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June 25, 2013
The AgustaWestland AW189, a 16- to 18-seat twin, is to receive its EASA certification by the end of the summer, according to a company spokesman. Six aircraft are flying, including four prototypes and two production copies. The last one took off for the first time in May. They have logged a... Read More »
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June 1, 2013
The U.S. Army s Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) procurement saga took another twist in May when Lt. Gen. William Phillips, Army acquisition advisor to the Secretary of the Army, appeared before a Senate Armed Services Congressional subcommittee on Airland. Commenting on last summer s flying technology... Read More »
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June 1, 2013
AgustaWestland is making its expectations for success in the North American market very clear. With opportunities in the U.S. government markets expected to top $20 billion over the next 15 years, according to AgustaWestland North America Chairman and CEO R. Scott Rettig, the company seems bullish... Read More »
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June 1, 2013
The North American arm of AgustaWestland uncovered plans April 30 to build the AW169 at its 275,000-square-foot U.S. manufacturing complex at Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), becoming a second location to the OEM s plant in Vergiate, Italy. (The company also lists its facility in Yeovil, UK... Read More »
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May 15, 2013
The U.S. Army s Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) procurement saga took another twist last week when Lt. Gen. William Phillips, Army acquisition advisor to the Secretary of the Army, appeared before a Senate Armed Services Congressional subcommittee on Airland. Commenting on last summer s flying technology... Read More »
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May 8, 2013
AgustaWestland pilot Pat McKernan and copilot Steve Labows carry out a vertical takeoff procedure in an AW139 used for limited runway situations such as from an offshore platform. The demonstration flight took place during a tour of the manufacturer s plant in Philadelphia, which is expanding to... Read More »
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May 6, 2013
A new investor group is providing $375 million in equity growth capital for Limerick, Ireland-based Waypoint Leasing, as the company looks to expand its grow its fleet. Waypoint has a U.S. office in Darien, Conn. The investor group includes MSD Capital, Soros Fund Management and the Cartesian... Read More »
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May 1, 2013
Armed Aerial Scout: Will they or won t they? What do we do with the Scout? Do we buy new or do we do a SLEP [service life extension program with the Kiowa Warrior]? asked Maj. Gen. William Tim Crosby, PEO Army Aviation, during his address at the annual Quad-A convention, held this year in Fort... Read More »
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May 1, 2013
The North American arm of AgustaWestland uncovered plans Tuesday to produce the AW169 at its sprawling U.S. manufacturing complex at Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), becoming a second location to the OEM s plant in Vergiate, Italy. (The company also lists its facility in Yeovil, UK as ... Read More »
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April 12, 2013
Quad-A, Fort Worth, Texas The twin-engine AW169 AAS was uncovered (literally) on Thursday as AgustaWestland s entry into the competition for the U.S. Army s Armed Aerial Scout requirement. The mock-up, without rotor blade, was declared by Scott Rettig, CEO AgustaWestland North America, as a... Read More »
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March 1, 2013
The final Sikorsky S-76C++ entered service with Milestone Aviation Group in 2012, as the manufacturer phases in the S-76D. The old rock classic Let the Good Times Roll could serve as the theme song for Heli-Expo 2013, as rotorcraft manufacturers plan to announce several... Read More »
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March 1, 2013
Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Canada (Booth N3718), based in Longueuil, Quebec, has been designing and manufacturing powerplants since the late 1950s. Since then, its line of helicopter engines such as the PT6 and its new PW210 have found their way aboard many of yesterday s and today s most... Read More »
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February 1, 2013
AgustaWestland conducted a flight demonstration of the U.S.-based AW189 prototype (P2) on December 6 in Arlington, Texas before heading to Alaska for cold weather trials through spring 2013, at which point it will fly back to Italy to rejoin the other four testbed helicopters in the fleet (P1... Read More »
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February 1, 2013
AgustaWestland s fourth AW169 prototype completed its maiden flight Thursday at the manufacturer s plant in Vergiate, Italy. The fourth prototype cleared all tests for general handling and basic systems performance, joining three other testbeds that took flight in May, July and November 2012... Read More »
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January 1, 2013
Question 1: What technological advancements do you anticipate will most impact helicopter operations in 2013? Dave Marone From the early days of aviation, fuel starvation, unpredictable weather and mechanical failure drive the overwhelming majority of aviation mishaps. The risk mitigation factors... Read More »
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January 1, 2013
In the fixed-wing wing market, leasing aircraft is an established model. For over 30 years, airlines have chosen to lease a portion of their fleet from reputable lessors. This has proven benefits over outright purchase as operating leases provide valuable flexibility for operators and help... Read More »
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January 1, 2013
AgustaWestland has sold another AW169 and AW139 to corporate/VIP provider Kaan Air. The purchase from the Turkish operator comes two months after an order for two AW169s and one AW139. According to AgustaWestland, there are three AW139s currently flying in Turkey, with a fourth VIP-configured... Read More »
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January 1, 2013
AgustaWestland continues to advance the development program for the AW169, as the third prototype has gone airborne for the first time from the manufacturer s facility in Cascina Costa, Italy. Test pilots accessed the helicopter s general handling and basic systems during a 35-minute initial... Read More »
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December 31, 2012
Mitsui Bussan Aerospace (MBA) has struck a deal with AgustaWestland to distribute the AW169 in Japan. The agreement builds on a partnership with the manufacturer that dates back to 2005, when MBA became a distributor of the AW139. Certification of the AW169 is projected in 2014, with a fourth... Read More »
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December 6, 2012
AgustaWestland has sold another AW169 and AW139 to corporate/VIP provider Kaan Air. The purchase from the Turkish operator comes two months after an order for two AW169s and one AW139. According to AgustaWestland, there are three AW139s currently flying in Turkey, with a fourth VIP-configured... Read More »
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