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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 sells 2 AW169 and 1 AW109 Trekker at LABACE 2022

Rome, 11/08/2022 – Leonardo receibe orders for two AW169 helicopters and one AW109 Trekker for two different private operators in LABACE 2022. One Leonardo Helicopters AW169 and the AW109 Trekker will be delivered to a private operator in 4Q 2023. An AW169 is expected to be handed over to its user in 3Q 2023. The Leer másLeonardo sells 2 AW169 and 1 AW109 Trekker at LABACE 2022[…]

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[…]

Leonardo VIP helicopters fleet set to grow in Europe

Rome, 23/05/2022 – The Leonardo leadership in the world’s VIP helicopters market continues to grow in Europe with new orders announced at EBACE 2022 (Geneva 23-25 May). These new orders including three AW109 GrandNew light twin, one AW109 Trekker and two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters with deliveries in UK, Italy and Germany in 2022 and Leer másLeonardo VIP helicopters fleet set to grow in Europe[…]

Agusta Helicopters will show new solutions at EBACE 2022

Leonardo will show at EBACE 2022 new helicopter solutions and services in VIP/Corporate sector under the Agusta brand. Geneva, 23/05/2022 – Europe’s major executive air transport exhibition EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition) is back this year in Geneva, Switzerland on 23-25 May, providing Leonardo a first chance to update the market what’s next Leer másAgusta Helicopters will show new solutions at EBACE 2022[…]

Leonardo opens new Paris helicopter service center

Rome, 23/05/2022 – Leonardo announced today a further expansion of its helicopter customer support and training services in Europe with the establishment of a service center at Paris, on Le Bourget Airport. The new Leonardo Paris Service Center has already begun operations in mid-April and will act in strict coordination with Leonardo Belgium Logistics Hub, Leer másLeonardo opens new Paris helicopter service center[…]

Leonardo celebrates first ten years of the AW169

Ten years ago the first prototype of the Leonardo AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter took to the skies for the first time at the company’s site in Cascina Costa di Samarate (Varese, Italy) piloted by Giuseppe Lo Coco and Giuseppe Afruni with the Flight Test Engineers Massimo Longo and Stefano Rognoni on board. The Leer másLeonardo celebrates first ten years of the AW169[…]

Bestfly expands offshore fleet in Angola with AW139 order

Rome, 08/04/2022 – Bestfly is expanding its fleet of Leonardo Helicopters configured for offshore transport missions in Angola with the order of first fully owned AW139 intermediate twin engine, is expected to be delivered in the Q3 of 2022. This aircraft adds to two previously leased AW139s and four AW169 light intermediate twins purchased at Leer másBestfly expands offshore fleet in Angola with AW139 order[…]

NHV Group AW169 in Blackpool reaches 1550 flight hours

Blackpool, UK. 06/04/2022 — At the end of 2020, while COVID was putting most of the world into lockdown, NHV was expanding with a new base in Blackpool and bringing the Leonardo AW169 into the UK Oil & Gas market. There is an energy-rich stretch of the Irish Sea that hosts several offshore platforms, providing Leer másNHV Group AW169 in Blackpool reaches 1550 flight hours[…]

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