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  • AW189s recently delivered to Malaysian and Seoul Fire Departments with Japan to follow
  • Leonardo AW139, AW169 and AW189 rapidly becoming a standard for emergency management in Asia
  • Asia Pacific is the fastest growing market for helicopters globally and Leonardo is well positioned thanks to its range of new generation helicopters

Rome, 25 March 2019 – With deliveries across Asia Pacific the Leonardo AW189 super medium helicopter is becoming the leader in the firefighting market. The Malaysia Fire and Rescue Department (Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia) and Korea’s Seoul Fire Department are beginning operations with their AW189s and will soon be followed by the Tokyo Fire Department. Asia Pacific is the region with the strongest growth prospects for all of Leonardo’s aerospace and defence capabilities. In the helicopter sector, public utility operations such as firefighting, search and rescue and disaster relief capabilities are quickly growing and Leonardo is successfully targeting the requirements with the AW139, AW169 and AW189 helicopters. These models join an already impressive fleet of Leonardo helicopters across countries in the region with Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and Australia being markets where Leonardo is leading in many sectors.

Leonardo was the world’s number one civil helicopter manufacturer in terms of value in 2018 with a 40% market share, a 7% increase on 2017.

Leonardo continues to play a major role in the Malaysian helicopter market expanding its presence and increasing its capabilities through a continued plan of investment. With a regional hub for Customer Support and Training near Kuala Lumpur, Leonardo has been present in the region for many years with hundreds of helicopters performing missions such as offshore and passenger transport, utility, homeland security, law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical services, maritime patrol, military naval roles and armed reconnaissance. Additionally, Leonardo is providing a range of security and defence capabilities to the Malaysian government and products, such as air traffic control systems to commercial customers.

ITALIAN Helicopter REGISTER NEWS
Schweizer SH300C ( S-1412)  N26ZZ

Thanks to Fabio BALDI for this image of the Schweizer SH300C ( S-1412) N26ZZ registered to Sky West Aviation Inc … previously operated as I-EXPR. Costigliole d’Asti (AT), March 2019.

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AgustaWestland AW139 ( c/n 31092 ) I-GREI

Thanks to Andrea CROSA for the new images of the AgustaWestland AW139 Airgreen I-GREI … operating on behalf of HEMS 118 Regione Piemonte, approaching Biella Hospital Helipad (BI), March 2019.

HEMS Regione Piemonte Photo Page
AgustaWestland AW139 ( c/n 31092 ) I-GREI

AgustaWestland AW139 Airgreen I-GREI … operating on behalf of HEMS 118 Regione Piemonte, resting at Alessandria Helipad (BI), March 2019.

WORLD ROTORS
Eurocopter BK117C1 ( c/n 7553 ) D-HAOS
Eurocopter BK117 Photo Page
Eurocopter BK117C1 ( c/n 7553 ) D-HAOS
Eurocopter BK117 Photo Page
Eurocopter BK117C1 ( c/n 7553 ) D-HAOS

Thanks to Andreas HOFFMANN and Christoph BRAUN for the images of this
Eurocopter BK117C1 ( c/n 7553 ) registered D-HAOS, currently operated by Heli-Service Gmbh. The helicopter was previously operated on behalf of Police of North Rhine Westphalia department and registered D-HNWP.

WORLD ROTORS
AgustaWestland AW139 ( c/n 31704 ) Wiking Helicopter Service Gmbh D-HHXH.
WORLD ROTORS
AgustaWestland AW139 ( c/n 31704 ) Heli-Service Gmbh D-HHXH.

Thanks to Andreas HOFFMANN and Christoph BRAUN for these new images of the AgustaWestland AW139 registered D-HHXH … operated earlier by Heli-Service Gmbh and lately by Wiking Helicopter Service.