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  • AgustaWestland TH-73A
    usa US Navy

    2020 to present

    On January 2020, the US Navy selected the Leonardo Philadelphia AW119Kx in its TH-119 variant as the winner of the Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) TH-XX competition to replace the Bell TH-57.

    Initial Operational Capability (IOC) planned for 2021. 130 TH-73A helicopters will fulfill advanced rotary wing and intermediate tilt-rotor training requirements for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard through 2050

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    First TH-73A Delivered to US Navy, 11-Jun-21 : #TH73 Delivery of first of 130 Leonardo Philadelphia TH-73A trainer helicopters to the US Navy. The AW119Kx was chosen to replace the TH-57 as the Undergraduate Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) for the US Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and NATO allies

    FRASCA Simulator for Navy TH-73A, 08-Apr-21 : #TH73 US Navy awarded to FlightSafety International Contractor Instructional Services (CIS) and availability on 18 FRASCA-designed and manufactured Level 6 and Level 7 Flight Training Devices (FTD) for the new TH-73 (AW119Kx) trainer helicopter fleet

    US Navy Orders 2nd Batch of TH-73A, 16-Nov-20 : #TH73 AgustaWestland Philadelphia awarded $171M for 36 more AW119Kx / TH-73A to be delivered by December 2022. These adds to the first 32 ordered last January. All part of a 130-aircraft program to replace the Bell TH-57 for US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard training

    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

    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)

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