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October 13, 2016
Leonardo's global reach is expanding with orders for Helikorea, Lease Corporation International (LCI) and Specialist Aviation Services (SAS). Five different Brazilian customers have also recently signed on for the helicopter from the civilian market. This makes for nearly 150 AW169 orders and... Read More »
October 12, 2016
Contrary to what might be happening elsewhere in the rotorcraft industry, Ireland-based Lease Corp. International (LCI) is having its most successful year since its founding in 2004, according to a company news release. With 35 helicopters in its lease portfolio, the company plans to add five more... Read More »
October 6, 2016
Helicopter companies in their various forms are a growth market across the world. Growth has been slightly dented by oil s price drop and resulting cutbacks in offshore ops. But overall it remains strong and dynamic as the economic value of helicopters is recognized. With growth comes change and... Read More »
October 4, 2016
Forget Finmeccanica, Leonardo is here. The company has been rebranded this year after Italian inventor Leonardo da Vinci, reflecting its capacity to imagine and design solutions with ingenuity, creativity and passion, it said. Approved in April 2016 during a shareholder meeting, the new name... Read More »
October 4, 2016
Heli Service International has received the first Leonardo AW169 for offshore wind farm work. The twin-engine helicopter of the 4.8-ton class is the first specifically designed for offshore wind farm support applications. The operator is the first customer to employ this new type in that role in... Read More »
October 1, 2016
Top aviation regulators have committed to implementing streamlined certification rules that move between major aviation markets. Certification leaders of civil aviation authorities in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Brazil in August established a joint strategy for simplifying procedures for mutual... Read More »
September 7, 2016
The rotorcraft market in South America is still alive, despite the industry-wide decline in demand. Companies worldwide are not shying away from the market there, as was evident in the orders from the 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo... Read More »
August 31, 2016
Four top aviation regulators have committed to implementing streamlined certification rules for aircraft and other products that move between major aviation markets in the world. Certification leaders of civil aviation authorities in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Brazil this week established a... Read More »
August 1, 2016
In last month s article on airborne use of force by police agencies, R&WI contributor Frank Lombardi explained that the mere presence of a helicopter could deter criminal activity and change the situation on the ground for the better ( Police Face Much to Consider in Airborne Use of Force, R&WI... Read More »
July 29, 2016
Coptersafety is planning an expansion of its helicopter flight training services. The company said this week it has ordered five new full-flight simulators and will also construct a new flight training center around Helsinki Airport, Finland, next to an existing Coptersafety facility. Textron's... Read More »
July 14, 2016
Leonardo-Finmeccanica's first Level D full-flight simulator for the new AW169 has received ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority) and EASA certification, the company announced at Farnborough this week. The simulator, jointly developed with CAE, is based at the Leonardo Training Academy in Sesto... Read More »
May 27, 2016
Leonardo-Finmeccanica renewed its distributorship agreement with Sloane Helicopters for another three years in the U.K. and Ireland for the AgustaWestland GrandNew helicopter and further aircraft. The agreement also includes the AW169. Sloane Helicopters has partnered with Leonardo for about 20... Read More »
May 25, 2016
Leonardo-Finmeccanica's distributor agreement with Kaan Air of Turkey covering the AW119, the GrandNew and the AW139 has been expanded to include the AW169 and AW189. The manufacturer has already sold more than 30 helicopters in the country for applications including executive transport and... Read More »
April 12, 2016
The Chair of Trustees of Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust has signed a 6 million pound contract to purchase an AgustaWestland AW169. Also approved was a 10-year contract to lease an MD902 Explorer. The air medical operator, which is a charity providing free helicopter emergency medical services... Read More »
February 19, 2016
Look for Finmeccanica [Booth 6451] to rebrand the light single SW-4 as the AW009 at Heli-Expo as it also advances its plan to operate its various divisions as a united company. The company also will be emphasizing the capabilities of its helicopters in the air ambulance and VIP markets and shying... Read More »
January 8, 2016
Pratt & Whitney Canada's products include the PW200-series engine, which powers the AW169 and other aircraft. Photo courtesy of P&WC Pratt & Whitney Canada this month will start paying off Canada and its province of Quebec to end royalty payments on future engine sales, its parent company told... Read More »
November 27, 2015
AgustaWestland has been testing the high- and low-altitude capabilities of its AW169 in California. A prototype of the 10,000-lb-class, 10-passenger helicopter performed hover, low-speed flight and rescue-hoist/cargo-hook testing at the airport in Big Bear, California (which has an elevation of... Read More »
November 1, 2015
Companies exhibiting at Helitech International 2015 in London logged some major orders at the Oct. 6-8 show. Airbus H160 full-scale mockup made its British debut at Helitech, where the manufacturer said the aircraft s flight test program is... Read More »
October 8, 2015
HeliService international GmbH plans to put an AW169 into offshore support service next year, a first for AgustaWestland's new light intermediate helicopter. The Anglo-Italian manufacturer said the Emden, Germany-based operator will take delivery of the AW169 from lessor LCI Helicopters for... Read More »
October 2, 2015
Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Canada will announce at Helitech the entry into service of its new PW210A engine, which will power the AgustaWestland AW169. The engine features a dual channel full authority digital engine control for ease of pilot operation and maintenance diagnostics. Engine... Read More »
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