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18 additional Leonardo AW169M LUH for Austria

Rome, 19/01/2023 – Leonardo Company and the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness of the Italian Secretariat General of Defence/National Armaments Directorate signed yesterday the Acquisition Contract for the supply of 18 Leonardo Helicopters AW169M LUH (Light Utility Helicopters) for Austria (Austrian Ministry of Defence). The contract, valued at 304 million EUR, was signed following Leer más18 additional Leonardo AW169M LUH for Austria[…]

US Navy approves Full-Rate Production for Sikorsky CH-53K

Stratford, Conn., Dec. 27, 2022 – The U.S. Navy declared full-rate production of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion helicopter, a decision that is expected to increase production to more than 20 helicopters annually in the coming years. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is procuring long-lead items and critical materials to support building full rate production CH-53K Leer másUS Navy approves Full-Rate Production for Sikorsky CH-53K[…]

Austria receives its first Leonardo AW169M LUH helicopter

Rome, 22/12/2022 – Austria receives its first of 18 Light Utility Helicopter based on the italian platform Leonardo AW169M LUH helicopter. The new Austrian Ministry of Defence’s AW169M LUH helicopter programme set a major milestone yesterday with the delivery of the first aircraft from an initial order of 18 units, based on the Italy-Austria Government-to-Government Leer másAustria receives its first Leonardo AW169M LUH helicopter[…]

Montenegro Air Force Bell 412EPi: 200,000 hours battling wildfires

Montenegro Air Force rely on their three Bell 412EPi helicopters to fight country-wide wildfires in the region. Every July, wildfires sweep through Montenegro’s forestland, destroying endangered terrain and threatening people’s lives. When more than half of Montenegro’s ecosystem consists of vast woodland and mountains, the need for a reliable aircraft to help combat severe wildfires Leer másMontenegro Air Force Bell 412EPi: 200,000 hours battling wildfires[…]

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[…]

Croatia orders two SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopters

Fort Worth, TX (Sept. 29, 2022) – Bell Textron solds in Croatia two SUBARU Bell 412EPX, marking a significant milestone as the first sold of the 412EPX helicopter in Europe. Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced the signed purchase agreement for the two SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopters concretely for the Republic of Croatia’s Ministry Leer másCroatia orders two SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopters[…]

Airbus successfully tests firefighting kit on A400M

Getafe, 26 July 2022 –Airbus has successfully tested a removable firefighting demonstrator kit on the A400M new generation airlifter during a flight test campaign in Spain. The test campaign took place in daylight conditions with a minimum operating height of 150ft, flight speeds as low as 125 knots and drops involving up to 20 tonnes of water from Leer másAirbus successfully tests firefighting kit on A400M[…]

Some helicopters and airplanes from aerial firefighters

In this article we will talk about some of the helicopters and planes currently used by aerial firefighters around the world. Aerial Firefighters Helicopters During wildfires the helicopters are used for firefighter and cargo transport to fighter the fires, water or retardant application, fire reconnaissance, aerial ignition operations, search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement missions, Leer másSome helicopters and airplanes from aerial firefighters[…]

Bell to modernize RCAF CH-146 Griffon helicopter fleet

On May 30 (2022), the Government of Canada announced a contract  for Bell Textron Canada to extend the life the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fleet of 85 CH‑146 Griffon helicopters until the mid-2030s. “Since 1992 when the Griffon procurement was originally awarded, Bell has remained a key partner to the Canadian Air Force. For Leer másBell to modernize RCAF CH-146 Griffon helicopter fleet[…]

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