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ZT-RKA – WORLD ROTORS update

Thanks to Luigi PISANO / Aviaphotos for these unique images of the factory new Leonardo Helicopters AW139 ZT-RKA operated by Fireblade Aviation (Pty) Ltd … on delivery to her new home via Milan Malpensa, January 2020.

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.

  • Contract valued at USD 176,472,608 for aircraft, spares, initial support and training, work to be completed in October 2021
  • This contract, as Fiscal Year 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds, was competitively procured via a request for proposal of various offers
  • Profumo: “On the cusp of celebrating nearly 40 years of operating in Philadelphia, Leonardo is thrilled the U.S. Navy has selected us as a local and long term partner. We are proud to be a core contributor to the future of U.S. defense.”

PRESS RELEASE – Rome, 14 January 2020

Leonardo awarded contract for 32 TH-73A helicopters by U.S. Department of Defense.

Leonardo, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract valued at USD 176,472,608 for the production and delivery of 32 TH-73A helicopters, initial spares, support and dedicated equipment, and specific pilot and maintenance training services. This contract, as Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds, was competitively procured via a request for proposal of various offers. Work will be mainly performed at Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility and is expected to be completed in October 2021.
Alessandro Profumo, Chief Executive Officer Leonardo said, “On the cusp of celebrating nearly 40 years of operating in Philadelphia, Leonardo is thrilled the U.S. Navy has selected our TH119-based offer and us as a local and long term partner. We are proud to be a core contributor to the future of U.S. defense.”
Gian Piero Cutillo, Managing Director of Leonardo Helicopters added, “Today’s brilliant news is a ringing endorsement for our solutions setting new industry standards for training. We are committed to working with the U.S. Navy to ensure future pilots meet all evolving service requirements.”
William Hunt, Managing Director of Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia said, “Our plan since day one has been to offer the U.S. Navy the training capabilities they asked for, without compromise. We are honored to deliver on that promise, build the new fleet in Philadelphia and maintain it from Milton, Florida.”

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.

Thanks to BABYLO for these images of the great work completed on another Airbus H125 … BABYLO facility at Caiolo Airfield (SO), December 2019.

Thanks to BABYLO for these images of another job completed with an AgustaWestland AW139 … BABYLO facility at Caiolo Airfield (SO), December 2019.

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.

  • Contract for four AW139s with deliveries starting in Q3 2020
  • Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said, “The safety of our Miami-Dade Fire Rescue operations team and the well-being of the residents we serve is our greatest priority. For those reasons, the crashworthiness standards of the top-ranked Leonardo helicopters were a key factor in our County’s decision to award this contract. In addition, the purchase price, training services and support we will receive during the transition to these world-class aircraft were also strong considerations”
  • Celebrating its 1000th delivery in September, the AW139 is the most successful global helicopter program in the last 15 years

PRESS RELEASE – Philadelphia, 2 December 2019

Leonardo announced that Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) signed a contract for four AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters.

The aircraft will be used to perform a range of missionsprimarily fire suppression, emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR)—and will have special equipment including a cargo hook, rescue hoist and Bambi bucket. The first helicopter is expected to be delivered from Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility in Q3 2020. A comprehensive 5-year support, maintenance and training package will be provided with the possibility of a further extension to a total of 15 years. “The safety of our Miami-Dade Fire Rescue operations team and the well-being of the residents we serve is our greatest priority. For those reasons, the crashworthiness standards of the topranked Leonardo helicopters were a key factor in our County’s decision to award this contract,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “In addition, the purchase price, training services and support we will receive during the transition to these world-class aircraft were also strong considerations.” Located along the southeast tip of the Florida peninsula, Miami-Dade is the most populous county in the state. It encompasses more than 2,000 square miles with one-third of the county located in Everglades National Park. Because of the scope of its operations, Miami-Dade Air Rescue is frequently requested to provide mutual aid support to neighboring counties including Monroe, Collier, Broward and Lee. Celebrating its 1000th delivery in September, the AW139 is the most successful global helicopter program in the last 15 years.

With more than 280 operators in over 70 countries to date, the AW139 saves lives every day and guarantees safety in every corner of the world. In the United States, the AW139 counts as customers the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), New Jersey and Maryland States Police Departments, among many others, while the US Air Force (USAF) will introduce the AW139-based Boeing MH-139 to replace the UH-1N fleet. The AW139 is widely used across many countries worldwide for firefighting, rescue and law enforcement duties including Italy, UK, Japan, South Korea and Australia, to name a few.

DU-202 – WORLD ROTORS update

Thanks to Marco MESSALLA for this image of the Leonardo AW139 DU-202 operated from Dubai Police [the new AW139s replaced the previously operated Agusta A109K2s] … on display during Dubai Airshow 2019 Event at Dubai World Central Airport, November 2019.