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    Yeovil, Somerset, England

    United Kingdom





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    1.7057 Yeovil College, England
    7.8010EGDY RNAS Yeovilton, England
    15.6245 Higher Purtington, England
    19.6277EGDI Merryfield, England
    21.8076EGHS Henstridge, England
    29.4149 Dorchester, England



    50° 56' 23.98'' N - 2° 39' 31.00'' W
    1nm SW of Yeovil, Somerset
    ICAO: EGHGIATA:
    Elevation: 207 feet




    History of this Location



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    List of units at Yeovil

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    2007/08DSAAEC135 2007/17
    Bo105 2000/07





    Yeovil News


    Sea King Turns 50 Visiting Yeovil, 22-Jun-20 : #SeaKing Sea King XV666 a former Royal Navy helicopter and currently with the helicopter training organisation HeliOperations visited Yeovil factory to celebrate its 50th anniversary

    Leonardo UK Adapts to COVID-19 Pandemic, 29-Apr-20 : #coronavirus Leonardo Helicopters (UK) at Yeovil continuing operations for customer support in key programmes such as the Merlin, Wildcat and Super Lynx aircraft. The facility is also producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in support of the NHS (National Health Service)

    First Flight for Upgraded Portuguese Lynx, 18-Feb-20 : #Lynx Under a contract signed in 2016, Leonardo UK is upgrading engine and avionics of the five Lynx Mk95 of the Portuguese Navy at Yeovil. First delivery is expected for Q2 2020 and the fifth and last one by late 2021

    Third Wild Lynx for Brazilian Navy, 28-Dec-19 : The Brazilian Navy accepted the third Wild Lynx AH-11B at Yeovil, UK. Eight Super Lynx Mk21A are being upgraded under a $160M contract

    Ten Years with the AW159 Wildcat, 14-Nov-19 : #TenYears The AW159 celebrating its 10th anniversary with more than 70 helicopters delivered to the British Army, Royal Navy, Republic of Korea Navy and the Philippine Navy having logged over 50,000 flight hours

    17-Jan-19 - UK MoD £293M Contract for Apache Support #Apache
    05-Dec-18 - Redstreak Mobile Phone Rescue System #Redstreak
    28-Jun-18 - Second Upgraded Brazilian Lynx Flying in Yeovil #upgrade
    16-Jan-18 - AW169 Pegasus Naming Ceremony
    20-Nov-17 - Leonardo AESA Osprey Radar for Norway #Osprey
    28-Sep-17 - First Flight for Brazilian Navy’ Upgraded Super Lynx
    21-Nov-16 - AW101 Merlin Mk4 Makes Maiden Flight
    28-Jul-16 - 30th Merlin HM.2 Delivered to Royal Navy
    31-May-16 - Norwegian AW101 Roll Out Ceremony
    23-Mar-16 - Norwegian First AW101 Maiden Flight
    12-Jul-15 - AgustaWestland Celebrates 100 Years in the UK
    19-Jul-00 - First UK Built WAH-64 Apache Makes Maiden Flight
    15-Mar-00 - First WAH-64 Apache to British Army
    14-Jan-00 - Westland Apache Production Facility Opens at Yeovil
    01-Sep-99 - First WAH-64 Apache Longbow Kit to Westland






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