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Oct
06
2017

AW169 obtains first Danish order and enters UK’s wind farm support market

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London – Leonardo announced today the signing of a contract with Uni-Fly A/S of Denmark for two AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will enter service in the first quarter of 2018 to perform wind farm support operations for DONG Energy at Hornsea Project One, in the North Sea, 120km offshore from Humberside, UK.

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Oct
05
2017

Leonardo introduces the AW189K helicopter at Helitech 2017

Posted by jhadmin

London – Leonardo announced today a further step to expand the range of capabilities available to the market with the introduction of the AgustaWestland AW189K helicopter. Under this designation, the successful super medium category type will feature the new generation 2,500 shp class Aneto-1K engine, unveiled by Safran Helicopter Engines at Helitech in London today. The AW189K is the first helicopter to be powered by a model in this family of new generation engines developed by Safran Helicopter Engines, and offers a further option in the super medium category.

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Jun
21
2017

Brisbane is delivering AW139 maintenance training to the Asia-Pacific market

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Making its’ mark in the aviation industry, AgustaWestland 139 helicopter training has officially commenced in Brisbane, Australia. The first B1.3 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved course began on 05 June, conducted by active industry engineers from HeliTSA and in partnership with Aviation Australia.

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Jun
19
2017

LCI ORDERS NINE HELICOPTERS AS IT TAKES DELIVERY OF A RECORD SIX UNITS IN A MONTH TIME

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Leonardo and Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, have today announced an order for an additional nine helicopters. The order is valued at over US$120 million and covers the entire family of new generation helicopters - the AgustaWestland AW139, AW169 and AW189. Deliveries will commence this year and continue into 2018.

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May
25
2017

Leonardo: Centaurium Aviation Ltd. takes delivery of its GrandNew helicopter in Switzerland

Posted by jhadmin

Geneva, – Leonardo announced today that Centaurium Aviation Ltd. of Switzerland has taken delivery of its AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter. The handover was celebrated during an official ceremony held at EBACE 2017 in Geneva.

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Mar
07
2017

Corporate and VIP operators across the Americas select AW139, AW169

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Dallas, 7 March 2017 – The AgustaWestland AW139 and AW169 continue to be selected as preferred platforms by discerning corporate and VIP customers, with additional sales of both types accelerating in early 2017.

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Feb
20
2017

LEONARDO: PAKISTAN EXPANDS ITS AW139 FLEET WITH NEW ORDERS

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Leonardo announced today that the Pakistan Ministry of Defence has placed orders for an undisclosed number of additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility and transport operations across the nation. Deliveries are expected to start in mid-2017.

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Feb
14
2017

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

Posted by jhadmin

The two AgustaWestland AW189 super medium twin engine helicopters operated by Bel Air of Denmark have exceeded 6000 flight hours as of January, setting a new milestone while demonstrating exceptional availability and mission effectiveness performing long range offshore transport missions in the North Sea. This outstanding result was possible through the strong cooperation between the operator and Leonardo’s customer support team. This achievement confirms Bel Air as world fleet leader for the AW189 model in a demanding operational environment.

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Feb
14
2017

The AW169 helicopter achieves FAA validation

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The AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin-engine helicopter has achieved validation by FAA of the United States of its certification, with deliveries to begin in USA this year.

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Nov
21
2016

LEONARDO: FIRST ROYAL NAVY AW101 MERLIN MK4 MAKES ITS MAIDEN FLIGHT

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today the first AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin Mk4 successfully completed its maiden flight on 24th October 2016 at its Yeovil facility in southwest England. Leonardo is upgrading 25 Royal Navy Merlin Mk3/3A aircraft to Merlin Mk4/4A standard as part of the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP) contract. The MLSP contract is valued at £330 million and was awarded in January 2014 by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). Deliveries of aircraft will start in 2017 and continue through to 2020 with the work being performed at Leonardo’s Yeovil facility.

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Oct
25
2016

Leonardo-Finmeccanica to support AW139 helicopter training services and establish Authorised Training Centre in Australasia

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that it has signed Agreements with Toll Helicopters of Australia (Toll Group) for the support of their new AgustaWestland AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator and to establish Toll Helicopters as an Authorised Training Centre for the Australasian region.

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Oct
12
2016

Leonardo-Finmeccanica: 3 more orders for AgustaWestland helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 12 October 2016 – Leonardo-Finmeccanica shows continued strength in all civil helicopter markets. The company announced today the signing of a contract with Centaurium Aviation Ltd. of Switzerland for an AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter. The signing was performed during an official ceremony held at Helitech, Amsterdam. This aircraft is scheduled to enter service in spring 2017 and will be operated by Mountainflyers for heli taxi services from Bern Airport. With this GrandNew, Mountainflyers will be able to serve a wide range of destinations across Switzerland and Europe, establishing Bern Airport’s first twin engine VIP helicopter transport service.

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Oct
11
2016

Leonardo-Finmeccanica: the AW169 scores further global success

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Rome, 11 October 2016 – The AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter of Leonardo-Finmeccanica further strengthened its presence in the market with orders for aircraft from operators who’ve already experienced its excellent capabilities and a new customer in the Republic of Korea. Helikorea has ordered two aircraft for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) missions in the Republic of Korea, where Leonardo has experienced significant success in recent years. Approximately 50 helicopters of various types are now in service or on order for military, parapublic and commercial roles ranging from naval applications, search and rescue, law enforcement, firefighting and VIP/corporate transportation. The contract, which also includes an option for one additional aircraft, foresees deliveries by the end of 2016.

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Oct
10
2016

Leonardo-Finmeccanica: AW169 helicopter gets five firm orders in Brazil for executive transport

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 10 October 2016 – Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that five firm orders have been signed for AgustaWestland AW169 helicopters by different Brazilian corporate and private customers. The announcement comes following an official presentation of the new generation model to nearly 100 pilots from across Brazil and held at the end of August, introducing capabilities, avionics and interior options available to AW169 VIP customers.

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Sep
01
2016

LEONARDO-FINMECCANICA SIGNS NEW CONTRACTS FOR CIVIL HELICOPTERS IN SOUTH AMERICA

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that five corporate helicopters have recently been sold to three customers in South America. The sales include one AgustaWestland AW169 and two GrandNew helicopters to corporate customers in Argentina, and another two GrandNew helicopters to a corporate customer in Venezuela. All five aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2016.

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Jul
25
2016

AgustaWestland AW139's outstanding hot and high altitude performance and mission capabilities showed during recent trials in Pakistan

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that the AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter showed outstanding hot and high altitude performance and mission capabilities during recent trials in Pakistan, reached on a ferry flight from Italy. The trials were conducted in the central desert area of Multan, where temperatures touched 49 °C with the helicopter still being able to take-off at its MTOW, and in the northern areas of the Karakoram Range where the helicopter demonstrated its operational capabilities in hot and high environments.

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Jul
12
2016

LEONARDO-FINMECCANICA: NEW ORDERS WITH AN ASIATIC COUNTRY

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Farnborough, 12 July 2016 – Leonardo-Finmeccanica secures new orders with an asiatic Country. In particular, the contracts concern the supply of two AgustaWestland AW119Kx helicopters and a RAT 31 DL radar system, an acoustic weapon locating system HALO (Hostile Artillery Location System) and a tactical communications equipment.‎ Delivery for the two helicopters is expected in 2017 and will start during 2017 for the other systems.

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Jun
18
2016

NEW AGREEMENT FOR LEONARDO-FINMECCANICA'S HELICOPTERS IN RUSSIA

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Russian Helicopters and Rosneft have announced the signing of an agreement for the future sale of additional twenty AgustaWestland AW189 commercial helicopters to RN-Aircraft, a subsidiary of the oil company Rosneft. The new helicopters will be used for transportation purposes.

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Jun
06
2016

ABLE AEROSPACE SIGNS MRO AGREEMENT FOR AGUSTAWESTLAND PRODUCTS

Posted by jhadmin

MESA, Arizona (June 6, 2016) – Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been named by Leonardo-Finmeccanica, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation, as an approved supplier for maintenance, repairs, overhaul and testing for AgustaWestland products’ components.

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May
31
2016

AW101 NORWEGIAN ALL-WEATHER SAR HELICOPTER UNVEILLED BY NORWAY'S MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SECURITY

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo-Finmeccanica is pleased to announce the AgustaWestland AW101 Norwegian All-Weather SAR Helicopter was unveilled today by Anders Anundsen, Norway’s Minister of Justice and Public Security, during a roll out ceremony held at Leonardo Helicopters’ Yeovil facility in south-west England.

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May
24
2016

LEONARDO-FINMECCANICA: PAKISTAN SELECTS THE AW139 FOR SAR ROLE

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that Government of Pakistan has signed a contract for an undisclosed number of AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The signing was held in Islamabad in presence of the H.E. Italian Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo. The contract is part of a fleet renewal programme spread over several batches including a logistic support and training package. The AW139s, deliveries of which are expected in 2017, will be used to perform search and rescue across the nation.

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May
16
2016

LEONARDO-FINMECCANICA INTRODUCES THE TH-119: NEW NAME, NEW AVIONICS FOR U.S. NAVY ADVANCED HELICOPTER TRAINER PROGRAM

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo-Finmeccanica introduced today an AgustaWestland AW119 single engine helicopter variant designated as the TH-119 during the Navy League Sea-Air Space Exhibition (Washington D.C., May 16-18). The aircraft is specifically designed for military training customers, primarily the U.S. Navy. The new version features distinctive capabilities and unique features differentiating it from the proven AW119Kx commercial helicopter while keeping certification advantages. Like the commercial AW119Kx, the TH-119 will be built at the company’s Philadelphia facility.

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May
04
2016

AW609 TiltRotor: third prototype closer to maiden flight following ground run

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 04 May 2016 – Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that the third prototype (A/C3) of the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor has completed its first ground run at the company’s facilities in Cascina Costa, Italy, marking a critical milestone as the programme advances its testing and plans a resumption of flight testing activities.

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Mar
31
2016

Finmeccanica signs contract worth over 100 million euros with the Philippine Navy for AgustaWestland AW159 helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 31 March 2016 – Finmeccanica has been awarded a contract, valued at over 100 million euros, to supply the Philippine Navy with two AgustaWestland AW159 helicopters. The aircraft will be built and delivered from the Finmeccanica Helicopter Division’s Yeovil plant, in the United Kingdom, in 2018. The order includes training and multi-year support and adds to those by the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea. It is a testament to the long standing relationship between the Philippine Armed Forces and Finmeccanica following previous aeronautics and helicopter programmes.

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Mar
29
2016

Finmeccanica: AW189 helicopter fleet surpasses 10,000 flight hours

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 29 March 2016 – Finmeccanica announced today that the fleet of 26 AgustaWestland AW189 super medium twin engine helicopters, in service with customers across four continents, has exceeded 10,000 flight hours. The milestone, achieved less than two years after the first aircraft delivery, marks a major commercial and operational milestone for the most successful helicopter in the all-new super medium category, aimed at meeting long range, large capacity requirements with unprecedented levels of cost effectiveness compared to larger and heavier helicopter models in the market.

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Mar
23
2016

FIRST OF SIXTEEN AW101 HELICOPTERS FOR THE NORWEGIAN GOVERNMENT MAKES SUCCESSFUL MAIDEN FLIGHT

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Finmeccanica announced today the first of 16 AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters for the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MoJ) successfully performed its maiden flight at its Helicopter Division’s Yeovil factory in the UK on 21st March 2016.

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Mar
08
2016

Waypoint Leasing Signs Purchase and Leaseback Agreement with Bristow Group Inc

Posted by jhadmin

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a multi-aircraft agreement with Bristow Group Inc. (“Bristow”) for the purchase and leaseback of three AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters. All three helicopters will operate offshore in crew change and limited Search and Rescue roles, on long-term contract in Guyana.

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Mar
03
2016

FINMECCANICA’S NEW AW109 TREKKER FLIES WITH GENESYS GLASS COCKPIT

Posted by jhadmin

Mineral Wells, TX – Finmeccanica Helicopter Division’s new AgustaWestland AW109 Trekker has made its successful first flight with the Genesys Aerosystems glass cockpit. The new twin-engine, single-pilot IFR helicopter is the latest in the proven AW109 legacy of helicopters.

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Mar
02
2016

Finmeccanica: the AW109 Trekker helicopter performs its first flight

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 2th March 2016 – Finmeccanica announced the maiden flight of the new AgustaWestland AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter. A prototype aircraft took to the air for the first time today at the Helicopter Division’s Cascina Costa facility (Italy). The helicopter performed as expected during the flight which included an assessment of its general handling and basic systems. A total of two prototypes will be used for the programme development as it progresses towards EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification, which is expected by year end.

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Feb
25
2016

FIRST ITALIAN AIR FORCE HH-101A "CAESAR" ENTERS SERVICE

Posted by jhadmin

Finmeccanica and the Italian Air Force celebrated today the entry into operational service of their first AgustaWestland AW101 helicopter, designated the HH-101A “CAESAR”, during an official ceremony at Cervia Air Base. A total of four HH-101A “CAESAR” helicopters, out of a total requirement of 15, have been delivered from the Finmeccanica Helicopter Division’s assembly line in Yeovil (UK) to date, and will be used to perform personnel recovery and special forces missions. The HH-101As will also support search and rescue (SAR), medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) and slow mover intercept operations, countering small aircraft threats, to provide effective support to the Italian community.

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