Leonardo has delivered the first of 16 AW101 all-weather search and rescue helicopters the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security.
The aircraft departed Leonardo’s Yeovil facility on November 17th for Sola Air Base in southern Norway where the aircraft will enter a period of Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) before entering service with the Royal Norwegian Air Force in 2018, the company said in a statement Monday.
Aircraft deliveries will continue through to 2020 with SAR operations being established with the aircraft deployed across each of the six main operating bases.
“This contract is very much a long term partnership, consisting of industry, the Ministry of Justice & Public Security, the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency, which has a common goal to deliver a SAR service. The aircraft will enter operational service in 2018,” Jon Clark, Leonardo’s Programme Manager said.
The AW101s will be operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force and replace the Sea King helicopters currently in service.
Leonardo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Defence Technology Institute (DTI) of Thailand covering technology transfer and the establishment of helicopter maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) capabilities in the country, should the AW101 aircraft be ordered for use by the Police, Army, Air Force and Navy. The MoU was signed by Colonel Tawiwat Veeraklaew, Acting Director General of the Defence Technology Institute (DTI), and Brian McEachen, Head of Region - Asia & Oceania at Leonardo Helicopters Division, at the Defense & Security 2017 exhibition being held in Bangkok 6th to 9th November, the company said in a statement...
Leonardo has opened its AW101 Norway Training Centre that includes a new AW101 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) which will support the training of the country's aircrew. Having been opened at Stavanger Sola Airport, the center also supports other AW101 customers, the company announced Tuesday
Leonardo-Finmeccanica will start delivering AgustaWestland AW101 Norwegian All-Weather SAR helicopters in March 2017 and will complete by 2020. The company made the announcement after it unveiled the new SAR helicopter at its Yeovil facility in south-west England Wednesday
Finmeccanica announced today that the Royal Norwegian Air Forces first of 16 AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters successfully performed its maiden flight on 21 March at its Helicopter Division Yeovil factory in the UK. The successful on-schedule maiden flight marks a major milestone and the start of the flight test programme that will lead to initial aircraft deliveries to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MoJ) in 2017
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland has delivered the first of seven upgraded AW101 Merlin HC Mk3 helicopters to the Royal Navy as part of Phase 1 of the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP). Twenty five AW101 Merlin HC Mk3/3A aircraft will be converted to Merlin HC Mk4/4A configuration for the Royal Navy in two phases as a replacement for the Sea King HC Mk4 in the amphibious support role, according to design and manufacture contract awarded in January 2014
Leonardo has signed a contract for two AW119Kx single engine helicopters plus option for an additional unit for State Border Guard of Latvia The contract also includes customised configuration and aircrew/maintenance technician training services. The aircraft will be delivered from the Companys facility in Philadelphia in 2019 and will perform a wide range of missions including search and rescue (SAR), transport, firefighting and disaster relief; replacing two ageing AB206B Jet Rangers, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Leonardo‘s AW109 Trekker light twin-engine helicopter was issued with type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Deliveries will start in the first quarter of 2018
Leonardo has won a contract to supply two AW139s for the Italian Coast Guard and six for the Customs and Border Protection Service valued at approximately 112 million euro for delivery by 2020. The Italian Coast Guard has signed a contract for two AW139s to perform search and rescue missions, with deliveries to be completed by the end of 2018, while the Italian Customs and Border Protection Service (Guardia di Finanza) has ordered six to perform patrol operations, with deliveries to be completed by 2020, the company said in a statement Monday
Leonardo- Selex has won a contract to provide an end to end TETRA (terrestrial trunked radio) solution to Saudi Arabias General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA). This will provide secure communications throughout the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah, the company said in a statement Tuesday
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