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Bristow signs 6 Leonardo AW139 for HM Coastguard UKSAR2G

Rome, 7 December 7, 2022 — Bristow Group has signed today a contract to purchase six AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters to support the HM Coastguard Second-Generation Search and Rescue Aviation («UKSAR2G») programme by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The Leonardo AW139 helicopters deliveries are expected to start in 2023 and to be Leer másBristow signs 6 Leonardo AW139 for HM Coastguard UKSAR2G[…]

Leonardo and Boeing deliver first four MH-139A to US Air Force

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25, 2022 — Leonardo and Boeing deliver the first four MH-139A Grey Wolf test helicopters to the US Air Force as the service looks to replace its UH-1N aging fleet. The Boeing MH-139A Grey Wolf is a multi-mission helicopter, based on Leonardo’s proven dual-use AW139 Intermedium-class helicopter, designed to protect intercontinental ballistic missiles Leer másLeonardo and Boeing deliver first four MH-139A to US Air Force[…]

SonAir orders two AW139 to energy industry support in Angola

Rome, 01/08/2022 – SonAir Airline Services, S.A. orders two Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters to oil and gas support operations in Angola. SonAir is owned by the Angolan national petroleum company Sonangol. The contract includes a comprehensive customer support and training package as well as options for an additional two aircraft. The AW139s will Leer másSonAir orders two AW139 to energy industry support in Angola[…]

COHC acquires four Leonardo AW139 for Oil and Gas

Rome, 25/07/2022 – China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) has signed a contract for four Leonardo 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 eight Leer másCOHC acquires four Leonardo AW139 for Oil and Gas[…]

UKSAR2G: 2nd Generation Search And Rescue Aviation programme

The MCA, an executive agency of the Department for Transport, has signed a circa £1.6 billion contract with UK company Bristow Helicopters Ltd following an extensive 18-month procurement process for the next UKSAR2G contract for HM Coastguard. Minister for Maritime and Aviation, Robert Courts MP, announced that the contract for the UK Second-Generation Search and Leer másUKSAR2G: 2nd Generation Search And Rescue Aviation programme[…]

CHC Helicopter signs 12-year contract with DFES, Western Australia

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – CHC Helicopter has signed a new 12-year contract with the Department Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), Western Australia, to provide 24/7 emergency rescue helicopter operations. Vince D’Rozario, CHC’s Regional Director Asia Pacific, said: “We are honoured to be awarded this contract. This award reinforces the strong partnership with DFES, established over the Leer másCHC Helicopter signs 12-year contract with DFES, Western Australia[…]

Leonardo receives a new order for AW139 EMS/SAR for Australia

The helicopters will be supplied by leading operator CHC Australia to Western Australia’s Emergency Rescue Helicopter Service (EHRS), with delivery in early 2023 The leading helicopter model in Australia for EMS, the AW139 has been chosen by several operators with a fleet of over 60 units today also performing law enforcement, offshore and government duties Leer másLeonardo receives a new order for AW139 EMS/SAR for Australia[…]

Leonardo VIP helicopters fleet set to grow in Europe

Rome, 23/05/2022 – The Leonardo leadership in the world’s VIP helicopters market continues to grow in Europe with new orders announced at EBACE 2022 (Geneva 23-25 May). These new orders 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 Leer másLeonardo VIP helicopters fleet set to grow in Europe[…]

Agusta Helicopters will show new solutions at EBACE 2022

Leonardo will show at EBACE 2022 new helicopter solutions and services in VIP/Corporate sector under the Agusta brand. Geneva, 23/05/2022 – 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 Leer másAgusta Helicopters will show new solutions at EBACE 2022[…]

Leonardo celebrates first ten years of the AW169

Ten years ago the first prototype of the Leonardo AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter took to the skies for the first time at the company’s site in Cascina Costa di Samarate (Varese, Italy) piloted by Giuseppe Lo Coco and Giuseppe Afruni with the Flight Test Engineers Massimo Longo and Stefano Rognoni on board. The Leer másLeonardo celebrates first ten years of the AW169[…]

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