Cabrì presentato in Italfly … un piccolo Francese nel regno dei Robinson.
Un inizio settimana pieno di emozioni in Italfly Aviation: lunedì 23 ottobre, con un caldo sole d’autunno, presso l’hangar Italfly è stato presentato il Cabrì n°1192.
Descrizione formale e presentazione da parte dei piloti di Helicopteres Gumbal che con un volo di 4h30 da Marsiglia hanno portato il formidabile Cabrì fino in Trentino, per proseguire poi nel loro tour italiano di presentazione.
Con un’autonomia fino a 5 ore di volo questa macchina ha lasciato a bocca aperta gli istruttori dell’Academy e gli students pilot presenti, che hanno potuto provare i comandi dell’elicottero di matrice francese.
Nel “regno dei Robinson” il fenestron del Cabrì e le autorotazioni provate dagli istruttori di volo hanno attirato l’attenzione di tutto il sedime aeroportuale.
La possibilità di effettuare anche i primi passi dell’attività di addestramento con gancio, nonchè la manutenzione “on condition” hanno lasciato buona impressione per evoluzioni future.
Thanks to Silvano ZAMPIERI for these new images of AVIO Srl Agusta A119 Koala I-ELOP (operated by E+S Air) at Thiene Airport (VI), October 2017.
After more than 17 years in the Italian Register … I-FZIT was cancelled the 1st August 2017 towards France. The A109E Power will now be operated as F-HJMT from Heli AAA.
Robinson R44 Raven II I-HULA … visiting Milan Malpensa, October 2017.
PRESS RELEASE – 24 October 2017
Leonardo: AW139s to support Queensland Government’s helicopter fleet modernization programme.
- Order signed for two AW139s that will enter service by December 2018
- The aircraft will add to three AW139s already in service performing EMS/SAR missions
- Over 1000 AW139s have been ordered by more than 250 customers in nearly 70 countries to date
Rome, 24 October 2017 – Leonardo announced today that the Government of Queensland in Australia has placed an order for two additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircrafts are expected to enter into service by December 2018 performing emergency medical services and search and rescue missions over land and sea. The AW139s will replace two older helicopter models as part of a fleet modernization programme and reduce maintenance costs.
With world leading capability, performance, ride quality and cabin space, the AW139 has been chosen for its ability to meet the Queensland Government’s operational requirements. These helicopters will add to three AW139s already in service with the Queensland Government, further strengthening the State’s air rescue capabilities and leveraging efficiencies in support, maintenance and training. The new aircraft will be operated by Queensland Government Air (QGAir), a division of the Queensland Government’s Public Safety Business Agency and will be based in Townsville. The aircraft will also serve across all of North Queensland and will be subject to fleet rotation between North and South when needed, in order to ensure the optimum coverage for the State’s community.
This latest order further reinforces the presence of Leonardo in the Australian market with more than 120 helicopters of various models ordered to date for both commercial, public utility and military roles. In the last few years the AW139 has proven to be the most successful EMS helicopter in Australia with 30 already in service with various customers.
I-MAMA, one of the last airworthy AB47 “Jota” in Italy, was cancelled towards France on date 19 October 2017. This Agusta-Bell AB47J3 ( c/n 2114) was previously operated as 3A-MGG, I-AMGG and during the early days, from Carabinieri as CC20 / MMMM8496.
Thanks to Christoph BRAUN for these new images of the Wiking Helicopters AgustaWestland AW139 D-HOAB … Emden, March 2017.
Eurocopter BK117C1 Heli-Service Gmbh D-HARK … ex I-AICO, performong training activity in Emden, September 2016.
Thanks to Christoph BRAUN for this great picture of Viking Helicopters AgustaWestland AW139 D-HOAC … during taxi on Emden apron, October 2017.
Thanks to Walter VIANA for thes unique images of the Helops Bell B412EP I-LOPS … approaching Cristo delle Vette at 4167 mtrs. Gressoney (AO), August 2013.