AgustaWestland will unveil PZL-Swidnik SW-4 five seat single engine helicopter for the very first time at Heli Expo 2014, 25-27 February.
The SW-4 developed by PZL-Swidnik, an AgustaWestland Polish firm, is a light single multi-purpose helicopter which has modern technology, low operating costs and ease of flying, making it an excellent entry point to the light turbine helicopter segment.
At the exhibit, the company will also showcase the family of new generation helicopters, comprising the AW169, AW139 and AW189.
Additionally AgustaWestland will, for the very first time, be performing prearranged customer demonstration flights with the AW609 TiltRotor and also with the AW189. The AW609 TiltRotor, the world’s first commercial tiltrotor is being developed by AgustaWestland at its facilities in Arlington, TX, and Cascina Costa, Italy, with civil certification scheduled for 2017. Able to fly 750 nm and at speeds twice those of a helicopter at up to 25,000 ft, the AW609 TiltRotor is set to deliver a whole new capability in the vertical lift market.
Daniele Romiti, AgustaWestland’s CEO said “I invite everyone visiting Heli Expo to come and see our Family of new generation helicopters, a range of helicopters covering the 4 to 8 tonne weight categories that is unmatched in performance, capability and technology. The market success of the AW139 and the initial market response to the AW169 and AW189 has been outstanding, confirming our belief in the Family concept and the market leading capabilities of these helicopters.”
He added “We will also be demonstrating some of the new training systems and customer support services that are now available to keep our customers’ aircraft flying and helping to further improve safety. I hope that you can take time to be briefed on these advances and the advantages they can deliver to your business.”
Elbit Systems will showcase SkyVis - new system, combining proven helmet-mounted display (HMD) with commercially certifiable line-of-sight (LOS) technology and daytime head-up display (HUD) capabilities at HELI-EXPO 2014, 24 - 27 February. SkyVis day or night system offers enhanced situational awareness and enables “Eyes Out” operations, with or without NVG, during all phases of flight, in marginal weather conditions without compromising safety
Leonardos SW-4 Solo optionally piloted helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight without a safety pilot onboard at Taranto-Grottaglie Airport in Italy. Tests included remote engine start up and shut down with ground run, automatic take-off and landing, hovering OGE (Out of Ground Effect) and acceleration to forward flight, automatic way point navigation to and from the area of operation and simulation of a surveillance mission
Polish Air Force has begun operating CAE-built 3000 Series SW-4 full-flight simulator (FFS) to train its air force cadets at the 41st Air Base School in Deblin. The SW-4 helicopter, developed in Poland by PZL-Swidnik, a Leonardo Helicopter company, is a multi-role light utility helicopter used by the Polish Air Force for advanced pilot training and other utility missions
AgustaWestland will attend FIDAE 2014 showing an Italian Air Force AW139M intermediate twin and a single engine AW119Ke for firefighting applications operated by FAASA, thus showcasing both military and parapublic capabilities. “AgustaWestland boasts a leading presence in the South American VIP/corporate market, particularly in Brazil, especially via its light twin range of products with the Grand/GrandNew model become the benchmark with over 100 units sold in Central and South America, meaning more than 30 percent of all the Grand/GrandNew aircraft on order worldwide,” the company said in a statement
AgustaWestland today announced it completed the AW609 TiltRotor envelop expansion phase with the first two test aircraft in December 2013. Together they have now flown almost 1,000 hours
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AgustaWestland has won a €125 million contract from Omni Helicopters International Group (OHI) for four AW139 intermediate twin-engine and five AW189 8.3 ton helicopters in offshore configuration
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