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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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AgustaWestland AW109 Trekker takes its first flight

AgustaWestland AW109 Trekker takes its first flight

The AgustaWestland AW109 Trekker has flown for the first time. The aircraft is the skid version of the AW109 light twin. The flight was from the company’s facility at Cascina Costa in Italy. It was flown by flown by AgustaWestland

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Singapore – Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia orders two AW189s

Singapore – Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia orders two AW189s

Finmeccanica Helicopters has announced an order by TPG Aeronautik of Malaysia for two AW189s. The helicopters will be operated by the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia) for firefighting, search and rescue and disaster relief

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AgustaWestland delivers first UK AW169

AgustaWestland delivers first UK AW169

AgustaWestland has delivered the first of six AW169 helicopters ordered by the UK’s Specialist Aviation Services (SAS). The aircraft, serial 69014, stopped in Grenoble and Vatry in France on its way to Redhill. It will be operated by the Kent,

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