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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[…]

Bristow Group to acquire British International Helicopter Services Limited

HOUSTON, April 29, 2022 — Bristow Group (NYSE:VTOL) announced its plans to acquire British International Helicopter Services Limited (BIH), further enhancing its leading global Government Services business. Bristow will continue to build upon BIH’s strong relationships established through a longstanding history of serving both military and civilian markets. Bristow expects to realize efficiencies by leveraging its Leer másBristow Group to acquire British International Helicopter Services Limited[…]

Leonardo delivers the first two NH90 NFH to Qatar

Rome, 07/04/2022 – Another major programme achievement in the Qatar Emiri Air Force’s NH90 programme was made on 31 March with the delivery of the first two NFH naval variant helicopters. The aircraft handover, achieved in accordance with contractual commitments, was performed during an official ceremony held at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera NH90 final assembly line Leer másLeonardo delivers the first two NH90 NFH to Qatar[…]

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[…]

Leonardo AW159 Wildcat at next stage to UK contract

Rome, 06/04/2022 — Leonardo will now deliver the next stage of the AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support and Training (WIST) UK contract, which confirms the next five-year period of the 34-year contract originally signed in 2012. This £360 million contract awarded last year marks the continued delivery of support services for the UK’s fleet of Leonardo Leer másLeonardo AW159 Wildcat at next stage to UK contract[…]

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[…]

Leonardo confirms its strong position in the world helicopter civil market

Rome, 01/04/2022 – Following the recent success at HAI Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas, TX (8-10 March), Leonardo confirms its strong position in the world helicopter civil market announcing further advancements with recent sales of 23 aircraft of various models to several operators across Europe, North America and Latin America, primarily for VIP/corporate transport, energy support Leer másLeonardo confirms its strong position in the world helicopter civil market[…]

Leonardo is attending DIMDEX 2022 in Doha, Qatar

Doha, 20/03/2022 – Leonardo, the Italian-headquartered global aerospace and defence company, is attending DIMDEX (Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference) from the 21st to the 23rd March –stand H4-212–. The participation aims at demonstrating company’s state-of-the-art defence, security and aerospace capabilities ready to enhance the security of Qatar and the Middle East. Leonardo is Leer másLeonardo is attending DIMDEX 2022 in Doha, Qatar[…]

China orders 6 Leonardo Helicopters AW189 for SAR offshore

Rome, 17/03/2022 – Rescue and Salvage Bureau of Ministry of Transport of China (MOT CRS) has signed a contract for six Leonardo AW189 super-medium twin-engine helicopters, which will be utilised across the coastlines of China for maritime SAR operations. The fleet deliveries will be completed by 2023. The PRC (MOT CRS) is China’s only national Leer másChina orders 6 Leonardo Helicopters AW189 for SAR offshore[…]

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