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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 performs maiden flight of first production AW609 tiltrotor

Philadelphia, 19 October 2022 – The world’s first multirole tiltrotor programme, designed to redefine a range of commercial and public services, set a major milestone with the maiden flight of the first Leonardo AW609 production aircraft. This aircraft, produced by Leonardo Helicopters division, introduces unprecedented capabilities under a dedicated ‘powered lift category’ civil certification now Leer másLeonardo performs maiden flight of first production AW609 tiltrotor[…]

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[…]

Coast Guard HITRON history series Captain Richard Bates

Interview by: Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton.Edited by: Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton. In this documentary series from the HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron), Coast Guard spoke with Captain USCG (Ret) Richard Bates. Bates was the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) platform manager for Coast Guard headquarters aviation forces during the transition from Leer másCoast Guard HITRON history series Captain Richard Bates[…]

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[…]

Bristow Group completes the acquisition of BIH

LONDON, Aug. 3, 2022 — Bristow Group Inc. (Bristow), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of BIH (British International Helicopter Services Limited) effective August 2, 2022, further enhancing its leading global Government Services offering. Bristow will integrate BIH into its U.K. operations, where BIH will adopt Leer másBristow Group completes the acquisition of BIH[…]

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[…]

Polish Armed Forces has signed for 32 Leonardo AW149

PZL-Świdnik, the Polish company fully owned by Leonardo, will act as prime contractor and will host a local production line for the AW149 helicopters with the deliveries in the 2023-2029 period Profumo: “This contract provides evidence of our commitment to the continued development of the helicopter capabilities and supply chain to the benefit of the Leer másPolish Armed Forces has signed for 32 Leonardo AW149[…]

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