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PRESS RELEASE – 2 JANUARY 2018

LATVIA ORDERS ADDITIONAL HELICOPTERS FOR STATE BORDER GUARD.

  • Two AW119Kx helicopters will join two AW109 Powers in 2019 to perform SAR, transport, firefighting and disaster relief missions
  • Contract also includes an option for an additional unit and aircrew/maintenance technician training services
  • Orders for nearly 300 AW119s placed by over 120 customers in almost 40 nations to date​

Leonardo is pleased to announce that the State Border Guard of Latviahas signed a contract for two AW119Kx single engine helicopters plus option for an additional unit, customised configuration and aircrew/maintenance technician training services. The aircraft will be delivered from the Company’s facility in Philadelphia in 2019 and will perform a wide range of missions including search and rescue (SAR), transport, firefighting and disaster relief; replacing two ageing AB206B JetRangers.

This order marks a further expansion of the State Border Guard’s fleet of Leonardo helicopters, adding to two AW109 Power light twins which have been successfully in service for the last ten years. The AW119Kx was chosen following a thorough assessment of competing types within the framework of the Ministry of the Interior’s helicopter fleet modernisation programme. The combination of AW109 Power and AW119Kx helicopters will boost the State Border Guard’s mission capabilities and versatility for round-the-clock day/night operations.

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. The AW119Kx has a large cabin able to accommodate up to six passengers and redundancy of all critical systems that are typically available on twin engine aircraft, ensuring outstanding safety.

Nearly 300 AW119 helicopters have been ordered to date in almost 40 countries by over 120 customers. The new AW119Kx is perfectly suited to perform many roles including law enforcement, EMS, utility, fire-fighting, VIP/Corporate transport, training and government duties. Several law enforcement operators in the USA, China, Republic of Korea, Finland, and Brazil, to name a few, have already chosen the AW119.

After several years spent flying in Aosta Valley with Helops (from 2004 till 2016) … this Agusta A119 Koala ( c/n 14044 ), registered I-ELOP, is currently operated from AVIO Srl out of Thiene Airport (VI). Thanks to Silvano ZAMPIERI for these very interesting images taken in August 2017.

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.

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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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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