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Selex Elsag to equip Italian Navy NH90s with Laser Obstacle Avoidance & Monitoring

Selex Elsag to equip Italian Navy NH90s with Laser Obstacle Avoidance & Monitoring

19-Jul-2012Source: Selex Elsag

At Farnborough 2012 SELEX Elsag announced a 11 million euro contract to supply LOAM (Laser Obstacle Avoidance & Monitoring) systems to equip naval and tactical NH-90 helicopters operated by the Italian Ministry of Defense. Delivery of the equipment is expected to begin in 2013. The NH90 is produced by NHI, a consortium between the Franco-German... Read more

Italian Police orders two AW139s

Italian Police orders two AW139s

10-Jul-2012Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Italian Police has placed an order for two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters. The contract is partially funded by the EU FRONTEX programme aimed at supporting coordination and development of the European Union’s border management. Also included in the contract is a comprehensive support and training... Read more

01-Jul-12 I-LASB Eurocopter AS350B3 Granmichele, Italy

01-Jul-12 I-LASB Eurocopter AS350B3 Granmichele, Italy

1-Jul-2012

Force landing due to a technical issue on positioning flight back to base after firefighting... Read more

15-Jun-12 I-PATI Eurocopter SA315B Illorai, Italy

15-Jun-12 I-PATI Eurocopter SA315B Illorai, Italy

15-Jun-2012

Crashed on firefighting ops while filling up the water bucket... Read more

15-Jun-12 I-PATI Eurocopter SA315B Illorai, Italy

15-Jun-12 I-PATI Eurocopter SA315B Illorai, Italy

15-Jun-2012

Overturned while loading water from a stream during firefighting operations. Aircraft destroyed    ... Read more

Heli-Sport starts deliveries of the CH-77 Ranabot

Heli-Sport starts deliveries of the CH-77 Ranabot

22-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Heli-Sport has just announced that initial deliveries of their side-by-side two-seat CH-77 Ranabot were made approximately a month ago to customers in their native Italy.  Next deliveries are expected to be to France and the Czech Republic – and Heli-Sport is actively working with the dealers in those countries, who will be responsible for assembly,... Read more

AgustaWestland adapts house colours for Olympics

AgustaWestland adapts house colours for Olympics

1-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Last Friday, HeliHub.com broke the story that AgustaWestland have brought a demonstrator AW139 to the UK for the London Olympics.  Courtesy of Nigel Hitchman, we have now caught up with the colour scheme of this aircraft – a blend of the standard Finmeccanica grey/red starburst with three extra blue and one extra red stripe to... Read more

Camcopter S-100 becomes first UAV to fly from an Italian Navy ship

Camcopter S-100 becomes first UAV to fly from an Italian Navy ship

30-Apr-2012Source: Schiebel

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 has taken a further step in consolidating its strong maritime position by being the first UAS (Unmanned Air System) to ever fly from an Italian Navy ship. The S-100 was flown from the ITS Bersagliere, a Soldati Class frigate and successfully carried out a number of missions for observers from the Italian... Read more

AgustaWestland bring AW139 to UK for London Olympics

AgustaWestland bring AW139 to UK for London Olympics

27-Apr-2012Source: HeliHub.com

AgustaWestland have brought one of their AW139 demonstrator aircraft from Italy to the UK for the London Olympics, which start with the opening ceremony on Friday 27th July this year.  Arriving as I-AWRH, the helicopter has now been re-registered as G-OLYM – an obvious give-away that it is here for the Games.  HeliHub.com will report... Read more

India helicopter deal: Italy probes Euro 51M ‘payoff’

India helicopter deal: Italy probes Euro 51M ‘payoff’

24-Apr-2012Source: Indian Express

Italy probes 51 m Euro ‘payoff’ to agent Guido Haschke for VVIP AW101 deal with India – the 62-year-old consultant is believed to have dual citizenship of Switzerland and the US (see full story)... Read more

01-Apr-12 I-SNEK Robinson R44 Lago Patria, Italy

01-Apr-12 I-SNEK Robinson R44 Lago Patria, Italy

1-Apr-2012

Pilot Raffaele Morelli di Quarto was not seriously injured in the crash of this R44 from low level, although photos of the R44 show extensive damage... Read more

31-Mar-12 Boeing CH-47 San Martino, Italy

31-Mar-12 Boeing CH-47 San Martino, Italy

31-Mar-2012

Emergency landing while firefighting, possibly due to broken hydraulic lines... Read more

Fatal R22 accident in Italy

Fatal R22 accident in Italy

25-Mar-2012Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,... Read more

25-Mar-12 Robinson R22 Sinalunga, Italy (2F)

25-Mar-12 Robinson R22 Sinalunga, Italy (2F)

25-Mar-2012

R22 crashed from a low level sharp turn shortly close in a ploughed field approx 200m from the pilot’s house, killing both occupants.  The sequence was watched by the pilot’s son from the house, who immediately called the emergency services. The two were later named as pilot  Marcello Bartalucci age 62 and Giampaulo Marri, age... Read more

Italy’s Ambassador to Poland visits PZL Swidnik

Italy’s Ambassador to Poland visits PZL Swidnik

19-Mar-2012Source: PZL Swidnik

(electronic translation from Polish)   Demonstration of the capabilities of helicopters produced in Swidnik, tour facility, meet  with the staff – are just some of the official visit of His Excellency Riccardo Guariglia, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy in PZL-Swidnik, a group company of AgustaWestland. The Ambassador visited Åšwidnik plants on Wednesday, March 14. His arrival... Read more

Italian Air Force’s HH-139A enters operational service

Italian Air Force’s HH-139A enters operational service

8-Mar-2012Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first of ten Italian Air Force’s HH-139A medium twin engine helicopters has entered operational service. A ceremony held today at Cervia Air Base marked this achievement. These helicopters will supplement ageing HH-212 and HH-3F helicopters in the role of search and rescue operations across the... Read more

European Commission authorises state aid for Eurocopter and AgustaWestland

European Commission authorises state aid for Eurocopter and AgustaWestland

7-Mar-2012Source: European Commission

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

Esperia renews its partnership with 2012 Cortina Winter Polo

Esperia renews its partnership with 2012 Cortina Winter Polo

20-Feb-2012Source: Esperia Aviation Services

Electronic translation – Esperia Aviation Services, a leading VIP helicopter transport / corporate, this year will be an official partner of the prestigious Audi Polo Gold Cup 2012 which will open the season on the shores of frozen Lake Misurina, in the beautiful surroundings of Cortina D’Ampezzo. Esperia, as usual, will manage the transport services... Read more

AgustaWestland Commences Major Training Academy Expansion

AgustaWestland Commences Major Training Academy Expansion

13-Feb-2012Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has commenced construction work on a new simulator hall at its “A. Marchetti” Training Academy located in Sesto Calende, Italy. The new simulator hall will be able to house up to nine full-flight simulators (FFSs) and six flight training devices (FTDs). The new facility will accommodate FFSs for various aircraft including... Read more

15-Jan-12 Robinson R22 San Liberato, Italy (2F)

15-Jan-12 Robinson R22 San Liberato, Italy (2F)

15-Jan-2012

Crashed after hitting cables on approach to airfield, killing Filippo Sini, 39, and Vittorio Mestichelli, 57.  [Warning – some photos in the Italian press show at least one of the bodies without it being covered up]... Read more

100th NH90 delivered before end of 2011

100th NH90 delivered before end of 2011

4-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Industry sources have confirmed to HeliHub.com today that the 100th NH90 was delivered on 29th December 2011.  The landmark aircraft was handed over by AgustaWestland to the Italian military. We are endeavouring to obtain a breakdown by customer and by manufacturer of these 100. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com... Read more

30-Dec-11 I-NAPE Robinson R44 San Tammaro, Italy

30-Dec-11 I-NAPE Robinson R44 San Tammaro, Italy

30-Dec-2011

Tourist flight.  Tail boom cut by main rotors, helicopter ended up on port side.  Ground covered in snow – potential for vertical reference issues.... Read more

Italy plans to tax local and visiting helicopters

Italy plans to tax local and visiting helicopters

20-Dec-2011

Italy is planning to introduce a tax on Italian registered private business jets and helicopters and even on non-Italian registered aircraft that have spent more than 48 consecutive hours on Italian territory. (see full story)... Read more

AgustaWestland NH90 assembly line celebrates one year and two deliveries

AgustaWestland NH90 assembly line celebrates one year and two deliveries

19-Dec-2011Source: AgustaWestland

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

Argentine Army acquire 20 AB206s from Italian Carabinieri

Argentine Army acquire 20 AB206s from Italian Carabinieri

1-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Italian Carabinieri have moved on from using AB206 JetRangers, largely concentrating on variants of the AgustaWestland AW109, most recently the AW109N Nexus.  Twenty AB206 JetRangers previously used by the Italian law enforcement agency have been sold to the Argentine Army, where they will be allocated to the 602 Commando Company and based at Campo... Read more

11-Nov-11 HB-ZJN AgustaWestland AW109E Marcucci, Italy (3F)

11-Nov-11 HB-ZJN AgustaWestland AW109E Marcucci, Italy (3F)

11-Nov-2011

Three killed, cause unknown but low visibility reported in the area... Read more

09-Nov-11 I-DAMS Eurocopter AS365N3 Mineo, Italy (1F)

09-Nov-11 I-DAMS Eurocopter AS365N3 Mineo, Italy (1F)

9-Nov-2011

Crashed into a hill in poor weather during an EMS flight with 5POB.  Co pilot Sergio Torre fatally injured.  The aircraft had taken off from the hospital in Caltanissetta and was bound for Messina... Read more

Autonomous Province of Trento takes delivery of an AW139

Autonomous Province of Trento takes delivery of an AW139

3-Nov-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Autonomous Province of Trento in Italy has taken delivery of the first of two AW139 medium twin helicopters. The aircraft will be operated by the Fire Fighting Department Aviation Unit based in Trento to perform emergency medical service, search and rescue and disaster relief missions... Read more

Italy’s Trento region adds two firefighting AW139s

Italy’s Trento region adds two firefighting AW139s

31-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The blog run by enthusiast Damiano Gualdoni reports that the Italian firefighting organisation Vigili del Fuoco took delivery of one of a pair of AW139s on Friday.  Registered I-TNCC and I-TNDD are new production aircraft, serials 31369 and 31374 respectively.  It is not clear at this time whether they add to the existing pair of... Read more

Pellissier Helicopter adds AW119Ke

Pellissier Helicopter adds AW119Ke

23-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Italian blogger Damiano Gualdoni reports on his website that Pellisier Helicopter has recently added a second AW119Ke to its fleet, registered I-PHAS and serial number 14770.  IT was built on the Philadelphia production line, and was tested there on the US registrationN382SH Pellisier maintain bases in the Aosta Valley in the north-west corner of Italy... Read more

Elilombardia buys two 109E Powers from Schenk Air

Elilombardia buys two 109E Powers from Schenk Air

11-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Schenk Air has sold both of its AW109E Powers to Italian operator Elilombardia, leaving it with just one JetRanger.  Elilombardia is operating both of them on Austrian registrations in Italy on air ambulance contracts. OE-XSA is operating on behalf of HEMS 118 Regione Campania and noted recently at Napoli Hospital OE-XSC is operating on behalf... Read more

Switzerland’s Mountain Flyers add AS350B2 from Italy

Switzerland’s Mountain Flyers add AS350B2 from Italy

12-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Swiss operator Mountain Flyers 80 has acquired a 2004-build Eurocopter AS350B2 from Italy, where it was operated by Eurojet Italia.  Previously registered I-BLBU, serial number 3816 is now registered in Switzerland as HB-ZTM, and is being financed by the German company Kunert Aircraft Asset GbR.  It replaces sister ship HB-ZAM which was written off in... Read more

17-Aug-11 I-LASF Eurocopter AS350B3 Pizzo Corvo, Italy

17-Aug-11 I-LASF Eurocopter AS350B3 Pizzo Corvo, Italy

17-Aug-2011

Lost altitude suddenly after having poured the water on the flames while firefighting... Read more

05-Aug-11 I-AMVZ Eurocopter AS350B3 Celledizzo di Pejo, Italy (1F)

05-Aug-11 I-AMVZ Eurocopter AS350B3 Celledizzo di Pejo, Italy (1F)

5-Aug-2011

Pilot Roberto Bezzi died and 4 (or 5?) passengers injured.  Early reports suggest blade strike... Read more

Italy completes multi-agency SAR exercise “SATER 02/2011”

Italy completes multi-agency SAR exercise “SATER 02/2011”

6-Jul-2011Source: Italian Defence Dept

[automated translation from local language] Tuesday 28 and Wednesday, June 29, 2011 the Air Force conducted air rescue exercise ‘SATER 02/2011’ Triveneto Alps. The activity is part of a cycle of operations annually organized in order to train Air Force personnel involved in SAR (Search And Rescue – Search and Rescue) by the Air Force... Read more

Italian Navy takes delivery of first of 56 NH90s

Italian Navy takes delivery of first of 56 NH90s

24-Jun-2011Source: NH Industries

The Italian Navy has ordered a total of 56 NH90s (46 NFH and 10 TTH units) which will replace its previous generation helicopters for a variety of roles including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and utility. The NH90 NFH will give the Italian Navy a major increase in operational capability and mission effectiveness due to its... Read more

Milan transport police use unmanned helicopter to track copper thieves

Milan transport police use unmanned helicopter to track copper thieves

1-Jun-2011Source: Repubblica

In the home city of helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland, the police responsible for the local transport system “Green Line” are tracking copper thieves using a small unmanned helicopter... Read more

INAER adds another six GrandNew and a AW139

INAER adds another six GrandNew and a AW139

25-May-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that INAER, the leading European helicopter services provider, has signed contracts for two EMS-configured GrandNew light twin helicopters and four GrandNew light twin and one AW139 medium twin helicopters for offshore transport. These contracts mark the entrance of the GrandNew into the European EMS and offshore transport... Read more

25-May-11 I-PAZZ Schweizer 300C Farra di Soligo, Italy

25-May-11 I-PAZZ Schweizer 300C Farra di Soligo, Italy

25-May-2011

Crashed from an altitude of 20m while spraying vineyards.  The only one person on board, pilot Michele Astrella, 62, from Basilicata, was seriously injured... Read more

26-Apr-11 I-ETEC Robinson R22 Sulmona, Italy (2F)

26-Apr-11 I-ETEC Robinson R22 Sulmona, Italy (2F)

26-Apr-2011

Initial reports are suggesting a wire strike in less-than-ideal visibility. Fatalities named as Danilo Ricuperati (31) and Matteo Franchini (27)... Read more

AgustaWestland launches AWParc alliance with Politecnico di Milano

AgustaWestland launches AWParc alliance with Politecnico di Milano

7-Apr-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Politecnico di Milano and AgustaWestland, have launched AWParc (Advanced Rotorcraft AgustaWestland Technical Center), a company formed at the Polytechnic’s Bovisa campus.  The focus of this alliance is on expertise and skills in developing research projects related to the helicopter sector. AgustaWestland has made only two similar centers in the world, with the British Universities... Read more

27-Mar-11 I-HEHL Robinson R44 Monte Argentario, Italy

27-Mar-11 I-HEHL Robinson R44 Monte Argentario, Italy

27-Mar-2011

Helicopter landed in water.  Pilot, the only occupant, not injured... Read more

18-Feb-11 F-GUJB Robinson R44 Canne della Battaglia, Italy (1F)

18-Feb-11 F-GUJB Robinson R44 Canne della Battaglia, Italy (1F)

18-Feb-2011

The helicopter had departed from Modugno, near Bari, and was heading to Foggia. Pilot Tanzarella Antonio D’Amico, age 29, was alone... Read more

08-Feb-11 MM81052 Hughes 500M Fragagnano, Italy

08-Feb-11 MM81052 Hughes 500M Fragagnano, Italy

8-Feb-2011

Ditched into reservoir after loss of power; 2 occupants safe... Read more

Proposal for helipad in town of Milazzo

Proposal for helipad in town of Milazzo

4-Feb-2011Source: Tempo Stretto

Gabriele Postorino from the Italian operator Helijet.it is working with the Mayor of Milazzo, Carmelo Pino on proposals for a helipad covering 5,000 sq.metres... Read more

Italian Finance Guard takes delivery of second AW139

Italian Finance Guard takes delivery of second AW139

17-Jan-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the delivery of a second AW139 medium twin helicopter for the Italian Guardia di Finanza (Customs and Border Patrol Service). The aircraft was accepted by Gen. Michele Adinolfi, Guardia di Finanza Chief of Staff and Gen. Daniele Caprino, Interregional Commander for North-East Italy, during an official ceremony... Read more

Carabinieri in Italy’s Catania Region mark 25 years service

Carabinieri in Italy’s Catania Region mark 25 years service

20-Dec-2010Source: HeliHub.com

The 12th Police helicopter unit (Italian – 12° Nucleo Elicotteri Carabinieri) which serves the region of Catania on the Italian island of Sicily has just completed 25 years of flight.  The unit currently operates five helicopters (two 206s, one 412, one A109A and a 109 Nexus) from its base at Fontanarossa Airport.  Since 1985 it... Read more

Esperia chooses AW119Ke to diversify fleet

Esperia chooses AW119Ke to diversify fleet

4-Dec-2010Source: EBAN

Esperia Aviation Services is working to develop the overall marketplace as well as increasing the appeal of its fleet by bringing into service two new AW119Ke to complement four Grands... Read more

27-Nov-10 I-WWWW Robinson R22 Paganella, Italy

27-Nov-10 I-WWWW Robinson R22 Paganella, Italy

27-Nov-2010

Encountered sudden winds taking off in mountainous region, landed no side in snow. Pilot Paolo Ferrazza (35) was not seriously injured while passenger Andrea Zampedri (38) was virtually unscathed... Read more

Foldaway self-levelling helipad ideal for superyacht operations

Foldaway self-levelling helipad ideal for superyacht operations

24-Nov-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Looking worthy of being created for the next James Bond film, Besenzoni’s Helybase is a self-levelling platform pf 60m² which folds itself away – ideal for the limited deck area of a superyacht. Its adaptability makes it particularly useful for the yacht charter market as the increased flexibility it provides to a particular yacht greatly... Read more

Italian army reveals AW129 upgrade plan

Italian army reveals AW129 upgrade plan

13-Nov-2010Source: Flightglobal

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

Rome’s Urbe Airport extends helo ops to 22:00

Rome’s Urbe Airport extends helo ops to 22:00

8-Nov-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Italy’s national aviation authority ENAC (Ente Nazionale per l’Aviazone Civile) has recently announced that Rome Urbe Airport will now be open for helicopter operations ountil 22:00, effective from 3rd November. Previously rotary wing operations were not allowed after sunset. HeliHub.com understands that this move is part of the relationship between AgustaWestland and Alitalica. Under this... Read more

Italian Air Force reportedly orders 12 AW101s and 10 AW139s

Italian Air Force reportedly orders 12 AW101s and 10 AW139s

3-Nov-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Bloomberg are today reporting that the Italian Air Force has ordered 10 SAR AW139s and 12 Combat AW101s, quoting unnamed people close to the company. THe order is valued at about 1.2 billion euros ($1.7 billion). The finances were approved on 13th October by the Italian Senate’s Defence Committee, accoridng to the Italian Government’s website.... Read more

Italian Navy sends three AW101s to Afghanistan

Italian Navy sends three AW101s to Afghanistan

28-Oct-2010Source: Italian Navy

[Electronic translation of Italian language press release] It ‘began Oct. 4 and will run until 13, the transfer with a C-17 aircraft of the U.S. Air Force three- EH-101 helicopters that the Navy should operate in Afghanistan to support the operations of the NATO-led force, known as ISAF – International Security and Assistance Force. The... Read more

San Marino R44 siezed over tax irregularities

San Marino R44 siezed over tax irregularities

12-Oct-2010Source: Guardia di Finanza

It is more than € 600,000 the commercial value of the brand new American helicopter “R44” of the “Robinson Helicopter” arrested nell’Elba Campo (LI) by the financiers of Naval Operations Department of Livorno, with the active collaboration of colleagues at the Naval Air Group in La Spezia . The service, in its initial phase, has... Read more

UK’s Helicopter Museum adds A109 from Italy’s Guardia di Finanza

UK’s Helicopter Museum adds A109 from Italy’s Guardia di Finanza

10-Oct-2010Source: The Helicopter Museum

The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare in Somerset has secured another First for a UK aviation collection, with the addition of an ex-Italian Guardia di Finanza Agusta A109GdiF helicopter. The aircraft is the first all-Italian aircraft and second addition this year to the Museum’s helicopter collection. The helicopter was unveiled by UK Tourism Minister John Penrose... Read more

10-Oct-10 I-AGSN AgustaWestland AW109A Mk.II Genova, Italy

10-Oct-10 I-AGSN AgustaWestland AW109A Mk.II Genova, Italy

10-Oct-2010

Accident during take-off phase... Read more

Hoverfly president mixes pasta and helicopters

Hoverfly president mixes pasta and helicopters

13-Sep-2010Source: EBAN

Saturnino De Cecco, owner of the pasta brand ‘De Cecco’ and president of Italy’s Hoverfly, says the company has grown because it has turned a passion for flying into a profession.... Read more

Italy’s Lazio region opens first of seven helipads

Italy’s Lazio region opens first of seven helipads

6-Aug-2010Source: HeliHub.com

The Centre of Orthopaedic Traumatology at Garbatella is the location for the first of seven helipads to become operational.  Intended to serve four different hospital complexes, the helipad has been closed for renovation since 2004. By September of this year, as the governor of the Lazio Renata Polverini told the local press, futher helipads should... Read more

Crimes being investigated at DF Helicopters include “commercial fraud”

Crimes being investigated at DF Helicopters include “commercial fraud”

30-Jul-2010Source: Il Vostro Giornale

Two more DF334 helicopters have been siezed this week in the ongoing investigation into DF Helicopters in Italy... Read more

AgustaWestland Training Academy achieves FTO Certification

AgustaWestland Training Academy achieves FTO Certification

21-Jul-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the “Alessandro Marchetti” Training Academy headquartered in Sesto Calende (Italy) has been awarded Flight Training Organisation (FTO) certification by ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority). Becoming a FTO in accordance with JAA (Joint Aviation Authorities) standards will enable AgustaWestland to further expand its range of training solutions,... Read more

Restored AB47G put on display in Italy

Restored AB47G put on display in Italy

6-Jul-2010

Agusta-Bell AB-47G registered I-ASFD, which has been completely restored by some voluntary members, was put on display on Sunday July 4 at Samarate (file photo)... Read more

Italy: Hospital helipad inaugurated at Fratta

Italy: Hospital helipad inaugurated at Fratta

6-Jul-2010

A new helipad has been inaugurated at Fratta and is available 24×7... Read more

Italian military helicopter school celebrates 50 years

Italian military helicopter school celebrates 50 years

1-Jun-2010

Since its formation in 1960, the School has achieved 423,884 flying hours and trained 4,330 pilots – not only for the Italian Air Force, but also for their Navy, Army, Carabinieri, Finance, Police, State Forestry and Fire Departments.... Read more

Azor 2010 exercise will involve 32 helicopters from 9 nations

Azor 2010 exercise will involve 32 helicopters from 9 nations

1-Jun-2010Source: EDA

As part of the European Defence Agency’s Helicopter Training Programme (HTP), Spain will host a Multinational Helicopter Exercise in June 2010. The Exercise is the largest of its kind so far, with more than 32 helicopters and 500 people attending from 9 nations and yet takes place less than a year after the Ministerial endorsement... Read more

Italian Coast Guard takes delivery of the 300th AW139

Italian Coast Guard takes delivery of the 300th AW139

25-May-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Italian Coast Guard has taken delivery of its first AW139 medium twin helicopter during an official ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy. The AW139 will perform a range of missions including maritime patrol, search and rescue (SAR) and emergency medical services. Three more... Read more

49.9% of INAER sold to US private equity firm

49.9% of INAER sold to US private equity firm

30-Apr-2010Source: Reuters

U.S Private Equity Group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) said on Wednesday it had entered into a partnership with Investindustrial to take a minority stake in helicopter firm Grupo Inaer.... Read more

European helicopter firm Inaer for sale

European helicopter firm Inaer for sale

21-Apr-2010Source: Reuters

Southern European private equity firm Investindustrial is seeking to sell helicopter firm Grupo Inaer for as much as 675 million euros ($908 million), people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.... Read more

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