CSX81977 / EI-108 – ITALIAN ROTORS update
Thanks to Tiziano CAPENTI for this first image of the Leonardo AW169 CSX81977 / EI-108 wearing full Esercito Italiano colors and markings … performing pre-delivery maintenance test flights in Venegono (VA), late May 2020.
D-HHPJ – DATA SHEET update
Thanks to Andreas HOFFMANN for these new images of the Leonardo AW169 D-HHPJ operated by Heli Service International Gmbh (now wearing company titles) … performing off-shore activity out of Emden 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-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.
HB-ZQZ – DATA SHEET update
Thanks to Gilles PACCALET for these fantastic images of the Leonardo Helicopters AW169 HB-ZQZ operated by Swift Copters SA while flying at Courchevel Altiport, February 2020.
D-HHPJ – WORLD ROTORS update
Thanks to Andreas HOFFMANN for these first images of the Leonardo Helicopters AW169 D-HHPJ, delivered few days ago to Heli Service International Gmbh, wearing full N.H.V. color scheme … Emden Airport, February 2020.
I-IDIO – Italian Helicopter Register NEWS
Thanks to Oscar BERNARDI and Tiziano CAPENTI for the images of the factory new Leonardo AW169, currently registered as I-IDIO, pictured during maintenance test flights earlier in November 2019 as I-EASI. This is the very first “corporate” AW169 delivered to an Italian operator so far.
HAI Heli-Expo 2020
The annual HAI Heli-Expo 2020 Event is over …. lots of new Press Releases and new helicopters on display at Anaheim, CA.
Thanks to Oscar BERNARDI & Gianfilippo COLASANTO for their contribution in order to realize this exhaustive Photo Report Page with full coverage of the exposition … 225 images to enjoy.