AgustaWestland AW139

February 11, 2012 - 4:30pm
Mecaer AW169 cabin mockup

Borgomanero, Italy-based Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) introduced a new cabin design for AgustaWestland AW169 helicopters this morning at Heli-Expo.

The six-seat cabin mockup on display at the Mecaer booth (No. 5924) was developed, with a vision toward passenger comfort, noise reduction and inclusion of a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system. The design allows for a variety of cabin layouts, including one that accommodates an additional passenger.

February 11, 2012 - 10:20am
AgustaWestland’s logistics center near Milan can analyze problems and launch a response plan anywhere in the world. The new facility went live in mid-2010 as part of the company’s drive to be more involved with customers.

A helicopter operating in the North Sea suffers a lightning strike which damages a critical part, forcing the pilots to take refuge on an oil platform, blocking the only landing pad from other movements. Within seconds of the engines shutting down, staff at AgustaWestland’s logistics center at Lonate Pozzolo near Milan are aware of the problem and a response plan is swinging into action. Technicians assess the extent of the damage and dispatch a replacement part within a few hours so that the aircraft can return to base.

February 11, 2012 - 10:10am
AW139

AgustaWestland has introduced some impressive new aircraft in recent Heli-Expo shows. But its presence at this year’s event here in Dallas is all about the collective strength of its growing family of products. The company is showcasing its New Generation Helicopter Family, consisting of the existing A109 Grand New and AW139 flagships and the in-development AW169 and AW189 models.

February 10, 2012 - 7:15am
EuroAvionics’ Euronav7 moving map system can superimpose a camera footprint onto a satellite map. It features a dual-head processor unit, enabling two independent maps to be displayed simultaneously.

EuroAvionics is demonstrating Euronav 7, the latest version of its situational awareness and mission management system, here at Heli-Expo (Booth No. 6020). Targeting professional operators, the Stuttgart, Germany-based equipment manufacturer is offering moving map systems that can superimpose other data onto the map. Approximately 1,700 Euronav systems are installed, according to the company.

February 10, 2012 - 7:00am

HAI will present its Salute to Excellence Awards tonight in the categories of safety, maintenance, law enforcement, communications, flight instructor, pilot and Lifetime Achievement.

November 13, 2011 - 4:15am
AW139 helicopter

Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) is convinced that its decision to expand globally, driven partly by local competition in the offshore oil and gas industry, is proving correct. The company now has contracts in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, Spain, Pakistan, Eritrea, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Australia, India, Afghanistan and Indonesia, and more in the pipeline.

October 1, 2011 - 9:55pm

Even as other aviation segments struggled in the throes of a recession deeper and more enduring than anyone expected, the rotorcraft industry remained at least healthy. But is that going to last? If Heli-Expo 2011 in March was an indicator, the answer is “yes.”

September 30, 2011 - 9:20pm

The AgustaWestland AW189 medium twin helicopter will be the first civil application for Microturbo’s e-APU, an auxiliary power unit that delivers essentially electric power.

July 29, 2011 - 11:10am

AgustaWestland’s new CEO, Bruno Spagnolini, ensured that his company made a big splash at this year’s Paris Air Show, announcing a new helicopter, new joint ventures, plans to increase product support and service and takeover of the languishing civil tiltrotor program from development partner Bell Helicopter.

June 21, 2011 - 1:45am

Dark clouds and a strong breeze failed to prevent yesterday’s unveiling of AgustaWestland’s latest civil helicopter, the eight-ton multi-role AW189. “This reminds me of the North Sea, one of the working environments our new helicopter was designed for,” said AgustaWestland CEO Bruno Spagnolini.

 
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