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Rega orders 12 additional Airbus H145 five-bladed helicopters

Zürich, 5 December 2022 — The Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega has ordered a second batch of 12 Airbus H145 five-bladed helicopters to be operated from its mountain bases. They will replace the current fleet of AW109SP helicopters. This new order follows an initial contract for nine H145s, announced in March this year. By 2026, Rega will Leer másRega orders 12 additional Airbus H145 five-bladed helicopters[…]

Air Zermatt signs for the third Bell 429 helicopter

Cologne, Germany (10 November, 2022) — Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to Air Zermatt. This aircraft marks the third Bell 429 in HEMS configuration to operate in the Swiss transportation and rescue company’s active fleet. “Air Zermatt operates in one of the most demanding Leer másAir Zermatt signs for the third Bell 429 helicopter[…]

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[…]

First Bell 407GXi helicopter to be based in Israel

Cologne, Germany (08 November 2022) — Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, today announced the delivery of the first Bell 407GXi for a customer from Israel. The aircraft was purchased by cousins Yossi and Yoav Avrahami. The aircraft acceptance took place at the Bell facility in Mirabel and is currently en route to Israel. Leer másFirst Bell 407GXi helicopter to be based in Israel[…]

Virginia State Police adds Bell 412EPi to emergency services

The Virginia State Police purchased a Bell 412EPi to further support emergency medical missions, expanding their Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and search and rescue (SAR) operations. From navigating Virginia’s coastal plains, populous major cities, and the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Virginia State Police provides law enforcement and emergency services to more than 8.5 million people throughout Leer másVirginia State Police adds Bell 412EPi to emergency services[…]

Coast Guard medevac fisherman from fishing vessel near cold Bay

JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew rescue (medevac) a 28-year-old fisherman from the fishing vessel Phoenix approximately 160 nautical miles northwest of Cold Bay, Alaska, Sunday. The Watchstanders from the U.S. Coast Guard 17th District command center received a report at 11:24 p.m. Saturday from the fishing vessel Phoenix crew that a Leer másCoast Guard medevac fisherman from fishing vessel near cold Bay[…]

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[…]

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[…]

The NNSA signs for two Leonardo Helicopters AW139

Philadelphia, 14 March 2022 – Leonardo aircraft fleet in the Government of the United States continues to grow with today’s announcement of a contract for two Leonardo AW139 helicopters for the NNSA (U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration). The NNSA through the Department of Energy has two locations: on the East Coast at Leer másThe NNSA signs for two Leonardo Helicopters AW139[…]

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