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LEONARDO PRESS RELEASE – 24 March 2017

Two successful characters for a two-week demo tour in Nepal: the Leonardo AW119Kx helicopter and Simone Moro, the only alpinist in history to have reached four 8,000 meters peaks in winter. The goal of the demo tour is to demonstrate the operational capabilities of the AW119Kx at 24,000 feet, in order to carry out helicopter rescue missions at hitherto unimaginable altitudes.

The demo tour will consist in two parts: during the first week, to test some features of the AW119Kx, passenger transport missions will be simulated starting from Nepal’s capital, Katmandu (4200ft), to several base camps in the surroundings, but at higher altitudes. During this phase, it will also be possible for some potential clients to participate in such missions and test the helicopter capability. The second week will be dedicated to high-altitude aerial work activities, including several tests for the transport of materials with the cargo hook.

PRESS RELEASE – 23 November 2016

LEONARDO: LIFE FLIGHT NETWORK OF US ORDERS TWO ADDITIONAL AW119KX HELICOPTERS.

  • Fleet will be comprised of 21 AW119Kx helicopters by year-end
  • Life Flight Network has just reached 20,000 hours in its AW119Kx fleet
  • Over 115 AgustaWestland EMS helicopters now in service across North America

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that EMS operator Life Flight Network of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West United States has ordered two additional AgustaWestland AW119Kx aircraft. Totaling nineteen aircraft today, customer’s fleet of AW119Kx helicopters will increase to 21 by the end of the year. Leonardo Helicopters and Life Flight Network also celebrated 20,000 hours reached by operator’s AW119Kx EMS fleet and the occasion was marked with the presentation of a plaque congratulating Life Flight Network on the milestone, which was achieved within three years of the first deliveries.

“We are proud of the partnership with Leonardo-Finmeccanica and look forward to operating additionalAW119Kx helicopters as we continue to grow,” stated Michael Griffiths, CEO of Life Flight Network. He adds, “The AW119Kx is an excellent helicopter for the environment we operate in and provides clinicians with full body access to the most critical patients.”

Life Flight Network è stato il cliente di lancio della versione AW119Kx del monomotore di Leonardo dotato di unnuovo cockpit digitale, caratteristica che ha contribuito al crescente successo del prodotto in tutti i segmenti di mercato. Gli AW119Kx di questo cliente sono dotati di visori notturni e di interni con equipaggiamenti medicali allo stato dell’arte. Oltre a questo modello, Life Flight Network opera anche un bimotore AgustaWestland AW109 Power. Con quest’ultimo ordine la flotta di elicotteri di Leonardo dedicati all’elisoccorso in Nord America, comprendente i modelli AW119, AW109 e AW139,  sale a 115.

Life Flight Network was the launch customer for the glass-cockpit outfitted AW119Kx, a feature that has contributed to the strength and success of the aircraft in all market segments. Their AW119Kx helicopters are NVG-capable and feature a state-of-the-art medical interior. Customer’s fleet also includes one AW109 Power. Life Flight Network contributes to Leonardo Helicopters’ expanding presence in the North American EMS market, which now totals 115 across a fleet of AW119s, AW109s, and AW139s.

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HELI-EXPO 2016 – PRESS RELEASE

Sino-US Signs contract for 25 AW119Kx helicopters in EMS configuration in China.

  • The contract is part of a framework agreement for 60 AW119Kx aircraft
  • Establishing the largest emergency medical service helicopter programme ever launched in China with deliveries starting by June 2016
  • More than 130 Finmeccanica helicopters of various types have been sold to Chinese customers to date for a range of commercial and public services.

Finmeccanica announced today a major step forward in the expansion of its presence in the global emergency medical service (EMS) market with the signing of a contract for 25 AgustaWestland AW119Kx single engine helicopters with Sino-US in China through its Helicopter Division. The signing was performed during an official ceremony held at Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. This contract includes a comprehensive support and training services package and is part of a framework agreement for 60 AW119Kx aircraft to be acquired through to 2017.  Deliveries are expected to start by June 2016 and the helicopters will be operated by Kingwing General Aviation Co. Ltd (Kingwing), a prime helicopter operator in China which has established a dedicated EMS project designated the CHAA (China Helicopter Air Ambulance) to provide a strong contribution to the Chinese EMS sector.

The framework agreement and the 25 helicopters contract pave the path for the establishment of the largest EMS helicopter programme across China’s provinces and significantly strengthens the presence of Finmeccanica Helicopter Division in the commercial and public services market, where its products have demonstrated greatly successful for a range of missions such as law enforcement, rescue, disaster relief, firefighting and passenger transport. More than 130 Finmeccanica helicopters have been sold to Chinese customers to date.

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