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Leonardo AW09 will be powered by the Safran Arriel 2K turboshaft

Rome/Bordes, 26/01/2023 – Leonardo and Safran Helicopter Engines have joined forces to further enhance the capabilities and competitiveness of the next generation AW09 single-engine helicopter with the Safran Arriel 2K turboshaft. The Leonardo Helicopters AW09 will feature the 1,000 shp class of power Safran Helicopter Engines Arriel 2K, the newest generation of the Arriel family. Leer másLeonardo AW09 will be powered by the Safran Arriel 2K turboshaft[…]

The AW169 expands capabilities with SAR Modes certification

Rome, 9 November 2022 – 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 Leer másThe AW169 expands capabilities with SAR Modes certification[…]

HEMS operations in Europe with the Bell 429 helicopter

Having the best possible aircraft available is essential when it comes to the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) mission and the Bell 429 is the response. For many emergency scenarios, EMS helicopters remain the sole method of transporting patients to hospitals – whether it’s due to the patient being in an inhospitable prehospital location or Leer másHEMS operations in Europe with the Bell 429 helicopter[…]

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[…]

Bell 429 helicopter global fleet surpasses 500,000 flight hours

The Bell 429 global fleet surpassed 500,000 flight hours and continues to showcase its versatility principally in VIP and corporate transport, HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services), SAR (Search And Rescue), law enforcement and other missions. Today, more than 400 Bell 429 helicopters serve an array of customers, offering operators large cabins, intuitive displays and excellent Leer másBell 429 helicopter global fleet surpasses 500,000 flight hours[…]

Los AW169M del ejército italiano registran las primeras 1.000 FH

Roma, 22/12/2021 — Los dos helicópteros de entrenamiento básico Leonardo AW169M (designados UH-169B) del ejército italiano, han marcado recientemente un importante hito al acumular las primeras 1.000 horas de vuelo (FH). La plataforma lleva en servicio en el Esercito desde julio de 2020, fecha en la que el 2° Reggimento dell’Aviazione dell’Esercito “Sirio” recibió el Leer másLos AW169M del ejército italiano registran las primeras 1.000 FH[…]

Two Airbus Helicopters H145 five-bladed for the Sécurité Civile

Marignane, 16 December 2021 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has ordered other two Airbus Helicopters H145 five-bladed for the Sécurité Civile, an agency of the French Ministry of Interior that performs rescue and air medical transport services throughout France. This contract is a follow-up to the contract signed in 2020 for an initial batch of two H145s (BK117 D-3) which were Leer másTwo Airbus Helicopters H145 five-bladed for the Sécurité Civile[…]

Airbus delivers the first world H160 helicopter in Japan

Kobe, 10 December 2021 – Airbus has delivered the first world next generation twin-engine helicopter H160 to Japanese operator All Nippon Helicopter​ (ANH). With 68 patents, the innovative H160 is the world’s most technologically advanced helicopter. The multi-role H160 was delivered from Airbus’ helicopter facility in Kobe, Japan, where flight training and specialised equipment installation for Leer másAirbus delivers the first world H160 helicopter in Japan[…]

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