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Bristow sign for 10 Leonardo AW189 helicopters

Rome – 28 February 2024 – Leonardo and Bristow Group announced a framework agreement including firm orders for 10 AW189 super medium helicopters plus 10 options. Bristow is currently operating 21 AW189 helicopters globally with another five due off the assembly line in 2024. The new framework agreement covers a fleet expansion plan for the Leer másBristow sign for 10 Leonardo AW189 helicopters[…]

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Malaysian Maritime Agency selects the AW189 for SAR missions

Anaheim – 27 February 2024 – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has selected the Leonardo AW189 for its long range SAR (search and rescue) requirement. Four rescue helicopters will be delivered under a contract signed with Galaxy Aerospace Malaysia Sdn Bhd between 2025 and 2026, adding to a fleet of three AW139 helicopters already Leer másMalaysian Maritime Agency selects the AW189 for SAR missions[…]

LifeFlight Australia signs for 3 more Leonardo AW139 helicopters

Anaheim, 27 February 2024 – Leonardo has announced a further growth in presence of the AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter in Australia at Heli-Expo 2024, with orders for three more aircraft by LifeFlight Australia. These add to two additional aircraft for LifeFlight’s joint venture partner StarFlight, that had been ordered in late 2023. The helicopters will Leer másLifeFlight Australia signs for 3 more Leonardo AW139 helicopters[…]

Coast Guard rescue 2 sailors offshore Sabine, Texas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard crews rescue two sailors whose vessel began taking on water 35 nautical miles southeast of Sabine, Texas. Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders simultaneously received a DSC distress alert and mayday call on VHF-FM channel 16 at 12:40 p.m. from the operators of the 31-foot sailing vessel Niamh stating the Leer másCoast Guard rescue 2 sailors offshore Sabine, Texas[…]

National Guard conducts disaster exercise PATRIOT 24

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. — The National Guard members and an UH-72 Lakota helicopter aircrew conduct the training exercise PATRIOT for response in case of disaster. The natural disasters can strike at any time and the National Guard, along with state and county emergency management agencies and industry partners are training with this disaster exercise called Leer másNational Guard conducts disaster exercise PATRIOT 24[…]

NAS Key West is CNO SAR Model Manager Aviation Unit of the year

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Sippel, Commander Navy Region Southeast KEY WEST, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2024) – Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West was recognized as the 2023 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Search and Rescue (SAR) Model Manager Aviation Unit of the Year during a SAR Symposium held aboard Naval Base Coronado. Leer másNAS Key West is CNO SAR Model Manager Aviation Unit of the year[…]

Coast Guard helps 4 stranded fishermen near Bodega Bay

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard assist to a report of four stranded fishermen Friday night 2 nautical miles southwest of Bodega Bay, within the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM Channel 16 from the captain of the 58-foot commercial fishing vessel Aleutian Storm reporting that the vessel had run aground and Leer másCoast Guard helps 4 stranded fishermen near Bodega Bay[…]

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