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TH-119 / TH-73A


AgustaWestland TH-119 / TH-73A

Based on the AW119Kx, the TH-119 is Leonardo' entry for the US Navy Advanced Helicopter Trainer competition. Is a single engine IFR light helicopter first unveiled at the Navy League Sea-Air Space Exhibition in Washington DC on May 2016. Fitted with Genesys Aerosystems avionics and a Pratt & Whitney PT6-B engine.

Is the company proposal for the US Navy new trainer helicopter to replace the TH-57 Sea Ranger and to be produced (if wins) by AgustaWestland Philadelphia.

Two prototypes converted from AW119Kx unveiled in 2016 and 2017. First IFR equipped TH-119, a converted AW119Ke, performed maiden flight on December 20, 2018. IFR certification expected early 2019.

Model News

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

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

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.

TH-119 Obtains FAA IFR Certification, 18-Jul-19 : #certification The TH-119 obtains Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Instrument Flight Rules(IFR) certification. Is the first and only IFR certified single engine helicopter in decades and is Leonardo’s bid to replace the US Navy’s fleet of aging Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger trainers

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List of Operators of AgustaWestland TH-119 / TH-73A

From Organisation with model TH-119 / TH-73A
usa AgustaWestland Philadelphia
usa US Navy

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14725 2008 US N629JS : aw119ke AgustaWestland, PA May/Dec 2008
ZA ZS-RRN : AMS 2009-2017
US N824BM : AgustaWestland, PA from Aug17; conv TH-119 f/f 20dec18
pictured (pic1) with Mayor Jim Kenney in tour of Leon+
Ju19 FAA IFR certification
Nov19 pictured (pic2) in TH119 livery for the TH-73 com+
14786 2012 US N490SM : aw119kx AgustaWestland, PA Jan12
US N194NT : AgustaWestland, PA Jul12-Oct15
TH-119 type demonstrator pictured at NAS Whiting Field+
US N194NT : Bank of Utah Trustee at Salt Lake City, UT Oct15-Apr19
US N194NT : TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc Trustee at North Salt Lake,+
14792 2012 US N499SM : aw119kx AgustaWestland, PA; US Navy Advanced Helicopter Trainin+
pictured (pic3) at Naval Helicopter Association (NHA) +
May16 picture (pic4) as TH-119 at the Navy League Sea-+
in Nepal with Simone Moro to validate 24,000 feet cer+
IT I-AWCV : AgustaWestland, Italy from May17
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