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    AgustaWestland (Now Leonardo) inherited the Westland Yeovil EH101 production line. Here we list manufacturer's news and construction numbers


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    Tenth “SAR Queen” Delivered to Norway, 17-Mar-21 : #SARQueen Leonardo Yeovil delivered the 10th of 16 AW101 “SAR Queen” helicopter to the 330 Squadron of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) . Sola (next September), Ørland and Banak airbases are expected to become operational this year

    SAR Queen Operational in Norway, 16-Nov-20 : #AW101 Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) first 6 of 16 AW101 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters are operational at Stavanger since September. Known as SAR Queen flight, they logged 80 flight hours in their first month of service. Orland and Banak bases scheduled for 2021

    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

    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

    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

    First AW101 Delivered to Norway, 20-Nov-17 : Norway received the first first of 16 AW101. The all-weather search and rescue helicopter departed Leonardo’s Yeovil facility in UK for Sola airbase to begin a test period

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