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Leonardo AW09 will be powered by the Safran Arriel 2K turboshaft

Rome/Bordes, 26/01/2023 – Leonardo and Safran Helicopter Engines have joined forces to further enhance the capabilities and competitiveness of the next generation AW09 single-engine helicopter with the Safran Arriel 2K turboshaft. The Leonardo Helicopters AW09 will feature the 1,000 shp class of power Safran Helicopter Engines Arriel 2K, the newest generation of the Arriel family. Leer másLeonardo AW09 will be powered by the Safran Arriel 2K turboshaft[…]

Netherlands Coastguard AW189 crew rescue 2 sailors in one night

A Bristow AW189 helicopter aircrew from Netherlands Coastguard rescue two sailors in different missions during the same night, on January 15. During the early hours of January 15, the Netherlands Coastguard mobilized on-call aircrew to respond to the emergency call of a man overboard about 3.5 nautical miles offshore. The AW189 helicopter aircrew took off Leer másNetherlands Coastguard AW189 crew rescue 2 sailors in one night[…]

18 additional Leonardo AW169M LUH for Austria

Rome, 19/01/2023 – Leonardo Company and the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness of the Italian Secretariat General of Defence/National Armaments Directorate signed yesterday the Acquisition Contract for the supply of 18 Leonardo Helicopters AW169M LUH (Light Utility Helicopters) for Austria (Austrian Ministry of Defence). The contract, valued at 304 million EUR, was signed following Leer más18 additional Leonardo AW169M LUH for Austria[…]

+26 Leonardo TH-73A Thrasher helicopters for Navy AHTS

Rome, 24/12/2022 – Leonardo welcomes the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to award AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a 110.5 million USD firm-fixed price modification to the previously awarded contract for the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System with the Leonardo TH-73A Thrasher aircraft. This modification exercises an option for the production and Leer más+26 Leonardo TH-73A Thrasher helicopters for Navy AHTS[…]

Austria receives its first Leonardo AW169M LUH helicopter

Rome, 22/12/2022 – Austria receives its first of 18 Light Utility Helicopter based on the italian platform Leonardo AW169M LUH helicopter. The new Austrian Ministry of Defence’s AW169M LUH helicopter programme set a major milestone yesterday with the delivery of the first aircraft from an initial order of 18 units, based on the Italy-Austria Government-to-Government Leer másAustria receives its first Leonardo AW169M LUH helicopter[…]

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 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[…]

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