to expand US training with AW169 and AW609 simulators

Leonardo to expand US training with AW169 and AW609 simulators

7-Mar-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced at Heli-Expo 2019 a substantial reinforcement of its helicopter training capabilities and services in the USA with the establishment of a new Training Academy within its production facility in Philadelphia. The new purpose-built campus is expected to be completed in 2020. With a 65 million USD multiyear investment, the new Training Academy will... Read more

SAFE delivers first AW169 maintenance stands in US

SAFE delivers first AW169 maintenance stands in US

6-Mar-2019Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a global leader in ergonomic safety-first aviation maintenance equipment announced today that it has completed its contract with Next Era Energy in West Palm Beach, Florida. S.A.F.E. Structure has pioneered the way for its complete custom design, engineering and manufacturing of OSHA Compliant maintenance stands and hangar equipment to outfit the first... Read more

Isles of Scilly spoiler operation runs out of steam

Isles of Scilly spoiler operation runs out of steam

28-Feb-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company (“Steamship”) is reported saying that it will not be restarting its helicopter operation after its self-enforced winter break, leaving the route wide open for the new operator.  Led by the tenant of the island of Tresco, the new operation will fly a Leonardo AW139 helicopter between the new Penzance Heliport and the Scilly... Read more

Falcon Aviation starts AW169 helicopter transport operations in Kuwait

Falcon Aviation starts AW169 helicopter transport operations in Kuwait

22-Feb-2019Source: Leonardo

Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has recently started onshore and offshore transport operations for the Kuwait Oil Company with three Leonardo AW169 lightintermediate twin helicopters under a five-year contract. The introduction of the capable, new generation AW169 and Falcon Aviation’s expertise is allowing the Kuwait Oil Company to perform a significant leap... Read more

WW2 Spitfire has near miss with EMS AW169

WW2 Spitfire has near miss with EMS AW169

19-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

A World War 2 Spitfire almost came into collision with an EMS AW169 recently. The Spitfire was flying at 220mph and the AW169 155mph. The helicopter’s ambulance crew stated that the Spitfire was doing aerobatics and was finishing a loop. The helicopter pilot had to perform a steep left turn and they missed each other... Read more

Falcon Aviation Services starts AW169 contract in Kuwait

Falcon Aviation Services starts AW169 contract in Kuwait

11-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

In a press release timed to coincide with the opening of the MEBAA Middle East Business Aircraft Association show in Dubai, UAE based Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) have provided more information on their new operation in Kuwait. At a newly built 160,000 m² heliport at Kuwait Oil Company’s premises, FAS commences a five-year onshore and... Read more

Mitsui Bussan signs four-helicopter contract

Mitsui Bussan signs four-helicopter contract

7-Dec-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, the official distributor in Japan for the AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopter models, announced a contract for four additional aircraft during an official ceremony held at the Japan Aerospace 2018 exhibition. This contract further strengthens the partnership between Leonardo and Mitsui, and is a key factor in the continued growth... Read more

Aerolite Receives FAA STC for AW169 Air Medical Interior

Aerolite Receives FAA STC for AW169 Air Medical Interior

26-Nov-2018Source: Aerolite

Aerolite announced that they received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an AW169 air medical interior. This STC is for various lightweight medical interior configurations that were previously certified through EASA. “The FAA STC will allow us to offer our medical interiors also in the US. We are excited to have received this STC.... Read more

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder buys an AW169

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder buys an AW169

12-Nov-2018Source: HeliHub.com

A Leonardo AW169 has recently been sighted on a test flight near the factory in Milan in the colours of the Washington Redskins NFL team.  With the same stripes and the helmet logo on the tail, the scheme matches Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder’s two jets.  Under the company DSWA LLC, Snyder owns Bombardier Global Express... Read more

27-Oct-18 G-VSKP Leonardo AW169 Leicester, UK (5F)

27-Oct-18 G-VSKP Leonardo AW169 Leicester, UK (5F)

27-Oct-2018

Helicopter took off from Leicester City FC stadium and crashed shortly after in the adjacent car park.  Five fatalities named by police as Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz.... Read more

Specialist Aviation Services ranked ‘Excellent’

Specialist Aviation Services ranked ‘Excellent’

18-Oct-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced during an official ceremony held at Helitech in Amsterdam, that Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) has been appointed an Excellent Service Centre for the AW169 light intermediate and AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in UK and Ireland. An established service centre for the AW169 and AW139 types in UK providing a range of support... Read more

Heli-One Announces AW169 EMS Modification Case Study

Heli-One Announces AW169 EMS Modification Case Study

16-Oct-2018Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announces the release of a new case study that documents the one month proposal-to-delivery Emergency Medical Services (EMS) stretcher modification for the Leonardo AW169. This case study takes a closer look into technical obstacles faced by Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance and the operational... Read more

London Oxford Airport welcomes newest tenant

London Oxford Airport welcomes newest tenant

9-Oct-2018Source: London Oxford Airport

London Oxford Airport has welcomed The Children’s Air Ambulance and its Leonardo AW169 intensive care-equipped helicopter as a new tenant. Citing its convenient location, enabling the charity to work with its NHS partners across the south of the country, London Oxford Airport was determined as its ideal southern base. TCAA will from hereon in be... Read more

EASA approves United Rotorcraft EMS interior STC for AW139 and AW169

EASA approves United Rotorcraft EMS interior STC for AW139 and AW169

1-Aug-2018Source: United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft has received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its modular emergency medical services (EMS) interiors for both the AW169 and AW139 helicopters. United Rotorcraft’s AW139 and AW169 EMS interiors include configurations for medical or passenger transport. The EMS configuration includes a freestanding equipment rack; a Medical Transport Module... Read more

Waypoint Enters Taiwanese Market

Waypoint Enters Taiwanese Market

24-Jul-2018Source: Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has completed a lease transaction for three new AW169 helicopters to Emerald Pacific Airlines (“Emerald Pacific”) in Taiwan to be used in EMS operations and other missions.  This transaction marks Waypoint’s third, fourth, and fifth AW169 deliveries globally, as... Read more

Magpas Air Ambulance selects AW169 to replace MD Explorer

Magpas Air Ambulance selects AW169 to replace MD Explorer

19-Jul-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is pleased to announce that Magpas Air Ambulance has selected the AW169 as its new generation helicopter. Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) will customise the aircraft with an advanced medical interior and will operate the helicopter on behalf of Magpas Air Ambulance, providing pilots and maintenance services. The announcement was made during the Farnborough International... Read more

LCI Delivers 3rd EMS AW169 to Elitaliana

LCI Delivers 3rd EMS AW169 to Elitaliana

11-Jul-2018Source: LCI

Lease Corporation International (“LCI”), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has today delivered a third new Leonardo AW169 helicopter to Elitaliana S.r.l. (“Elitaliana”) in Italy, fully equipped for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations. The helicopter enters service with Elitaliana on a long term operating lease from LCI, and joins two other AW169s delivered by... Read more

Donaldson to develop AW169 IBF for Leonardo

Donaldson to develop AW169 IBF for Leonardo

20-Jun-2018Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has signed an agreement with Leonardo to develop two new Inlet Barrier Filters (IBF) for the AW169 helicopter. After development and testing, the dry and oiled media IBFs will be approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as an addition to the Type... Read more

Swiss operator orders AW169

Swiss operator orders AW169

8-Jun-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that Mountain Flyers of Switzerland will operate an AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter, marking the entry of the new generation type into the Swiss VIP market – MountainFlyers.ch / LeonardoCompany.com. FNC IM; SIFI.MI • Mountain Flyers will operate an AW169 for heli-taxi services from Bern Airport; • Over 20 Leonardo VIP helicopters sold in Switzerland to... 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

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

New Isles of Scilly helicopter link to use AW169

New Isles of Scilly helicopter link to use AW169

15-Feb-2018Source: Island Helicopters

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced the start of a new helicopter service from Land’s End Airport to the Isles of Scilly from May this year. Called Island Helicopters it will operate year-round up to six days a week from Land’s End Airport, with up to eight return flights a day. Fares start... Read more

First EMS AW169 launched in the Nordics

First EMS AW169 launched in the Nordics

12-Feb-2018Source: Nordic Rotors

Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance (BSAA) is pleased to announce that it has launched the very first state-of-the-art AW169 helicopter in active Emergency Medical Service (EMS) duty in the Nordics. The helicopter is operated on behalf of Region Jämtland Härjedalen and it replaces the AS365N2 “Dauphin” that the company has operated in the region since 2006. Shortly after... Read more

Asahi Broadcasting Corporation chooses AW169

Asahi Broadcasting Corporation chooses AW169

7-Feb-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, the official distributor in Japan for the AW169 and AW139 helicopter models, announced today the signing of a contract with Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) for one AW169 light intermediate helicopter. The aircraft, replacing an older model, will be used to perform electronic newsgathering (ENG) operations, with entry into service expected... 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

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance to go 24×7

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance to go 24×7

19-Jan-2018Source: Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

2017 was a fantastic year for our Charity – we not only took delivery of our new, state-of-the-art AgustaWestland 169 helicopter, but we also began to carry blood on board for the first time. These advancements have proven to be of great benefit to the pre-hospital critical care that our clinical crew already provides every... Read more

Falcon looks at expansion by exhibiting at first Kuwait Aviation Show

Falcon looks at expansion by exhibiting at first Kuwait Aviation Show

18-Jan-2018Source: Falcon Aviation Services

Falcon Aviation, one of the UAE’s leading aviation companies specialising in business aviation services, charter and aircraft management, is participating at the inaugural Kuwait Aviation Show this week (17th to 20th January)  Stand B24.  It will  showcase an Embraer Legacy 600 and Leonardo AW169 helicopter in executive layout in the static display. Falcon Aviation is... Read more

Falcon Aviation Services wins Kuwait offshore contract

Falcon Aviation Services wins Kuwait offshore contract

17-Jan-2018Source: Falcon Aviation Services

Falcon Aviation and Leonardo Helicopters partner for new helicopter offshore and onshore contract for Kuwait Oil Company Falcon Aviation, one of the UAE’s leading aviation company specialising in business aviation services, charter and aircraft management, confirmed today (17th January 2018) at the Kuwait Aviation Show that three new Leonardo AW169 helicopters (signed for at the... Read more

First AW169 operational in Nordics goes live with Babcock

First AW169 operational in Nordics goes live with Babcock

17-Jan-2018Source: Babcock

Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance (BSAA) is pleased to announce that it has launched the very first state-of-the-art AW169 helicopter in active Emergency Medical Service (EMS) duty in the Nordics. The helicopter is operated on behalf of Region Jämtland Härjedalen and it replaces the AS365N2 “Dauphin” that the company has operated in the region since 2006. Shortly... Read more

Airbus appeals Travis County AW169 choice

Airbus appeals Travis County AW169 choice

3-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus has challenged Travis County’s decision to go with three of AgustaWestland’s AW169 helicopters to replace their EMS fleet. Airbus argues that the winning bid for the $34 million contract was a poor decision as it was more expensive than their offer. They also argue that the filtration systems for the engines and the cabin... Read more

SAFE Structure awarded AW169 maintenance stand contract

SAFE Structure awarded AW169 maintenance stand contract

5-Dec-2017Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of custom ergonomic safety first OSHA compliant aircraft and marine maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment and all various types of steel structures, announced that it has been awarded the contract to outfit the first AW169 to operate in the United States... Read more

Falcon Aviation to add three more AW169s, leased from Milestone

Falcon Aviation to add three more AW169s, leased from Milestone

20-Nov-2017Source: Milestone Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, and Leonardo announced today that Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) will expand its AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter fleet with the addition of a further three aircraft. The light-intermediate twin helicopters will have multi-mission capability with entry... Read more

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance announces name of AW169

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance announces name of AW169

6-Nov-2017Source: Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is delighted to announce ‘Pegasus’ as the name for our AW169 helicopter. In August, we announced a competition to find a name for our aircraft and entries immediately began flooding in. By the time the closing date arrived, nearly one thousand entries had been received. A panel of judges which... 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

AW169 helicopter scores first contract success

AW169 helicopter scores first contract success

18-Oct-2017Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, USA that Travis County, Texas has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW169s for its STAR Flight program as the county-based EMS provider upgrades its helicopter fleet to more modern and capable aircraft. Travis County will be the launch customer of the... Read more

Milestone leases two AW169s to Alidaunia in Italy

Milestone leases two AW169s to Alidaunia in Italy

10-Oct-2017Source: Milestone Aviation

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (Milestone), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has entered an agreement to lease two AW169 helicopters to Alidaunia S.R.L. of Italy, to support their emergency medical services (“HEMS”) in Italy. Alidaunia has provided HEMS services in Italy for more than 20 years and Milestone is proud to... Read more

Polar Research Institute of China orders an AW169

Polar Research Institute of China orders an AW169

10-Oct-2017Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today that the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) has purchased an AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate helicopter. The aircraft, which is planned to be delivered in early 2019, will be provided with a dedicated configuration to support Chinese Polar Scientific Exploration Tasks and perform a range of roles including passenger transport, iceberg sighting,... Read more

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