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AW139 fleet of Mukamalah achieves 200K flight hours

Paris, 20/06/2023 – Leonardo and Mukamalah Aviation Company (a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco) celebrated a major achievement for the operator’s AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter fleet setting a 200,000 flight hours milestone in operations.The event was celebrated at the Paris Air Show yesterday. Mukamalah’s CEO, Khalid Alnatour said: “As the leading corporate operator, Leer másAW139 fleet of Mukamalah achieves 200K flight hours[…]

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[…]

RTX advances hybrid-electric propulsion demonstrator

PARIS, June 19, 2023, PARIS AIR SHOW (Le Bourget) — RTX has achieved a critical milestone in its hybrid-electric flight demonstrator program, successfully completing a rated power test of the demonstrator’s 1 megawatt (MW) electric motor, developed by Collins Aerospace (Collins). The 1MW motor will be combined with a highly efficient thermal engine, developed by Pratt & Whitney, Leer másRTX advances hybrid-electric propulsion demonstrator[…]

Swedish Police conducts over 4,500 missions yearly with Bell 429

Fort Worth, Texas — Every year, the Swedish National Police (Polis) boasts over 4,500 completed missions due to the stability and readiness of the Bell 429. Search and rescue (SAR) efforts in the mountainous region of the country account for nearly 500 missing persons cases due to avalanches and hiking accidents throughout the terrain. “With Leer másSwedish Police conducts over 4,500 missions yearly with Bell 429[…]

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