Thanks to Silvano ZAMPIERI for these new images of AVIO Srl Agusta A119 Koala I-ELOP (operated by E+S Air) at Thiene Airport (VI), October 2017.
Some images of the Nepalese adventure of this Leonardo Helicopters AW119Kx Koala and his crew … thanks to Leonardo for these unique pictures.
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.
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.
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.
Incidente in Valle d’Aosta ad un elicottero.
8 February 2015 – Fonte ANSV
Con riferimento all’incidente occorso nel pomeriggio di oggi 8 febbraio, all’elicottero AW119 Koala marche I-AWCD, in fase di atterraggio in località Valgrisenche, l’ANSV comunica di aver aperto l’inchiesta di sicurezza di competenza. Ferito il pilota. Danni all’aeromobile.