Italian Helicopter NEWS

Latest NEWS from the Italian helicopter world

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2020

Thanks to Graeme LOVELL for his contribution in order to realize this Photo Report Page with full coverage of the helicopters present at CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2020. Cheltenham Race Course, UK, February 2020.

I-GLOP – DATA SHEET update

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Aerospatiale AS350BA Ecureuil ( c/n 1897 ) I-GLOP

Thanks to Simone MORO and BABYLO for these images of the Aerospatiale AS350BA Ecureuil I-GLOP now operated by Ariane on behalf of Altitude Helicopters by Simone MORO. The Ecureuil just received a fresh new paintwork at Babylo facility and joined I-LOBA in Altitude Helicopters fleet. Caiolo Airfield (SO), March 2020.

I-AWTJ – ITALIAN ROTORS update

ITALIAN ROTORS
AgustaWestland/Leonardo AW139 Photo Page
AgustaWestland AW139 ( c/n 31087 ) I-AWTJ

Thanks to Luigi PISANO / AVIAPHOTOS for this great image of the AgustaWestland AW139 I-AWTJ operated from Leonardo Spa … the helicopter was used to transfer medical support material during COVID relief operations. Milan Malpensa, April 2020.

PRESS RELEASE – Rome, 08 April 2020

Leonardo announced today the closing of the acquisition of Kopter Group AG (Kopter) from Lynwood (Schweiz). The purchase price, on a cash and debt free basis, consists of a $185 million fixed component plus an earn-out mechanism linked to certain milestones over the life of the programme, starting from 2022. 
    
The acquisition of Kopter allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sector, in line with the Industrial Plan’s objectives for the reinforcement of the core businesses. 

I-ARIC – ITALIAN ROTORS update

Thanks to Gianfilippo COLASANTO for these new images of the Aerospatiale AS350BA Ecureuil I-ARIC operated by Ariane Srl on behalf of Helipratello … taking off from Eurotech facility in Caiolo (SO), February 2019.

I-AVCS – Italian Helicopter Register NEWS

After less than 7 years of operations in Italy with Inaer Aviation Italia and later with Babcock Mission Critical Services Italia, this AgustaWestland AW139, registered I-AVCS, was cancelled towards United Kingdom on date 27 March 2020 and reassigned as G-CLLP.

GRIFONE 2019

Thanks to Oscar BERNARDI for his contribution in order to realize this Photo Report Page with full coverage of the helicopters present at GRIFONE 2019 International Search and Rescue Exercise. Foligno Airport (PG), 9-13 September 2019.

I-AMVT – DATA SHEET update

Thanks to Air Service Center for these images of the Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil I-AMVT wearing a fresh new paintjob … resting at Arena Pò (PV) mainbase early in March 2020. This Ecureuil was originally registered in Italy at the beginning of May 2007, delivered new from Marignane factory.

I-DPRA – Heli image of the day

Thanks to Tiziano CAPENTI for this image of the AgustaWestland AW139 I-DPRA owned by Leonardo Spa … now wearing full Weststar Aviation color scheme. Venegono (VA), February 2020.

EC-MXN – DATA SHEET update

Thanks to Romain BAHEU for these great images of the Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil EC-MXN operated by Elitellina … at Courchevel Altiport, February 2020.