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Bristow signs 6 Leonardo AW139 for HM Coastguard UKSAR2G

Rome, 7 December 7, 2022 — Bristow Group has signed today a contract to purchase six AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters to support the HM Coastguard Second-Generation Search and Rescue Aviation («UKSAR2G») programme by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The Leonardo AW139 helicopters deliveries are expected to start in 2023 and to be Leer másBristow signs 6 Leonardo AW139 for HM Coastguard UKSAR2G[…]

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[…]

Leonardo and Boeing deliver first four MH-139A to US Air Force

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25, 2022 — Leonardo and Boeing deliver the first four MH-139A Grey Wolf test helicopters to the US Air Force as the service looks to replace its UH-1N aging fleet. The Boeing MH-139A Grey Wolf is a multi-mission helicopter, based on Leonardo’s proven dual-use AW139 Intermedium-class helicopter, designed to protect intercontinental ballistic missiles Leer másLeonardo and Boeing deliver first four MH-139A to US Air Force[…]

SonAir orders two AW139 to energy industry support in Angola

Rome, 01/08/2022 – SonAir Airline Services, S.A. orders two Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters to oil and gas support operations in Angola. SonAir is owned by the Angolan national petroleum company Sonangol. The contract includes a comprehensive customer support and training package as well as options for an additional two aircraft. The AW139s will Leer másSonAir orders two AW139 to energy industry support in Angola[…]

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[…]

UKSAR2G: 2nd Generation Search And Rescue Aviation programme

The MCA, an executive agency of the Department for Transport, has signed a circa £1.6 billion contract with UK company Bristow Helicopters Ltd following an extensive 18-month procurement process for the next UKSAR2G contract for HM Coastguard. Minister for Maritime and Aviation, Robert Courts MP, announced that the contract for the UK Second-Generation Search and Leer másUKSAR2G: 2nd Generation Search And Rescue Aviation programme[…]

NHV Group celebrated 25 Years of operation

Ostend, Belgium, 04/07/2022 — NHV Group commemorated the achievement of 25 years of operation at a companywide event on Friday 1st July. On this day, 9 NHV bases across Europe and West Africa held an event for employees and their families to commemorate this milestone. The event included entertainment for kids, dinner, and awards as Leer másNHV Group celebrated 25 Years of operation[…]

New Air Force MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopters will go to Joint Base Andrews

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Department of the Air Force selected Joint Base Andrews (Maryland) as the fourth location to host MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopters. The 25 new MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopters, the military version of the italian best-seller Leonardo AW139 helicopter manufactured by Boeing specifically for the United States Air Force (USAF), will replace the base’s 21 Leer másNew Air Force MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopters will go to Joint Base Andrews[…]

CHC Helicopter signs 12-year contract with DFES, Western Australia

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – CHC Helicopter has signed a new 12-year contract with the Department Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), Western Australia, to provide 24/7 emergency rescue helicopter operations. Vince D’Rozario, CHC’s Regional Director Asia Pacific, said: “We are honoured to be awarded this contract. This award reinforces the strong partnership with DFES, established over the Leer másCHC Helicopter signs 12-year contract with DFES, Western Australia[…]

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