Leonardo Helicopters AW169 Specialist Aviation Services G-HHEM, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance … arriving at Staverton on delivery from Vergiate Factory, April 2017.
Great long-tele view of one of the latest delivered Guardia Costiera’s AgustaWestland AW139s registered MM81911 / 11-12 … approaching landing spot at Pescara Airport, April 2017.
Some images of the Nepalese adventure of this Leonardo Helicopters AW119Kx Koala and his crew … thanks to Leonardo for these unique pictures.
LEONARDO PRESS RELEASE – 06 April 2017
PANAMA’S SENAN AW139 FLEET REACHES 5,000 FLIGHT HOUR MILESTONE.
- Moretti: “This milestone further reinforces the strength of the relationship between Leonardo and the Republic of Panama”
- Fleet of six AW139s supporting Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN) for dual-use operations including rescue, medical evacuation, coastal patrolling
- Additional two AW139s to join SENAN fleet in 2017
Leonardo announced today at LAAD in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that the fleet of six AgustaWestland AW139s operated by Panama’s Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN) has achieved a 5,000 flight hour milestone.
This result has been achieved in less than four years since the first AW139 entered into service with SENAN in mid-2013. SENAN has benefited from Leonardo’s well-positioned service network in North and Central America, including support from a local service center in Panama, and spares support and comprehensive training solutions provided by Leonardo Helicopters’ Philadelphia facility.
“This milestone further reinforces the strength of the relationship between Leonardo and the Republic of Panama, as well as the high level of support provided to their fleet of government helicopters,” said Mauro Moretti, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Leonardo. “Additional deliveries of helicopters later this year will continue to build on the success of Leonardo in the Republic of Panama and are evidence of the solutions we can provide across all sectors to serve the country, its businesses, and its people.”
The current fleet of AW139s, configured for dual-use operations, has been routinely called upon to perform rescue missions, medical evacuations, and coastal patrolling. Two of the SENAN AW139s have recently deployed for further disaster relief efforts in Central America. An additional two AW139s fully configured for anti-smuggling and defense operations across Panama are expected to be delivered by the end of 2017.
SENAN also operates an EMS-configured GrandNew helicopter, noted for its ability to transport patients from remote locations with limited accessibility.
LEONARDO PRESS RELEASE – 06 April 2017
LEONARDO: AW169 HELICOPTER SELECTED BY THE ARGENTINE NATIONAL GENDARMERIE.
- The operator will benefit from a customized configuration and the high versatility offered by the AW169
- The AW169 will be delivered in the second half of 2017 for law enforcement and border patrol missions
- Agreements for over 160 units including orders and options have been signed by customers worldwide to date
Leonardo announced today at the LAAD exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an order for an AgustaWestland AW169 by the Argentine National Gendarmerie in support of law enforcement and border patrol operations, expanding the presence of Leonardo in the highly competitive Argentinian government sector. Delivery of the AW169 to the Argentine National Gendarmerie is expected in the second half of 2017 and follows the first commercial AW169s to enter service in Argentina and Brazil, respectively.
Mauro Moretti, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Leonardo said “The selection of the new generation AW169 by such an important customer in Argentina provides further evidence of the competitiveness of the Company’s high quality, advanced technology solutions that are designed to meet the current and future requirements of prime operators in Latin America, particularly in the demanding security sector”.
The AW169 multi-role, multi-mission capabilities allow operators to leverage the aircraft’s unique assets forsurveillance, command, rescue and transport in support of a wide range of operations including public order and safety, crime control, counter terrorism, drug control and border security, and search and rescue. The Gendarmerie will operate an AW169 that features a night vision goggle (NVG) compatible cockpit, cabin roof hooks and wire strike equipment, and includes provisions for a cargo hook, external loudspeakers, rescue hoist, search light, fast roping and rappelling systems, and FLIR. This will allow the Gendarmerie to expand the scope of their missions in the future, as and when required.
LEONARDO PRESS RELEASE – 27 March 2017
LEONARDO AND POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF MILAN: CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE AEROSPACE SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE. FOCUS ON SAFETY AND COMFORT.
- One year on from the start of InnovationHub, many projects and studies have been initiated in Leonardo’s business sectors
- Particular attention has been paid to the development of joint initiatives as part of major European programmes: from Horizon 2020 to CleanSky 2
- Noise and vibration reducing technologies have been developed to improve comfort in helicopter cockpits
- Projects to tackle ice formation are underway to improve flight safety, as well as innovative studies on aerostructures, flight mechanics and software engineering
- In the space field, projects have been initiated on sensors and control systems for microsatellite constellations and technologies for the identification and capture of space debris