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Leonardo switches AW09 power from Honeywell HTS900 to Safran Arriel 2K

Leonardo switches AW09 power from Honeywell HTS900 to Safran Arriel 2K

26-Jan-2023

Leonardo and Safran Helicopter Engines announced today they have joined forces to further enhance the capabilities and competitiveness of the next generation AW09 single-engine helicopter. The production aircraft will feature the 1,000 shp class of power Arriel 2K engine, the newest generation of the Arriel family. The selection of the new engine guarantees the most... Read more

Heli-One Norway Supports Leonardo for AW101 Maintenance

Heli-One Norway Supports Leonardo for AW101 Maintenance

26-Jan-2023Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently been contracted by Leonardo to support the fleet of AW101 SAR Queen helicopters operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Personnel from Heli-One’s Stavanger facility will be working with Leonardo staff to perform line maintenance, increasing the amount of trained personnel... Read more

Leonardo delivers first AW169M to Guardia di Finanza

Leonardo delivers first AW169M to Guardia di Finanza

24-Jan-2023

Leonardo and Guardia di Finanza (Italy’s Police Force with general capability in economic and financial matters as well as the only maritime Police Force in Italy) celebrated today the delivery of the operator’s first AW169M light-intermediate twin engine helicopter in a special configuration featuring skids. The handover was performed at Leonardo’s Vergiate assembly line (Varese)... Read more

Norwegian regional Police chief requests helicopter to patrol Russian border

Norwegian regional Police chief requests helicopter to patrol Russian border

24-Jan-2023Source: The Barents Observer

A former commander with the Kremlin-linked Wagner private military company fled across the border to Norway in dramatic circumstances last Friday. Local police fear life and health are at risk if more illegal border crossers are coming in the polar night with temperatures down to minus 25 Celsius. See Full Story.... Read more

Korea looks to replace Presidential S92s

Korea looks to replace Presidential S92s

16-Jan-2023Source: HeliHub.com

The Korean military has started the process of replacing their three Sikorsky S92s which are operated in support of the President.  The three have exceeded their planned replacement cycle of 10 years, in part due to the pandemic enforcing different priorities on Government time. The Korean Air Force has submitted documentation to the Joint Chiefs... Read more

Sweet Helicopters adds two helicopters to their fleet

Sweet Helicopters adds two helicopters to their fleet

16-Jan-2023Source: Sweet Helicopters

Sweet Helicopters is excited to announce the addition of two aircraft to their fleet, both Leonardo 109SPs. “We’ve added these helicopters because of overwhelming customer demand,” said Chuck Surack, founder and owner of Sweet Helicopters. “We already transport over 1,000 passengers a year and with the addition of these two helicopters are thrilled to be... Read more

UK MOD receives final AW101 Mk4/4a Merlin

UK MOD receives final AW101 Mk4/4a Merlin

12-Jan-2023Source: Leonardo

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), on behalf of the Royal Navy, has received its final AW101 Mk4/4a Merlin helicopter. This aircraft was part of the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme, which entailed the upgrade of 25 AW101 Merlin Mk3/3a aircraft. The aircraft modifications include new cockpit avionics, ship optimization including a folding main rotor head and folding tail to enable the... Read more

US DoD selects Leonardo for 26 TH-73A Thrasher

US DoD selects Leonardo for 26 TH-73A Thrasher

3-Jan-2023Source: Leonardo

Leonardo welcomes the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defense to award AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a 110.5 million USD firm-fixed price modification to the previously awarded contract for the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System. This modification exercises an option for the production and delivery of 26 TH-73A Lot IV aircraft in support of... Read more

Leonardo awarded €690M contract for the AW101/CH149 Upgrade

Leonardo awarded €690M contract for the AW101/CH149 Upgrade

3-Jan-2023Source: Leonardo

The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded Leonardo (through Leonardo U.K. Ltd of Yeovil) a $1 billion CAN (€690 million) contract for the AW101/CH-149 “Cormorant” Mid-Life Upgrade (CMLU) Project for 16 aircraft in total, comprising 13 existing Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter (CSH) currently in-service and the augmentation of a further three aircraft. This... Read more

Austria receives first AW169M and signs for second batch of 18

Austria receives first AW169M and signs for second batch of 18

22-Dec-2022Source: Austrian Military

On Wednesday, Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner handed over the first multi-purpose helicopter “Leonardo AW169”, also known as “Lion”, to the air force in Langenlebarn. During the ceremony, the option to purchase a further 18 helicopters was signed – this means that the army will have a total of 36 new helicopters by 2028. The total costs... Read more

Bristow to purchase 6 AW139s for UKSAR2G SAR programme

Bristow to purchase 6 AW139s for UKSAR2G SAR programme

7-Dec-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) has signed a contract to procure six AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters to support the Second-Generation Search and Rescue Aviation (“UKSAR2G”) programme by the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Aircraft’s deliveries are expected to start in 2023 and to be completed in 2024, joining an existing... Read more

Italian Army’s UH-90A fleet handover reaches completion

Italian Army’s UH-90A fleet handover reaches completion

5-Dec-2022Source: Leonardo

The Italian Army’s UH-90A (NATO’s designation for the Italian Army’s NH90 TTH) multirole helicopter programme marked a major achievement with the completion of deliveries on 25 November. The 60th and final aircraft, assembled at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera facility, was handed over to the operator during an official ceremony in presence of representatives from the Italian... Read more

Leonardo hosts Destination Net Zero workshop

Leonardo hosts Destination Net Zero workshop

2-Dec-2022Source: Leonardo

Small- and medium-sized enterprises from across the UK and Leonardo’s supply chain gathered to share knowledge and best practice, and have open discussions about the real hurdles we all face when trying to find innovative solutions to tackle one of the key challenges on the UK Government’s agenda: How to reach Net Zero by 2050.... Read more

Uni-Fly to launch UK AW169 maintenance org

Uni-Fly to launch UK AW169 maintenance org

23-Nov-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Danish operator Uni-Fly has this week launched recruitment advertising for a UK Part 145 Maintenance Manager. The candidate will be based at their Humberside Airport operations centre, from there they fly two UK-registered Leonardo AW169 helicopters in support of the renewable energy sector. Uni-Fly also has a locally-registered AW169 based in Denmark alongside a pair... Read more

Starspeed commences Isles of Scilly scheduled service

Starspeed commences Isles of Scilly scheduled service

15-Nov-2022Source: HeliHub.com

As one of the longest run scheduled services in the world, the route from Penzance Heliport on the the south-west tip of England across open water to the Isles of Scilly has always attracted interest within the industry.  The 36 mile route has been flown by helicopters – with a couple of notable breaks –... Read more

Leonardo welcomes Yeovil College to Team AW149 UK

Leonardo welcomes Yeovil College to Team AW149 UK

15-Nov-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has expanded Team AW149 UK, the national alliance of onshore supply chain members supporting the company’s bid to provide its latest-generation military AW149 helicopter to the UK Armed Forces. Going beyond the core supply chain for the AW149, Leonardo is widening the team to include members from across its communities who will also benefit... Read more

Leonardo review and report on first three years of LPS efficiency programme

Leonardo review and report on first three years of LPS efficiency programme

11-Nov-2022Source: Leonardo

How do you make a factory more productive while improving industrial processes and reducing risks for workers? Three years after the launch of the Leonardo Production System (LPS) programme, which has the precise aim of optimising the efficiency and productivity of industrial sites, the plant managers involved and the heads of operations of the various industrial sectors came... Read more

LCI joint venture with Thora Capital adds two Leonardo AW189s

LCI joint venture with Thora Capital adds two Leonardo AW189s

11-Nov-2022Source: LCI

LCI is pleased to announce that its Joint Venture (JV) with Thora Capital, LLC has acquired two Leonardo Helicopters AW189s valued at over US$25 million. The super-medium helicopters are on operations across the globe and bring the total of LCI’s acquisitions alongside Thora to US$120 million. Jaspal Jandu, CEO of LCI, says: “Thora is a trusted financial partner with whom... Read more

AW169 gains EASA certification for skid undercarriage and IFR, single pilot, SAR Modes

AW169 gains EASA certification for skid undercarriage and IFR, single pilot, SAR Modes

10-Nov-2022Source: Leonardo

The AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter’s operational capabilities and configuration options grow further with the recent EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification of the skid undercarriage and unique IFR, single pilot, Advanced Search and Rescue (SAR) Modes. These latest achievements follow additional enhancements, such as the introduction of the Phase 8 core avionics software... Read more

Leonardo appoints HeliService as Service Centre

Leonardo appoints HeliService as Service Centre

10-Nov-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is delivering on its strategy to strengthen the level of support and maintenance services offered to its customer base in Germany and Europe through the appointment of HeliService international GmbH (HeliService) as an Excellent Service Centre. The ‘Excellent’ ranking is assigned to selected Service Centres focused on maintaining third party fleets with the largest... Read more

GE delivers 250th CT7-2E1 engine

GE delivers 250th CT7-2E1 engine

9-Nov-2022Source: GE Aviation

GE’s CT7-2E1 hit a significant milestone with its 250th engine delivery. The 250th CT7-2E1 engine was shipped to Leonardo in late September in support of the AW149 and AW189 helicopter programs respectively. According to Elissa Lee, Director of GE Aerospace’s Commercial Turboshaft Engines, “The production rate for the CT7-2E1 engine has been steadily increasing, and we anticipate... Read more

Leonardo shows latest updates at European Rotors 2022

Leonardo shows latest updates at European Rotors 2022

9-Nov-2022Source: Leonardo

Taking place from 8-10 November, the second edition of European Rotors, the major rotorcraft event dedicated to the European VTOL community, returns to the Cologne Fair in Germany.. The three-day event, organised by the EHA (European Helicopter Association) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), will see the participation of OEMs, operator, and regulators covering the entire civil sector of the... Read more

COHC adds three engine type approvals from PWC

COHC adds three engine type approvals from PWC

9-Nov-2022Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced that Shenzhen-based CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co., Ltd. (COHC) is expanding the scope of its designated maintenance services to provide line maintenance and mobile repair team support for the PW206B2 and PW206B3 engines that power Airbus H135B2/B3 helicopters, and the PW206C that powers the... Read more

Leonardo introduces Weapons Loading System Trainer RNAS in Yeovilton

Leonardo introduces Weapons Loading System Trainer RNAS in Yeovilton

8-Nov-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has enhanced the delivery of weapons loading training for the British Armed Forces through the introduction of a Weapons Loading SystemTrainer (WLST) based at the Wildcat Training Centre at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) in Yeovilton, Somerset. This bespoke trainer, manufactured by Pennant International, is a key capability for the UK Ministry of... Read more

iAero Centre announces manufacturing collaboration

iAero Centre announces manufacturing collaboration

7-Nov-2022Source: Yeovil

Offering a unique environment in which talent, creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation within SMEs can flourish, the iAero Centre in Yeovil has proven to be the perfect setting for a new five-way collaboration between industry, education and local government. The announcement of a 5 year joint funded agreement sees the team behind the £10m iAero project,... Read more

Bristow launches SAR services for Netherlands Coastguard

Bristow launches SAR services for Netherlands Coastguard

4-Nov-2022Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, today embarks on a new 10-year relationship with the Netherlands Coastguard, delivering critical helicopter SAR operations for people and communities across the country through its affiliate, Bristow Netherlands B.V. At 1 p.m. Central European Time on November 4, 2022,... Read more

Leonardo presents Cormorant Trophy to RCAF and USCG

Leonardo presents Cormorant Trophy to RCAF and USCG

4-Nov-2022Source: Leonardo

In early October, the Cormorant Trophy Award, which celebrates excellence and bravery in missions, ceremony took place during the Opening Ceremony of Defence Security (DEFSEC) Atlantic event in Canada. During the ceremony, which was attended by 350-400 military government and industry personnel, Dominic Howe, Head of Campaigns – America and Canada at Leonardo, delivered a speech outlining the... Read more

Leonardo exhibits at Indo Defence Expo & Forum 2022

Leonardo exhibits at Indo Defence Expo & Forum 2022

4-Nov-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is participating in the Indo Defense Expo & Forum 2022, a major defence and security event in Southeast Asia. During the expo, taking place in Jakarta November 2 – 5, the company will present multi-domain technologies developed to meet the needs of governments and armed forces, as well as building on its position as a reliable... Read more

Bond Helicopters provides update on North Sea return

Bond Helicopters provides update on North Sea return

31-Oct-2022Source: Bond Helicopters

Bond Helicopters Limited is delighted to be returning to the helicopter market having signed a prestigious 5-year contract with Perenco, for five AW139 helicopters (including two 7.0 tonne variants) to operate in support of their southern North Sea operations from Norwich Airport. Operations are due to start in January 2024 for one of the largest... Read more

Carabinieri introduces mission capabilities with new AW119Kx

Carabinieri introduces mission capabilities with new AW119Kx

28-Oct-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo has announced today the signing of a contract by Italy’s Carabinieri for the supply of 20 AW119Kx single engine helicopters for its Air Service. The aircraft will be assembled at Leonardo’s Vergiate facility (Varese) with deliveries expected in the 2023-2026 period. The contract also includes a comprehensive turnkey logistics support package and training... Read more

Leonardo showcases AW609 and AW169 at AMTC 2022

Leonardo showcases AW609 and AW169 at AMTC 2022

26-Oct-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo is back to AMTC, the annual tradeshow for the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) focusing on the newest technologies and the most innovative products and services for the medical transport industry. This year the exhibition, called AMTC2022 Elevated, takes place in the Gulf Coast of Florida, in Tampa from October 24 –... Read more

Leonardo celebrates final construction of the Single-Site Logistics Hub

Leonardo celebrates final construction of the Single-Site Logistics Hub

25-Oct-2022Source: Leonardo

  The final construction of the Single-Site Logistics Hub’s structure and flooring at Leonardo in Yeovil has recently been celebrated at the £30 million development through the industrial partners’ next-generation workforce cementing their hands into the floor. This event marks the coming together on this collaborative project between Leonardo and its logistics partner Kuehne+Nagel, with... Read more

AW101 completes high altitude trials in US

AW101 completes high altitude trials in US

21-Oct-2022

  A cross-departmental team from Leonardo in Yeovil has successfully undertaken high altitude trials, which were completed on schedule with the Norwegian AW101 helicopter in the US. The aircraft completed its 21-day trial plan in just 16 days. The AW101 Performance Improvement Programme certifies increased engine power and raises the Main Gear Box (MGB) torque... Read more

PHI leases two S92s and one AW139 from Milestone

PHI leases two S92s and one AW139 from Milestone

20-Oct-2022Source: Milestone

DUBLIN – Thursday, October 20, 2022 – The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced it has signed lease agreements with leading commercial helicopter operator, PHI Aviation (“PHI”) for three helicopters. The agreements include the placement and extension of two Sikorsky S92 helicopters and one Leonardo AW139 helicopter, bringing... Read more

First production AW609 takes to the air

First production AW609 takes to the air

20-Oct-2022Source: Leonardo

  The world’s first multirole tiltrotor programme, designed to redefine a range of commercial and public services, set a major milestone with the maiden flight of the first AW609 production aircraft. This aircraft introduces unprecedented capabilities under a dedicated ‘powered lift category’ civil certification now under development. Designated AC5, the aircraft took to the air... Read more

Poland chooses GE’s CT7 Engines for AW149 Fleet

Poland chooses GE’s CT7 Engines for AW149 Fleet

19-Oct-2022Source: GE Aviation

  The Polish Government selected GE Aerospace’s CT7-2E1 turboshaft engine to power its new fleet of Leonardo AW149 helicopters. As part of the recent contract announcement between the Government of Poland and PZL-Swidnik, the Polish company fully owned by Leonardo, Poland will receive 64 CT7-2E1 engines along with spare engines for its 32 AW149 helicopters... Read more

Leonardo, ADA and SAZMA celebrate AW139 delivery

Leonardo, ADA and SAZMA celebrate AW139 delivery

12-Oct-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo, Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) and Sazma Aviation Sdn Bhd (Sazma) celebrated the delivery of an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter from the Vergiate final assembly line facility on 27th September. The aircraft will be leased by Sazma from ADA to perform offshore transport operations supporting the energy industry sector in Malaysia from Sazma’s base in Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah.... Read more

Rega cancels AW169 order as Leonardo unable to deliver to agreed spec

Rega cancels AW169 order as Leonardo unable to deliver to agreed spec

3-Oct-2022Source: Rega

  Swiss Air-Rescue Rega and Italian helicopter manufacturer Leonardo have terminated the agreement to purchase three new AW169-FIPS rescue helicopters with a Full Ice Protection System as it was not possible to develop them in accordance with the contractually agreed specifications. Delivery of the three rescue helicopters had been scheduled for 2023. Leonardo has informed... Read more

Leonardo adds AW101 Flight Test Engineer at Yeovil

Leonardo adds AW101 Flight Test Engineer at Yeovil

29-Sep-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo in Yeovil’s helicopter test flight team continues to go from strength to strength with Kealey Judd joining the crew as a trainee flight test engineer. Kealey has recently completed her first phase in qualifying as professional aircrew, a Certificate of Qualification on Type AW101 Flight Test Engineer (FTE) (Cabin) and will now progress... Read more

Sloane Helicopters wins Air Ambulance NI contract

Sloane Helicopters wins Air Ambulance NI contract

13-Sep-2022Source: AANI

Following a competitive tender exercise which commenced in October 2021, Air Ambulance NI is delighted to announce a 10-year partnership agreement with Sloane Helicopters Limited to provide two HEMS AW109 helicopters, pilots and aircraft maintenance for Northern Ireland’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). The new agreement will commence on the 17th of September 2022. The... Read more

Leonardo presents aviation solutions at Airpower 2022

Leonardo presents aviation solutions at Airpower 2022

5-Sep-2022

  Airpower 2022, one of the most eagerly awaited air shows on the European scene, opens its doors again from 2 to 3 September in Zeltweg, Austria. This air show will highlight military and civil aeronautics from some 20 countries as well as an unmissable opportunity for industries to present their products. Leonardo will present its... Read more

Where now for helicopter support of offshore wind farms in Europe?

Where now for helicopter support of offshore wind farms in Europe?

2-Sep-2022Source: HeliHub.com

The use of helicopters to support offshore wind farms in Europe is in a state of flux. In years past, Babcock flew EC135s from both Lowestoft on the east coast of the UK and from Sandscale Heliport on the west cost – but both locations are now quiet.  The Sandscale operation in Cumbria was terminated... Read more

AW159 Wildcat Maintenance Team receives Commanding Officer’s Award

AW159 Wildcat Maintenance Team receives Commanding Officer’s Award

2-Sep-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo’s Wildcat Contractor Maintenance (WCM) team has been recognised for going over and above of what is requested, by being awarded the Commanding Officer’s Award for incomparable delivery to 1 Regt Army Air Corps for its dedication and exceptional support. Through the WCM, Leonardo consistently delivers aircraft to enable personnel during their Conversion To Type/Conversion To... Read more

Sloane Helicopters to supply AW169s to Children’s Air Ambulance

Sloane Helicopters to supply AW169s to Children’s Air Ambulance

30-Aug-2022Source: Sloane Helicopters

Sloane Helicopters, the UK’s longest established and privately owned helicopter company, is expanding its HEMS operations through the recent takeover of the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) operation. Sloane will be supplying the Charity with two EMS AW169 helicopters later this year, together with pilots and aircraft maintenance. Having commenced operations in March 2022, the service... Read more

Leonardo and Boeing Deliver First Four MH-139A to US Air Force

Leonardo and Boeing Deliver First Four MH-139A to US Air Force

26-Aug-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Boeing have delivered the first four MH-139A Grey Wolf test helicopters to the U.S. Air Force as the service looks to replace its aging fleet of UH-1N helicopters. The Grey Wolf is a multi-mission helicopter – based on Leonardo’s proven dual-use AW139 helicopter – designed to protect intercontinental ballistic missiles and transport U.S.... Read more

Leonardo’s announces Brazilian fleet growth LABACE 2022

Leonardo’s announces Brazilian fleet growth LABACE 2022

12-Aug-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo’s leadership in the world’s VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced at LABACE (São Paolo, 9-11 August 2022), including two AW169 light intermediate twins and one AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter. One AW169 and the AW109 Trekker will be delivered to a private operator in 4Q2023. An AW169... Read more

Agusta vip brand service premieres at LABACE 2022

Agusta vip brand service premieres at LABACE 2022

8-Aug-2022Source: Leonardo

  Latin America’s premier executive air transport exhibition LABACE (Annual Latin America Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition) is back this year in São Paolo, Brazil on 9-11 August, enabling Leonardo to provide an update to the regional helicopter market on what’s next with its VIP/corporate transport offer under the new Agusta VIP brand. LABACE marks... Read more

SonAir orders 2 AW139s for support operations in Angola

SonAir orders 2 AW139s for support operations in Angola

2-Aug-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that SonAir Airline Services, S.A. (SonAir), owned by the Angolan national petroleum company Sonangol, has placed an order for two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The contract includes a comprehensive customer support and training package as well as options for an additional two aircraft. The AW139s will be used to carry out transport... Read more

Chinese offshore operator orders four AW139s

Chinese offshore operator orders four AW139s

26-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

  China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) has signed a contract for four AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters, which will be utilised in country for offshore Oil and Gas Production (OGP) operations. The deliveries will be completed by first half of 2023, expanding Leonardo fleet operated by COHC to 10 helicopters with 8 AW139s, one AW169... Read more

Milestone delivers two AW169s to Sloane Helicopters

Milestone delivers two AW169s to Sloane Helicopters

25-Jul-2022Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, has announced that it has delivered a second AW169 helicopter to UK-based operator, Sloane Helicopters (“Sloane”). The first helicopter, a new AW169, was delivered in December 2021. Sloane will operate the helicopters on behalf of the Children’s Air Ambulance UK, an inter-hospital transfer... Read more

UK MoD green lights Leonardo for Proteus demonstration flight

UK MoD green lights Leonardo for Proteus demonstration flight

22-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

The UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Future Capability Group (FCG) has awarded a four-year contract valued at 71 million Eur (£60 million) to Leonardo to deliver the Rotary Wing Uncrewed Air System (RWUAS) Technology Demonstration Programme (TDP), “RWUAS CCD Phase 3 TDP”. This programme funded through Defence Innovation, will include the... Read more

Bristow wins ten year UKSAR 2G contract with S92, AW189 and AW139 fleet

Bristow wins ten year UKSAR 2G contract with S92, AW189 and AW139 fleet

21-Jul-2022

Bristow Helicopters Ltd (NYSE: VTOL) (“Bristow”), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has been awarded a £1.6 billion 10-year contract for the Second-Generation Search and Rescue Aviation (“UKSAR2G”) program by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), an executive agency of the Department for Transport. Bristow will work in partnership with 2Excel... Read more

Sloane Helicopters renews Leonardo distributor agreement

Sloane Helicopters renews Leonardo distributor agreement

21-Jul-2022

  Leonardo’s continued success in the UK and Ireland helicopter market expands as its regional distributor, Sloane confirmed renewal of its Distributor Agreement for the 2022-2024 timeframe with the company at the Farnborough International Airshow on 19 July. The agreement covers the AW109 GrandNew, AW109 Trekker and AW169 types, and foresees a minimum of seven... Read more

Leonardo launches dual-use LOAM-V2 anti-collision system

Leonardo launches dual-use LOAM-V2 anti-collision system

20-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

  At the Farnborough Airshow, Leonardo launched a new-generation dual-use laser anti-collision system for small to mid-sized platforms. Called LOAM-V2 (Laser Obstacle Avoidance and Monitoring), it weighs only 13 kg and is particularly compact in size. The new obstacle identification and alarm system for rotary wing aircraft promptly detects the presence of small obstacles along the route, such as cables... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance to add second AW169

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance to add second AW169

19-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo is pleased to announce that the UK charity Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) will be introducing its second AW169 helicopter for its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations. The agreement between Specialist Aviation Services and EHAAT, which was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow, includes a bespoke medical interior, in addition to... Read more

Leonardo’s multi-domain solutions on display at Farnborough 2022

Leonardo’s multi-domain solutions on display at Farnborough 2022

18-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

  On Leonardo’s static area, for the helicopter sector, the AW149 is on display, the latest generation multi-mission helicopter, building on its recent international success in Poland with a contract for 32 units and currently offered to the UK Ministry of Defense for the NMH (New Medium Helicopter) requirement. Also on display is an AW159 optimized for use at sea,... Read more

AW149 completes Guided and Unguided Rocket Firing Trials

AW149 completes Guided and Unguided Rocket Firing Trials

15-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

  In Q4 2021, Leonardo’s AW149 multi-role helicopter undertook weapon firing trials to optimise the military capability of the aircraft. Free-flight unguided rockets and laser guided rocket salvos were fired at a test range in an undisclosed European country. These trials took place during hover, diving flight and forward flight, both day and night. Over... Read more

Leonardo’s AW101 in the spotlight in blockbuster Jurassic World Dominion

Leonardo’s AW101 in the spotlight in blockbuster Jurassic World Dominion

14-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

  Built near the Jurassic Coast in Yeovil, UK, Leonardo’s AW101 helicopter regularly flies its global operators in challenging conditions from hot and high to ice cold. This flexibility makes the AW101 the most advanced, versatile and capable multi-role helicopter available today. However, transporting dinosaurs is a new mission set that even its designers at... Read more

SAR Queen operating across Norway

SAR Queen operating across Norway

13-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

The Banak SAR base went live in Q1 of this year marking the first permanent operating location for the AW101 inside the Arctic Circle. This is the third SAR base to go-live in Norway, other bases include Sola and Ørland. Leonardo is assisting with maintenance, including 24/7 support together with material supply and technical representatives.... Read more

Leonardo and Aeroporti di Roma sign agreement for future of air mobility

Leonardo and Aeroporti di Roma sign agreement for future of air mobility

6-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

  At the World ATM Congress that recently ended in Madrid, Leonardo and Aeroporti di Roma (AdR) announced a partnership to equip vertiports with innovative technological solutions to benefit future air mobility. As a world leader in air traffic control (ATC) technologies and solutions for Air Traffic Control (ATC) and airport management, Leonardo has long been involved... Read more

Poland orders 32 AW149s

Poland orders 32 AW149s

4-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

PZL-Świdnik, the Polish company fully owned by Leonardo, has been awarded a contract by the Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) worth 8.25 billion PLN gross (approximately EUR 1.76 billion) for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters. The contract was announced today during an official ceremony held at PZL-Świdnik’s facility today, in the presence of... Read more

Clyde Woltman To Lead Leonardo Helicopters’ US Operations

Clyde Woltman To Lead Leonardo Helicopters’ US Operations

30-Jun-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo, a leader in the global aerospace, defense and security industry, today announced that Clyde M. Woltman has been named CEO for Leonardo Helicopters U.S. Woltman assumes his new role following the retirement of William Hunt, who will temporarily remain in an advisory role. Woltman joined the company in 2019 as the President of... Read more

New operator to take over Penzance Helicopters service

New operator to take over Penzance Helicopters service

27-Jun-2022Source: Sloane Helicopters

A new operator will take over the operation of the Penzance Helicopters service to the Isles of Scilly this winter, replacing current operator Sloane Helicopters. The helicopter service flies year-round between Penzance and the islands of Tresco and St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly and has been operated by Sloane Helicopters since it was... Read more

Alidaunia Enables SKYTRAC In-Flight Medical Data Transfer and Telemedicine Onboard AW139 and AW169

Alidaunia Enables SKYTRAC In-Flight Medical Data Transfer and Telemedicine Onboard AW139 and AW169

23-Jun-2022Source: SKYTRAC

  SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in aerospace intelligent connectivity and satellite communications (Satcom), today announced that Alidaunia S.R.L (Alidaunia), a leading Italian air ambulance, charter, and passenger services provider, has enabled SKYTRAC’s medical data transfer and telemedicine capability onboard their fleet of Leonardo AW139 and AW169 helicopters. In 2019, Alidaunia began leveraging... Read more

LCI and SMFL deliver two AW169s to Alidaunia

LCI and SMFL deliver two AW169s to Alidaunia

16-Jun-2022Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have delivered two new Leonardo AW169 helicopters from its joint venture leasing operation to the well-established Italian helicopter operator, Alidaunia. The two state-of-the-art aircraft will be based in Naples and Salerno on long term... Read more

Allaero move into helicopter parts with A109A Mk.II acquisition

Allaero move into helicopter parts with A109A Mk.II acquisition

14-Jun-2022

UK-Based corporate aircraft parts support specialist Allaero, have recently acquired an Agusta A109 Mk.II. Since its creation in 1988, Allaero have established the largest independent stock of serviceable corporate aircraft rotables outside of the United States. In addition, they have created their own EASA/CAA and FAA approved MRO Repaero, which maintains and overhauled NiCad and... Read more

Bristow plan for Dutch SAR contract becomes clearer

Bristow plan for Dutch SAR contract becomes clearer

13-Jun-2022Source: HeliHub.com

After beating NHV to win the Dutch SAR contract, the bigger picture of what Bristow will bring to the table are now clearer. The requirement is for two helicopters and a maintenance spare, and Bristow won by offering Leonardo AW189s which they have good experience with on the UK SAR contract. Helicopter market intelligence firm... Read more

09-Jun-22 I-ELOP Leonardo AW119 Mount Cusna, Italy (7F)

09-Jun-22 I-ELOP Leonardo AW119 Mount Cusna, Italy (7F)

9-Jun-2022

Crashed and completely burned out on Mount Cusna, Italy.  Wreckage found two days after reported overdue. All 7 on board suffered fatal injuries – named in this report as pilot Corrado Levorin, Turkish citizens Kenar Serhat, Cez Arif, Ilker Ucar, and Altug Erbil and Lebanese citizens Chadi Kreidy and Tarek Tayah. All six passengers were... Read more

Aidro becomes Qualified Supplier to Leonardo

Aidro becomes Qualified Supplier to Leonardo

6-Jun-2022Source: Aidro

  Aidro, a pioneer in the volume production of next-generation hydraulic and fluid power systems through metal additive manufacturing (AM) and a subsidiary of Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM), has become a qualified supplier of aluminum flight parts for leading aerospace, defense, and security company Leonardo through its helicopters division. Aidro is one of only two... Read more

AWHero completes Enhanced Maritime Surveillance Sensor Suite tests

AWHero completes Enhanced Maritime Surveillance Sensor Suite tests

2-Jun-2022Source: Leonardo

  Navies and Coast Guards worldwide are deploying Tactical Uncrewed Air Systems (UAS) in order to provide wide area ISR capabilities to vessels and contribute to the formation of a robust and dynamic Recognized Maritime Picture. UAS are becoming an important capability for maritime intelligence gathering. These systems provide considerable advantages when capable of being... Read more

Leonardo AW139 fleet in Australia grows stronger

Leonardo AW139 fleet in Australia grows stronger

2-Jun-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo has announced a further expansion of its fleet of AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in Australia with an order for three aircraft as part of Western Australia’s Emergency Rescue Helicopter Service (ERHS) fleet modernization effort to provide enhanced airborne capabilities. The helicopters will be supplied by leading helicopter operator CHC Australia to carry... Read more

HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum first woman to pilot AW609 tiltrotor

HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum first woman to pilot AW609 tiltrotor

30-May-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo was honored to host Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum at its United States’ helicopter headquarters in Philadelphia, providing her the opportunity to personally test the revolutionary AW609, the world’s first tiltrotor set to receive civil certification. “Leonardo was honored to host Her Highness, providing this one-of-a-kind experience on the world’s... Read more

Leonardo’s VIP fleet set to grow in Europe

Leonardo’s VIP fleet set to grow in Europe

24-May-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo’s leadership in the world’s VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced today at EBACE 2022 (Geneva 23-25 May), including three AW109 GrandNew light twin, one AW109 Trekker and two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters with deliveries in UK, Italy and Germany in 2022 and 2023. Official distributor for UK & Ireland... Read more

Leonardo opens new Paris helicopter service center

Leonardo opens new Paris helicopter service center

23-May-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced a further expansion of its helicopter customer support and training services in Europe with the establishment of a service center, headquartered at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The new service center has already begun operations in mid-April and will act in strict coordination with Leonardo Belgium Logistics Hub, supporting the growing fleet of Leonardo commercial... Read more

Leonardo at EBACE 2022

Leonardo at EBACE 2022

23-May-2022Source: Leonardo

  Europe’s major executive air transport exhibition EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition) is back this year in Geneva, Switzerland on 23-25 May, providing Leonardo a first chance to update the market what’s next in its VIP/corporate transport helicopter capability offer under the new Agusta VIP brand. EBACE marks the introduction of the new... Read more

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