AgustaWestland AW119Ke Koala I-HVDP … resting at Eurotech facility in Caiolo (SO), August 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Year 2004 … the first Agusta A119 Koala started to fly with ETI 2000 from Quart (AO).
I-KALA was a second hand Koala, previously operated in Australia from Linfox as VH-FOX… the helicopter was operated for a brief period, while waiting the delivery of the factory new I-JJNS.