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Weststar Acquires 5 AW139 from Leonardo

Weststar Acquires 5 AW139 from Leonardo

25-May-2023Source: Weststar Aviation Services

Weststar Aviation Services, the largest offshore helicopter transportation services provider in Southeast Asia, celebrated significant achievements and milestones at the prestigious Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2023. Renowned for its commitment to sustainability and excellence, Weststar signed a momentous Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PETRONAS and signed key agreements with Leonardo Helicopter Malaysia,... Read more

Babcock wins 12 year Queensland Government contract worth Au$288 million

Babcock wins 12 year Queensland Government contract worth Au$288 million

16-May-2023Source: Babcock

High-tech helicopters which can travel further and faster will soon boost healthcare in the Torres Strait and Northern Cape York Peninsula of Australia after we were chosen as the provider of emergency helicopter services for the region. Operating from Horn Island, we will provide 24/7 services across the region including aeromedical retrieval and search and... Read more

Mecaer Aviation delivers VVIP AW139 to US customer

Mecaer Aviation delivers VVIP AW139 to US customer

24-Apr-2023Source: Mecaer Aviation Group

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG), an acclaimed designer and manufacturer of high-end cabin comfort systems, announced the delivery of a newly completed AW-139 helicopter to a US-based customer, represented by aviation consultant, The VanAllen Group. This AW-139 helicopter is equipped with the latest technology and is the first US-registered AW-139 with Leonardo Helicopters’ newly certified Honeywell... Read more

Monroe County Florida to order three AW139s

Monroe County Florida to order three AW139s

4-Apr-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Monroe County in Florida recently held a meeting of its Board of County Commissioners, at which the Board authorised the acquisition of three new helicopters.  Subject to finalising terms with  AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation, the County Administrator was authorised to sign for the lease and purchase of three Leonardo helicopters in an amount not to exceed... Read more

Milestone Sells 12-Helicopter Portfolio to Macquarie Rotorcraft

Milestone Sells 12-Helicopter Portfolio to Macquarie Rotorcraft

30-Mar-2023Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”) announced that it has signed an agreement to sell a 12-helicopter portfolio to Macquarie Rotorcraft. The 12-helicopter portfolio consists of a mix of Sikorsky S-92, Airbus H135, Bell 412, and Leonardo AW109, AW139 and AW189 helicopters which are currently on lease to six customers in nine countries across Europe,... Read more

Leonardo summarises orders taken at Heli-Expo 2023

Leonardo summarises orders taken at Heli-Expo 2023

21-Mar-2023Source: Leonardo

Following the company’s successful attendance at Heli-Expo 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia (7th -9 th March), Leonardo is announcing further growth within the commercial helicopter market, with new orders for nearly 40 aircraft of various models to several operators across Middle East, Asia, Americas and Europe primarily for energy support, rescue and public service duties, and... Read more

Mitsui Bussan Aerospace signs for six AW139s

Mitsui Bussan Aerospace signs for six AW139s

16-Mar-2023Source: Leonardo

Mitsui Bussan Aerospace (MBA), the authorised distributor for the Leonardo AW139, AW169 and AW189 helicopter models in Japan, announced with Leonardo orders recently signed for a total of six AW139s, to meet the requirements of various upcoming opportunities in the country. These latest orders confirm the continuous success of the AW139 in Japan with nearly... Read more

Leonardo to provide modern and efficient support coverage to PHI’s AW139

Leonardo to provide modern and efficient support coverage to PHI’s AW139

10-Mar-2023Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and PHI Group (PHI) signed a long-term Special Component Plan (SCP) that will bring PHI’s AW139 helicopter fleet back into an OEM-level Powered-By-The-Hour (PBH) agreement. PHI, a leading helicopter service provider for energy, search and rescue, and air medical transport missions, currently operates a fleet of 20 total AW139 and AW109 helicopters. The new... Read more

Abu Dhabi Aviation expands its AW139 offshore fleet

Abu Dhabi Aviation expands its AW139 offshore fleet

10-Mar-2023Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced at Heli-Expo 2023 (Atlanta, 7-9 March) that Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) has signed a contract to procure six AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft are expected to be delivered in the 2024-2026 timeframe and will be used to perform offshore transport missions further expanding ADA’s AW139 fleet primarily supporting the energy industry.... Read more

THC orders six more AW139s, plus 20 options

THC orders six more AW139s, plus 20 options

9-Mar-2023Source: Leonardo

THC (The Helicopter Company) will further expand its fleet of Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters to reinforce search and rescue (SAR), Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Corporate transport in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At Heli-Expo 2023 (7-9 March) in Atlanta, Georgia, the Company announced its willingness to engage negotiations to procure additional six... Read more

Vulkaan Helicopters – new JV to sell AW139/AW189 in UK/Ireland

Vulkaan Helicopters – new JV to sell AW139/AW189 in UK/Ireland

7-Mar-2023Source: Vulcan Aviation Limited

Vulcan Aviation Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new equity joint venture arrangement for rotary wing sales with Kaan Air, of Istanbul, Turkey. The new ventured to be called Vulkaan Helicopters has a remit to specifically promote the sale of large cabin helicopters such as the AW139 and AW189 in... Read more

Mass Mutual sets standard for corporate aviation with high-capacity helicopter Wi-Fi

Mass Mutual sets standard for corporate aviation with high-capacity helicopter Wi-Fi

6-Mar-2023Source: Mass Mutal

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (Mass Mutual) continues to maintain its reputation as a leading innovator in corporate rotorcraft operation by teaming with Sterling Helicopter and Outerlink to STC the Air IP™ Wi-Fi system in their AW139 helicopter. Mass Mutual has consistently recognized their employees’ precious time wasted during air travel and sought a cost-effective wireless... Read more

Australia orders 6 more EMS/SAR AW139s from Leonardo

Australia orders 6 more EMS/SAR AW139s from Leonardo

3-Mar-2023Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has announced further growth in presence of the AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter in Australia at Avalon, with orders for a total of six aircraft by three different prime operators: Babcock Australasia (Babcock), RACQ CQ Rescue (CQ Rescue) and StarFlight Australia. All six aircraft will be delivered from Leonardo’s Vergiate final assembly line facility... Read more

LCI to lease 2 AW139s to Babcock Australasia

LCI to lease 2 AW139s to Babcock Australasia

3-Mar-2023Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of Libra Group, is set to deliver two new Leonardo AW139 helicopters on long-term lease to Babcock Australasia (Babcock) in Australia in early 2024. The aircraft, which are valued at over US$40 million, will be deployed by Babcock on mission critical and socially responsible Emergency Medical Services... Read more

Toll Helicopters orders 2 more AW139s for Australian Defence Force contract

Toll Helicopters orders 2 more AW139s for Australian Defence Force contract

1-Mar-2023Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced the expansion of its fleet of AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters in Australia with an order for two aircraft by the leading helicopter operator Toll Helicopters (Toll). The helicopters will supplement a fleet of three AW139s currently supporting a range of activities including pilot and aircrew officer training, utility support to ADF exercises and... Read more

Sarnia hospital already benefits from new helipad

Sarnia hospital already benefits from new helipad

6-Feb-2023Source: The Observer

A new helipad at Bluewater Health in Sarnia has already been used six times by air ambulance helicopters transferring patients to Toronto and London since being approved for daytime use in November. See Full Story.... Read more

Kenya Police AW139 reportedly repurposed for Deputy President’s use

Kenya Police AW139 reportedly repurposed for Deputy President’s use

2-Feb-2023Source: The Star

An expensive custom-made operational chopper for the National Police Service has been reconfigured for use by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua. This has left police without both surveillance and operational chopper, officials said. See Full Story.   ... Read more

Bristow contract Nova Systems for Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard AW139 SAR solution

Bristow contract Nova Systems for Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard AW139 SAR solution

5-Jan-2023Source: Nova Systems

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:VTOL), a global leader in vertical lift and Search and Rescue solutions, is teaming with Nova Systems, a leading provider of engineering services and technology solutions, for next generation mission system and aircraft modification solutions on AW139 helicopters that will be equipped for deployment with the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard (DCCG). Nova... Read more

Bristow to purchase 6 AW139s for UKSAR2G SAR programme

Bristow to purchase 6 AW139s for UKSAR2G SAR programme

7-Dec-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) has signed a contract to procure six AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters to support the Second-Generation Search and Rescue Aviation (“UKSAR2G”) programme by the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Aircraft’s deliveries are expected to start in 2023 and to be completed in 2024, joining an existing... Read more

New Entrol H39 FNPT II MCC in Turkmenistan

New Entrol H39 FNPT II MCC in Turkmenistan

28-Nov-2022Source: Entrol

Entrol is manufacturing a H39 FNPT II MCC based on the AW139 together with Ussat Inzhener, an engineering company based in Turkmenistan. This device will be installed in Turkmenistan Airlines’ premises in Ashgabat by summer 2023 and will improve the training offered to their pilots by the Airline. This AW139 based simulator will be equipped... Read more

Starspeed commences Isles of Scilly scheduled service

Starspeed commences Isles of Scilly scheduled service

15-Nov-2022Source: HeliHub.com

As one of the longest run scheduled services in the world, the route from Penzance Heliport on the the south-west tip of England across open water to the Isles of Scilly has always attracted interest within the industry.  The 36 mile route has been flown by helicopters – with a couple of notable breaks –... Read more

Coptersafety full-flight simulators qualified to Level-D

Coptersafety full-flight simulators qualified to Level-D

9-Nov-2022Source: Coptersafety

Coptersafety’s H145 D-2, CAE AW139, and TRU AW139 full-flight simulators were qualified to Level-D by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Simulator Program (NSP). A Level-D qualification is only assigned to full-flight simulators that meet the highest standards by the FAA. This is the first H145 D-2 simulator qualified by the FAA outside of the... Read more

Caverton Aviation Training Center to operate Entrol AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator

Caverton Aviation Training Center to operate Entrol AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator

8-Nov-2022Source: Entrol

The AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator purchased by Global Aviation Training & Maintenance (GATML) will be installed, operated, and maintained by Caverton Aviation Training Center, which already operates an EASA certified Level D AW139 Full Flight Simulator in Lagos, Nigeria. The simulator is equipped with a Spherical Visual system, 4 axis electromagnetic Vibration system and... Read more

Heli-One starts New AW139 Main Gearbox MRO Capability

Heli-One starts New AW139 Main Gearbox MRO Capability

8-Nov-2022Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is advancing its work to create AW139 Main Gear Box (MGB) services at its Canadian facility in Delta, British Columbia. Heli-One has supported the AW139 platform globally since 2008 and the introduction of MGB maintenance services will add further depth and strength to... Read more

Honeywell and Scandinavian Avionics AW139 weather radar upgrade certified

Honeywell and Scandinavian Avionics AW139 weather radar upgrade certified

7-Nov-2022Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) and Scandinavian Avionics (headquarters of The SA Group) have announced the successful certification of an aftermarket replacement for Primus® 660 and Primus® 701 series radars on the AgustaWestland AW139 Long-Nose helicopter: Honeywell’s IntuVue™ RDR-7000 Weather Radar. The supplemental type certificate (STC) is recognized by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Transport Canada Civil... Read more

Bond Helicopters provides update on North Sea return

Bond Helicopters provides update on North Sea return

31-Oct-2022Source: Bond Helicopters

Bond Helicopters Limited is delighted to be returning to the helicopter market having signed a prestigious 5-year contract with Perenco, for five AW139 helicopters (including two 7.0 tonne variants) to operate in support of their southern North Sea operations from Norwich Airport. Operations are due to start in January 2024 for one of the largest... Read more

PHI leases two S92s and one AW139 from Milestone

PHI leases two S92s and one AW139 from Milestone

20-Oct-2022Source: Milestone

DUBLIN – Thursday, October 20, 2022 – The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced it has signed lease agreements with leading commercial helicopter operator, PHI Aviation (“PHI”) for three helicopters. The agreements include the placement and extension of two Sikorsky S92 helicopters and one Leonardo AW139 helicopter, bringing... Read more

Heli-One Establishes AW139 Gearbox Testing

Heli-One Establishes AW139 Gearbox Testing

20-Oct-2022Source: Heli-One

  Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has established in-house testing capability for the AW139 Intermediate Gear Box (IGB) and Tail Gear Box (TGB) at its Canadian facility in Delta, British Columbia. This latest expansion of HeliOne’s service portfolio not only expedites the turnaround times for customers at the... Read more

Leonardo, ADA and SAZMA celebrate AW139 delivery

Leonardo, ADA and SAZMA celebrate AW139 delivery

12-Oct-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo, Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) and Sazma Aviation Sdn Bhd (Sazma) celebrated the delivery of an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter from the Vergiate final assembly line facility on 27th September. The aircraft will be leased by Sazma from ADA to perform offshore transport operations supporting the energy industry sector in Malaysia from Sazma’s base in Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah.... Read more

SonAir orders 2 AW139s for support operations in Angola

SonAir orders 2 AW139s for support operations in Angola

2-Aug-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that SonAir Airline Services, S.A. (SonAir), owned by the Angolan national petroleum company Sonangol, has placed an order for two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The contract includes a comprehensive customer support and training package as well as options for an additional two aircraft. The AW139s will be used to carry out transport... Read more

Milestone adds Heliconia as customer with AW139 delivery

Milestone adds Heliconia as customer with AW139 delivery

28-Jul-2022Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, has announced that it has delivered to Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”) a AW139 helicopter. The medium twin-engine helicopter will be based in Senegal and used to support the company’s offshore operations. Pat Sheedy, President & CEO, Milestone, said, “We are delighted to welcome Heliconia... Read more

Chinese offshore operator orders four AW139s

Chinese offshore operator orders four AW139s

26-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

  China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) has signed a contract for four AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters, which will be utilised in country for offshore Oil and Gas Production (OGP) operations. The deliveries will be completed by first half of 2023, expanding Leonardo fleet operated by COHC to 10 helicopters with 8 AW139s, one AW169... Read more

Bristow wins ten year UKSAR 2G contract with S92, AW189 and AW139 fleet

Bristow wins ten year UKSAR 2G contract with S92, AW189 and AW139 fleet

21-Jul-2022

Bristow Helicopters Ltd (NYSE: VTOL) (“Bristow”), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has been awarded a £1.6 billion 10-year contract for the Second-Generation Search and Rescue Aviation (“UKSAR2G”) program by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), an executive agency of the Department for Transport. Bristow will work in partnership with 2Excel... Read more

Malaysian Navy receives two new AW139s

Malaysian Navy receives two new AW139s

18-Jul-2022Source: TurDef

The two helicopters were handed over to RMN on July 1, 2022, in conjunction with the Kota Kinabalu Air Station opening at the RMN Eastern Fleet Command Headquarters at the TLDM Sepanggar naval base. See Full Story.  ... Read more

Malaysian Navy receives two new AW139s

Malaysian Navy receives two new AW139s

8-Jul-2022Source: New Start Times

  The acquisition of three AW139 helicopters by the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) at the Eastern Fleet Command Headquarters here will further enhance operational capabilities in maintaining the security and sovereignty of the country’s waters, says Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. See Full Story. ... Read more

Poland orders 32 AW149s

Poland orders 32 AW149s

4-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

PZL-Świdnik, the Polish company fully owned by Leonardo, has been awarded a contract by the Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) worth 8.25 billion PLN gross (approximately EUR 1.76 billion) for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters. The contract was announced today during an official ceremony held at PZL-Świdnik’s facility today, in the presence of... Read more

Bristow signs Long-Term Support Agreements for AW139 fleet

Bristow signs Long-Term Support Agreements for AW139 fleet

1-Jul-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) announced it has signed long-term, favorable maintenance support agreements with Leonardo Helicopters for airframes and Pratt & Whitney for engines on the Company’s global fleet of AW139 helicopters. The legacy Era AW139 fleet was previously covered by a limited power-by-the-hour (“PBH”) support agreement with Leonardo for the airframes, while... Read more

New operator to take over Penzance Helicopters service

New operator to take over Penzance Helicopters service

27-Jun-2022Source: Sloane Helicopters

A new operator will take over the operation of the Penzance Helicopters service to the Isles of Scilly this winter, replacing current operator Sloane Helicopters. The helicopter service flies year-round between Penzance and the islands of Tresco and St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly and has been operated by Sloane Helicopters since it was... Read more

Alidaunia Enables SKYTRAC In-Flight Medical Data Transfer and Telemedicine Onboard AW139 and AW169

Alidaunia Enables SKYTRAC In-Flight Medical Data Transfer and Telemedicine Onboard AW139 and AW169

23-Jun-2022Source: SKYTRAC

  SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in aerospace intelligent connectivity and satellite communications (Satcom), today announced that Alidaunia S.R.L (Alidaunia), a leading Italian air ambulance, charter, and passenger services provider, has enabled SKYTRAC’s medical data transfer and telemedicine capability onboard their fleet of Leonardo AW139 and AW169 helicopters. In 2019, Alidaunia began leveraging... Read more

Allaero move into helicopter parts with A109A Mk.II acquisition

Allaero move into helicopter parts with A109A Mk.II acquisition

14-Jun-2022

UK-Based corporate aircraft parts support specialist Allaero, have recently acquired an Agusta A109 Mk.II. Since its creation in 1988, Allaero have established the largest independent stock of serviceable corporate aircraft rotables outside of the United States. In addition, they have created their own EASA/CAA and FAA approved MRO Repaero, which maintains and overhauled NiCad and... Read more

Leonardo AW139 fleet in Australia grows stronger

Leonardo AW139 fleet in Australia grows stronger

2-Jun-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo has announced a further expansion of its fleet of AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in Australia with an order for three aircraft as part of Western Australia’s Emergency Rescue Helicopter Service (ERHS) fleet modernization effort to provide enhanced airborne capabilities. The helicopters will be supplied by leading helicopter operator CHC Australia to carry... Read more

ATSB makes recommendation on TCAS training

ATSB makes recommendation on TCAS training

1-Jun-2022Source: Australian Government

  The pilot of an AW139 emergency medical service helicopter received a TCAS ‘resolution advisory’ collision alert while transiting airspace above Mangalore Airport en route to Royal Melbourne Hospital when a Piper Seminole aircraft conducted an unanticipated missed approach to the airport, an ATSB investigation report details. The report details that on the afternoon of... Read more

Leonardo’s VIP fleet set to grow in Europe

Leonardo’s VIP fleet set to grow in Europe

24-May-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo’s leadership in the world’s VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced today at EBACE 2022 (Geneva 23-25 May), including three AW109 GrandNew light twin, one AW109 Trekker and two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters with deliveries in UK, Italy and Germany in 2022 and 2023. Official distributor for UK & Ireland... Read more

Honeywell demos alternative navigation for GPS-denied environments

Honeywell demos alternative navigation for GPS-denied environments

5-May-2022Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) has successfully demonstrated several advanced alternative navigation technologies that are intended to help ensure seamless navigation, even when GPS signals are blocked, interrupted or unavailable. Testing took place on both an Embraer E170 aircraft and an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter. Alternative navigation systems use sensors such as cameras, star trackers, radars and radios... Read more

Bestfly expands offshore fleet in Angola

Bestfly expands offshore fleet in Angola

11-Apr-2022Source: Leonardo

Bestfly is expanding its fleet of Leonardo helicopters configured for offshore transport missions in Angola. The recent order of Bestfly’s first fully owned AW139 intermediate twin engine, is expected to be delivered in the Q3 of 2022. This aircraft adds to two previously leased AW139s and four AW169 light intermediate twins purchased at the end... Read more

LCI and SMFL add 5 helicopters, taking lease fleet to 38

LCI and SMFL add 5 helicopters, taking lease fleet to 38

5-Apr-2022Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation leasing company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have acquired and committed to a further five next generation helicopters. These additional aircraft bring their total Joint Venture (JV) portfolio to 38 units valued at over US$420 million – a doubling in size in less than two years from... Read more

Leonardo announces contract for two AW139 with the US NNSA

Leonardo announces contract for two AW139 with the US NNSA

15-Mar-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo’s presence in the U.S. government continues to grow with today’s announcement of a contract for two AW139 aircraft by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA.). The NNSA through the Department of Energy has two locations: on the East Coast at Andrew’s Air Force Base in Maryland and on the West... Read more

THC orders up to 22 AW139s from Leonardo

THC orders up to 22 AW139s from Leonardo

14-Mar-2022Source: Leonardo

THC (The Helicopter Company) and Leonardo are further reinforcing their collaboration in civil helicopter operations with the introduction of 16 AW139 intermediate twin engine aircraft for emergency medical service (EMS) and corporate transport missions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Deliveries commence to start this year and shall be completed within the following three years.... Read more

Karolinska University Hospital contracts with Babcock for EMS AW139

Karolinska University Hospital contracts with Babcock for EMS AW139

4-Mar-2022Source: Karolinska University Hospital

Karolinska University Hospital will be the first in Sweden to have a new type of medical helicopter that can provide the sickest patients with advanced care, even in the air. The helicopter can bring patients from all over the country to Karolinska. A contract for the operation and delivery of an Agusta Westland 139 (AW... Read more

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue adds new custom fuel facility from IOR

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue adds new custom fuel facility from IOR

21-Feb-2022

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews in Brisbane have opened the pumps on a new fuel storage and management facility, custom built by fuel supplier, IOR. “This fuel tank will enable our flight crews to refuel their aircraft and be ready to respond to a critical mission, more efficiently,” RACQ LifeFlight Rescue General Manager of Operations, Brian... Read more

Hélity adds fourth AW139 to fleet

Hélity adds fourth AW139 to fleet

24-Jan-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Spanish scheduled passenger route operator Hélity has added a fourth AW139 to their fleet since starting operations in 2017. The announcement was made by CEO Antonio Barranco, speaking at Fitur – Feria Internacional del Turismo (International Tourism Fair) that was held in Madrid from 19-23 January. The specific aircraft is one of the earliest examples,... Read more

Bristow Helicopters finally exits Australia

Bristow Helicopters finally exits Australia

18-Jan-2022Source: HeliHub.com

The Bristow group have for many years been synonymous with helicopter operations in Australia since the late 1960s, operating helicopters from Bell 206s right up to Sikorsky S92s. In recent years this fleet has declined after losing contracts, principally to CHC, Babcock and PHI. After losing their last offshore support contract with BHP, Bristow parked... Read more

AeroHP launches part sales service for helicopters

AeroHP launches part sales service for helicopters

2-Dec-2021Source: AeroHP

AeroHP LLC, an aviation services company, today announced it has added a new part-out and sales service line to its roster of service offerings in response to significant overcapacity in the helicopter market. The company began its first project with the parting-out of a VIP-configured Leonardo AW139 aircraft. The part-out process involves the identification of... Read more

Heli-Union extends PT6C-67C engine maintenance contract with P&WC

Heli-Union extends PT6C-67C engine maintenance contract with P&WC

16-Nov-2021

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced today its customer Heli-Union has signed a five-year extension to its Fleet Management™ Program (FMP™) for the 12 PT6C-67C engines powering its fleet of Leonardo AW139 helicopters. Heli-Union is based in France and operates in a number of locations around the world, including serving the... Read more

Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries to become Leonardo approved AW139 MRO

Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries to become Leonardo approved AW139 MRO

15-Nov-2021Source: Leonardo

Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Leonardo announced today at Dubai Airshow (14-18 November 2021) the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), that will strengthen the level of maintenance services for the growing fleet of AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through this MOA, SAEI will enter a qualification... Read more

EASA approves Caverton training centre and Thales AW139 sim

EASA approves Caverton training centre and Thales AW139 sim

5-Nov-2021Source: Thales

Caverton has just been qualified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as an official full flight simulator operator, using the Thales Level D, Reality H full-flight simulator product for the AW139 helicopter. It is the first Reality H system operational in Africa, and operated by Caverton. Developed in France, the AW139 Full Flight... Read more

India – LCI delivers two AW139s to Heligo

India – LCI delivers two AW139s to Heligo

21-Oct-2021

LCI, a leading aviation leasing company, has placed two Leonardo AW139 helicopters on long-term operating leases with its newest customer, Heligo Charters Pvt. Ltd. The state-of-the-art aircraft were recently delivered to Heligo’s base at Juhu Airport in Mumbai, from where they will provide crew transfer services for India’s largest energy company, ONGC. Nigel Leishman, Executive Vice President... Read more

Thai Aviation Services to replace S76Ds with AW139s

Thai Aviation Services to replace S76Ds with AW139s

7-Sep-2021Source: Milestone

The following announcement from Milestone comes as TAS is gradually getting rid of their five-strong Sikorsky S76D fleet.  Of these, two have been delivered to Caverton Helicopters in Nigeria and two of the others have not flown, one for two months and one for four months.  We understand one of the latter pair is destined... Read more

The Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Service reaches the 20,000 hours milestone

The Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Service reaches the 20,000 hours milestone

11-Aug-2021Source: Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Service

On July 3, 2021, the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Service fleet of eight AW139 reached a major aviation milestone.   In just four and a half years, the fleet has flown 20,000 hours and completed more than 10,000 critical care missions at multiple sites, including canyons, crevasses, roadways, rivers, oceans, frozen lakes, cliffs and cruise ships.... Read more

Helicopter lessor wins UK Commercial Court summary judgment

Helicopter lessor wins UK Commercial Court summary judgment

10-Aug-2021Source: Hausfeld

The UK Commercial Court sided with the claimant in Iris Helicopter Leasing Limited v Elitaliana Srl [2021] 7 WLUK 499, in a claim under a lease of a AgustaWestland AW139 health and emergency services helicopter. The judgment is the latest in a series of decisions over the last 12 months where the Court has rejected frustration... Read more

London Heli Shuttle nominated in 2021 World Luxury Travel Awards

London Heli Shuttle nominated in 2021 World Luxury Travel Awards

2-Aug-2021Source: London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill Airport (LBHA) has announced that the London Heli Shuttle has been nominated in the 2021 World Luxury Travel Awards.  Created  for business, corporate and private aviation customers, it transfers passengers from to and from central London in just six minutes. Operated on behalf of LBHA by Castle Air with its fleet of... Read more

Leonardo, Italian National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps renew cooperation agreement

Leonardo, Italian National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps renew cooperation agreement

12-Jul-2021Source: Leonardo

The enhancement of existing technologies to save human lives and the development of new operative and training solutions make helicopter rescues more efficient and safer when deploying rescue personnel. These objectives form the renewed agreement between Leonardo and the Italian National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico – CNSAS), which... Read more

Abu Dhabi Aviation leases two AW139s to Bestfly

Abu Dhabi Aviation leases two AW139s to Bestfly

30-Jun-2021Source: Arabian Aerospace

Abu Dhabi Aviation has leased two new AW-139 helicopters to Angola operator Bestfly with the first helicopter being handed over to the Luanda headquartered company by Leonardo today. See Full Story. ... Read more

New AW139 lasts just two weeks with Omni in Brazil

New AW139 lasts just two weeks with Omni in Brazil

7-Jun-2021Source: HeliHub.com

A newly delivered AW139 had an accident during a night training flight last week which will likely lead to the aircraft being declared a write-off. Delivered new from the US production line in Philadelphia, PR-OTF was ferried between 10 and 17 April through to the Omni base at Macapa in north-east Brazil. A week later,... Read more

06-Jun-21 VH-HMQ Leonardo AW139 Mangalore, Australia

06-Jun-21 VH-HMQ Leonardo AW139 Mangalore, Australia

6-Jun-2021

The AW139 was flying southbound toward Mangalore at 3,100 feet above mean sea level. At the same time, the PA-44 was conducting a practice instrument approach to Mangalore. The PA-44 commenced a missed approach from below 3,000 feet in a northerly direction toward Mangalore and the pilot broadcast that the aircraft would climb to 3,900... Read more

02-Jun-21 PR-OTF Leonardo AW139 Ocean Courage rig, Brazil

02-Jun-21 PR-OTF Leonardo AW139 Ocean Courage rig, Brazil

2-Jun-2021

Helicopter ended on its side after a landing on an offshore rig during a night training flight.  The crew suffered light injuries and evacuated the aircraft.   The offshore deck fire crew were on hand and extinguished a small fire which was causing smoke, but no flames. Helios photo... Read more

30-May-21 VH-TJK Leonardo AW139 Shelly Beach, Australia

30-May-21 VH-TJK Leonardo AW139 Shelly Beach, Australia

30-May-2021

While conducting a single-pilot EMS flight, the aircraft was flown into a confined area and unimproved landing site with the aid of night vision goggles. During the later stages of the approach, the aircraft drifted towards terrain. The crew aborted the approach and elected to conduct a precautionary out-landing about 1 km away. Inspection of... Read more

NHV launches Part-147 Technical Training Organization

NHV launches Part-147 Technical Training Organization

27-May-2021Source: NHV Group

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced it has established a brand-new maintenance training organization that will provide training and certification for aircraft technicians. NHV will offer aircraft type-related training, initially focusing on the Airbus H145 D2/D3, Airbus H175, Airbus AS365N3 and Leonardo AW139. Thanks to a collaborative partnership with the... Read more

Heli-One Approved to Develop AW139  Main Gear Box MRO Capability

Heli-One Approved to Develop AW139 Main Gear Box MRO Capability

3-May-2021Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today that it is working with Leonardo Helicopters to establish their AW139 Main Gear Box (MGB) MRO capability as an Authorized Component Repair Center for Leonardo. This new capability is being established at the Heli-One Canada facility in Delta, British Columbia, and... Read more

Caverton accepts first Level D helicopter sim in Africa

Caverton accepts first Level D helicopter sim in Africa

21-Apr-2021Source: Caverton Helicopters

In the presence of the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Cpt. Musa S. Nuhu and Mr Franck Riester, French Minister Delegate in charge of Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, Caverton and Thales sign the acceptance of the Reality H full-flight simulator configured for the AW139 helicopter, installed in Caverton’s brand-new training center located at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Nigeria.... Read more

QinetiQ add two AW109 Grands and an AW139 to testing and training fleet

QinetiQ add two AW109 Grands and an AW139 to testing and training fleet

20-Apr-2021Source: QinetiQ

Providing test pilots and flight test engineers with cutting edge resources and the very latest learning tools has helped to keep ETPS at the forefront of flight test training for both military and civil customers for over 75 years. QinetiQ’s latest £multi-million investment in three new helicopters will further extend the fleet of aircraft available... Read more

26-Mar-21 VH-TJH Leonardo AW139 Katoomba, Australia

26-Mar-21 VH-TJH Leonardo AW139 Katoomba, Australia

26-Mar-2021

While conducting a single-pilot EMS flight, the aircraft was flown to the hover and an NVG winch commenced. During the winch, the aircraft drifted and descended towards terrain. The aircraft was recovered in close proximity to obstacles and during the recovery, the helicopter sustained an over torque.... Read more

NHV wins 6 month Irish offshore contract

NHV wins 6 month Irish offshore contract

24-Mar-2021Source: NHV

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced a new contract with PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd in support of its decommissioning operations in the Celtic Sea. The transfer flights towards the Stena Spey drilling rig, about 50 km off the south coast of Cork, are expected to start in April 2021 for... Read more

CHC Partners with Shell and Leonardo to implement H-TAWS

CHC Partners with Shell and Leonardo to implement H-TAWS

17-Mar-2021Source: CHC

CHC Group—a global leader in helicopter services and maintenance, repair and overhaul provision—announces it has partnered with Shell Brasil and Leonardo Helicopters to launch the first global implementation of Leonardo’s Enhanced Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (H-TAWS) on the CHC AW139 fleet operating in Campos, Brasil for Shell. Committed to aviation safety leadership, Shell... Read more

04-Mar-21 VH-PVO Leonardo AW139 LaTrobe Valley, Australia

04-Mar-21 VH-PVO Leonardo AW139 LaTrobe Valley, Australia

4-Mar-2021

During cruise, the aircraft encountered instrument meteorological conditions while below the lowest safe altitude and the crew received a ground proximity warning system alert. The crew immediately conducted a climbing turn to avoid the terrain.... Read more

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