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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.

ZK-HLH – DATA SHEET update

Thanks to Philip STOTT and Daniel COOMBE for these new images of the Leonardo Helicopters AW169 ZK-HLH operated by Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust … approaching the helipad on rooftop of Auckalnd City Hospital, January 2020.

HB-ZQZ – WORLD ROTORS update

Thanks to Luigi PISANO / Aviaphotos for these images of the Leonardo Helicopters AW169 HB-ZQZ operated by Swift Copters SA during her delivery flight to Geneva. Milan Malpensa, January 2020.

EI-GGH – Heli WALLPAPERS

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Leonardo Helicopters AW169 ( c/n 69060 ) EI-GGH

Thanks to Stefano BENASSI for this fantastic image of the Leonardo AW169 EI-GGH operated by Elitaliana on behalf of ARES 118 Regione Lazio … resting at San Camillo Hospital Helipad. Roma, December 2019.

G-CRWL – WORLD ROTORS update

Thanks to Graeme LOVELL for this great image of the Leonardo AW169 G-CRWL owned by Specialist Aviation Services Ltd … as soon after her delivery to the UK. The helicopter will be later operated on behalf of Cornwall Air Ambulance. Staverton, December 2019.

  • Contracts include three AW139s and two AW169s with deliveries in 2020 joining 16 AW139s already in service
  • The signing marks the first order for the AW169 by Abu Dhabi Aviation
  • Over 200 AW169s ordered by customers worldwide to date

PRESS RELEASE – Dubai, 18 November 2019

Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), the largest commercial helicopter operator in MENA and Leonardo announced today, during an official ceremony at the Dubai Air Show, the signing of contracts for 5 helicopters including three intermediate AW139s and two light-intermediate AW169s.

The aircrafts are scheduled for delivery in 2020. The agreement, which represents ADA’s first order for the AW169 helicopters, will expand ADA’s fleet of Leonardo helicopters which already incorporates 16 intermediate AW139 helicopters, primarily supporting the oil and gas industry. These latest orders are part of an agreement for 15 helicopters including the AW139/AW169/AW189 types announced at the end of 2015. Like the AW139s, also the AW169s will benefit from the support solutions provided locally by AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC, an Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) and Leonardo joint venture delivering thorough support and maintenance services in the region. Operating both the AW139 and AW169 ADA will also add to the range of customers worldwide who are benefitting from the unique advantages of the AW Family of new generation helicopter models.

Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo CEO, said: “We’re honoured our long established leading partner Abu Dhabi Aviation has now decided to add the AW169 to their fleet, confirming their trust in our technology to provide a major contribution to their future success.” “This agreement has come to support the oil and gas industry inside and outside the UAE and to satisfy the transport, air-ambulance and other needs. It is in line with the Company’s strategy to expand its fleet of new generation aircraft in order to meet its customers’ needs, in light of the expected high demand in 2020″ said H.E. Nader Ahmed Al Hammadi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Aviation.

  • By 2024 Guardia di Finanza will have 22 AW169Ms thanks to the contract worth 280 million euros signed at the end of 2018
  • The helicopters will be used for maritime patrol, land reconnaissance and mountain rescue missions, alongside a fleet of 14 AW139s
  • There are more than 90 operative AW169s worldwide, the orders are more than 200 for over 80 customers in 30 different countries to date

PRESS RELEASE – Rome, 14 November 2019

Leonardo has delivered the first of 22 latest-generation AW169M light intermediate twin-engine helicopters for Italy’s Guardia di Finanza.

The handover event was held at Leonardo’s Vergiate plant on 12 November. The initial delivery is linked to a contract worth 280 million euros, which was signed at the end of 2018, it also includes a complete support and training package that could be extended in the future for further services with an additional value of 100 million euros. The AW169Ms will be used for various tasks including: maritime police/patrol, homeland customs security, law enforcement, rescue and other security duties. The delivery of all aircraft is expected to be completed by 2024, complementing a fleet of 14 AW139 intermediate twin helicopters.

The AW169M represents the government variant of the AW169, the future generation helicopter programme developed by Leonardo, equipped with state-of-the-art on-board technologies. To date there are more than 90 operative AW169s worldwide, orders for the helicopter exceed 200 units, from more than 80 customers in 30 different countries. In Italy the AW169 has already proven extremely successful among various operators for EMS duties across the country. There are also various applications for which this helicopter is used particularly VIP-corporate transport, search and rescue activities, government and law enforcement services.

The AW169M obtained the military certification by ARMAEREO (Italian Directorate Air Armaments) in September 2019. The aircraft of Guardia di Finanza will feature a dedicated configuration including: a rescue hoist, an emergency floatation system and life rafts, wire cutters, TCAS II (Traffic Collision Avoidance System), a NVG (Night Vision Goggle) compatible cockpit, HTAWS (Helicopter Terrain Awareness Warning System), an advanced communication system, OPLS (Obstacle Proximity Lidar System), advanced HUMS (Health Usage Monitoring System), AFCS (Automatic Flight Control System) with SAR modes, a searchlight, an ice detector, fast roping, satcom, and provisions for a hyperspectral detection and reconnaissance system. The helicopters will be also fitted with a range of Leonardo systems such as a RW ATOS (Airborne Tactical Observation and Surveillance) system with an advanced operator console, Gabbiano radar, LEOSS (Long Range Electro-Optical Surveillance System), M428 IFF transponder, V/UHF radio systems cockpit panels and lighting.