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May
10
2022

Leonardo celebrates first ten years of the AW169 in the skies with it redefining the light-intermediate market with best performance, advance capabilities, and latest technology

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A decade ago the first prototype of the AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter took to the skies for the first time at the company’s site in Cascina Costa di Samarate (Varese, Italy) piloted by Giuseppe Lo Coco and Giuseppe Afruni with the Flight Test Engineers Massimo Longo and Stefano Rognoni on board. The 10 May 2012 marked the start of a new era for the Company. The aircraft enabled expansion of the company’s modern product range by entering a new market segment. The AW169 was the first all-new product in the light-intermediate category in nearly 30 years and met the latest and most stringent operational and safety standards. With the addition of three more prototypes, the AW169 achieved EASA certification in July 2015.

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Dec
17
2021

Leonardo and Falcon Aviation Services sign Letter of Intent to expand the operator’s AW169 fleet to support the energy industry in Africa

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Leonardo and Falcon Aviation Services have announced today the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) to procure two latest generation AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft are intended to further expand the offshore transport capabilities of Falcon Aviation Services for  energy transport service opportunities in Africa. 

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Nov
17
2021

AW169’S PRESENCE IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY SECTOR GROWS STRONGER WITH BESTFLY OF ANGOLA ORDER OF FOUR HELICOPTERS

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The Leonardo AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter further reinforces its global market presence and its success in the energy industry sector with the sale of four aircraft to Bestfly of Angola. This contract marks the entry of the AW169 into the African market with the first purchase from major local operator. 

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Nov
04
2021

Leonardo grows stronger in the US EMS helicopter market adding more AW119Kx IFR single engine aircraft and with the first sale of AW169 featuring Full Ice Protection System in North America

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At AMTC 2021 (Air Medical Transport Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, 31 October-2 November) Leonardo has announced a further expansion of its presence in the US emergency medical service (EMS) market with new contracts. These latest sales continue to grow the share of Leonardo helicopters in the North American EMS market, which now totals over 100 across a fleet of AW119s, AW109s, AW169s and AW139s. Globally, there are over 650 Leonardo search and rescue and emergency medical service helicopters saving lives every day in more than 50 countries. Contracts announced at AMTC include two further instrument flight rules (IFR) AW119Kxs single engine and one AW169 light intermediate helicopter for Life Link III and one AW169 for Intermountain Life Flight. 

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