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Italian Army UH-90 Helicopters Achieves 3000 Flying Hours

Italian Army UH-90 Helicopters Achieves 3000 Flying Hours

NH Industries is proud to announce the achievement of 3.000 Flying hours in Afghanistan by the Italian Army. In January the UH-90 helicopters of Italian Army have reached the result of 3000 flying hours in Afghanistan, during an aerial reconnaissance mission over the Herat area. The UH-90 multirole helicopters of Task Group “Fenice”, in service… Read more »

Source: NH Industries, 18-Jan-17

Italian Government grants €487 Million for next generation AW129

Italian Government grants €487 Million for next generation AW129

The Italian Parliament’s Defence Committee has agreed to grant a fund of €487 Million to the Italian Army to create a new helicopter that will take over from their current 1980s AW129 Mangusta attack helicopter. According to Daniele Marantelli, a PD member, the new combat helicopter will combine the efforts of local universities and research… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Nov-16

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Italian Army Takes Delivery of Its First Two ICH-47F

Italian Army Takes Delivery of Its First Two ICH-47F

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Italian Army has taken delivery of its first two ICH-47F Chinook helicopters during an official ceremony held at Vergiate plant (Italy) today. The ceremony was attended by the Italian Army Chief of Staff Gen. Claudio Graziano, the Director of ARMAEREO Lt. General Domenico Esposito and representatives from the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Oct-14

Head of Italian Army Aviation killed in training crash

Head of Italian Army Aviation killed in training crash

The Italian military has reported the untimely death of Major General Feltrinelli Calligaris, head of Italy’s Army aviation unit. The General was the instructor in an Agusta-Bell JetRanger which crashed on Mount Martha, near the Viterbo military base. Student pilot Lieutenant Paolo Tozzi was also killed in the accident. Major General Calligaris was appointed to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jan-14

23-Jan-14 MM80888 Agusta-Bell 206B Viterbo, Italy (2F)

Training flight, killing student Lieutenant Paolo Tozzi and General Feltrinelli Calligaris, head of Italian Army Aviation [named here].  Powerline reported down and press suggesting that was the cause.

23-Jan-14

First Italian Army ICH-47F Chinook performs maiden flight

First Italian Army ICH-47F Chinook performs maiden flight

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first ICH-47F Chinook for the Italian Army successfully accomplished its maiden flight on June 24th at Vergiate in Italy. The aircraft took to the air for 15 minutes, performing as expected carrying out basic handling tests and main systems checks. This ICH-47F Chinook is the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Jun-13

NHI celebrates first deployment of an Italian NH90

NHI celebrates first deployment of an Italian NH90

NHI celebrated today the first operational deployment of a NH90 helicopter overseas. This event took place on the NHI static area, where the NH90 TTH of the Italian Army, operated by “7° Vega unit is displayed, at the presence of General Calligaris commanding the Italian Army Aviation. “We are pleased to welcome General Calligaris at… Read more »

Source: NH Industries, 20-Jun-13

Italian Army Takes Delivery of Its First NH90 TTH

Italian Army Takes Delivery of Its First NH90 TTH

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first NH90 TTH in FOC (Final Operational Capability) configuration for the Italian Army has been delivered today during an official ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Venice Tessera plant in the presence of Gen. Giangiacomo Calligaris, Commander of Italian Army Aviation, and Gen. Francesco Langella, ARMAEREO. This… Read more »

Source: Italian Army, 03-May-13

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AgustaWestland NH90 assembly line celebrates one year and two deliveries

AgustaWestland NH90 assembly line celebrates one year and two deliveries

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that its new NH90 Final Assembly Line, located at Venice Tessera in Italy, has successfully completed its first year of operations and celebrated the joint delivery of an NH90 TTH to the Italian Army and an NH90 NFH to the Italian Navy on December 16th. The facility… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Dec-11

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Italian army reveals AW129 upgrade plan

Italian army reveals AW129 upgrade plan

Italy’s army aviation command plans to upgrade its AgustaWestland AW129C attack helicopters to a new configuration referred to as “G19”

Source: Flightglobal, 13-Nov-10

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12-Feb-10 MM80880 Agusta-Bell 206B Montello, Italy

12-Feb-10

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