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Articolo tratto da QC – QUOTIDIANO del CANAVESE

LEVONE (TO) Si è svolta lunedì 31 Agosto la cerimonia di inaugurazione dell’area per l’atterraggio notturno dell’elisoccorso. Un numeroso pubblico ha atteso l’arrivo dell’aeromobile AgustaWestland AW139 nonostante il ritardo sul programma a causa di una emergenza relativa al trasporto di un paziente. Ubicata all’interno del campo sportivo Ottavio Cortina, è stata predisposta con i più alti standard di sicurezza e accessibilità che potranno garantire l’eccellenza del servizio in caso di necessità.   

Il progetto ha visto la realizzazione di importanti investimenti da parte dell’Amministrazione Comunale che contemporaneamente hanno anche migliorato la fruibilità delle strutture sportive – l’area è sede degli allenamenti e delle partite di calcio della A.S.D. Valmalone – costituendo così un sicuro punto di riferimento anche per le comunità vicine.

«Abbiamo sostituito tutto l’impianto illuminante – commenta il sindaco Massimiliano Gagnor – con lampade e led moderne e di ultima generazione che garantiscono immediate e anche ripetute accensioni senza tempi di attesa. Abbiamo migliorato l’accessibilità all’area mediante rifacimento di una rampa che consentirà l’ingresso dell’ambulanza e dei mezzi di supporto al servizio di soccorso. Abbiamo messo in sicurezza tutta la recinzione ed installato un quadro dei comandi elettrici in modo che in qualsiasi ora del giorno e della notte l’elicottero possa atterrare e ripartire anche senza preventive ricognizioni ed in totale ed assoluta autonomia. Il progetto ha visto anche l’installazione di adeguata cartellonistica stradale per indirizzare i mezzi e il personale verso l’accesso riservato». 

«Pur con la speranza di non averne mai bisogno – continua Gagnor – siamo consapevoli che questo servizio servirà a offrire una percezione di sicurezza maggiore ed una conseguente miglior qualità della vita non solo per gli abitanti di Levone ma anche per i comuni limitrofi che sono sprovvisti di tale opportunità e per i turisti che affollano i nostri sentieri e le nostre montagne». 

Le operazioni di collaudo del sito, consistenti anche nella ricognizione aerea della zona prima dell’atterraggio e nella verifica delle strutture e degli impianti necessari al corretto e funzionale utilizzo in caso di emergenza, hanno avuto tutte esito positivo e pertanto il sito sarà a breve inserito negli elenchi ufficiali a disposizione degli organismi di soccorso.

L’area di atterraggio di Levone, viste le sue peculiarità, potrà essere inserita nel progetto che prevede un network di rotte satellitari e relative procedure che permetteranno il collegamento capillare tra varie elisuperfici. A regime verranno rese operative circa 25 aree di atterraggio e una rete di tratte di volo che unirà i punti nevralgici della rete dell’assistenza sanitaria piemontese.

Il velivolo ha sostato per circa mezz’ora all’interno dell’area di atterraggio dando così la possibilità agli intervenuti di avvicinarsi e conoscere anche il personale di soccorso ponendo, con le dovute precauzioni anti-Covid, numerose domande sul loro impegnativo ma anche affascinante operato.

Durante la cerimonia di inaugurazione, alla presenza del sindaco, del vicesindaco Laura Allice e di numerosi consiglieri, l’Amministrazione comunale ha omaggiato gli equipaggi del soccorso intervenuti con un paniere di prodotti tipici della zona ed ha espresso la più sentita riconoscenza per il lavoro svolto spesso in condizioni di estrema difficoltà.

Link all’articolo originale: https://www.quotidianocanavese.it/cronaca/levone-inaugurata-l-area-di-atterraggio-per-l-elisoccorso-del-118-28720

  • Expanding the level of customer service to allow greater mission effectiveness and safety
  • The new service centre demonstrates Leonardo’s long-term commitment to the region and its customers, improving support to a fleet of over 120 helicopters mainly operating in the Sub-Saharan African civil market

PRESS RELEASE – Rome 21 August 2020

Leonardo is strengthening the level of support and maintenance services
offered to its customer base in South Africa with a new service centre following the recent acquisition of Precision Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd. This is located at Wonderboom Airport – Pretoria and comprises 2275 m2 of floor space, 450 m2 of workshop and store, and an equivalent amount of office space.

The site had been operating as an Authorized Service Centre for Leonardo’s helicopters in the country over the last 25 years and is the first Leonardo Excellent Service Centre in the Continent. ‘Excellent’ ranking is assigned to selected Service Centres focused on maintaining third party fleets and having the largest scope of service capabilities, all while guaranteeing the continued achievement of Leonardo’s customers stringent expectations and considering specific market requirements. The first area of further enhancement implemented by Leonardo compared to previous services will be the spare parts availability which will be further expanded.

The new service centre demonstrates Leonardo’s long-term commitment to the region and its customers, improving support to a fleet of more than 120 helicopters mainly operating in SubSaharan African civil market. This is in line with the Company’s Industrial Plan’s focus on stronger customer support services and proximity. The facility includes maintenance hangars, bonded warehouse, workshops and other services and provides maintenance, product support, engineering services while reinforcing spares availability for a range of models also including the AW119 single engine, AW109 light twin series, AW Family including the AW139, AW169 and AW189, with the possibility to extend these capabilities to future products.

Enhanced services will contribute to maximise the helicopter fleet mission effectiveness and safety of operations to the benefit of operators, crews and the served communities. With over 100 helicopter service and maintenance centres worldwide to date, Leonardo plans to establish at least one ‘Excellent’ centre in all strategic markets. During the Covid-19 pandemic emergency Leonardo has delivered continued support through its global network and leveraged digital technologies for remote maintenance services.

MM81973 / 11-16 – ITALIAN ROTORS update

Thanks to Yuri VIVALDI for this image of the newly delivered Leonardo AW139 MM81973 / 11-16 operated by Guardia Costiera … while taking off from Luni Sarzana, July 2020.

  • Honeywell Primus Epic Phase 8 software and EGPWS with offshore modes obtain EASA Certification
  • Latest standard delivers increased mission capabilities, enhanced situational awareness and reduce crew workload for safety beyond standards in all weather conditions with the introduction of synthetic vision, enhanced 2D Map, increased Navigation, wireless flight plan data loading and advanced collision avoidance for all commercial and government missions
  • The AW139 is the unmatched leader in its class with continued growth capability and outstanding market success and operational track record.

PRESS RELEASE – Rome, 17 July 2020

Leonardo announced today further enhancements for the AW139 intermediate twin engine market leader with the recently obtained EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certifications for the Honeywell Primus Epic integrated avionics Phase 8 software and the EGPWS (Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System) optional kit with offshore modes.

The Phase 8 software release marks the introduction of an advanced Synthetic Vision System (SVS) specifically tailored for helicopter applications, improved 2D maps and wireless data loading delivering even greater all-weather capabilities and mission effectiveness for all commercial and government missions.

This latest standard increases crew situational awareness and reduces workload for operations at night or in marginal weather. The advanced Synthetic Vision System assists with navigation and landing approaches when operating within challenging terrain, oil rigs, and other demanding scenarios, which is accomplished via 3D presentation of the external scenario, including surrounding terrain, obstacles, runways and helipads within the background of the Primary Flight Display. A user-friendly 2D Interactive Navigation (INAV) feature showing the helicopter position and flight plan on a map into the MultiFunctional Display (MFD) delivers unparalleled navigation system alignment and precision with the actual flight path taking into account environmental factors. Phase 8 has also wireless connectivity embedded, providing high speed data access for flight plans transfer and maintenance data gathering from the aircraft. Additionally, Custom Approach functionality provides the capability to design, set and fly an automated approach to any user-defined location, including oil rig helidecks.

The introduction of the new EGPWS version -036, which is also available for Phase 7, perfectly complements the latest software release and enhanced navigation capabilities for safer offshore operations. This more sophisticated HTAWS (Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System) introduces recommendations of CAA CAP 1519 for optimal use in offshore environments, and gives pilots more time margin and earlier notifications for warning of a potential collision. This will prove to be a key enabler for recognizing and responding to unsafe conditions.

Orders for nearly 1200 units in over 70 countries have been placed by more than 280 commercial, paramilitary, and military customers worldwide and over 1050 helicopters are in service with more than 2.8

million flight hours logged in operations to date. With more than 1000 kits certified to date and continued capability growth, the AW139 remains unmatched in its’ category as the world’s most important helicopter programme in the last 15 years. The AW139 has a proven track record of outstanding mission accomplishment in the harshest conditions.

EC-JOU – Heli WALLPAPERS

Thanks to Rui CARDOSO for the latest uimages of the Agusta AB139 EC-JOU operated by Babcock Mission Critical Services Portugal on behalf of INEM Emergencia Medica … during an active flight at Lisboa Santa Maria Hospital, July 2020.

520 – WORLD ROTORS update

Thanks to Paul AMERICA for this new image of the AgustaWestland AW139 520 operated by Bulgaria Border Police … the helicopter was undergoing maintence checks at Liege Airport, June 2020.

I-MVRK – Italian Helicopter Register NEWS

HELI WALLPAPERS
ITALIAN HELICOPTER REGISTER NEWS
AgustaWestland/Leonardo AW139 … Photo Page
Leonardo Helicopters AW139 ( c/n 31870 ) I-MVRK

Here some great images of the factory new Leonardo Helicopters AW139 I-MVRK registered in May 2020. The helicopter is operated by Babcock Mission Critical Services Italia on behalf of AREU Regione Lombardia as “Horus 4“.

I-WOOD – Italian Helicopter Register NEWS

Here the first image of the factory new Leonardo AW139 I-WOOD operated by Airgreen Srl on behalf of HEMS Regione Valle d’Aosta. The helicopter was pictured while resting at Aosta Corrado Gex Airport, May 2020.

245° Anniversary – GUARDIA DI FINANZA

Thanks to Oscar BERNARDI for his contribution in order to realize this Photo Report Page with full coverage of the helicopters present at the 245° Anniversary of the GUARDIA DI FINANZA foundation, The Event took place in Rome, during June 2019.

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.