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Jan
23
2020

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

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Wireless intercom technology innovator, Axnes has announced the integration of the PNG wireless intercom system for multi-mission provider, Travis County STAR Flight. Based in Austin, Texas, STAR Flight has recently taken delivery of three AW169 airframes as part of a fleet modernization program to support their air medical transport, hoist, and fire suppression operations.

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Dec
30
2019

Leonardo delivers its 100th AW169 and grows EMS fleet in UK

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Rome, – Leonardo has delivered its 100th AW169, setting a major milestone since its EASA Certification in the summer of 2015 for the first all new helicopter in the light intermediate category in decades. The aircraft was handed over to Specialist Aviation Services/Cornwall Air Ambulance during an official ceremony at Leonardo’s plant in Vergiate (Varese - Italy) on 12 December 2019.

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Nov
18
2019

Falcon Aviation Services’ AW169 fleet leader sets 2,000FH milestone in operations for Total ABK in Abu Dhabi

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Dubai, 17 November 2019 – Leonardo with Falcon Aviation Services of United Arab Emirates and Total ABK celebrate a major offshore helicopter transport operational flight hour milestone announced at Dubai Air Show today. One of Falcon Aviation Services’ five new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopters has been confirmed as the type fleet leader exceeding 2,000 operational flight hours for Total ABK, out of more than 41,000 total flight hours across a global fleet of over 90 AW169s.

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Nov
14
2019

First AW169M delivered to Italy’s Guardia di Finanza

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 14 November 2019 - Leonardo has delivered the first of 22 latest-generation AW169M light intermediate twin-engine helicopters for Italy’s Guardia di Finanza. The handover event was held at Leonardo’s Vergiate plant on 12 November. The initial delivery is linked to a contract worth 280 million euros, which was signed at the end of 2018, it also includes a complete support and training package that could be extended in the future for further services with an additional value of 100 million euros. The AW169Ms will be used for various tasks including: maritime police/patrol, homeland customs security, law enforcement, rescue and other security duties. The delivery of all aircraft is expected to be completed by 2024, complementing a fleet of 14 AW139 intermediate twin helicopters.

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Nov
05
2019

First AW169 EMS Helicopter Fleet in United States in Service

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Atlanta, 5 November 2019 - Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) that the first AW169 EMS helicopter fleet in the United States is now in service. Travis County’s three AW169 EMS helicopters assist rescue efforts in south central Texas, an area with over 1.2 million people that includes Austin.

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Jun
27
2019

AW169 helicopter to enter offshore operations in Africa with Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 27 June 2019 – Leonardo announced today that the new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopter is set to be introduced into offshore operations in Africa with Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia. The aircraft, now delivered from Leonardo’s facility in Vergiate, Italy, will support the offshore oil & gas industry in Equatorial Guinea.

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Jun
19
2019

AW169 helicopter enters European crew change offshore market with NHV Group order

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Leonardo has announced to have recently signed a contract for two AW169 light intermediate helicopters with helicopter service provider NHV Group. The aircraft, expected to be delivered between 2019 and 2020, will be used by NHV to perform offshore transport operations in UK and North Sea area.

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May
23
2019

Sloane signs contract for two additional AW109s and renews Distributorship Agreement in UK

Posted by jhadmin

As the world’s leading manufacturer in the VIP multiengine helicopter market with a 40% share and the largest producer of corporate helicopters flying in UK, Leonardo is further growing its presence in this sector with the announcement of a further renewal of the Distributorship Agreement in UK and Ireland with its key partner Sloane Helicopters (Sloane). The agreement covers the AW109 GrandNew, AW109 Trekker and AW169 types over the period 2019-2021. Under the Distributorship Agreement, Sloane foresees the purchase of at least eight new helicopters by 2021, with a contract for an AW109 GrandNew and an AW109 Trekker in VIP configuration signed at EBACE.

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Mar
27
2019

WESTSTAR AVIATION SERVICES SIGNS ANOTHER CONTRACT WITH LEONARDO FOR THE PURCHASE OF THREE AW169 AND TWO AW139 HELICOPTERS

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Weststar Aviation Services, a leading regional offshore helicopter transportation services provider, and Leonardo signed a contract – valued at around 50 million euros - for three new-generation AW169 and two AW139 helicopters for offshore operations in West Africa and the Middle East.

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Feb
21
2019

Falcon Aviation starts AW169 helicopter transport operations in Kuwait

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Abu Dhabi, 20 February 2019 – Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has recently started onshore and offshore transport operations for the Kuwait Oil Company with three Leonardo AW169 light- intermediate twin helicopters under a five-year contract.

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Dec
03
2018

MITSUI BUSSAN AEROSPACE OF JAPAN SIGNS FOUR-HELICOPTER CONTRACT

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Leonardo and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, the official distributor in Japan for the AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopter models, announced yesterday a contract for four additional aircraft during an official ceremony held at the Japan Aerospace 2018 exhibition.

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Nov
15
2018

LEONARDO AWARDED CONTRACT FOR 22 OF THE NEW AW169M HELICOPTER VARIANT BY ITALY'S GUARDIA DI FINANZA

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo announced today the signing of a contract with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza for 22 new generation AW169M twin engine helicopters. The contract, valued at 280 million euro, includes a comprehensive support and training package which could be further extended with optional services valued at an additional 100 million euro. Deliveries are expected to start in summer 2019 and to be completed by 2024.

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Oct
16
2018

Leonardo: Specialist Aviation Services ranked ‘Excellent’ Service Centre for the AW169 and AW139 helicopters in UK and Ireland

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Amsterdam, 16 October 2018 - Leonardo announced today, during an official ceremony held at Helitech in Amsterdam, that Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) has been appointed an Excellent Service Centre for the AW169 light intermediate and AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in UK and Ireland.

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Oct
16
2018

Heli-One Announces AW169 Emergency Medical Services Modification Case Study Release

Posted by jhadmin

October 16, 2018 - Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announces the release of a new case study that documents the one month proposal-to-delivery Emergency Medical Services (EMS) stretcher modification for the Leonardo AW169. This case study takes a closer look into technical obstacles faced by Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance and the operational solution implemented by Heli-One.

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Jul
31
2018

United Rotorcraft receives EASA STC for AW169 / AW139

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DENVER, – United Rotorcraft has received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its modular emergency medical services (EMS) interiors for both the AW169 and AW139 helicopters.

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Jul
24
2018

Waypoint Leasing Enters Taiwanese Market by Delivering Three AW169 Helicopters to Emerald Pacific Airlines

Posted by jhadmin

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has completed a lease transaction for three new AW169 helicopters to Emerald Pacific Airlines (“Emerald Pacific”) in Taiwan to be used in EMS operations and other missions. This transaction marks Waypoint’s third, fourth, and fifth AW169 deliveries globally, as well as the first helicopter lease in Taiwan.

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Jul
19
2018

AW169 HELICOPTER GROWS STRONGER IN UK EMS MARKET WITH SELECTION BY MAGPAS AIR AMBULANCE

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Farnborough, - Leonardo is pleased to announce that Magpas Air Ambulance has selected the AW169 as its new generation helicopter. Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) will customise the aircraft with an advanced medical interior and will operate the helicopter on behalf of Magpas Air Ambulance, providing pilots and maintenance services. The announcement was made during the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Feb
07
2018

Leonardo strengthens support of Japanese helicopter fleets with first ‘Excellent’ Service Centre in the country

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, – Leonardo and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, the official distributor in Japan for the AW169 and AW139 helicopter models, announced today the signing of a contract with Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) for one AW169 light intermediate helicopter. The aircraft, replacing an older model, will be used to perform electronic newsgathering (ENG) operations, with entry into service expected in 2021 following local mission equipment installation and customization. The aircraft will feature an ultra-HD gyrostabilized camera, microwave downlink for live broadcasting and a comprehensive TV mission console.

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