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AW169 receives FAA validation

AW169 receives FAA validation

The AgustaWestland AW169 has been validated by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of its certification. Deliveries of the helicopter begin in the USA this year. The new generation light intermediate twin-engine helicopter was designed in response to the growing

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EASA awards AW169 maximum gross weight increase certification

EASA awards AW169 maximum gross weight increase certification

EASA has certificated an increased maximum gross weight (MGW) kit for the AgustaWestland AW169. The MGW will be increased by 200 kg (441 lb), giving a 100 nm range extension. Existing customers will be able to retrofit the 4.8 tonne

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Leonardo sells helicopters in South America

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has recently sold five helicopters to three customers in South America. The sales include one AgustaWestland AW169 and two GrandNew helicopters to corporate customers in Argentina, and another two GrandNew helicopters to a corporate customer in Venezuela. All five

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica establishes Leonardo MW Ltd for UK operations

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has taken the next steps in the process to transform in to a single integrated company, by announcing the creation of Leonardo MW Limited. At the start of this year Finmeccanica was transformed from a financial holding company into

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Third prototype AW609 TiltRotor performs ground run

Third prototype AW609 TiltRotor performs ground run

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has announced that the third prototype of the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor has completed its first ground run at the company’s facilities in Cascina Costa, Italy. ALSO READ: UAE selects TiltRotor for SAR ops Aircraft AW609 A/C3 began restrained ground

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Two former AgustaWestland heads sentenced to prison terms

Two former AgustaWestland heads sentenced to prison terms

Two former AgustaWestland directors have been sentenced to prison terms, reports Reuters.  In a long-running bribery case linked to the $638 million contract for twelve VIP AW101 helicopters to the Indian Air Force, the Italian courts yesterday reversed a previous

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Atlantic Airways takes delivery second new AW139

Atlantic Airways takes delivery second new AW139

Faroe Islands operator Atlantic Airways has taken delivery of the second of the pair of AgustaWestland AW139s it had ordered.  The aircraft will be used to perform search and rescue missions and for scheduled passenger transportation within the Faroe Islands.

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AW189 fleet passes 10,000 flight hour landmark

AW189 fleet passes 10,000 flight hour landmark

Finmeccanica has this week announced that the fleet of 26 AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters has exceeded 10,000 flight hours. This milestone has been achieved less than two years after the first aircraft delivery, and the model is in service with customers in UK,

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Finmeccanica to rebrand as Leonardo

Finmeccanica to rebrand as Leonardo

Helicopter systems designer Finmeccanica is to change its name to Leonardo only three months after it changed its name from AgustaWestland. Since taking the helm  in May 2014, chief executive Mauro Moretti has embarked upon a restructuring of the group to focus

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Era Helicopters to help develop EMS role for AW609

Era Helicopters to help develop EMS role for AW609

Finmeccanica Helicopter Division and Era Group Inc will jointly develop an Emergency Medical Service variant of the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor. Era is a major customer of AgustaWestland helicopters, both as an operator and a lessor. Following the fatal October 2015

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