Helicopter manufacturer Leonardo has announced today, that its SW-4 has completed first solo flight. The flight was accomplished without safety pilot.
The H160 prototype has landed in Las Vegas, presenting Airbus at the Heli-Expo 2018. Overall, the European manufacturer will present four prototypes to the public, including H160, H125, H135 and the H145.
The State Border Guard of Lativa has ordered two AW119Kx helicopters, plus the option to acquire one more. The aircraft will be delivered in 2019 from Leonardo´s facility in Philadelphia.
Australian offshore service provider Babcock International has received its first of two H175 helicopters. The delivery ceremony was held in Darwin, Australia.
Airbus Helicopters Japan (AHJ) handed over the first H145//BK117D-2 to Hiratagakuen, as part of a delivery ceremony held in Kobe. The aircraft will enter into service in June 2018 and is the first aircraft of this type in Japan.
Leonardo has signed a contract with the Italian Government for eight AW139 helicopters. Two AW139s are for the Coast Guard and six for the Customs and Border Protection Service.
The first Leonardo AW101 has been delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security. The aircraft departed Leonardo´s factory in Yeovil, UK for Sola Air Base in southern Norway. It´s the first of 16 AW101 for Norway, who all will be delivered until 2020. They are operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force.
Airbus Helicopters and South Korea´s National 119 Rescue Headquarters have signed a contract to purchase two H225 helicopters. The aircraft will be delivered by 2019.
Falcon Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have signed a new MoU at the Dubai Airshow expanding their commitment to the H160 adding three additional helicopters to the original Letter of Intent signed in May 2016.
The Government of Queensland in Australia has placed an order for two Leonardo AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters. The helicopters will be used for EMS/SAR missions for Queensland Government Air (QGAir).
During Helitech International, an event for the rotorcraft industry in London, Bell Helicopter announced the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to Air Zermatt. It is not the first Bell 429 in the fleet of Air Zermatt, they are already operating with one of them.