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PRESS RELEASE – 7 February 2018

Leonardo expands its presence in Bangladesh helicopter market.

  • Three AW109 Trekker and two AW119Kx helicopters to be delivered in 2018 to Bashundhara Airways.
  • Leonardo’s footprint in the market expanding to over 30% of turbine helicopters.
  • Bashundhara Airways also to become exclusive distributor and a Service Centre for
    Leonardo civil helicopters in Bangladesh.

Singapore, 07 February 2018 – Leonardo is expanding its share of the growing Bangladeshi helicopter market with the announcement, during Singapore Air Show, of the upcoming delivery of five helicopters to Bashundhara Airways, comprising three AW109 Trekkers and two AW119Kx. The helicopters will be used for EMS, utility, law-enforcement, surveillance, VIP, corporate & passenger transport applications and are all scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2018 bringing Leonardo’s market share to exceed a 30%. Furthermore, Bashundhara Airways has been appointed exclusive distributor of Leonardo civil helicopters in Bangladesh and will establish a Service Centre for the Country, thus beginning a fruitful collaboration. The appointment marks another step in Leonardo’s ongoing expansion of its customer support network around the world, establishing centers close to customers to provide quicker and better services.

Leonardo already has an established presence in Bangladesh with government customers operating helicopters – including twin-engine AW139s with the Bangladesh Air Force and AW109Mss with the Navy – and other defence and security systems. Bashundhara Airways is part of Bashundhara Group, one of the largest conglomerates of Bangladesh. Leaded by the dynamic leadership of Managing Director Mr. Safwan Sobhan, the company, debuted in late 2016 great vision to be one of the remarkable & extraordinary air service providers of south-east Asia, being the most cost-effective & upholding uncompromised safety, unmatched quality & unbroken commitments. Bashundhara Airways is working with the Bangaldesh government to establish the first & only private heliport in the heart of Dhaka. The AW119Kx is a best in class single engine helicopter featuring a ‘state-of-the-art’ avionics system for enhanced situational awareness, mission effectiveness and safety. Nearly 300 AW119 helicopters have been ordered to date in almost 40 countries by over 120 customers. The AW109 Trekker is the latest addition to Leonardo’s helicopter portfolio and the company’s first light twin to offer skid landing gear. Featuring modern modular avionics it can be easily configured for a wide range of roles and is the ideal solution for EMS, utility, SAR, law enforcement, surveillance and passenger transport applications. Orders for over 40 AW109 Trekkers have been logged so far by customers in Europe, North America and Asia to perform roles like emergency medical service, law enforcement and utility missions.

Article from: AVIATIONNEPAL.COM

Altitude Air to conduct demonstration flight with Koala helicopter.

March 24, 2017 – Kathmandu

Altitude Air, recently registered charter helicopter operator of Nepal has landed a Koala series helicopter at the eastern helipad of TIA yesterday. The Leonardo Helicopter/Augusta Westland Koala AW119 with registration N499SM of US landed at VNKT for Experimental and Demonstration Flight for the helicopter operator.

As been reported, the helicopter had landed TIA at 1:50 pm yesterday. The helicopter had arrived Kathmandu from Philadelphia, U.S.A via Lucknow, India.

Altitude Air plans to commence the experimental and demonstration flight to test the performance of the Koala series in Nepalese sky with the arrived helicopter.

According to a source, authorities of Altitude Air are currently working on with documentation procedure needed to be submitted to Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to commence the demonstration flight.

Altitude Air currently conducts its flight operation with an Airbus AS 350 B3e helicopter and plans to add two Koala series helicopter after the success of the demonstration flight. The heli-operator also aims to add additional Airbus AS 350 B3e helicopter to its fleet.

Photo courtesy Leonardo Helicopters.

ANSV NEWS: Inconveniente grave ad un elicottero in Val d’Aosta.
Mercoledì 15 aprile, a Sarre (AO), l’elicottero AW119 marche I-PHAS, impegnato in attività di lavoro aereo, urtava contro alcuni cavi di una linea di bassa tensione, riportando lievi danni al rotore principale.
Incolumi i due occupanti.
Aperta l’inchiesta di sicurezza dall’ANSV per inconveniente grave.

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Incidente in Valle d’Aosta ad un elicottero.

8 February 2015 – Fonte ANSV

Con riferimento all’incidente occorso nel pomeriggio di oggi 8 febbraio, all’elicottero AW119 Koala marche I-AWCD, in fase di atterraggio in località Valgrisenche, l’ANSV comunica di aver aperto l’inchiesta di sicurezza di competenza. Ferito il pilota. Danni all’aeromobile.

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Cade elicottero in Valgrisenche, ferito il pilota.

Il velivolo schiacciato a terra da un colpo di vento ha provocato una valanga. Coinvolto un gruppo di scialpinisti con le guide. Due sono stati trasportati in ospedale e poi dimessi.

Aosta – 08/02/2015 di Daniele Genco / Fonte: LaStampa.it

Un elicottero della Pellissier Helicopter di Aosta, impegnato in attività eliski, a causa di una raffica di vento particolarmente forte che l’ha colpito durante la fase di decollo, è stato «schiacciato» verso terra e sbattuto contro il pendio, nell’urto si è ribaltato.

L’incidente è avvenuto poco prima delle 14 in località Ormelune di Valgrisenche. Dall’elicottero erano da poco scesi due turisti trasportati nell’alta Valgrisenche per la pratica dell’eliski. A bordo del velivolo c’era soltanto Dario Faris, 44 anni, di Châtillon, esperto pilota che in passato ha fatto parte dell’equipe del Soccorso alpino valdostano. Faris è stato soccorso da alcune guide alpine che si trovavano nella zona insieme con i loro clienti.  

Trasportato con l’elicottero del Soccorso alpino valdostano, all’ospedale Parini di Aosta, al pilota i medici hanno riscontrato un trauma cranico e alcuni contusioni. Le sue condizioni, secondo il bollettino medico, non sarebbero gravi, ma per via del trauma cranico, resterà per qualche giorno in osservazione in ospedale.

Il ribaltamento dell’elicottero sulla neve di Ormelune ha però provocato un distacco di neve di medie dimensioni che ha travolto un gruppo di scialpinisti che si trovava a valle con le guide alpine. Due di loro sono stati travolti dalla valanga, ma sono stati subito recuperati dalle guide e dai compagni di escursione, alcuni stranieri. Dopo la visita medica i due scialpinisti sono stati dimessi. 

Sull’incidente dell’elicottero è stata aperta un’inchiesta. 

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