AgustaWestland

February 19, 2008 - 3:11am

Malaysia’s YTL Corporation Berhad signed an order at the show for an AgustaWestland AW139 twin-turbine helicopter for VIP and corporate transport operations. The purchase marks the first sale of the AW139 to the Malaysian VIP market. Capt. Revi Chandran, left, is YTL group aviation manager. With him is Renzo Lunardi, AgustaWestland senior vice president of commercial business.

February 18, 2008 - 11:45am

AgustaWestland kicked off a meeting in Brussels on February 5 of the so-called Clean Sky Program. A founding member of the Clean Sky initiative and co-leader of the Green Rotorcraft Integrated Technology Demonstration project, the European helicopter builder wants to develop and produce cleaner and quieter helicopters, which it says could boost their roles in future air transport systems. AgustaWestland (Booth Nos.

February 18, 2008 - 11:44am

Swiss aircraft interior specialist Aerolite received a contract from Norway’s Lufttransport AS to outfit three AgustaWestland AW139s with emergency medical transport interiors. The helicopters will receive dedicated turnkey medical interiors including single- and dual-patient litters, integrated patient loading systems, cabinetry and system and equipment integrations.

February 18, 2008 - 11:32am

Boosting the capability of Europe’s long-awaited NH90 multi-role military helicopter, AgustaWestland has delivered the first all-weather TTH (tactical transport helicopter) version to the Italian Army.

February 18, 2008 - 8:17am

AgustaWestland (Booth No. 3039) doesn’t plan on introducing a new helicopter this week, but the company has plenty to say, beginning with the announcement that BERP IV rotor blades for the three-engine AW101 are now available as an option on new civil and military variants or as a retrofit on models already in service.

February 18, 2008 - 5:46am

Visitors to the first AgustaWestland Italian Corporate Pilot Conference at the company’s Cascina Costa factory in January hailed the event as a huge success. Attended by more than 50 corporate pilots, the meeting provided a forum for discussing operational, product and safety topics. During the opening of the workshop-based conference, AgustaWestland CEO Giuseppe Orsi provided a company update and overview of customer support initiatives.

February 8, 2008 - 6:32am

Pentagon sources confirmed to AIN that Lockheed Martin has been ordered to stop work on the development of a second block of AW-101-variant helicopters scheduled to join the U.S. presidential fleet in 2015, while the Department of Defense reassesses the program and perhaps seeks alternatives that could include the Sikorsky S-92. When the President is aboard, these helicopters are designated “Marine One.”

February 8, 2008 - 6:32am

Pentagon sources confirmed to AIN that Lockheed Martin has been ordered to stop work on the development of a second block of AW-101-variant helicopters scheduled to join the U.S. presidential fleet in 2015, while the Department of Defense reassesses the program and perhaps seeks alternatives that could include the Sikorsky S-92. When the President is aboard, these helicopters are designated “Marine One.”

February 8, 2008 - 6:14am

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) celebrates its 60th anniversary this year with what appears likely to go down as one of the biggest Heli-Expo conventions ever.

February 8, 2008 - 6:14am

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) celebrates its 60th anniversary this year with what appears likely to go down as one of the biggest Heli-Expo conventions ever.

 
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