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BABYLO AVIATION PAINTING

BABYLO AVIATION PAINTING – Ecco presentato oggi il nuovo logo della ormai consolidata azienda Valtellinese.

Babylo sempre in evoluzione e sempre piu’ attenta al mercato e alle esigenze dei clienti … nonostante il momento difficile, dovuto alla pandemia in corso, Babylo é al lavoro (in accordo con tutte le misure di sicurezza previste) per completare diversi elicotteri e per studiare nuovi progetti futuri.

I-LAQU – DATA SHEET update

Thanks to Fabio De NICOLA and Oscar BERNARDI for these new images of the Leonardo Helicopters AW139 I-LAQU operated from Babcock Mission Critical Services Italia on behalf of Regione Abruzzo – 118 Abruzzo Soccorso from the HEMS Base at L’Aquila Preturo Airport.

I-PCLE – Helicopter History

Other new images are now available, as part of the historical area of the website, related to the Agusta A109A I-PCLE operated from Elilario on behalf of Elisoccorso Novara – Regione Piemonte … these images show the helicopter resting at Novara Ospedale Maggiore Helipad in July 1994 and August 1995. I-PCLE was the first Elilario’s Agusta A109A that was registered in April 1980 and flew continously until July 2005, when was cancelled towards Equatorial Guinea as 3C-EGS.

LN-OBX – Helicopter History

Thanks to Rickard GILLBERG for this image of the Aerospatiale AS332C1 Super Puma LN-OBX operated by Airlift AS … pictured during some aerial works in Sweden, September 2005. “Obelix” was previously flying with Ali Europe as I-EMEB from July 1999 till December 2003, the only Super Puma ever registered in Italy.

I-SESI – Heli image of the day

Thanks to Silvano ZAMPIERI for this image of the Sud-Aviation SA315B Lama I-SESI operated by Giana Helicopter … taking off from Masera Heliport (VB), September 2018.

I-AGWH – Helicopter History

Other new images are now available, as part of the historical area of the website, related to the EH Industries [Agusta] EH101-510 I-AGWH … Operated from Agusta Elicotteri as first test/demo airframe for the civil variant of the large three-engined helicopter from year 1998 till the helicopter was transferred to Westland facility and registered in the UK as G-17-510. These images were pictured during a visit in Milan Malpensa in April 2004.

I-MABO – Helicopter History

Another new image is now available, as part of the historical area of the website, related to the Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil I-MABO delivered to Elilombardia in May 2001. This images was shot while the helicopter was operating in the Bergamo mountain area, on behalf of AIB Regione Lombardia, during July 2001. I-MABO was cancelled from the Italian Register in February 2009 and re-assigned as I-MIAF.

I-KLIO – Heli WALLPAPERS

Here one beautiful image of the new Leonardo AW169 I-KLIO, registered in October 2019, operated by Babcock Mission Critical Services Italia. This AW169 is currently on duty as “ICARO 1” on behalf of 118 Regione Marche. Ancona Hospital (AN), April 2020.

PRESS RELEASE – Philadelphia, 21 April 2020

  • First Leonardo helicopter to feature a longitudinal roll-on stretcher system for specialty care transport
  • A custom medical configured cabin will deliver the highest quality of patient care and meet the most recent US helicopter air ambulance standards for safety and operability
  • Over 220 orders for AW169s have been placed by countries including Italy, UK, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, and the United States

Leonardo announced today that the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, FL — a Federal Aviation Administration certificated air carrier in southern Florida also known as Trauma Hawk — has signed a contract to purchase two light-intermediate AW169 helicopters.

Palm Beach County is the largest county by area in Florida with more than 2,300 square miles. The District maintains a well-organized instrument flight rules (IFR) infrastructure combining special instrument approaches and transition routing plus an extensive FAA approved IFR pilot training program to provide service during inclement weather. The AW169 is also equipped with Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) GPS, a precise navigational aid, to further enhance safe approaches and landings during low visibility.
The AW169 features a spacious 222 cubic ft. cabin — similar in size to models in the intermediate weight category — with flexible interior layouts providing 360-degree patient access essential for critical care. Capable of rapid patient transport, Trauma Hawk’s custom medical configured cabin will enable the highest quality of care and meet the most recent US helicopter air ambulance standards for safety and operability. The helicopters will be the first from Leonardo to feature a longitudinal roll-on stretcher system to minimize workload and patient movement during loading and unloading.
With more power and range than competing light-intermediate twin helicopters, the AW169 can travel up to 440 nautical miles, top speed at 160 knots and climb to 14,500 feet. Latest generation avionics includes a four-axis, dual-duplex digital automatic flight control system and a full night vision goggle (NVG) compatible digital glass cockpit with three 8-inch by 10-inch displays. Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) mode allows the AW169 cabin to stay “power on” with rotor blades stopped creating a safe, quiet and comfortable environment for care and setting a new standard for helicopter EMS operations.
With orders for over 220 AW169s placed by customers worldwide for a range of missions, the type has already been chosen by rescue and parapublic operators in several nations including Italy, UK, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, and the United States.

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.