Leonardo announced the signing of a contract with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (Italian law enforcement agency) for the production of 22 new generation AW169M twin-engine helicopters.
The contract includes a comprehensive support and training package which could be further extended with optional services valued at an additional $112.5 million, the company said in a statement Monday.
The10-seat, 4.8 tonne aircraft will be used to perform a range of roles including patrol and reconnaissance, law enforcement, rescue and homeland security. The helicopter’s transmission design provides power to hydraulic, electrical and air conditioning systems with the rotors stopped (APU mode) optimising response time and availability.
Norwegian Police Directorate has chosen Leonardos AW169 as their new law enforcement chopper, following a tender for their helicopter service modernization programme. The contract, expected to be signed in August 2017, will include three aircraft, with an option for a further three units, and a 10 year maintenance package
Leonardo will be delivering the first AW169 in the Philippines and another AW139 for VIP or corporate transport in the next few months. The company is expanding its presence in the Philippines following its recent delivery of AgustaWestland AW119Kx and a GrandNew to corporate clients, Both the AW169 and AW139 will be used for VIP/corporate transport, the company announced Thursday
Leonardo Helicopters AW169 has received validation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with deliveries to US customers slated to begin later this year. This approval follows European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of the new medium twin helicopter by seven months, the company announced Tuesday
Fimeccanica-AgustaWestlands new generation AW169 helicopter has been issued with type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Wednesday. The company announced Thursday that it has achieved EASA type certification less than five years after the AW169 programme launch
Leonardos Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS), in a maritime patrol configuration, has been deployed from Lampedusa airport (Lampedusa Island) as part of the Frontex surveillance research programme to test its ability to monitor the European Unions external borders. Frontex is exploring the surveillance capability of medium-altitude, long-endurance RPAS as well as evaluating cost efficiency and endurance
Leonardo conducted the maiden flight of the latest version of its C-27J Spartan aircraft. The new C-27J is characterized by brand new avionics system, new cockpit control panels and LED aircraft lights, Leonardo said in a statement Tuesday
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