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SAFE Structure to Design Stands for AW169, 28-Nov-17 : S.A.F.E. Structure Designs to create the maintenance stands for the first AW169 in USA. The helicopter was transported to New Jersey for outfitting by Air Concepts International for Next Era Energy

Texas’ Star Flight Orders First U.S. EMS AW169, 16-Oct-17 : STAR Flight from Travis County, Texas ordered the first AW169 for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) in USA. Three helicopters to be delivered from October 2018

Leonardo Aid for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Efforts, 02-Sep-17 : A number of Leonardo products and technologies have been activated in support of disaster relief and recovery, including satellites, aircraft, and AW139 helicopters

Mecaer Delivers VIP AW139, 25-Jul-17 : Leonardo Service Center in Philadelphia delivered a new AW139 fitted with a VIP interior manufactured by Mecaer in Italy

High Altitude Engine Switch Off for the AW119Kx, 06-Apr-17 : The AW119Kx undertake experimental flights in the tough conditions of Mt Kanchenjunga and touched a maximum altitude of 20,500 ft / 6,248 m. Engine switch off completed at the Everest Base Camp

Two Passengers Rescued by AW119Kx at Gora Shep, 28-Mar-17 : Defying bad weather, the AW119Kx Koala in a demo tour in Nepal rescued two people stranded in Gora Shep (16150 ft / 4922 m)

AW119Kx in High Altitude Demo Tour, 24-Mar-17 : The AW119Kx in demo tour to Kathmandu in Nepal with alpinist Simone Moro to validate the extension of the certification to 24,000 feet / 7,315 meters

VIP AW139 and AW169 in the Americas, 07-Mar-17 : Heli-Expo 2017 Leonardo AW139 and AW169 in VIP configuration recently sold in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and USA. AgustaWestland do Brasil and Helipark certified to provide support to the AW169

Boeing Proposes AW139 to Replace USAF UH-1N, 02-Mar-17 : Boeing selects the AgustaWesland AW139 built in Philadelphia as the MH-139 for the US Air Force tender of up to 84 helicopters to replace the UH-1N Huey

Era to Showcase its AW189 at Heli-Expo 2017, 02-Mar-17 : Heli-Expo 2017 Era, launch customer for the AW189 in the Americas, will display one of the helicopters at Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas, Texas March 7-9

AW609 Preparing For Icing Trials, 09-Feb-17 : The AW609 third prototype based at Leonardo’s facility in Philadelphia expected to start icing trials soon. FAA certification is on track for 2018​

Life Link III Orders Two Additional AW119Kx, 14-Dec-16 : AMTC 2016 Life Link III orders 2 additional EMS AW119Kx. Based in Minnesota and Wisconsin they already operate 7 helicopters of this model

AW609 First Prototype Arrives at Philadelphia, 11-Aug-16 : AW609 flying prototype #1 relocated to Philadelphia after recent resumption of flights. Will soon be replaced by a new AW609 being built in Italy

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