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  • AgustaWestland AW119 Koala

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    News about AgustaWestland AW119 Koala

    Maintenance Contract for Navy TH-73A, 28-Oct-20 : #maintenance The US Navy awarded first $70M of a total $465M to Vertex Aerospace for logistics, maintenance support contract for the new Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) Leonardo TH-73A helicopters that will replace the 1970s TH-57

    FlightSafety to Provide Training for TH-73A, 08-Sep-20 : #simulator FlightSafety International selected by US Navy for delivery of simulators and training services from 2021 and continue through 2028 for the new Leonardo TH-73A helicopters at Training Air Wing TAW-5

    FlightSafety Wins TH-73 Simulators Contract, 27-Aug-20 : #AHTS US Navy awarded FlightSafety $363M for 18 simulators and other support services for the Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) Leonardo TH-73A between 2021 and 2026. The TH-73A is based on the AW119Kx and will replace the Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger trainers

    First IFR-Certified Koala goes to Life Link III, 07-Jul-20 : #IFR Leonardo Philadelphia will deliver in Q3 2021 the first civilian IFR-certified AW119Kx helicopter. Air ambulance operator Life Link III already operates 10 Koalas with over 21,000 total flight hours amassed serving Minnesota and Wisconsin

    US Navy Instructors Begin Training in TH-73A, 04-Jul-20 : #instructors US Navy’s instructor pilots from Training Air Wing TAW-5 taking course at Leonardo Philadelphia on their future trainer helicopters the TH-73A (AW119Kx Koala)

    Portuguese Koalas in Search and Rescue, 11-Jun-20 : #Koala Portugal Air Force (FAP) new Koala helicopter from the Ovar airbase SAR detachment completed search and rescue mission in support of the civilian protection agency

    Triumph Subsystems for Future Navy Trainer, 04-Jun-20 : #suppliers Triumph Systems & Support Mechanical Solutions operating company is the incumbent supplier of cockpit and engine controls for the Leonardo AW119 which was recently selected as the future US Navy trainer TH-73 built in Pennsylvania

    US Government Denied Airbus Protest over Koala, 15-May-20 : #GAO The US Gov Accountability Office (GAO) denied the protest on the Navy new trainer TH-73 and Leonardo has resumed work in Philadelphia

    TH-119 Certification Team Wins Harry T Jensen Award, 07-Apr-20 : #IFR Leonardo TH-119 Certification Team won the Vertical Flight Society’s Harry T Jensen Award. Developed by Genesys Aerosystems, the TH-119 is the first single-engine helicopter approved for instrument flight rules (IFR) in the US since the 1990s

    Genesys Aerosystems Equipped TH-73A, 15-Jan-20 : #Cockpit Genesys Aerosystems’ avionics suite, which includes 4 IDU-680 displays IFR certified, equipped the Leonardo TH-119 selected as the US Navy’ new training helicopter TH-73A

    US Navy Selected TH-119 as New Trainer TH-73A, 13-Jan-20 : #TH73A US Navy awarded Leonardo Philadelphia contract valued $176M for 32 AW119Kx/TH-119 as the TH-73A new trainer helicopter to replace the Bell TH-57 (Bell 206) Sea Ranger at NAS Whiting Field aviation school in Florida

    Sightseeing Flights in Chile with New AW119Kx, 29-Dec-19 : #Rotortec Chilean operator Rotortec received a new AW119Kx from Leonardo’ Philadelphia plant for tourism and sightseeing flights. The helicopter has a special high altitude kit to climb safely to 24,000 feet / 7,300 meters

    Leonardo to Open Support Center if Wins TH-73 Tender, 25-Sep-19 : #TH73 If selected as the US Navy’ future trainer helicopter TH-73, Leonardo plans to build a TH-119 support center in Northwest Florida near NAS Whiting Field which is where all helicopter pilots for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are trained

    VIP AW119Kx with High Altitude Kit to Chile, 16-Aug-19 : #HighAltitude Leonardo delivered a VIP AW119Kx to a Chilean private customer with a 24,000 ft / 7,300 m altitude kit capable for the region’s tall Andes mountain peaks

    Genesys Aerosystems Equipped TH-119 IFR Certification, 07-Aug-19 : #IFR Leonardo TH-119, the AW119Kx proposed to be next TH-73A US Navy future helicopter trainer, becomes IFR capable with the latest Genesys avionics suite utilizing IDU-680 displays.

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