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Angolan Air Force to receive two AW139s

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The Angolan Air Force will soon take delivery of two AW139 helicopters from Leonardo Helicopters. One was seen undergoing test flights in Italy...

Nigerian government transfers two AW101s to the Air Force

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The Nigerian government has handed over two AgustaWestland AW101 VIP helicopters to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in an effort to reduce...

Leonardo-Finmeccanica comments on Algerian helicopter venture

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica has announced that it has signed an agreement with Algeria's defence ministry to establish a joint venture company to manufacture helicopters,...

Algerian helicopter plant moving forward

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The establishment of an Algerian factory to produce Leonardo-Finmeccanica helicopters has moved a step forward with the signing of a memorandum of...

Algeria to establish helicopter plant

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The Algerian government says it will establish a helicopter production plant with a foreign partner primarily for the export market. Addressing a recent...

Angolan Air Force acquires six AW109s

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The Angolan Air Force has been confirmed as a new customer for the AgustaWestland (Leonardo Helicopters) AW109E Power, with one of its...

Angola buys helicopters, patrol boats, radars

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Angola has bought six helicopters, two patrol boats and radar systems from Italy in order to improve its maritime surveillance capabilities. On 23...

UAE signs up for three AgustaWestland AW609 tilt-rotor aircraft

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The United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Anglo-Italian helicopter firm AgustaWestland...

Helicopter manufacturers’ financial results

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During July and August, the five main helicopter manufacturers released their financial results for the first six months of 2015. It is...

VIP configured AW139 delivered to Ivory Coast government

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AgustaWestland has delivered a single AW139 helicopter to Ivory Coast, which will use the aircraft for VIP transport duties. AgustaWestland made the announcement...

Ivory Coast receiving AW139 VIP helicopter

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The Ivory Coast government will receive a single AW139 helicopter from AgustaWestland, which will be used for VIP transport duties. The aircraft...

Ugandan police to receive two helicopters this month

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Uganda's police will later this month take delivery of an A109 GrandNew and W-3A Sokol helicopter from the Polish subsidiary of AgustaWestland....

AgustaWestland receives West African AW139 orders

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AgustaWestland has received four new orders for its AW139 helicopter in West Africa and plans to establish a regional service centre in...

First Nigerian VIP AW101 delivered

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AgustaWestland has delivered the first of two AW101 VIP helicopters to the Nigerian Air Force, using a massive An-124 transport aircraft. At the...

Algerian Navy about to receive first Super Lynx 300s

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The Algerian Navy will soon take delivery of the first of six Super Lynx 300 helicopter following the conclusion of armed flight...

Nigerian Air Force acquiring AW101 helicopters

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The Nigerian Air Force will soon take delivery of two AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters, which will be used for VIP transport duties. One of...

Uganda orders W-3A, A109 helicopters

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Uganda's Ministry of Internal Affairs has ordered one A109 GrandNew and one W-3A Sokol helicopter for the Uganda Police for law enforcement...

Helicopter industry figures compared for 2013

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Finmeccanica recently released its financial results for 2013 allowing us now to review and compare the global helicopter industry's figures for the...

AgustaWestland wins UK military contracts worth 910 million euros

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AgustaWestland, the helicopter unit of Finmeccanica, has won two contracts from Britain's Ministry of Defence worth a total of about 910 million...

A109 LUH conversion course resumes

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After five months of not flying, the South African Air Force's (SAAF) fleet of Agusta A109 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) are back...

Thales to equip AW159 helicopters for Republic of Korea Navy

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AgustaWestland and Thales are under contract to supply COMPACT FLASH SONICS dipping sonars for the Republic of Korea Navy's new AW159 Maritime Operations Helicopters. The...

World civil and military rotorcraft market valued at 16 000 aircraft...

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Between now and 2022, an estimated 10 308 civil rotorcraft worth $60.3 billion will be sold, while 5 818 military machines worth...

AgustaWestland unveils“Project Zero” tilt rotor technology demonstrator

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AgustaWestland has unveiled its "Project Zero" tilt rotor technology demonstrator. Designed and built in less than 6 months, the demonstrator is to...

Algeria orders six Super Lynx helicopters

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The Algerian Navy is believed to have ordered six AgustaWestland Super Lynx 300 helicopters for its new Meko A200 class frigates. In its...

Egyptian Air Force receives AW139s

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The Egyptian Air Force has taken delivery of two AW139 helicopters from AgustaWestland. The aircraft are configured for the search and rescue...

SAAF reveals cause of A109 crashes

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The three A109 Light Utility Helicopter crashes were caused by mechanical failure and pilot error, but all technical problems have been resolved,...

Finmeccanica receives €200 million worth of orders for helicopters, avionics, cannons...

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Several Finmeccanica companies have achieved orders worth a cumulative €200 million, for helicopters, radars, avionics and artillery. Finmeccanica said that AgustaWestland, through its...

Helicopter firm AgustaWestland to cut 375 UK jobs

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British helicopter maker AgustaWestland Friday said it would cut 375 jobs in the UK due to falling revenues from the Ministry of...

SuperLynx maintenance adds up

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AgustaWestland has been awarded a R2.6 million contract to provide further interim product support for the South African Air Force's four Super...

AW opens Libyan plant

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AgustaWestland has opened a helicopter assembly and maintenance factory in Libya in a joint venture with Tripoli at a cost of almost...

Fact file: AgustaWestland A109M light utility helicopter

Project Flange – the AgustaWestland A109M light utility helicopter – was the black sheep of the 1999 Strategic Defence Package and has...

The SAAF, the Gripen, World Cup ready

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The inaugural game of the 2010 Soccer World Cup kicks off in South Africa in about four months time and the South...

SA should rescue US$ 45 million AgustaWestland deal: DA

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) says government, state arms acquisition agency Armscor and the Denel arsenal must act to save a bungled "US$...

SANDF recovers A109 air crash air crew remains

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The South African National Defence Force has recovered the remains of the pilot and flight engineer of an AgustaWestland A109 light utility...

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