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EASA only approves Limited Icing clearance on AW189

EASA only approves Limited Icing clearance on AW189

29-Sep-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that the Limited Ice Protection System (LIPS) for the AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter has received EASA certification. The LIPS system will allow the AW189 to further enhance its all-weather capabilities, continuing the process to make the all-new super medium class helicopter suitable to operate in the most adverse and harsh... Read more

Bristow to import four more SAR S92s in place of AW189s

Bristow to import four more SAR S92s in place of AW189s

23-Sep-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters in the UK continues to experience delays with the introduction of the AgustaWestland AW189, and has no plans to operate the type on the national Maritime and Coast Guard Agency contract until all of its issues are sorted. The contractual requirement is for 20 helicopters, two at each of ten bases, and the... Read more

Russia certifies AW189

Russia certifies AW189

27-Aug-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that the new AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter has obtained Russian Civil Certification. This achievement will allow the AW189 to be delivered to customers in Russia, opening up a further market  for the AW189, which is already in service in various countries including UK, Denmark, UAE, Qatar, Malaysia. The AW189 is... Read more

Russian oil company Rosneft orders ten AW189s

Russian oil company Rosneft orders ten AW189s

21-Jul-2015Source: Agusta Westland

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today it has signed a contract for the sale of ten AW189 commercial helicopters to RN-Aircraft, a subsidiary of the oil company Rosneft. The contract foresees that the new helicopters will be used for transportation purposes. Delivery of the aircraft is expected between 2015 and 2017. Moreover, as already set out in the... Read more

Milestone Confirms Orders for Three More AW139s

Milestone Confirms Orders for Three More AW139s

10-Jun-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that Milestone Aviation Group has signed a firm order for three additional AW139s that will be made available for lease to Milestone’s customers and operators globally. This contract is part of a multi-year commitment signed in September 2013 by Milestone Aviation to purchase up to 45 AgustaWestland helicopters and brings the total... Read more

Lobo works with AAR on S92 and AW189 leases

Lobo works with AAR on S92 and AW189 leases

9-Jun-2015Source: Lobo Leasing

Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced today that they have closed the first of a two-part lease agreement with expeditionary airlift services provider, AAR Airlift Group, a division of global aerospace and defense company, AAR. Collaborating with UK-based partner, H-LEASE, Lobo worked closely with AAR to develop a customised fleet planning solution to... Read more

Bel Air’s First AW189 Helicopter Becomes  Global Fleet Leader for the Type

Bel Air’s First AW189 Helicopter Becomes Global Fleet Leader for the Type

4-Jun-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that the first AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter operated by Bel Air of Denmark has become the global fleet leading AW189, exceeding 600 flight hours in just six months of operation while demonstrating exceptional availability and mission effectiveness. A total fleet of 16 AW189s have been delivered to date to customers... Read more

Falcon Aviation Services take delivery of two AW189s

Falcon Aviation Services take delivery of two AW189s

1-Jun-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services are about to receive the two AgustaWestland AW189s they have had on order since at least October 2014 when it was announced by the manufacturer.  The pair of helicopters – registered A6-FHB and A6-FHC – are currently en route from the factory in Italy to their new base in the... Read more

More AW189 questions as Bristow UK considers extra Coast Guard S92s

More AW189 questions as Bristow UK considers extra Coast Guard S92s

20-May-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Yesterday saw the Bristow UK SAR fleet of Sikorsky S92s reach the expected compliment of 11 – filling the plans for two allocated to each of five bases, and a further aircraft as a maintenance spare.  The eleventh aircraft G-MCGK was ferried Tuesday afternoon and evening from Southampton Docks via fuel stops at Southampton and... Read more

North Pole Investments Signs for One AW139 and One AW189

North Pole Investments Signs for One AW139 and One AW189

28-Apr-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that North Pole Investments Inc. of Panama has signed a contract for one AW139 intermediate twin-engine and one AW189 super medium helicopter. The aircraft will be delivered by early 2016 and operated by Helistar de Aviacion of Colombia for offshore transport missions in support of the oil and gas industry. This contract... Read more

Conklin & de Decker Announce Aircraft Cost Evaluator Release 15.1

Conklin & de Decker Announce Aircraft Cost Evaluator Release 15.1

23-Apr-2015Source: Conklin & de Decker

Conklin & de Decker has announced the Aircraft Cost Evaluator Release 15.1, the industry’s most innovative tool for benchmarking operating and ownership costs for more than 585 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft.Aircraft Cost Evaluator has been the flagship product from Conklin & de Decker’s family of aircraft operating and acquisition data products for more... Read more

New exhibitors target Helitech International 2015 as the place to do business

New exhibitors target Helitech International 2015 as the place to do business

27-Mar-2015Source: Helitech

With just over six months to go, a growing number of new exhibitors are confirming their interest in participating at Helitech International 2015, Europe’s largest helicopter exhibition. Organised by Reed Exhibitions, this year’s event is being staged at ExCeL London from 6 – 8 October, in association with the European Helicopter Association. New exhibiting companies... 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

AgustaWestland Delivers Two More Corporate AW139s To Malaysian Clients

AgustaWestland Delivers Two More Corporate AW139s To Malaysian Clients

18-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today it has recently delivered two new AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters to Malaysian clients recently to perform corporate and VIP transportation. These latest deliveries mark the continued success of the AW139 in the Malaysian and corporate transport markets where the new generation helicopter has become the outright market leader. Nearly 30 AW139s... Read more

AgustaWestland Opens Regional Supply Centre in Aberdeen

AgustaWestland Opens Regional Supply Centre in Aberdeen

17-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland celebrated the official opening of its new Regional Supply Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 13th. The opening ceremony was held in the presence of local dignitaries and representatives from major operators and industry. Located close to Aberdeen Airport, the new facility has been operational 24/7 since January this year delivering spare parts to... Read more

Rockwell Collins brings innovative avionics to Bristow Helicopters for U.K. search and rescue program

Rockwell Collins brings innovative avionics to Bristow Helicopters for U.K. search and rescue program

5-Mar-2015Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins’ newest technologies for helicopters will be playing a key role in advancing search and rescue services being provided by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for the UK’s search and rescue (SAR) program, commencing in April. Rockwell Collins’ flight decks are featured on the new fleet of specially... Read more

Microturbo and Bel Air Aviation sign SBH Agreement for AW189 e-APU60

Microturbo and Bel Air Aviation sign SBH Agreement for AW189 e-APU60

4-Mar-2015Source: Microturbo

Microturbo (Safran) and Bel Air Aviation A/S are pleased to announce the signature of a Support By the Hour (SBH) agreement for the e-APU60 on the AW189 helicopter. Bel Air operates a fleet of two AW189 in the Oil & Gas sector. This five-year SBH agreement will provide Bel Air a fixed amount per flight... Read more

AAR Signs Contract for Two AW189s for Falkland Islands SAR

AAR Signs Contract for Two AW189s for Falkland Islands SAR

4-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today it has signed a contract with AAR Airlift Group to provide two new generation AW189 helicopters to perform search and rescue in the Falkland Islands. AAR Airlift Group has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to deliver search and rescue services in the Falkland Islands, and will use... 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

AW189 Certification Validated by the FAA

AW189 Certification Validated by the FAA

3-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland today announced that the AW189 medium twin engine helicopter achieved FAA validation of its EASA certification, allowing deliveries and operations to begin shortly with customers in the United States. The vidation was received following US flight testing activities that took place in early 2015. The AW189 is ideal for long range and high capacity... 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

UK – Work starts on new Bristow SAR Base at Glasgow Prestwick

UK – Work starts on new Bristow SAR Base at Glasgow Prestwick

26-Feb-2015Source: Bristow

A ground-breaking ceremony on February 24, 2014, marked the start of construction of a new Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter base at Glasgow Prestwick Airport. The base will house two state-of-the-art helicopters operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd, who will take over delivery of helicopter Search and Rescue services throughout the UK on behalf of the Maritime... 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

UK – Bristow considering SAR from Lydd after Manston closure

UK – Bristow considering SAR from Lydd after Manston closure

20-Feb-2015Source: Thanet Gazette

Bristow were due to use Manston airport as a base for its south east SAR services, provided on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, from July 1 this year.  See full story... 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

US Army attending AW189 cold-weather testing in Michigan

US Army attending AW189 cold-weather testing in Michigan

17-Feb-2015Source: The State

The Army’s Redstone Test Center’s Aviation Flight Test directorate near Huntsville, Alabama, has sent a team to Sawyer to ice test the twin-engine AW189 helicopter.  See full story... 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

AAR win 10 year Falkland Islands SAR contract

AAR win 10 year Falkland Islands SAR contract

20-Jan-2015Source: AAR

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces its Airlift division has been awarded a contract by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence for Search & Rescue (SAR) and Support Helicopter services in the Falkland Islands. The contract is valued at approximately $275 million (approximately £180 million). AAR Airlift, together with British International Helicopters (BIH) and Air Rescue Systems... Read more

Scilly link with AW189s presented to UK Government

Scilly link with AW189s presented to UK Government

20-Jan-2015Source: The Cornishman

The reinstatement of the helicopter service between Penzance and Scilly has moved a “step closer” according to West Cornwall MP Andrew George following a recent meeting in Whitehall. See Full Story... Read more

Bristow builds on a strong heritage for a brighter future in Europe

Bristow builds on a strong heritage for a brighter future in Europe

14-Jan-2015Source: Bristow

With more than 1,000 employees and 60 years of experience in offshore operations, Bristow’s Europe Business Unit (EBU) has earned a reputation for safety and service. In recent months, new people have arrived and processes are being put into place to meet anticipated growth in both the oil and gas and search and rescue (SAR)... 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

AW189 production line to be set up in Russia

AW189 production line to be set up in Russia

6-Jan-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

State Corporation Rostec, Italy’s Finmeccanica and the oil company Rosneft have signed a tripartite agreement on strategic partnership. Under the agreement, the HeliVert plant near Moscow, a joint enterprise between Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland (subsidiaries of Rostec and Finmeccanica respectively) will launch production of medium AW189 helicopters, HeliVert currently produces medium commercial AW 139 helicopters... Read more

AW189 SAR Variant Achieves EASA Certification

AW189 SAR Variant Achieves EASA Certification

5-Jan-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce it has achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the Search and Rescue variant of the AW189, paving the way for the delivery of aircraft for the UK search and rescue programme. The range of kits for the SAR mission that have now been certified by EASA for the... 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

Vietnam Helicopter Corp orders two AW189s for offshore ops

Vietnam Helicopter Corp orders two AW189s for offshore ops

11-Dec-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (Vietnam Helicopters/VNH) has signed a contract for two AW189 super medium twin engine helicopters. These aircraft will perform 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 North starting... Read more

Gulf Helicopters Celebrates AW189 Entry into Service

Gulf Helicopters Celebrates AW189 Entry into Service

11-Dec-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that Gulf Helicopters of Qatar celebrated the entry into service of its first batch of AW189 super medium helicopters during an official ceremony held on November 23rd in presence of national authorities and representatives from the industry. Four AW189s have now been delivered and entered service, with two aircraft supporting offshore oil... Read more

AW189 Completes Successful North Sea Demo Tour

AW189 Completes Successful North Sea Demo Tour

1-Dec-2014Source: Agusta Westland

AgustaWestland announced today that the new generation AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter has completed a demonstration tour in the North Sea. The tour was deemed a success with more than 60 attendees from leading oil & gas companies, operators and helicopter associations, taking the opportunity to assess the AW189’s outstanding capabilities. The tour, which... Read more

Gulf Helicopters AW189s supporting Libyan rig from Malta

Gulf Helicopters AW189s supporting Libyan rig from Malta

20-Nov-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Gulf Helicopters have taken delivery of three AW189s to date, with a fourth not far away.  The first two of these are now based at Luqa in Malta.  HeliHub.com understands that the Qatar-baesd operator hasopters have a contract to support oil/gas rigs off Libya for Eni North Africa BV and that operations commenced on 24th... Read more

AW189 delays mean Bristow will fly AW139 on UK Coastguard contract

AW189 delays mean Bristow will fly AW139 on UK Coastguard contract

19-Nov-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The development of the AgustaWestland AW189 has been somewhat slower than expected, which means that operators will not receive their aircraft on the expected timescale.  In some cases the aircraft will be at least a year behind schedule, and when a fleet of AW189s are involved, alternatives need to be sought. And so it is... Read more

Milestone finances 11 S92s and an AW189 for Bristow UK SAR fleet

Milestone finances 11 S92s and an AW189 for Bristow UK SAR fleet

12-Nov-2014Source: Milestone

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has closed seven of 12 helicopter leases to Bristow Helicopters Limited, an affiliate of the Bristow Group. The helicopters will be used for civilian search and rescue (SAR) services when Bristow Helicopters takes over delivery of UK SAR services on behalf of... Read more

Havelock Europa to provide Furniture Fittings and Equipment for new Bristow SAR bases

Havelock Europa to provide Furniture Fittings and Equipment for new Bristow SAR bases

23-Oct-2014Source: Havelock Europa

Balfour Beatty appointed Havelock Europa to provide a complete Furniture Fittings and Equipment (FF&E) solution for Bristow Helicopters’ new bases in Inverness, Humberside, Caernarfon and St Athan. Bristow Helicopters is the leading provider of Search and Rescue (SAR) services in the UK, with extensive experience in delivering large SAR projects, led by personnel with the... Read more

Falcon Aviation Services Signs Contract for Two AW189s

Falcon Aviation Services Signs Contract for Two AW189s

21-Oct-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has signed a contract for two AW189 super medium helicopters in offshore transport configuration. The contract will expand FAS’ fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters, which already includes light helicopters such as the Grand and GrandNew, and will shortly be joined... Read more

Bel Air and Lufttransport sign new AgustaWestland Training Services Contracts

Bel Air and Lufttransport sign new AgustaWestland Training Services Contracts

21-Oct-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the signing of two training services contracts to support its Family of new generation helicopters. Bel Air of Denmark has signed a five years training contract featuring a comprehensive package of services including simulator training for the AW139 intermediate and the AW189 super medium twin engine helicopters. Lufttransport AS of... Read more

Bel Air takes delivery of first AW189 and signs for a third

Bel Air takes delivery of first AW189 and signs for a third

16-Oct-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Bel Air of Denmark has taken delivery of its first AW189 super medium helicopter during an official ceremony held at Helitech International today (Amsterdam, October 14th – 16th). The aircraft will be used for offshore oil and gas transport missions in the North Sea while a second helicopter will... 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

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

First leased AW189 delivered to LCI, then back to AW Training Academy

First leased AW189 delivered to LCI, then back to AW Training Academy

14-Oct-2014Source: LCI

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has become the first aircraft lessor to take delivery of the new state-of-the-art AW189 helicopter. The particular aircraft is being placed on long term lease with the AgustaWestland Training Academy, and will be used as part of the conversion-to-type training of pilots to... 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

Bristow Unveils First AW189 SAR Aircraft at Energy Ball

Bristow Unveils First AW189 SAR Aircraft at Energy Ball

8-Oct-2014Source: Bristow

Bristow’s Europe Business Unit (EBU) unveiled the first AW189 search and rescue aircraft at this year’s Energy Ball. Several pilots and engineers worked very hard over the weekend to ensure the aircraft’s presence at the event went well. Bristow and AgustaWestland were title sponsors of the event. The evening started with a private reception for... Read more

Get On Board for the First Flight of the Breakthrough AW189

Get On Board for the First Flight of the Breakthrough AW189

25-Sep-2014Source: Bristow

When clients said they wanted more versatility and affordability in the helicopters they use for offshore oil and gas activities, Bristow listened. We worked closely with AgustaWestland throughout the development of the AW189, and the end result is a superb aircraft built to the most advanced technical specifications and state-of-the-art safety technology. As the launch... Read more

UK – Scillies service could resume in 2016 with AW189s

UK – Scillies service could resume in 2016 with AW189s

19-Aug-2014Source: This is Money

The return of a helicopter service connecting the Scilly Isles to mainland Britain has taken a step closer after advisers PwC delivered a report into the viability of reinstating the air link which closed in 2012. See Full Story... Read more

Gulf Helicopters take delivery of two AW189s

Gulf Helicopters take delivery of two AW189s

30-Jul-2014Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub can report that Gulf Helicopters are now flying at least two AW189s, although there has been no confirmation yet from manufacturer AgustaWestland regarding their delivery.  Observers have noted helicopters A7-GAA and A7-GAB flying from Doha in recent days.  It is not clear whether these flights are for revenue, training, local certification or experience building... Read more

Bristow Certified to Fly AgustaWestland AW189

Bristow Certified to Fly AgustaWestland AW189

18-Jul-2014Source: Bristow Group

Bristow announced on 17th July that it has been certified to fly the much anticipated new generation AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter. Bristow is the launch customer for the aircraft which has now been fully certified by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. The company is due to commence flights with its first two new AW189 aircraft from... Read more

Weststar accepts first AW189; Passes 50,000 hours on AW139 fleet

Weststar accepts first AW189; Passes 50,000 hours on AW139 fleet

17-Jul-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Weststar Aviation Services SdnBhd (WASSB) of Malaysia has taken delivery of the first of two AW189 super medium helicopters. Weststar will use its AW189s to perform long range offshore transport missions in Malaysia. The official handover ceremony was held today at the Farnborough International Air Show. The customer also... 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

Topping-out ceremony marks construction milestone at new Bristow SAR base

Topping-out ceremony marks construction milestone at new Bristow SAR base

2-Jul-2014Source: Bristow Helicopters

A traditional topping out ceremony has taken place to mark the construction of the new Search and Rescue helicopter base at Humberside Airport reaching its full height. The base will house two state-of-the-art SAR helicopters, operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd, their crews and support team.  It is due to become fully operational in April 2015,... Read more

The Microturbo e-APU60 is certified by the FAA

The Microturbo e-APU60 is certified by the FAA

13-Jun-2014Source: Safran

The e-APU60 has been specially designed to meet the demands of new-generation more-electric aircraft. It is characterized by an excellent power-to-weight ratio and exceptional compactness. Tests performed last year on the new-generation AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter validated its excellent reliability and its endurance in extreme operating conditions, as well as its impressive performance in normal flight... Read more

Bristow’s second AW189 ready for delivery

Bristow’s second AW189 ready for delivery

23-May-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The second AW189 for delivery to Bristow Helicopters is ready for its flight from the AgustaWestland factory in Italy to the UK.  This follows its registration with UK’s Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday as G-OENA, with serial number 49007. In strict numerical terms, this example precedes the first delivery, G-OENB serial 49008 but it is... Read more

Turkey – Kaan Air orders VIP-configured AW139 and AW189

Turkey – Kaan Air orders VIP-configured AW139 and AW189

21-May-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce an order by Kaan Air for one AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter and one AW189 super medium twin-engine helicopter. Both helicopters will be fitted out with VIP passenger transport interiors and will be operated in Turkey. The contract expands the success of the AW139 in Turkey and marks the entrance of... Read more

World’s first AW189 full-flight simulator ready for training

World’s first AW189 full-flight simulator ready for training

19-Mar-2014Source: CAE

Rotorsim, the joint venture owned equally by CAE (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, today announced that a joint team from ENAC (the Italian Civil Aviation Authority) and the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) has certified the world’s first AW189 full-flight simulator (FFS) to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators. The new CAE... 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

AW189 starts demo tour among US Oil & Gas operators on the Gulf of Mexico

AW189 starts demo tour among US Oil & Gas operators on the Gulf of Mexico

27-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the new generation medium twin helicopter AW189 will depart for a demo tour among US Oil & Gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico region, from March 4th to the 7th. After been showcased at Heli Expo in Anaheim, California and a few days after the... Read more

GE signs first CT7 engine service agreement for AW189

GE signs first CT7 engine service agreement for AW189

27-Feb-2014Source: GE Aviation

GE Aviation and Bristow Group signed the first engine service agreement for the CT7-2E1 turboshaft engine powering the new, twin-engine AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter. This agreement expands the companies’ long-standing partnership by adding new AW189 helicopters to Bristow’s global fleet of Maintenance Cost Per Hour (MCPH) engines. “We’re pleased to sign the first service agreement for... Read more

Milestone Aviation Group signs for five AW139s and three AW189s

Milestone Aviation Group signs for five AW139s and three AW189s

27-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, together with AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced today at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo that they have signed a purchase contract for eight new-generation AgustaWestland helicopters as part of the companies’ landmark framework agreement. The framework agreement was initially announced in September 2013. The contract for five... 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

LCI signs for one AW189 and another three options

LCI signs for one AW189 and another three options

26-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce it has signed a further multiyear contract with Lease Corporation International (LCI) for seven AW139 intermediate and one AW189 8-tonne medium class twin engine helicopter. These helicopters, which will be used by LCI’s helicopter division to offer its customers modern aircraft ready for offshore transport, search and... Read more

Omni signs for four AW139s and five AW189s

Omni signs for four AW139s and five AW189s

26-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Omni Helicopters International Group (OHI) has signed a contract for a total amount of nine helicopters including four AW139 intermediate twin-engine and five AW189 8.3 ton helicopters in offshore configuration. The contract completes the framework agreement which included a total requirement for 13 AW139s and adds... Read more

LCI commits to 14 more AW139s and 4 more AW189s

LCI commits to 14 more AW139s and 4 more AW189s

25-Feb-2014Source: LCI

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has announced a further multiyear contract with AgustaWestland for up to a further 18 helicopters worth over US$280 million. The order comprises commitments for up to fourteen AW139 intermediate helicopters and up to an additional four AW189 twin-engine helicopters. These helicopters, which will... Read more

Gulf Helicopters orders AW189 EASA Level-C Full Flight Simulator

Gulf Helicopters orders AW189 EASA Level-C Full Flight Simulator

25-Feb-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 an order for an AW189 EASA CS-FSTD(H) FFS Level C Simulator... Read more

AgustaWestland signs deals worth $357 Million

AgustaWestland signs deals worth $357 Million

25-Feb-2014Source: Finmeccanica

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded contracts totally valued about EUR 260 million [translates today as $357M.  Ed] to supply helicopters for both commercial and government applications to customers in various nations including USA, Brazil, UK and Japan. Contracts, signed during Heli-Expo, held in Anaheim, California, include a total of 24 aircraft such as... Read more

Microturbo and Bristow sign first Support By the Hour agreement for AW189 APU

Microturbo and Bristow sign first Support By the Hour agreement for AW189 APU

24-Feb-2014Source: Microturbo

Microturbo (subsidiary of Safran) and Bristow Group are pleased to announce the signature of the first Support By the Hour (SBH®) agreement for the Microturbo e-APU60 on the AW189 helicopter. Supporting 11 search and rescue aircraft and 6 operating in the Oil & Gas sector, this contract is the first of its kind in support... Read more

Thommen air data computers and chronometers selected for AW189

Thommen air data computers and chronometers selected for AW189

24-Feb-2014Source: Revue Thommen

REVUE THOMMEN AG announces the selection of their digital air data computers type AC32 and digital chronometers type CM20 – both in dual installation – for the serial production of AgustaWestland’s state-of-the-art 8-tons-class multirole helicopter AW189. AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is a leading helicopter design and manufacturing company and aims to sell the AW189 for missions also... Read more

Leonardo – the new Customer Portal for AgustaWestland operators

Leonardo – the new Customer Portal for AgustaWestland operators

23-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland have taken the opportunity of Heli-Expo 2014 to launch a new Customer Portal named after the Italian inventor Leonardo da Vinci.  Here is their description of the site:- Leonardo , the AgustaWestland Customer Portal, offer a much wider range of services directly from the web, with the target to ensure a faster response and... Read more

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