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Leonardo & Kopter took part in the Hunter Association’s event

Leonardo & Kopter took part in the Hunter Association’s event

9-Sep-2021Source: Kopter

Leonardo, the owner of Kopter since April 2020, participated on the 4th of September in the 25th anniversary celebration of the Hunterverein at Mollis airfield showcasing on static and flight display an AW189 super medium helicopter from its Training Academy. The AW189 is the largest type in the AW Family, reaching a gross weight of... Read more

Den Helder Airport welcomes Weststar from Malaysia

Den Helder Airport welcomes Weststar from Malaysia

7-Sep-2021Source: Den Helder Airport

June 19, 2021 has gone down in history as a historic milestone for Weststar Europe BV when the newly established entity, Weststar Maintenance BV, proudly took delivery of its first helicopter in its new hangar at Den Helder Airport. The helicopter, an AW-189 with registration number 9M-WST, recently arrived from Malaysia via the Belgian port... Read more

Dutch court rejects NHV appeal against Bristow SAR contract award

Dutch court rejects NHV appeal against Bristow SAR contract award

18-Aug-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Dutch court has rejected the appeal by NHV on the way that the new Dutch SAR contract was decided, which leaves Bristow Helicopters to start the contract with AW189s on 1st July 2022. ​SAR support in the Netherlands is currently flown by NHV using AS365N helicopters – the first time SAR had been contracted... Read more

HeliSpeed extends SAR support agreement with British International

HeliSpeed extends SAR support agreement with British International

12-Jul-2021Source: HeliSpeed

BIH extends partnership with global aviation support specialists, HeliSpeed, supporting its search and rescue (SAR) operations in the Falkland Islands. The extended five-year agreement cements a long-term partnership between global aviation business, HeliSpeed, and BIH. HeliSpeed will continue to provide helicopter pilots, engineers and technical crew from their growing network of over 2,500 aviation professionals.... Read more

ITP Aero wins CT7 MRO contract with Gulf Helicopters

ITP Aero wins CT7 MRO contract with Gulf Helicopters

5-Jul-2021Source: ITP Aero

ITP Aero has signed a contract with Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC) to provide comprehensive support for its fleet of General Electric CT7-2E1 and CT7-8A engines that are flown in its Leonardo AW189 and Sikorsky S-92. The contract spans five years and work will be carried out at ITP Aero’s Albacete and Ajalvir (Madrid) facilities in... Read more

Apache terminate Bristow North Sea contract before it completes

Apache terminate Bristow North Sea contract before it completes

12-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com understands that Apache Corporation have invoked a 120-day termination clause on Bristow Helicopters for their contract to provide helicopters between Aberdeen and the Forties and Beryl fields. In this unusual move, Bristow will have flown 75% of the original five year contract, which started in September 2017. It also puts offshore operators on warning... Read more

ITP Aero signs contract to provide engine MRO for CHC S92 and AW189

ITP Aero signs contract to provide engine MRO for CHC S92 and AW189

7-Dec-2020Source: ITP Aero

ITP Aero has signed a contract with CHC Helicopter to provide comprehensive support for its fleet of CT7-8A and CT7-2E1 engines that are flown in its Sikorsky S-92 and Leonardo AW189 helicopters. The contract spans five years and work will be carried out at ITP Aero’s Albacete and Ajalvir facilities in Spain. The contract includes... Read more

Leonardo to add extra baggage pod to AW189

Leonardo to add extra baggage pod to AW189

30-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

One of the AW189 development aircraft was noted last week with a new feature at the rear of its fuselage.   Leonardo have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they are test flying a “rear pod”, to provide additional storage/baggage capabilities of up to 7-10 bags. The kit is aimed at offshore operators, ) for the AW189 super medium,... 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

HM Coastguard flies first UK unmanned SAR missions

HM Coastguard flies first UK unmanned SAR missions

31-Jul-2020Source: HM Coastguard

Unmanned aircraft will be flown as safety overwatch in support of search and rescue missions for HM Coastguard for the first time this weekend. The unmanned aircraft will be supporting search and rescue response in north Wales both in maritime and in the mountains. It is an operational trial and will potentially have the benefits... Read more

ITP Aero wins engine MRO contract for CHC S-92s and AW189s

ITP Aero wins engine MRO contract for CHC S-92s and AW189s

19-Jun-2020Source: ITP Aero

ITP Aero has signed a contract with CHC Helicopter to provide comprehensive support for its fleet of CT7-8A and CT7-2E1 engines that are flown in its Sikorsky S-92 and Leonardo AW189 helicopters. The contract spans five years and work will be carried out at ITP Aero’s Albacete and Ajalvir facilities in Spain. The contract includes... Read more

Leonardo and PWNE add AW189 simulator to Service Agreement in Malaysia

Leonardo and PWNE add AW189 simulator to Service Agreement in Malaysia

25-Jun-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and PWN Excellence Sdn Bhd (PWNE) are expanding their established partnership in Malaysia for the provision of advanced training services announcing the extension of the Authorised Synthetic Training Centre (ASTC) agreement, currently for the AW139 helicopter, to include AW189 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) services. By the end of 2020 PWNE will incorporate a second... Read more

Inverness Coast Guard base swaps S92s for AW189s

Inverness Coast Guard base swaps S92s for AW189s

3-May-2019Source: Inverness Coast Guard

INVERNESS’ HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base has welcomed two Leonardo AW189 helicopters, serving the Highlands and Islands and further afield as part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s airborne response. The aircraft replace two Sikorsky S92 helicopters, which have been in active service out of Inverness since 2015. Each £20 million AW189... Read more

Korea and Malaysia add firefighting AW189s

Korea and Malaysia add firefighting AW189s

1-Apr-2019Source: Leonardo

With deliveries across Asia Pacific the Leonardo AW189 super medium helicopter is becoming the leader in the firefighting market. The Malaysia Fire and Rescue Department (Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia) and Korea’s Seoul Fire Department are beginning operations with their AW189s and will soon be followed by the Tokyo Fire Department. Asia Pacific is the... Read more

First AW189 launched in Korea

First AW189 launched in Korea

18-Mar-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has recently inducted their new AW189 multi-purpose helicopter.  It can be used for emergency medical services, as it is equipped with a defibrillator and artificial respirator. It is also equipped with a Bambi Bucket which will be used for fire-fighting, reports Korea Times.... Read more

Gulf testing Radio Frequency Identification technology on the AW189

Gulf testing Radio Frequency Identification technology on the AW189

6-Mar-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced at Heli-Expo 2019 a collaboration with Gulf Helicopters of Qatar to test Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) on their AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter fleet. This initiative is based on a pilot project for installation of RFID tags on the aircraft. The project is focused on the development of enhanced data gathering... Read more

Gulf Helicopters has selected SkyTrac to Equip AW139 and AW189 fleets

Gulf Helicopters has selected SkyTrac to Equip AW139 and AW189 fleets

5-Mar-2019Source: Gulf Helicopters

Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC) has selected SKYTRAC real-time connectivity to drive efficiency in their Leonardo AW139 and AW189 HUMS and Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) programs. “HUMS and FDM are vital safety programs that can help catch, communicate and resolve emerging safety issues before they escalate. The SKYTRAC real-time connectivity solution will allow us to identify... Read more

Multiple GBAS Firsts for Esterline and Leonardo

Multiple GBAS Firsts for Esterline and Leonardo

4-Mar-2019Source: CMC

Esterline’s CMC Electronics (CMC) business unit and Leonardo are pleased to announce that Leonardo’s AW189 P5 prototype successfully completed multiple GBAS GLS approaches at the Zurich Airport in late 2018 using the CMA-6024 GPS/SBAS/GBAS Landing System Sensor Unit (GLSSU) as the precision approach sensor. Leonardo’s pioneering achievement has led the way towards certifying GBAS GLS precision approach... Read more

Sakhalin Energy Signs AW189 Contract

Sakhalin Energy Signs AW189 Contract

21-Dec-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced the signing of a contract with Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (“Sakhalin Energy”) for the supply of three AW189 super medium twin engine commercial helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform transport operations from Sakhalin Island in Russia supporting the Oil&Gas industry, with deliveries expected to start in the 1Q2020. The contract was signed in Moscow today... Read more

Malaysian Fire Dept starts AW189 operations

Malaysian Fire Dept starts AW189 operations

11-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department recently received two new AW189 helicopters form AgustaWestland Malaysia. Per unit, they cost around RM105 million. The addition to their fleet raises their helicopter numbers to nine, reports NST.... 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

Leonardo AW189 – FAA AD 2018-24-06 – Tailplane lower fitting

Leonardo AW189 – FAA AD 2018-24-06 – Tailplane lower fitting

30-Nov-2018Source: FAA

We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AW189 helicopters. This AD requires replacing the tail plane lower fitting with an improved tail plane lower fitting. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the tail plane fittings of Model AW189 helicopters. The actions of this AD are intended... Read more

Bristow upgrades St Athan SAR base to AW189

Bristow upgrades St Athan SAR base to AW189

28-Sep-2018Source: Bristow Group

St Athan’s HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base has rung the changes with the arrival of two brand-new Leonardo AW189 helicopters, which flew into service for the first time yesterday. The new aircraft replace two smaller Leonardo AW139 aircraft, which have been a familiar sight in the skies above South Wales and North... Read more

CHC Australia Names Two New AW189 Helicopters

CHC Australia Names Two New AW189 Helicopters

17-Apr-2018Source: CHC

CHC Helicopter unveiled the Ngarluma names of their two new AW189 helicopters in Karratha. The chosen names, Garlawirrura and Warduwardura, are the Ngarluma words for dragonfly and a small inland grass bird that hovers. The two twin-engine aircraft carry up to 16 passengers per flight to and from Woodside’s installations on the North West Shelf.... 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

CHC introduces AW189 in Australia

CHC introduces AW189 in Australia

26-Feb-2018Source: HeliHub.com

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

Bristow moves two AW189s to Aberdeen and updates fixed wing terminal

Bristow moves two AW189s to Aberdeen and updates fixed wing terminal

24-Jan-2018Source: Bristow

Bristow Helicopters has invested in new aircraft operating out of Aberdeen, and developed a new fixed-wing passenger terminal designed to improve conditions for offshore workers heading to work in the North Sea. The development of the new fixed-wing terminal at the Forties Road heliport complex coincides with the introduction of two additional Leonardo AW189 aircraft,... Read more

CHC launches AW189 operations in Australia

CHC launches AW189 operations in Australia

6-Nov-2017Source: CHC

CHC Group announced it will be the first helicopter operator to introduce the new generation super-medium AW189 aircraft into Australia. The three AW189s will be flown from CHC’s Karratha base on behalf of Woodside to support their operations on the North West Shelf starting this month. The twin-engine aircraft can be configured to carry up... 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

Leonardo introduces the AW189K helicopter at Helitech 2017

Leonardo introduces the AW189K helicopter at Helitech 2017

4-Oct-2017Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today a further step to expand the range of capabilities available to the market with the introduction of the AgustaWestland AW189K helicopter. Under this designation, the successful super medium category type will feature the new generation 2,500 shp class Aneto-1K engine, unveiled by Safran Helicopter Engines at Helitech in London today. The AW189K... Read more

VNH help car launch using both Cabri and AW189

VNH help car launch using both Cabri and AW189

16-Aug-2017Source: VNH

Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) provided full services including ground services for test drive area and sightseeing helicopter service to IMS Co., Ltd. – the company which authorized by Audi Vietnam for organizing all new Audi Q5 2017 launching program on 12th & 13th August 2017. The event was held with participation of 200 guests including Journalist,... Read more

Milestone helps CHC launch SuperMedium program

Milestone helps CHC launch SuperMedium program

10-Aug-2017Source: CHC Helicopters

CHC Helicopter launches its super medium aircraft program with a commitment to lease five new aircraft from GECAS’ Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”). This transaction will add three new Leonardo AW189s and two Airbus H175s from Milestone’s order book with the manufacturers to CHC’s global fleet. The new aircraft will be configured for energy transport... Read more

Bristow adds offshore AW189 in UK – impacts SAR fleet too

Bristow adds offshore AW189 in UK – impacts SAR fleet too

4-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

CHC to add AW189 and H175 to fleet

CHC to add AW189 and H175 to fleet

25-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Currenty in flight test at the Leonardo factory in Italy is an AW189 in full CHC livery.  However, it is not a brand new aircraft and we believe it may have been stored at the facility for over two years.  When seen in March 2015, serial 49022 was wearing the livery of Nigerian opertor Caverton... Read more

AW189 to support Oil&Gas operations in Russia

AW189 to support Oil&Gas operations in Russia

24-Jul-2017Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today that an AW189 super medium helicopter will be operated by Aviashelf to perform transport operations from Sakhalin Island in Russia supporting the Oil&Gas industry. The aircraft will be supplied together with a support and training package with delivery expected in summer 2018. This latest result confirms the competitiveness of Leonardo’s modern solutions... Read more

Fuel Consumption Figure Drops for AW189

Fuel Consumption Figure Drops for AW189

14-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Leonardo will soon be able to boast an official fuel consumption figure drop of their AgustaWestland AW189. Monitoring systems and flight recorders have shown that the super-medium-twin helicopter has had an improvement of 4-7%. This figure has also been validated via test flights by GE Aviation, who is the supplier of the CT7 engines reports... Read more

Bristow transitions Prestwick SAR base from S92 to AW189

Bristow transitions Prestwick SAR base from S92 to AW189

10-Jul-2017Source: Bristow

The HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base in Prestwick started flying the new Leonardo AW189 helicopter for SAR operations on Saturday 1st July. The new £20 million AW189 helicopters are painted in red and white HM Coastguard colours, and are operated by Bristow Helicopters Limited on behalf of HM Coastguard. The Coastguard base... Read more

LCI orders nine helicopters from Leonardo

LCI orders nine helicopters from Leonardo

21-Jun-2017Source: Leonardo

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

AW189 to enter offshore service in Brazil

AW189 to enter offshore service in Brazil

5-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The AgustaWestland AW189 has arrived in South America, and is expected to start offshore operations in the near future from Cabo Frio in Brazil, near Rio de Janeiro.  Operated by Aeroleo, part of the Era Group, serials 49025 and 49028 were shipped to Brazil in March and are going through a normal introduction project, getting... Read more

New Coastguard SAR Helicopter at Prestwick Airport

New Coastguard SAR Helicopter at Prestwick Airport

5-May-2017Source: Bristow Group

From early May, the south-west coast of Scotland will see a new Coastguard search and rescue helicopter in the skies. The new Leonardo AW189 helicopter is the first of two AW189s that will operate from the Coastguard base at Prestwick Airport. It will spend the next few months flying in the area on training missions... Read more

Bristow announces Apache contract award

Bristow announces Apache contract award

20-Apr-2017Source: Bristow

Bristow Helicopters Limited has secured a new contract with Apache North Sea Limited to support its North Sea operations. The contract which has a five year primary term, with further extension options, will commence on 1 September 2017. Aircraft types provided under the contract will comprise both the Sikorsky S-92 and Leonardo AW189. Alan Corbett,... Read more

Modifications Needed for AW189 Bubble Windows

Modifications Needed for AW189 Bubble Windows

3-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered that changed be made to the “bubble windows” of AW189 helicopters. This was issued after the windows fell off during flight on two separate occurrences. They were designed so that in the event of emergency, they could be easily ejected. The European Aviation Safety Agency has said that... Read more

AW189 enters UK SAR operations today

AW189 enters UK SAR operations today

31-Mar-2017Source: HM Coastguard

The HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base in Lee-On-Solent will start flying the new Leonardo AW189 helicopter for SAR operations from 1 pm on Friday 31st March.   The new £20 million AW189 helicopters are painted in red and white HM Coastguard colours, and operated by Bristow Helicopters Limited on behalf of HM Coastguard.... Read more

Leonardo strengthens strategic partnership with Shanghai Zenisun

Leonardo strengthens strategic partnership with Shanghai Zenisun

9-Mar-2017Source: Leonardo

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

Era Partners with Leonardo Helicopters to Showcase AW189

Era Partners with Leonardo Helicopters to Showcase AW189

5-Mar-2017Source: Era Group

Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced that one of its AW189 helicopters will be on display at the 2017 HAI Heli-Expo, the world’s largest trade show dedicated to the international helicopter community. Era served as the launch customer for the AW189 helicopter in the Americas upon taking delivery... Read more

Possible Stabilization for Oil and Gas Sector

Possible Stabilization for Oil and Gas Sector

23-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The oil and gas sector has been under strain the last two years, causing the values of many large and medium helicopters to decrease. Although, things might take a turn for the better, reports Flight Global, and within the next year. Sector analyst, Ben Chapman has said it might take up to 18 months for... Read more

Bel Air AW189 helicopters exceed 6000 flight hours in North Sea operations

Bel Air AW189 helicopters exceed 6000 flight hours in North Sea operations

15-Feb-2017Source: Leonardo

The two AgustaWestland AW189 super medium twin engine helicopters operated by Bel Air of Denmark have exceeded 6000 flight hours as of January, setting a new milestone while demonstrating exceptional availability and mission effectiveness performing long range offshore transport missions in the North Sea. This outstanding result was possible through the strong cooperation between the... Read more

Leonardo selects Helitune RT-TipTrak for AW169 and AW189

Leonardo selects Helitune RT-TipTrak for AW169 and AW189

21-Oct-2016Source: Leonardo

Helitune’s on-board rotor blade tracker, RT-TipTrak, has been selected as the standard blade tracker for installation on Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s ’ AgustaWestland AW189 and AW169 aircraft. Designed for internal or external mounting, RT-TipTrak measures helicopter rotor blade height and lead lag.  It is suitable for use either as an integral part of on-board HUMS or carry-on Rotor... Read more

LCI Experiencing busiest year ever at Helitech 2016

LCI Experiencing busiest year ever at Helitech 2016

11-Oct-2016Source: LCI

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, is experiencing its busiest and most successful year to date in 2016, with its fleet, customer base and operation all rapidly expanding. The leading helicopter lessor now has 35 helicopters in its own lease portfolio, and expects to have a total of 40 in... Read more

Bel Air passes 5000 flight hours on AW189 fleet

Bel Air passes 5000 flight hours on AW189 fleet

16-Sep-2016Source: Bel Air

Bel Air has just passed the first 5000 safe flight hours with our two AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters. This means that Bel Air remain AW189 fleet leader worldwide. In comparison the total fleet of 23 AW189 helicopters worldwide has flown just under 16000 hours. Bel Air took delivery of two AW189 helicopters from Leonardo Helicopters (formerly... Read more

UK SAR helicopters in new trial

UK SAR helicopters in new trial

11-Sep-2016Source: HM Coastguard

HM Coastguard has a new eye in the sky from September 2016, as a Jetstream 41 turboprop aircraft is being trialled as part of a development to support our search and rescue (SAR) helicopters. The new plane is painted in red and white HM Coastguard colours and will be patrolling the southern and eastern seaboard.... Read more

Coast Guard S92s and AW189s are too big for hospital helipads

Coast Guard S92s and AW189s are too big for hospital helipads

9-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Department for Transport bought 11 Sikorsky S92 and Agusta Westland AW189 helicopters from the American company Bristow for £1.9 billion, but the helicopters themselves are too large to land at hospital helipads. The hospitals Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol and Sheffield are being affected by the lack of helicopters available. Newcastle officials have brought the... Read more

Coptersafety orders five new Full Flight Simulators

Coptersafety orders five new Full Flight Simulators

28-Jul-2016Source: Coptersafety

Coptersafety – an independent helicopter flight training service provider has today announced the order of five new Full Flight Simulators (FFS) and the construction of a new Flight Training Centre to a host variety of Full Flight Simulators. The centre will be located in the vicinity of Helsinki Airport, Finland next to the existing Coptersafety... Read more

Waypoint confirmed as lessor of VNH South AW189

Waypoint confirmed as lessor of VNH South AW189

12-Jul-2016Source: AgustaWestland

The following press release from Waypoint follows this story from VNH South which we ran last week Waypoint Leasing announced that it has closed a lease agreement with Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (“VNH South”), for one AW189 helicopter, which will support Premier Oil offshore operations from Vung Tau, Vietnam. Philip Stransky, Waypoint’s Vice President, Sales... Read more

VNH South take delivery of second AW189 on six month lease

VNH South take delivery of second AW189 on six month lease

8-Jul-2016Source: VNH

On July 5th 2016, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) accepted a new AgustaWestland AW189 (serial 49029) at Vungtau airport after a ferry flight from Malaysia. VNH South has signed a lease contract on this helicopter for six months, along with a further option for another six months. This is a brand new helicopter which... Read more

Farnborough – Abaco rugged display computer to be shown on AW189

Farnborough – Abaco rugged display computer to be shown on AW189

6-Jul-2016Source: Abaco

Abaco Systems today announced that its customer, Leonardo Helicopters, would be demonstrating its AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter at the Farnborough International Airshow (Farnborough, UK: 11-15 July). The AW189 features Abaco’s DAQMAG2A high performance rugged display computer, which has been integrated by Leonardo into the AW189 helicopter to provide video capture, processing, and transmission. Qualified to DO-160G... Read more

EASA approves AW189 FIPS Full Ice Protection System

EASA approves AW189 FIPS Full Ice Protection System

6-Jul-2016Source: HeliHub.com

In the absence of any official announcement from Leonardo Helicopters, we can confirm that operator Bristow Helicopter has announced the EASA approval of the Full Ice Protection System for the AgustaWestland AW189.  In an SEC filing, they state the following:- On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a Major Change... Read more

Leonardo JV in Russia adjusted as Rosneft confirms order for another 20 AW189s

Leonardo JV in Russia adjusted as Rosneft confirms order for another 20 AW189s

21-Jun-2016Source: Leonardo

Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Rostec and Rosneft have announced the signing of an agreement for the future sale of additional twenty AgustaWestland AW189 commercial helicopters to RNAircraft, a subsidiary of the oil company Rosneft. The new helicopters will be used for transportation purposes. Aircraft deliveries are expected to start in 2018 with three units to be assembled in... Read more

Leonardo adds AW169 and AW189 to Kaan Air distributor agreement in Turkey

Leonardo adds AW169 and AW189 to Kaan Air distributor agreement in Turkey

26-May-2016Source: Leonardo

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has announced at EBACE this week that their Distributorship Agreement with Kaan Air of Turkey has been “renovated” – whether this means it lapsed it not clear.  Previously, the Kaan covered a range of models including AW119, AW109SP and AW139.  Leonardo has now extended this to include AW169 and AW189. With this latest achievement... Read more

Lydd Airport made permanent base for UK SAR

Lydd Airport made permanent base for UK SAR

18-Apr-2016Source: UK DoT

The Department for Transport has announced that Lydd Airport will be the permanent base for the UK Coastguard’s search and rescue helicopter services in the south-east. The UK Search and Rescue Helicopter Service has operated out of Lydd Airport on a temporary basis since August 2015. The decision to make this arrangement permanent will enable... Read more

AAR starts SAR ops for UK military in the Falkland Islands

AAR starts SAR ops for UK military in the Falkland Islands

1-Apr-2016Source: AAR

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces its Airlift division has commenced operations for Search and Rescue (SAR) and Support Helicopter (SH) services for the UK Ministry of Defence in the Falkland Islands. AAR Airlift Group, together with British International Helicopters (BIH) and Air Rescue Systems (ARS), is delivering turnkey SAR and Support Helicopter services to the British... Read more

Global AW189 fleet passes 10,000 flight hours

Global AW189 fleet passes 10,000 flight hours

30-Mar-2016Source: Finmeccanica

Finmeccanica announced today that the fleet of 26 AgustaWestland AW189 super medium twin engine helicopters, in service with customers across four continents, has exceeded 10,000 flight hours. The milestone, achieved less than two years after the first aircraft delivery, marks a major commercial and operational milestone for the most successful helicopter in the all-new super... Read more

Latest Rockwell Collins displays now in service in Era AW189s

Latest Rockwell Collins displays now in service in Era AW189s

1-Mar-2016Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins’ latest solutions for helicopters will be playing a key role in the Gulf of Mexico as Era Group Inc., a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, has taken delivery of its first two Finmecannica AW189 heavy helicopters. “We congratulate Era – the first operator of the AW189 in the Americas... Read more

Top 10 stories on HeliHub.com in 2015

Top 10 stories on HeliHub.com in 2015

13-Jan-2016Source: HeliHub.com

In 2015, we published a total of 3,298 news stories on HeliHub.com to keep the global helicopter industry fully up-to-date with the news from all corners of our planet – approximately 13 stories every working day of the year.  We publish a wide range of stories, some from press releases, others from postings made by... Read more

UK – Second SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

UK – Second SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

16-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters is all set for the opening of two more UK SAR bases, with the second Sikorsky S92 arriving at Prestwick on Sunday. This means that both Newquay and Prestwick have their compliment of aircraft – two S92s each at the present time – in preparation for live operations. The Sikorsky S92s at Prestwick... Read more

RA Aviation announces AW189 and AW139 Maintenance Docking Systems

RA Aviation announces AW189 and AW139 Maintenance Docking Systems

2-Dec-2015Source: RA Aviation

RA-Aviation, a global player in the design, engineering and manufacturing of high qualitysafe maintenance stands, assembly/production line platforms ground support equipment announced today the releasesofAW 189 and AW 139  maintenance docking systems. For further information please visit our website http://www.ra-aviation.no Oyvind Mork, Managing Director, is pleased with thecontinued success in developing products in co-operation with... Read more

Donaldson working with AgustaWestland on AW189 Inlet Barrier Filter

Donaldson working with AgustaWestland on AW189 Inlet Barrier Filter

15-Nov-2015

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense is working with AgustaWestland to design, develop and produce Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems to protect AW189 helicopter engines and auxiliary power units (APUs) from dirt, dust, salt and foreign objects.  EASA certification is expected in spring 2016, and will keep contamination from degrading the performance and reliability of its two,... Read more

Dubai Air Wing celebrates 20 years with AW

Dubai Air Wing celebrates 20 years with AW

11-Nov-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland congratulates the Dubai Air Wing on achieving 20 years of successful operations of its helicopter types for transport missions.An official ceremony was held at the Dubai Airshow today to celebrate this significant milestone. A leading helicopter operator in the United Arab Emirates and a key customer to AgustaWestland with almost 20 aircraft of various... Read more

Gulf Helicopters sets new milestones with AW139 and AW189 fleets

Gulf Helicopters sets new milestones with AW139 and AW189 fleets

11-Nov-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that the AW139 intermediate twin and the AW189 super medium twin helicopter fleets operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar have set two major milestones. Their 17 AW139s used for offshore operations have now achieved 75,000 flight hours while the four AW189s delivered so far have exceeded 1000 flight hours performing long range... Read more

Falklands SAR AW189 test flying in full colours

Falklands SAR AW189 test flying in full colours

28-Oct-2015

The first of two AgustaWestland AW189s for Search and Rescue work off the Falkland Islands has started test flying in full colours, as seen below in this photo by Marco Bianchi.  The aircraft will be operational under a new ten year contract starting April 2016.  When AAR announced the contract win, the value was quoted... Read more

Batch of AgustaWestland related domain names for sale

Batch of AgustaWestland related domain names for sale

26-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

It has been pointed out to the HeliHub.com team that a batch of internet domain names are currently for sale – all relating to helicopter models made by AgustaWestland. Domains listed on this website for sale include AW101.com AW109.com AW139.com AW159.com AW169.com and AW189.com Anyone interested in buying these should make their own enquiries to... Read more

Dubai Air Wing have AW189 on order

Dubai Air Wing have AW189 on order

19-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com can reveal that the privacy-seeking Dubai Air Wing have at least one AgustaWestland AW189 on order, with serial #49023 noted recently test flying in Italy on the factory test registration I-EASN.  The helicopter appears to be fitted with retractable steps on each side of the cabin below the doors and courtesy lights above. The... Read more

First AW189 for Vietnam Helicopter Corp now test flying

First AW189 for Vietnam Helicopter Corp now test flying

16-Oct-2015Source: AgustaWestland

In December 2014, HeliHub.com ran a story from AgustaWestland announcing the sale of two AW189 helicopters to Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (Vietnam Helicopters/VNH), with both aircraft to fly medium/long range offshore transport operations. The first helicopter will be operated by VNH South by the end of 2015 while the second AW189 will be used by VNH... Read more

Bristow holds official launch ceremony for St Athan SAR base

Bristow holds official launch ceremony for St Athan SAR base

16-Oct-2015Source: Bristow

The launch of the St Athan civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was marked today (Thursday 15 October) in a ceremony held at the new SAR base at St Athan airfield. Bristow Helicopters Ltd is operating the search and rescue helicopter service for the UK on behalf of HM Coastguard. The UK limited... Read more

AgustaWestland to open new plant in Brazil

AgustaWestland to open new plant in Brazil

12-Oct-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary AgustaWestland do Brasil is to undergo a major expansion with the building of a new facility in Itapevi, 30 km from Sao Paulo, which will include maintenance hangars with space that could accommodate a helicopter final assembly line, training centre with full flight simulation capability, bonded warehouse, workshops... Read more

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