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AW169 completes cold weather testing in Alaska

AW169 completes cold weather testing in Alaska

20-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

The AW169 displayed Heli-Expo by AgustaWestland had straight from Alaska where last month it successfully completed extreme cold weather trials in the framework of civil certification. Excellent performance and system reliability were demonstrated at temperatures down to – 40 C°.  This latest testing followed a series of hot & high trials in Arizona last year which... Read more

AW, CAE and PWN Excellence may put AW169 & AW189 Full Flight Simulators in Malaysia

AW, CAE and PWN Excellence may put AW169 & AW189 Full Flight Simulators in Malaysia

18-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today the signature at Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PWN Excellence Sdn Bhd and CAE to evaluate the introduction of both AW169 and AW189 Full Flight Simulators (FFS) in Malaysia. Under the MoU the companies will evaluate the market for AW169 and AW189 helicopters... Read more

Malaysia – Weststar orders three AW helicopters

Malaysia – Weststar orders three AW helicopters

18-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland and Weststar General Aviation are pleased to announce that a contract for three helicopters, one AW119Kx, one GrandNew and one AW169, was signed today at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition 2015 by Vincenzo Alaimo, Managing Director of AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, Weststar Group’s... Read more

AgustaWestland sells four helicopters into European Corporate Market

AgustaWestland sells four helicopters into European Corporate Market

4-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is experiencing a continued expansion of its presence in the European corporate helicopter market with new sales signed recently for four helicopters comprising one GrandNew light twin, two AW169 light intermediate twins and one AW139 intermediate twin helicopter. Deliveries will be completed by 2017. These latest contracts further expand the leading role played by... Read more

Heli-Expo caps a strong first quarter for LCI Helicopters

Heli-Expo caps a strong first quarter for LCI Helicopters

3-Mar-2015Source: LCI

LCI Helicopters touches down at the 2015 HAI Heli-Expo with new lessee customer commitments and expansions of its helicopter fleet to meet sustained growth in demand. Further announcements are planned for this week in Orlando, with the company at HAI Stand 4604. In recent days, the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group has concluded... Read more

Specialist Aviation Services to be Appointed AW169 Authorized Service Centre in UK

Specialist Aviation Services to be Appointed AW169 Authorized Service Centre in UK

3-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) of the UK will be appointed as an Authorized Service Centre for the new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopter in UK. The company will ensure a range of support and maintenance services are supplied for the new model, following the selection of SAS by prime HEMS customers... Read more

UAE takes delivery of three SAR AW139s

UAE takes delivery of three SAR AW139s

27-Feb-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today the delivery of the next batch of three AW139 intermediate twin helicopters to the Joint Aviation Command of the United Arab Emirates (JAC). These aircrafts will be used to perform search and rescue missions in UAE. Additional three AW139s are expected to be delivered later this year. The delivery of the three... Read more

Toll to build and operate Australia’s first AgustaWestland-authorised training centre

Toll to build and operate Australia’s first AgustaWestland-authorised training centre

26-Feb-2015Source: Toll

Australia’s largest provider of transport and logistics, Toll Group, has announced a deal with one of the world’s leading helicopter companies, Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland, to build and operate Australia’s first AgustaWestland-authorized training center. In December Toll announced it had secured a 10-year aeromedical contract with the NSW Health to service the southern half of NSW... Read more

AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC to Expand Support Capabilities in the Middle East

AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC to Expand Support Capabilities in the Middle East

24-Feb-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC (AWAS), an Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) and Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland joint venture, announced today it is expanding its range of support solutions serving the growing fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters in the Middle East. A three stage capability expansion plan will further grow AWAS’ range of support services in line with the continued expansion... Read more

Transmission Test Stand Capabilities Introduced at AgustaWestland Philadelphia

Transmission Test Stand Capabilities Introduced at AgustaWestland Philadelphia

19-Feb-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland today announced that transmission testing capabilities have been expanded at the Company’s Philadelphia facility, bringing full Maintenance Repair & Overhail (MRO) services for intermediate and tail rotor gearboxes closer to customers operating in the Americas. The multi-model intermediate and tail rotor gearbox test system is the result of design and installation collaboration with RedViking.... Read more

Starspeed signs for third AW169

Starspeed signs for third AW169

16-Feb-2015Source: Starspeed

The signing of a sales contract with AgustaWestland this month, for a new AW169, demonstrates Starspeed’s confidence that this 4th generation helicopter is a “Game Changer” for the industry. It’s the third contract Starspeed has signed with AgustaWestland since October 2013 and the commitment is a reflection of the positive economic outlook in the VVIP... Read more

LCI places $125M order for AgustaWestland AW139, AW169 and AW189

LCI places $125M order for AgustaWestland AW139, AW169 and AW189

13-Feb-2015Source: LCI

LCI, the aviation leasing arm of The Libra Group, has today committed to expand its helicopter fleet with firm orders for a further 11 AgustaWestland aircraft valued at US $125 million (€110 million). The new aircraft, which are converted from options held by the helicopter lessor, are made up of a mix of AW139, AW169... Read more

New Generation AW169 Full Scale Production Underway

New Generation AW169 Full Scale Production Underway

12-Jan-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that the new generation AW169 light intermediate 4.5-tonne class helicopter has entered full scale production, with the first aircraft now on the final assembly line at its Vergiate facility in Italy. The event marks a major milestone ahead of EASA certification, with deliveries to the first batch of customers set to start... Read more

Carabineros de Chile Order an AW139

Carabineros de Chile Order an AW139

5-Jan-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that the Carabineros de Chile has placed an order for an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. The aircraft, which will be delivered in the first quarter of 2015, will be used to support a wide range of missions including public order and safety, crime control, counter terrorism, drug control and border security... Read more

“Gulf Helicopters confirms delivery of second pair of AW189s”

“Gulf Helicopters confirms delivery of second pair of AW189s”

15-Dec-2014Source: Gulf Helicopters

Gulf International Services (“GIS” or “the group”; QE: GISS), the largest service group in Qatar, with interests in a broad cross-section of industries, ranging from insurance, re-insurance, fund management, onshore and offshore drilling, accommodation barge, helicopter transportation, and catering services, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gulf Helicopters, which has 2 AW189 helicopters... Read more

PW210A Engine Wins Key EASA Validation

PW210A Engine Wins Key EASA Validation

11-Dec-2014Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PW210A engine has earned certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), further clearing the way for its entry into service on AgustaWestland’s new AW169 helicopter. The PW210A engine, selected in 2010 by AgustaWestland to power the AW169 helicopter, received its first certification with Transport Canada in July 2014. The... Read more

Italy – Hoverfly to replace AS365 with AW169

Italy – Hoverfly to replace AS365 with AW169

10-Dec-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that HoverFly of Italy has signed a contract for an AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter to perform passenger transport missions plus a comprehensive package of support and training services. This aircraft will replace an ageing AS365 helicopter providing the operator with greater mission capability and the latest safety features. The AW169... Read more

Latest Contract Brings Brazilian AW169 Orders to 20

Latest Contract Brings Brazilian AW169 Orders to 20

12-Nov-2014Source: Agustawestland

AgustaWestland announced today a contract has been signed for an AW169 in corporate transport configuration, continuing the exceptional sales success of this new generation helicopter in the Brazilian market. Due to be delivered in 2016, this latest AW169 contract reinforces market demand for the aircraft, and brings the total number of AW169s signed in Brazil... Read more

Two more corporate AW169s sold in the UK

Two more corporate AW169s sold in the UK

16-Oct-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the sale of two more AW169 helicopters in the UK for corporate transportation, continuing the success of the type in the UK market. The helicopters, sold to undisclosed corporate customers, are scheduled to be delivered in 2016. This latest contract brings the total sales of AW169 helicopters in the UK... Read more

AgustaWestland signs $506M deal with China for 50 helicopters

AgustaWestland signs $506M deal with China for 50 helicopters

15-Oct-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Beijing Automotive Industrial Corporation (BAIC) of China has signed a multi-year contract for the purchase of 50 AgustaWestland helicopters of various models, including AW139, AW169 and AW189. Deliveries are scheduled to start in mid-2015 and continue through to 2019. The contract, that includes training, spare parts and technical support is valued around €400... Read more

Norsk Luftambulanse Signs For An AW169

Norsk Luftambulanse Signs For An AW169

14-Oct-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Norsk Luftambulanse (NLA AS) of Norway has signed a contract for one AW169 light twin-engined intermediate helicopter for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Norway. The contract was signed today at the Helitech 2014 exhibition being held in Amsterdam. The helicopter will feature an advanced EMS mission configuration including state-of-the-art... Read more

AgustaWestland attends Helitech 2014

AgustaWestland attends Helitech 2014

14-Oct-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to be exhibiting its market leading range of commercial helicopters at Helitech International 2014 alongside a range of the company’s latest customer support and training solutions. The exhibition is being held in Amsterdam from 14th to 16th October 2014. Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland, which has the most modern range of twin-engine helicopters of any manufacturer, ... Read more

LCI appoints Marketing VP in Singapore

LCI appoints Marketing VP in Singapore

14-Oct-2014Source: LCI

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has appointed Laurent Janitza as Vice President Marketing, based in the company’s Singapore office. Mr Janitza, joins LCI with 20 years’ experience in the aerospace sector, much of it in Asia, and was previously with Bombardier Aerospace in Singapore as its Sales Director,... Read more

SAS Celebrates 30 Years at the Leading Edge

SAS Celebrates 30 Years at the Leading Edge

8-Oct-2014Source: SAS

September sees UK based operator and support organisation Specialist Aviation Services celebrating 30 years of operations. The business, started as Police Aviation Services in September 1984, has led the development of specialist air operations in the UK alongside its emergency services police and air ambulance partners. Many of its operations and technologies are recognised and... Read more

AgustaWestland to Display Corporate AW109s at LABACE

AgustaWestland to Display Corporate AW109s at LABACE

14-Aug-2014Source: AgustaWestland

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

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance selects the AW169

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance selects the AW169

17-Jul-2014Source: AgustaWestland

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

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance to fly AW169

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance to fly AW169

15-Jul-2014Source: Specialist Avn Svs

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

AgustaWestland impresses with Farnborough line-up

AgustaWestland impresses with Farnborough line-up

15-Jul-2014Source: AgustaWestland

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

Custom Control Concepts’ In-Flight Entertainment selected for AW169

Custom Control Concepts’ In-Flight Entertainment selected for AW169

23-May-2014Source: Custom Control Concepts

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

AgustaWestland attends EBACE 2014

AgustaWestland attends EBACE 2014

22-May-2014Source: AgustaWestland

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

AgustaWestland announces interior design contest winner

AgustaWestland announces interior design contest winner

10-Apr-2014Source: AgustaWestland

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

AgustaWestland launches AW169 interior design competition

AgustaWestland launches AW169 interior design competition

2-Apr-2014Source: AgustaWestland

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

Trakka signs long term A800 agreement with AgustaWestland

Trakka signs long term A800 agreement with AgustaWestland

28-Feb-2014Source: Trakka

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

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

26-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

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

Heli Expo Premiere For AgustaWestland Family

Heli Expo Premiere For AgustaWestland Family

22-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

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

Air Methods Awarded Multiple International Completion Contracts

Air Methods Awarded Multiple International Completion Contracts

20-Feb-2014Source: Air Methods

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

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

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

17-Jan-2014Source: LCI

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

AgustaWestland secures first broadcasting AW169 sale

AgustaWestland secures first broadcasting AW169 sale

9-Dec-2013Source: HeliHub.com

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

Falcon Aviation Services signs for two AW169s

Falcon Aviation Services signs for two AW169s

19-Nov-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

Dubai Police to operate five AW169s

Dubai Police to operate five AW169s

18-Nov-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

AgustaWestland and Milestone agree historic multi-aircraft framework agreement

AgustaWestland and Milestone agree historic multi-aircraft framework agreement

25-Sep-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

AW169 Presented to the Italian EMS Community at HEMS 2013 Conference

AW169 Presented to the Italian EMS Community at HEMS 2013 Conference

25-Sep-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

Sino-US Appointed Official Distributor for AW in China

Sino-US Appointed Official Distributor for AW in China

5-Sep-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

AgustaWestland showcases corporate range at LABACE 2013

AgustaWestland showcases corporate range at LABACE 2013

19-Aug-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

AgustaWestland Displays AW169 Mockup and Virtual Trainer at ALEA 2013

AgustaWestland Displays AW169 Mockup and Virtual Trainer at ALEA 2013

18-Jul-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

UK – Starspeed signs for a second AW169

UK – Starspeed signs for a second AW169

20-Jun-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

Elitaliana Signs For Three More AW169 Helicopters

Elitaliana Signs For Three More AW169 Helicopters

18-Jun-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

AgustaWestland and Shanghai Zenisun sign official Distributorship Agreement for China

AgustaWestland and Shanghai Zenisun sign official Distributorship Agreement for China

18-Jun-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

LCI signs for 10 more new AgustaWestland helicopters

LCI signs for 10 more new AgustaWestland helicopters

17-Jun-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

AgustaWestland chooses SkyTrac products for AW169 and AW189

AgustaWestland chooses SkyTrac products for AW169 and AW189

13-Jun-2013Source: SkyTrac

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

AgustaWestland launches Paris Airshow App 2013 and Official Twitter Account

AgustaWestland launches Paris Airshow App 2013 and Official Twitter Account

12-Jun-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

EBACE – AgustaWestland pushes VIP-role AW169

EBACE – AgustaWestland pushes VIP-role AW169

23-May-2013Source: Flight Global

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)... Read more

Budget freezes US Army Armed Aerial Scout program

Budget freezes US Army Armed Aerial Scout program

14-May-2013Source: HeliHub.com

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

Lease Corporation International delivers first AW139 to Bond

Lease Corporation International delivers first AW139 to Bond

1-May-2013Source: LCI

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

AW169 production line to be established at Philadelphia

AW169 production line to be established at Philadelphia

1-May-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

Australia – Linfox receives sixth new AgustaWestland helicopter in 13 years

Australia – Linfox receives sixth new AgustaWestland helicopter in 13 years

19-Apr-2013Source: HeliHub.com

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

Thermoplastic advances help AW169 horizontal tailplane

Thermoplastic advances help AW169 horizontal tailplane

15-Apr-2013Source: Aerospace Manufacturing

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

Waypoint Leasing signs for GrandNew, AW139, AW169 and AW189

Waypoint Leasing signs for GrandNew, AW139, AW169 and AW189

7-Mar-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

Sloane Helicopters signs for two GrandNew and two AW169s

Sloane Helicopters signs for two GrandNew and two AW169s

7-Mar-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

AW169 VIP sale in Australia

AW169 VIP sale in Australia

1-Mar-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

Fourth AW169 – First flight

Fourth AW169 – First flight

3-Feb-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

Mitsui Bussan Aerospace appointed Japan’s AW169 distributor

Mitsui Bussan Aerospace appointed Japan’s AW169 distributor

1-Jan-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

Kaan Air signs for one more AW169 and AW139

Kaan Air signs for one more AW169 and AW139

4-Dec-2012Source: AgustaWestland

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

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

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

28-Nov-2012Source: AgustaWestland

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

AW169 – Third prototype makes its Maiden Flight

AW169 – Third prototype makes its Maiden Flight

24-Nov-2012Source: AgustaWestland

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

Mecaer displays VIP AW169 interior at NBAA 2012

Mecaer displays VIP AW169 interior at NBAA 2012

30-Oct-2012Source: Mecaer Aviation Group

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

Japan’s ITC-Aerospace orders two AW169s

Japan’s ITC-Aerospace orders two AW169s

11-Oct-2012Source: AgustaWestland

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

Curtiss-Wright to supply rugged flight recorders for AW169

Curtiss-Wright to supply rugged flight recorders for AW169

3-Oct-2012Source: Curtiss-Wright

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

Kaan Air signs for two AW169s and another AW139

Kaan Air signs for two AW169s and another AW139

11-Sep-2012Source: AgustaWestland

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

Australia – Linfox orders three VIP AW169s

Australia – Linfox orders three VIP AW169s

12-Jul-2012Source: AgustaWestland

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

UK – Specialist Aviation Services orders six AW169

UK – Specialist Aviation Services orders six AW169

11-Jul-2012Source: AgustaWestland

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

Eighth AW169 sold in South American Corporate/VIP market

Eighth AW169 sold in South American Corporate/VIP market

10-Jul-2012Source: AgustaWestland

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

AgustaWestland family of new generation helicopters makes public premiere at Farnborough

AgustaWestland family of new generation helicopters makes public premiere at Farnborough

10-Jul-2012Source: AgustaWestland

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

First flight of second AW169

First flight of second AW169

9-Jul-2012Source: AgustaWestland

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

First flight of AgustaWestland AW169

First flight of AgustaWestland AW169

14-May-2012Source: AgustaWestland

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

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