First of Two AW169 Trainers for Italian Army, 11-Jul-20 : #delivery Italian Army received the first of two UH-169B (Leonardo AW169) trainer helicopters to be used by the 2nd Aviation Regiment at Lamezia Terme. A modified variant with skids will follow to meet the LUH requirement
Piaggio to Support Italian Chinook, 27-Dec-19 : #T55 Piaggio Aerospace awarded 9-year contract valued €50M to provide spare parts, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for the Honeywell (Lycoming) T55-L-714A engines that equipped the Italian Army CH-47F Chinook helicopters
Thommen Multi Function Displays for AW129, 20-Dec-19 : #Displays Swiss avionics manufacturer Thommen started deliveries of its digital Multi-Function Display (MFD) replacement solution for legacy CRT installed on AW129 helicopters
Italian Special Forces FIT 19-1 Exercise, 30-Mar-19 : #SpecialForces Helicopter squadrons from the Italian Armed Forces participated in the 10th Special Forces Annual Exercise FIT (Force Integration Training). This year edition was hosted by the Navy at Grottaglie and participated CH-47F Chinook, NH90, HH-101 Caesar and HH-212
Leonardo to Develop A129 Replacement, 13-Jan-17 : Leonardo signed with Italian Defence Ministry NEES agreement to develop and procure 48 new exploration and escort helicopters to replace the current fleet of AW129 Mangusta by 2025.
ITALAIR performed Medevac Flight in Lebanon, 21-Jan-16 : Since 1979 italian helicopters from ITALAIR has performed more than 39,000 hours of flying in the skies of Lebanon and Israel with over 1700 medical evacuations of sick or injured people.
KFOR MedEvac Training in Kosovo, 16-Jul-15 : U.S. Army Reserve 5-159th AVN HH-60M Black Hawk medic crew based at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo lead a course in medical evacuation (MedEvac) operations for their multinational partners
Italian Blade 2015 Starting at Viterbo, 15-Jun-15 : Gathering about 40 helicopters from 7 countries, the 8th training Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP) event organised by the European Defence Agency’s (EDA) will start on 22 June in Viterbo, Italy.