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Two National Guard UH-60 assisted during wildfires in Hardy County

Story by Edwin Wriston, West Virginia National Guard CHARLESTON, West Virginia — The past March 22, 2024, two West Virginia National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters (specifically UH-60M and HH-60M) and personnel assisted in combat wildfires in Hardy County with West Virginia Division of Forestry and local government and emergency management officials. The deployment of Leer másTwo National Guard UH-60 assisted during wildfires in Hardy County[…]

Bristow sign for 10 Leonardo AW189 helicopters

Rome – 28 February 2024 – Leonardo and Bristow Group announced a framework agreement including firm orders for 10 AW189 super medium helicopters plus 10 options. Bristow is currently operating 21 AW189 helicopters globally with another five due off the assembly line in 2024. The new framework agreement covers a fleet expansion plan for the Leer másBristow sign for 10 Leonardo AW189 helicopters[…]

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Malaysian Maritime Agency selects the AW189 for SAR missions

Anaheim – 27 February 2024 – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has selected the Leonardo AW189 for its long range SAR (search and rescue) requirement. Four rescue helicopters will be delivered under a contract signed with Galaxy Aerospace Malaysia Sdn Bhd between 2025 and 2026, adding to a fleet of three AW139 helicopters already Leer másMalaysian Maritime Agency selects the AW189 for SAR missions[…]

South Carolina National Guard helps Colombia with its wildfires

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina National Guard is assisting Colombia in dealing with dozens of wildfires. The country is State Partnership Program partner. To help emergency responders battle as many as 30 active fires in and around Bogota in late January, the South Carolina National Guard provided buckets to UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. “We Leer másSouth Carolina National Guard helps Colombia with its wildfires[…]

Airbus upgrades A400M Firefighter prototype kit

Getafe, Spain, 5 December 2023 – Airbus Defence and Space has conducted a new flight-test campaign with the Airbus A400M Firefighter (Roll-on/Roll-off firefighting prototype kit), dropping 20,000 litres of retardant and creating high concentration lines over 400 metres long. Over a period of two weeks, the A400M carried out a ground and flight-test campaign in south-western and Leer másAirbus upgrades A400M Firefighter prototype kit[…]

Mitsui Bussan Aerospace signs for 2 Leonardo AW169

Paris, 20/06/2023 – Mitsui Bussan Aerospace (MBA), the authorised distributor for the Leonardo AW139, AW169 and AW189 helicopter models in Japan, announced with Leonardo new orders for two AW169 light intermediate twin helicopters at the 54th International Paris Air Show. One helicopter will be delivered to a local firefighting governmental organization, while the other has Leer másMitsui Bussan Aerospace signs for 2 Leonardo AW169[…]

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