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    Miami-Dade Firefighters First AW139, 14-Oct-20 : #firefighting Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) received the first of 4 AW139 helicopters ordered last December to replace the current Bell 412 fleet for firefighting, air ambulance service and search and rescue (SAR)

    First IFR-Certified Koala goes to Life Link III, 07-Jul-20 : #IFR Leonardo Philadelphia will deliver in Q3 2021 the first civilian IFR-certified AW119Kx helicopter. Air ambulance operator Life Link III already operates 10 Koalas with over 21,000 total flight hours amassed serving Minnesota and Wisconsin

    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)

    Triumph Subsystems for Future Navy Trainer, 04-Jun-20 : #suppliers Triumph Systems & Support Mechanical Solutions operating company is the incumbent supplier of cockpit and engine controls for the Leonardo AW119 which was recently selected as the future US Navy trainer TH-73 built in Pennsylvania

    US Government Denied Airbus Protest over Koala, 15-May-20 : #GAO The US Gov Accountability Office (GAO) denied the protest on the Navy new trainer TH-73 and Leonardo has resumed work in Philadelphia

    TH-119 Certification Team Wins Harry T Jensen Award, 07-Apr-20 : #IFR Leonardo TH-119 Certification Team won the Vertical Flight Society’s Harry T Jensen Award. Developed by Genesys Aerosystems, the TH-119 is the first single-engine helicopter approved for instrument flight rules (IFR) in the US since the 1990s

    Leonardo Philadelphia delivers 300th AW139, 28-Jan-20 : Heli-Expo 2020 Leonardo North America delivered the 300th AW139 assembled at its Northeast Philadelphia facility. Opened in 1980 by then Agusta Corp nowadays employs 700 in manufacturing the AW119, the AW139 and AW609.

    AW609 Tiltrotor Training in Philadelphia, 28-Jan-20 : Heli-Expo 2020 World’s first Full Flight Simulator of the AW609 tiltrotor to arrive in Philadelphia in Summer 2020. Based on CAE 3000 Series, will be operated by Rotorsim

    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

    Fourth and Last Prototype of AW609 Takes Flight, 28-Dec-19 : #AW609 The fourth and final prototype of the AW609 tiltrotor performed its first flight at Leonardo’s Philadelphia plant. First two production aircraft currently being assembled for ERA

    Four AW139 for Miami-Dade Firefighters, 02-Dec-19 : #MiamiDade Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) in Florida ordered 4 AW139 for firefighting, air rescue and medical evacuation missions. First delivery scheduled for Q3 2020

    First U.S. Ambulance AW169 in Service, 05-Nov-19 : AMTC 2019 Texas Travis County STAR Flight is the first air ambulance AW169 operator entering service in USA and is on display at the Air Medical Transport Conference AMTC 2019, November 4-6, Atlanta GWCC, Georgia

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