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AgustaWestland to Display Corporate AW109s at LABACE

AgustaWestland to Display Corporate AW109s at LABACE

AgustaWestland has announced that its presence at the 2014 Latin America Business Aviation Association exhibition will feature two light twin helicopters, a Power and a GrandNew, both customer helicopters configured for corporate and VIP passenger transportation. A separate unveiling of the all-new AW169 VIP interior will take place during the week, allowing attendees to view… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Aug-14

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance selects the AW169

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance selects the AW169

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has selected an AW169 twin-engine light intermediate helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions. The aircraft will start operations from its base at Henstridge on the Dorset / Somerset border in South West England in 2016 and will be able to reach any… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jul-14

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance to fly AW169

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance to fly AW169

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust (KSSAAT) has selected the new generation AW169 twin-engine light intermediate helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions. The aircraft will be operated by Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) for the KSSAAT. KSSAAT, a prime HEMS provider and the first, and presently only,… Read more »

Source: Specialist Avn Svs, 15-Jul-14

AgustaWestland impresses with Farnborough line-up

AgustaWestland impresses with Farnborough line-up

AgustaWestland will be exhibiting an impressive line-up of eight helicopters from its commercial and military helicopter product ranges and showcasing its industry leading customer support and training services at this year’s Farnborough International Air Show. Making its first appearance at Farnborough will be a full scale mock-up of the recently launched AW109 Trekker light twin… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Jul-14

Custom Control Concepts’ In-Flight Entertainment selected for AW169

Custom Control Concepts’ In-Flight Entertainment selected for AW169

Custom Control Concepts, LLC is pleased to announce that they have been chosen as the preferred IFE/CMS supplier for the AW169 VIP helicopter.  CCC plans to start production by late-2014, delivering some of the first prototypes for LABACE 2014 demonstration purposes and later in the summer for flight test evaluation. Jason Danforth, CCC’s Vice President… Read more »

Source: Custom Control Concepts, 23-May-14

AgustaWestland attends EBACE 2014

AgustaWestland attends EBACE 2014

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

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-May-14

AgustaWestland announces interior design contest winner

AgustaWestland announces interior design contest winner

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the winner of the creative contest “Flydeas for the City”, during the opening conference at Fuorisalone 2014, the most important design event of the year that is held in Milan, Italy. The contest was held as part of the exhibition event “New Ideas for Feeding the City”…. Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Apr-14

AgustaWestland launches AW169 interior design competition

AgustaWestland launches AW169 interior design competition

For the FuoriSalone 2014, INTERNI has organized, during Design Week in Milan (8-13 April), and until 18 April, the major Exhibition-Event FEEDING NEW IDEAS FOR THE CITY The new Exhibition-Event of INTERNI (the 17th) sets out to introduce and develop the themes of Expo Milan 2015, which will open in May 2015. As usual, INTERNI has gathered, in the magnificent setting of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Apr-14

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Trakka signs long term A800 agreement with AgustaWestland

Trakka signs long term A800 agreement with AgustaWestland

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd today announced that it has signed a 10 year Long Term Agreement, for the supply of its A800 Trakkabeam Searchlight to Agusta Westland. Trakka has a strong history of working with Agusta Westland having been installed on numerous AW139 platforms in the past.  Based on this success, reliability, and unparalleled performance… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 28-Feb-14

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Rotorsim to launch first AW169 full-flight simulator and add AW189 simulator in UK

Rotorsim to launch first AW169 full-flight simulator and add AW189 simulator in UK

Today at the Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show, Rotorsim, owned equally by CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced that it is continuing to expand with the purchase of two CAE 3000 Series Level D helicopter simulators. Rotorsim will add the world’s first-ever AW169 full-flight simulator to the Rotorsim Training Centre,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Feb-14

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Heli Expo Premiere For AgustaWestland Family

Heli Expo Premiere For AgustaWestland Family

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that at Heli Expo 2014, being held in Anaheim, CA, from 25th to 27th February, it will be displaying for the first time in North America the AgustaWestland Family of new generation helicopters, comprising the AW169, AW139 and AW189. Another helicopter making its first appearance at this year’s Heli-Expo… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Feb-14

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Air Methods Awarded Multiple International Completion Contracts

Air Methods Awarded Multiple International Completion Contracts

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that its United Rotorcraft Division has been awarded contracts totaling up to $5.5 million with the Ecuadorian Navy, AgustaWestland, and an unnamed customer in the Middle East to design, manufacture, certify and complete several airframes for a variety of missions. “United Rotorcraft… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 20-Feb-14

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KKR invests over $100M in Lease Corp International’s helicopter business

KKR invests over $100M in Lease Corp International’s helicopter business

Lease Corporation International (“LCI”), a Libra Group company, and KKR Financial Holdings LLC (NYSE: KFN) (“KFN”), a specialty finance company managed by a subsidiary of KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR), today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which KFN has agreed to invest in excess of $100 million in LCI… Read more »

Source: LCI, 17-Jan-14

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AgustaWestland secures first broadcasting AW169 sale

AgustaWestland secures first broadcasting AW169 sale

It has recently been confirmed that newscaster Asahi Shimbun has ordered an AgustaWestland AW169. Delivery is scheduled for 2015 with operations from early 2016. This order marks the entry point for the AW169 to news markets around the world. AgustaWestland have confirmed to HeliHub.com that their AW169 order backlog now exceeds 100 aircraft from over… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-13

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Falcon Aviation Services signs for two AW169s

Falcon Aviation Services signs for two AW169s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that FAS (Falcon Aviation Services) of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has signed firm orders for two AW169 light intermediate helicopters. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at the Dubai Airshow on November 18th in presence of HH Sheik Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Nov-13

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Dubai Police to operate five AW169s

Dubai Police to operate five AW169s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Dubai Police will operate five AW169 light intermediate helicopters to perform a range of missions including law  enforcement, emergency medical services and VIP transport. This contract marks the entrance of the AW169 into the Middle East parapublic helicopter market and further expands the success of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Nov-13

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AgustaWestland and Milestone agree historic multi-aircraft framework agreement

AgustaWestland and Milestone agree historic multi-aircraft framework agreement

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, today announced at Helitech International that Milestone Aviation Group has agreed a multi-aircraft, multi-year Framework Agreement for the purchase of a significant number of helicopters in a combination of the AW169, AW139 and AW189 models from the AgustaWestland Family of new generation helicopters. These aircraft will enter into service globally in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 25-Sep-13

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AW169 Presented to the Italian EMS Community at HEMS 2013 Conference

AW169 Presented to the Italian EMS Community at HEMS 2013 Conference

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, showcased for the first time the new generation 4.5 tonne-class light intermediate twin engine AW169 at the HEMS 2013 Conference, held in Massa Carrara, Italy. The Italian HEMS Community was allowed to have a first look at the capabilities and features of the aircraft that is meant to set the new… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 25-Sep-13

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Sino-US Appointed Official Distributor for AW in China

Sino-US Appointed Official Distributor for AW in China

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Sino-US of China as an official non-exclusive distributor for AgustaWestland civil helicopters in China, excluding Hong Kong and Macau. The relevant distributorship agreement was signed during an official ceremony held at China Helicopter International Exhibition in Tianjin (5th – 8th September) today and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Sep-13

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AgustaWestland showcases corporate range at LABACE 2013

AgustaWestland showcases corporate range at LABACE 2013

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it will be attending the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 14th to 16th August, where it will be showcasing its range of new generation corporate helicopters. As the market leader in the corporate/VIP transport market in Brazil, with… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Aug-13

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AgustaWestland Displays AW169 Mockup and Virtual Trainer at ALEA 2013

AgustaWestland Displays AW169 Mockup and Virtual Trainer at ALEA 2013

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, continues to lead the way in airborne law enforcement safety and innovation by showcasing the AW169 Mockup as well as the Virtual Interactive Procedure Trainer (VIPT) for the GrandNew helicopter within its booth (#413) at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association annual meeting, taking place this week in Orlando. Members of the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jul-13

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UK – Starspeed signs for a second AW169

UK – Starspeed signs for a second AW169

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Starspeed Ltd. of the UK has signed a preliminary sales contract for a second AW169 light intermediate helicopter. The helicopter will be used to perform VIP transport missions in the United Kingdom. The order underlines the growing success of the AW169 in the UK and worldwide… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Jun-13

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Elitaliana Signs For Three More AW169 Helicopters

Elitaliana Signs For Three More AW169 Helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Elitaliana has signed a preliminary sales contract for three additional new generation AW169 helicopters to add to the three ordered in 2011. This latest sales success further establishes the AW169 as the helicopter of choice in its weight class with sales of over 80 aircraft since… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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AgustaWestland and Shanghai Zenisun sign official Distributorship Agreement for China

AgustaWestland and Shanghai Zenisun sign official Distributorship Agreement for China

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Shanghai Zenisun Investment Group of China which is expected to lead to the appointment of Shanghai Zenisun as an official non-exclusive distributor for AgustaWestland civil helicopters in China. The agreement includes a commitment for the AgustaWestland Family of new generation… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-13

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LCI signs for 10 more new AgustaWestland helicopters

LCI signs for 10 more new AgustaWestland helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announces a further contract win with Lease Corporation International (LCI) for three AW169, five AW139 and two AW189 helicopters. The aircraft, ranging from the light intermediate AW169 to the medium AW189 and their precursor AW139, will be used by LCI’s helicopter division to offer its customers modern aircraft ready for offshore… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jun-13

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AgustaWestland chooses SkyTrac products for AW169 and AW189

AgustaWestland chooses SkyTrac products for AW169 and AW189

SkyTrac Systems (STS) announces that AgustaWestland has integrated the ISAT-200R and CDP/DVI-300 series products in their latest AW169 and AW189 helicopters. Satellite voice, data and messaging will be integrated into AgustaWestland’s proprietary mission systems for SAR, EMS, VIP and OGP operations. STS products have been factory installed on the AW139 for a number of years,… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac, 13-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

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EBACE – AgustaWestland pushes VIP-role AW169

EBACE – AgustaWestland pushes VIP-role AW169

AgustaWestland believes its light twin-engined AW169 can grab a sizeable share of the VIP and corporate transport market as the type advances towards planned certification in 2014. (See Full Story)

Source: Flight Global, 23-May-13

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Budget freezes US Army Armed Aerial Scout program

Budget freezes US Army Armed Aerial Scout program

The US Army has issued the following statement on helicopter procurement as part of a wider statement on how it responds to cuts in the military budget. It refers to the lack of “viable candidates” for the US Army Armed Aerial Scout program, which we read as “No candiates falls within our newly-tightened Budget constraints”… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-May-13

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Lease Corporation International delivers first AW139 to Bond

Lease Corporation International delivers first AW139 to Bond

Lease Corporation International’s (LCI) helicopter division took off this week with its first delivery of a new AW139 helicopter to Bond Offshore Helicopters (Bond) in Aberdeen, Scotland. The delivery follows the agreement of a long term lease between LCI and Bond’s parent company Avincis Group – a leading global provider of mission critical services. The… Read more »

Source: LCI, 01-May-13

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AW169 production line to be established at Philadelphia

AW169 production line to be established at Philadelphia

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a final  assembly line for the new generation AW169 helicopter will be established at its AgustaWestland Philadelphia facility located at Northeast Philadelphia Airport in the United States of America. The first Philadelphia built AW169 helicopter will be inducted into the final assembly in May 2014 and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 01-May-13

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Australia – Linfox receives sixth new AgustaWestland helicopter in 13 years

Australia – Linfox receives sixth new AgustaWestland helicopter in 13 years

Australia’s Linfox Property Group is currently taking delivery of its sixth new AgustaWestland helicopter in under thirteen years, a GrandNew.  The company describes itself as follows on its website: Since 1985 the Linfox Property Group portfolio has grown extensively with the acquisition and development of some of the largest industrial properties in the Southern Hemisphere…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Apr-13

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Thermoplastic advances help AW169 horizontal tailplane

Thermoplastic advances help AW169 horizontal tailplane

Advances in thermoplastics have led to a new lightweight horizontal tailplane for the AgustaWestland AW169 (see full story).

Source: Aerospace Manufacturing, 15-Apr-13

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Waypoint Leasing signs for GrandNew, AW139, AW169 and AW189

Waypoint Leasing signs for GrandNew, AW139, AW169 and AW189

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-year multi-aircraft agreement with Waypoint Leasing LLC (“Waypoint”) for GrandNew, AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopters. The agreement signed today at Heli-Expo by Ed Washecka, Waypoint Leasing’s CEO, and Emilio Dalmasso, AgustaWestland’s Senior VP Commercial Business, includes an initial firm contract for four… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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Sloane Helicopters signs for two GrandNew and two AW169s

Sloane Helicopters signs for two GrandNew and two AW169s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Sloane Helicopters Ltd of the United Kingdom has signed a contract for the purchase of two GrandNew light twin and two AW169 light intermediate helicopters. This contract demonstrates the continuing success achieved by the AgustaWestland range of light twin helicopters in the UK market as well… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-13

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AW169 VIP sale in Australia

AW169 VIP sale in Australia

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the sale of a further VIP-transport configured AW169 light intermediate helicopter in Australia. The contract was signed with an undisclosed customer during the opening day at the Avalon Airshow on February 26th.  This order brings to four the number of popular Australian businessmen selecting the new generation… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 01-Mar-13

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Fourth AW169 – First flight

Fourth AW169 – First flight

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the fourth prototype of the new generation 4.5 tonne class light intermediate AW169 helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy yesterday. During its flight, the aircraft performed as expected with an assessment of the helicopter’s general handling and basic systems being made. The… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 03-Feb-13

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Mitsui Bussan Aerospace appointed Japan’s AW169 distributor

Mitsui Bussan Aerospace appointed Japan’s AW169 distributor

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Mitsui Bussan Aerospace (MBA) has been appointed official distributor for the all new AW169 helicopter in Japan. The distributorship agreement, which  includes a commitment for the sale of twenty AW169s in the Japananese  market, further strengthens the partnership between AgustaWestland and MBA which has been the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 01-Jan-13

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Kaan Air signs for one more AW169 and AW139

Kaan Air signs for one more AW169 and AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Kaan Air has signed an additional preliminary order for one AW169 light intermediate twin-engine helicopter and a contract for one AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter for VIP/corporate missions. The contracts follow the one signed by the customer just two months ago for two AW169s and one… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Dec-12

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Starspeed signs contract for an AW169, plus an option for another

Starspeed signs contract for an AW169, plus an option for another

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Starspeed Ltd. of the UK has signed a preliminary sale contract for one AW169 light intermediate helicopter plus an option for an additional aircraft. The helicopter will be used to perform VIP transport missions in the United Kingdom. The order marks the entrance of the all… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 28-Nov-12

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AW169 – Third prototype makes its Maiden Flight

AW169 – Third prototype makes its Maiden Flight

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the third prototype of the new generation 4.5 tonne light intermediate AW169 helicopter recently successfully completed its maiden flight at Cascina Costa in Italy. During its 35 minutes flight, the aircraft performed as expected with an assessment of the helicopter’s general handling and basic systems. A… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Nov-12

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Mecaer displays VIP AW169 interior at NBAA 2012

Mecaer displays VIP AW169 interior at NBAA 2012

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG), the Italian aircraft interior specialist of Borgomanero, Italy, will display a full-scale mock-up of its new VIP interior for the AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter at this year’s NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention. The VIP interior, which is the creation of the company’s design studio, is available for viewing at MAG’s booth #… Read more »

Source: Mecaer Aviation Group, 30-Oct-12

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Japan’s ITC-Aerospace orders two AW169s

Japan’s ITC-Aerospace orders two AW169s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that ITC-Aerospace Inc. of Japan has placed an order for two AW169 light intermediate helicopters. The aircraft will be leased to private operators. The contract was signed today in the presence of ITC-Aerospace Inc.’s President and CEO Tomoo Nakayama, during a ceremony held at Japan Aerospace 2012… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Oct-12

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Curtiss-Wright to supply rugged flight recorders for AW169

Curtiss-Wright to supply rugged flight recorders for AW169

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. has announced that it has received a contract from AgustaWestland to supply rugged flight recorders for use on the new AW169 rotorcraft. The Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE) division flight recorder products will provide data acquisition and “black box” Accident Data and Voice Recorder functions on the helicopter. Under the initial… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 03-Oct-12

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Kaan Air signs for two AW169s and another AW139

Kaan Air signs for two AW169s and another AW139

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that at the Airex Istanbul 2012 exhibition Kaan Air signed a preliminary sales contract for two AW169 intermediate twin-engine helicopters and a contract for one AW139 medium twin engine helicopter plus further options for both types. The contract marks the entry of the AW169 helicopter into the Turkish helicopter market… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Sep-12

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Australia – Linfox orders three VIP AW169s

Australia – Linfox orders three VIP AW169s

AgustaWestland is proud to announce that Linfox has signed a contract for three AW169 helicopters in full VIP configuration. The aircraft will be used to perform corporate transport missions in the Melbourne area of Australia. This order marks the entrance of the AW169 into the Australian corporate/VIP transport market and continues the growing success of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jul-12

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UK – Specialist Aviation Services orders six AW169

UK – Specialist Aviation Services orders six AW169

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Specialist Aviation Services has signed a contract today for six AW169 helicopters including firm orders and options. The contract was signed by Henk Schaeken, Group Managing Director of Specialist Aviation Services at the Farnborough International Airshow. The helicopters will amongst others be used for emergency services missions with deliveries… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Jul-12

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Eighth AW169 sold in South American Corporate/VIP market

Eighth AW169 sold in South American Corporate/VIP market

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the sale of an additional AW169 helicopter for corporate and VIP transport in South America to an undisclosed customer. This latest sale brings to eight the number of AW169s recently sold for this role in Brazil and Venezuela and continues the success of this mode which has… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Jul-12

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AgustaWestland family of new generation helicopters makes public premiere at Farnborough

AgustaWestland family of new generation helicopters makes public premiere at Farnborough

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that its Family of new generation helicopters is making its first ever public appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow this week. The Family comprising the AW139 intermediate twin together with the first prototypes of the AW169 light intermediate and AW189 8-tonne class will be performing in the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Jul-12

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First flight of second AW169

First flight of second AW169

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the second prototype of the AW169, a new generation 4.5 tonne light intermediate helicopter, successfully completed its maiden flight today at Cascina Costa in Italy. Meanwhile the first AW169 prototype arrived at Farnborough in the UK yesterday in preparation for its public premiere at the Farnborough… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Jul-12

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First flight of AgustaWestland AW169

First flight of AgustaWestland AW169

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first prototype of the AW169, a new generation 4.5 ton light intermediate helicopter, successfully completed its maiden flight yesterday. The AW169 programme is on schedule to achieve basic civil certification in 2014. The AW169 was flown by AgustaWestland’s Chief Test Pilot, Giuseppe Lo Coco, Test… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-May-12

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Lease Corporation International makes appointment to cover the Americas

Lease Corporation International makes appointment to cover the Americas

Lease Corporation International (LCI) has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Esteban Tripodi as Executive Vice President, Americas. Mr Tripodi, who joins LCI this week, will be based in the company’s New York office. Working across the marketing and capital markets divisions for both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, his primary focus… Read more »

Source: Lease Corporation International, 24-Apr-12

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European Commission authorises state aid for Eurocopter and AgustaWestland

European Commission authorises state aid for Eurocopter and AgustaWestland

The European Commission has authorised France and Italy to grant aid for research and development (R&D) to two European helicopter manufacturers (Eurocopter in France and Agusta Westland in Italy) for the development of new, innovative, medium-weight aircraft. The Commission has decided that these measures are compatible with the EU rules on state aid, particularly as… Read more »

Source: European Commission, 07-Mar-12

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Russia’s Exclases Holdings signs contract for AW169, AW139 and AW189s

Russia’s Exclases Holdings signs contract for AW169, AW139 and AW189s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Exclases Holdings Ltd. has signed a contract for two AW169, two AW139 and two AW189 helicopters. This purchase marks the entrance of the new generation AW169 and AW189 models into the Russian market and further expands the presence of AgustaWestland in Russia. Emilio Dalmasso, Senior Vice… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Feb-12

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Bond Aviation Group orders ten AW helicopters, plus options for five

Bond Aviation Group orders ten AW helicopters, plus options for five

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Bond Aviation Group, are pleased to announce that they have signed a Framework Agreement for 15 helicopters comprising ten firm orders and five options. The Framework Agreement, which includes AW169, AW139 and AW189 aircraft, was signed by James Drummond, Chief Executive Officer, Inaer Group, and Emilio Dalmasso, Senior VP Commercial… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Feb-12

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Lease Corporation International buys AW helicopters to start leasing business

Lease Corporation International buys AW helicopters to start leasing business

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of global conglomerate the Libra Group, and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, have signed an agreement covering the purchase of a fleet of AW139, AW169 and AW189 helicopters for a new division being set up by the lessor. The related contract, which also includes options, is valued in excess… Read more »

Source: Libra Group, 13-Feb-12

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United Rotorcraft to display new EMS interior in AW169 mockup at Heli-Expo

United Rotorcraft to display new EMS interior in AW169 mockup at Heli-Expo

United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, is pleased to announce it will unveil a new air ambulance product at HELI-EXPO 2012. Located in booth 8063, United Rotorcraft will unveil the Medical Transport Module (MTM), which is an all inclusive cabinet that attaches to the floor of an aircraft and includes advanced life support systems such… Read more »

Source: United Rotorcraft, 08-Feb-12

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AgustaWestland and United Rotorcraft to co-operate on AW169 EMS interior

AgustaWestland and United Rotorcraft to co-operate on AW169 EMS interior

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signing of a non exclusive agreement with United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods division, to design, an air ambulance interior concept for the AW169 helicopter. The agreement includes AgustaWestland providing United Rotorcraft a full scale cabin Mock-up of the AW169 aircraft for design and full integration of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Oct-11

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Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust orders two AW169s

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust orders two AW169s

This is the official AW announcement – HeliHub.com broke this story 24 hours earlier AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust has signed a contract for two AW169 helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform a wide range of emergency medical service and search and rescue missions… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Oct-11

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Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust signs for AW169

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust signs for AW169

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust has signed a contract to acquire a state-of-the-art AW169 helicopter for delivery in 2015.  ARHT chief executive Bob Parkinson welcomed the acquisition, saying the high performance helicopter will mean superior outcomes for rescues and a better level of care for all patients who come onboard. (Full story)

Source: Voxy, 18-Oct-11

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AW169 mockup displayed in London

AW169 mockup displayed in London

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a full scale mock-up of the  all new AW169 twin engine light intermediate helicopter is being exhibited in London this week (10th to 14th October), in front of the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills headquarters in Victoria Street. The 4.5 ton AW169, launched in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Oct-11

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Bond signs MoU for AW139s, AW169s & AW189s

Bond signs MoU for AW139s, AW169s & AW189s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Bond Aviation Group, are pleased to announce that they have signed an MoU today that will see both companies work together to establish a multi-year contract covering the purchase of AW139, AW169 and AW189 helicopters for offshore oil and gas support, HEMS, SAR and emergency service missions, together with support… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 29-Sep-11

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GrandNew and two AW169s for Falcon Aviation Services

GrandNew and two AW169s for Falcon Aviation Services

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that FAS (Falcon Aviation Services) of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has signed a contract for a GrandNew light twin and a preliminary sale contract for two AW169 helicopters. These latest contracts were signed at the delivery ceremony recently held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate facility in Italy for… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 28-Sep-11

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Ford Aerospace extends contract with AgustaWestland

Ford Aerospace extends contract with AgustaWestland

Ford Aerospace has signed a three-year deal with AgustaWestland which boosts the company’s plans for global growth and development.  Ford will supply an innovative metallic product, the concept of which reduces the part count and the need to re-grind, and vicariously reducing assembly costs at the same time.  (Full story)

Source: Shields Gazette, 25-Jul-11

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UK Government confirms £22m loan to support commercial AW169 programme

UK Government confirms £22m loan to support commercial AW169 programme

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the launch of UK involvement in the AW169 commercial helicopter programme with the support of a £22 million loan by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. The announcement was made today by the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Jul-11

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UK: Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance signs for two AW169s

UK: Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance signs for two AW169s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) has signed a preliminary sale contract for two AW169 helicopters. The contract was signed today by Andy Williamson, CEO, WNAA and Bruno Spagnolini, CEO, AgustaWestland, during a ceremony at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility in the presence of the Rt Hon… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Jul-11

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Capitale Helicoptere orders three AW169s

Capitale Helicoptere orders three AW169s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Capitale Helicoptere of Canada has signed a contract for three AW169 helicopters. These aircraft will be used to perform charter, VIP transport, utility and medevac operations. This contract marks the first Canadian order for the AW169 helicopter. A significant number of firm orders have already been… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jul-11

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INAER signs for ten AW169s

INAER signs for ten AW169s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that INAER, the global provider of aerial emergency services and aircraft maintenance, has signed a contract for ten AW169 helicopters. These aircraft will be used for various applications across INAER’s markets. The contract marks another outstanding success for the all new AW169 model, just a few months… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Jun-11

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AgustaWestland exhibits the AW169 at Heli-Expo 2011

AgustaWestland exhibits the AW169 at Heli-Expo 2011

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is exhibiting the AW169 helicopter at Heli-Expo 2011 (Orlando, FL, 6th – 8th March) for the first time. Unveiled at the Farnborough International Airshow in July 2010, the AW169 programme is progressing as planned with the first flight scheduled in 2012 with certification at the end of 2014 and start of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Mar-11

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AgustaWestland to showcase AW169 mock up at Helitech 2011

AgustaWestland to showcase AW169 mock up at Helitech 2011

AgustaWestland has confirmed that it will be showcasing a life-size mock up of its new AW169 helicopter at Helitech 2011, which takes place at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, near Cambridge in the United Kingdom, from 27-29 September. The AW169 is a multi-purpose, twin engine, light transport utility helicopter that has been developed to… Read more »

Source: Reed Exhbitions, 04-Mar-11

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PW210 engine to power AgustaWestland AW169

PW210 engine to power AgustaWestland AW169

AgustaWestland selected the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210 engine to power its new AW169 helicopter in the 4.5-ton class. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (UTX 66.22, +0.19, +0.29%)  company. “AgustaWestland is a long-time P&WC customer that has been at the forefront of helicopter design for decades,” said P&WC President John Saabas. “By selecting our… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 19-Jul-10

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AgustaWestland launches the AW169 – 4.5 tonne gross

AgustaWestland launches the AW169 – 4.5 tonne gross

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is proud to unveil the AW169, a new generation multi-purpose twin engine light transport utility helicopter designed in response to the growing market demand for higher mission flexibility and multi-role capability in the 4.5 ton class. The AW169 has been designed to meet the current and anticipated stringent requirements of commercial… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Jul-10

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