Helicopter manufacturer Leonardo has announced today, that its SW-4 has completed first solo flight. The flight was accomplished without safety pilot.
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.
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.
Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, has announced the acquisition of Starspeed, the global helicopter management, charter and training company. The deal, Luxaviation Helicopters’ first acquisition since launching in February 2017, positions the company as the world’s largest VIP and VVIP helicopter operator, according to its press statement.