The US Navy requested proposals (RFP) for its new training helicopter in order to replace the TH-57 Sea Ranger (Bell 206) fleet starting 2020. Contract scheduled to be awarded by November 2019.
Leonardo TH-119 IFR First Flight, 22-Dec-18 : #TH119 Leonardo’s offer for the US Navy Advanced Helicopter Trainer program, the TH-119, performed first flight equipped with IFR at Philadelphia plant
2018 Navy Fleet Fly-In, 23-Oct-18 : #NavyFlyIn The Naval Helicopter Association (NHA) hosting the 29th Gulf Coast Fleet Fly-In at Naval Air Station Whiting Field
H135 at the US Navy Fleet Fly-In Event, 20-Oct-18 : #NavyFlyin Airbus to feature H135 for US Navy future training helicopter program at the Naval Helicopter Association’s Fleet Fly-in at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Pensacola, FL, October 22-26
TH-119 With New Genesys Aerosystems Avionics, 19-Sep-18 : #TH119 AgustaWestland Philadelphia completed another step towards certification of the TH-119 with the first ‘power on’ of the new Genesys Aerosystems avionics. The AW119Ke is Leonardo proposal for new US Navy trainer
Leonardo TH-119 Trainer at Pax River Expo, 02-Jun-18 : #expo Leonardo featured its AW119Ke in the proposed TH-119 variant for the US Navy trainer program at the Pax River Expo, June 2-3
H135 Offered for US Navy Trainer Replacement, 17-May-18 : Airbus will offer the H135 (presumably the EC135P3 with the Helionix avionics suite) for the US Navy’s planned helicopter trainer replacement program
Leonardo Unveils TH-119 Proposal for US Navy, 16-May-16 : Leonardo-Finmeccanica introduced the TH-119, based on the AW119Kx, for the U.S. Navy Advanced Helicopter Trainer competition