AgustaWestland EH101

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British Merlin and Apache RTM322 Engines, 24-Jun-19 : #RTM322 Safran signed three-year contract extension with UK’ Ministry of Defence to support over 400 RTM322 engines used by Royal Navy Merlin and British Army Apache fleets

Cormorant Hoist Training System for CFB Comox, 29-May-19 : #Hoist Bluedrop to deliver a Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS) to Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) base Comox for the CH-149 Cormorant rescue helicopter

Polish Navy Orders Four AW101 Valued 380M EUR, 26-Apr-19 : #AW101 Leonardo’ subsidiary in Poland, PZL-Świdnik, signed $428 million contract with Polish navy for delivery of four (4) Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Combat Search and Rescue equipped AW101 by 2022

Poland Starts AW101 Acquisition Process, 08-Apr-19 : #AW101 Leonardo UK and polish subsidiary PZL-Świdnik signed €90M Offset Agreement with PGZ and Polish Ministry of National Defence to establish in-country maintenance capabilities preceding a contract for AW101 helicopters

Merlin in Norway for Exercise Clockwork, 09-Mar-19 : #WinterTraining Royal Navy’ 845 Naval Air Squadron Mk3A Merlin helicopters in Norway for Commando Helicopter Force annual winter training during arctic exercise Clockwork

Royal Navy’ Merlins Reaches 200,000 Flight Hours, 29-Jan-19 : #Merlin Royal Navy EH101 Merlin fleet achieved 200.000 flight hours since entered service 1997. With the AEW Crowsnest about to enter service, the type is expected to serve at least until 2030s

Redstreak Mobile Phone Rescue System, 05-Dec-18 : #Redstreak First Installed on the Norwegian AW101 Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter, the Redstreak Mobile Phone Detection and Location System (MPDLS) turns every mobile phone into a rescue beacon

AW101 and NH90 Support Facility in Norway, 05-Nov-18 : #Kongsberg Norwegian Kongsberg extends 25-year agreement with Leonardo with a new AW101 and NH90 transmission MRO and test facility. Kongsberg supported Sea King and Lynx gearboxes last 30 years

Merlin Commando First Time on Type 23 Frigate, 04-Oct-18 : #Merlin4 For the first time a Merlin HC.4 landed on a Type 23 Frigate

Night Aerial Refueling Capability for Italian HH-101, 21-Sep-18 : #AerialRefueling The Italian Air Force is the first in Europe to achieve certification for helicopter night aerial refueling in a completely autonomous way using their HH-101 with the KC-130J Hercules tanker

Merlin Mk4 Deck Quals on HMS Queen Elizabeth, 20-Aug-18 : #westlant18 Royal Marine assault helicopters Merlin Mk4 from 845 Squadron will train with 42 Commando on HMS Queen Elizabeth as first step of Exercise West Lant 18, her first F-35 deck operations

Go Ahead for CH-149 CMLU Upgrade Program, 29-May-18 : #aircraft Canada to proceed with the 14 CH-149 Cormorant Mid-Life Upgrade Program (CMLU) based on AW101-612 (Norway) and expand by up to 7 additional AW101s to serve beyond 2040

First Commando Merlin Mk4 Delivered to Royal Navy, 24-May-18 : #commando UK Fleet Air Air took delivery of the first of 25 upgraded Commando Merlin Mk4 ( Merlin HC.4 ) to support the Royal Marines Commando Force

Rescue 901 Wins 2017 Cormorant Trophy, 22-May-18 : Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) 103 Squadron crew of CH-149 “Rescue 901” honored for the rescue of five crewmen forced to abandon a fishing vessel 250km offshore in fierce weather and rough seas

Hot Blade 2018 in Portugal, 08-May-18 : Portugal hosting for 4th time the European Defence Agency (EDA) helicopter exercise Hot Blade. 12th edition take place at Beja May 7-23 with Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and the Netherlands

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