Italian Air Force Enhances Emergency Response and Homeland Security Capabilities with the Delivery of the First HH-139B Helicopter

17 HH-139Bs, a customised variant of the bestselling AW139, will join 13 HH-139A and four VH-139As by 2021 to carry out missions like SAR, fire -fighting, and Slow Mover Intercept. The HH-139B features new equipment and a configuration to support the Italian Air Force’s duties and grows the fleet of AW139 platforms used by several … More Italian Air Force Enhances Emergency Response and Homeland Security Capabilities with the Delivery of the First HH-139B Helicopter

Leonardo to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG

Leonardo has signed a contract with Lynwood (Schweiz) AG to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG (Kopter). This move allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sector; leveraging innovation, new capabilities and engineering skills which have been developed by the young, agile Swiss Company. Kopter’s SH09, a new single-engine … More Leonardo to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG

Romanian Ministry of Interior Orders 3 Airbus H135s for Air Medical Services

Airbus Helicopters and the Romanian Ministry of Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of three H135 helicopters and associated support and services for air medical services and search and rescue (SAR) missions in the country, following a four-year framework agreement signed at the end of July 2019 that foresees the procurement of up … More Romanian Ministry of Interior Orders 3 Airbus H135s for Air Medical Services

Icelandic Coast Guard Upgrades to Airbus H225 Rescue Helicopters

Reykjavik, Airbus Helicopters is supporting the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) with the entry into service of two Airbus H225 heavy search and rescue (SAR) helicopters as the first step in a renewal of the agency’s helicopter fleet. The aircraft are replacing two of the ICG’s three existing Airbus AS332L1 Super Pumas, the first of which … More Icelandic Coast Guard Upgrades to Airbus H225 Rescue Helicopters

Chinese Ministry of Transport Selects the H175 For Search and Rescue Operations

The Rescue and Salvage Bureau (CRS) of the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) is extending its medium class search and rescue helicopter fleet with the Airbus H175, beginning with a signature for two aircraft in search and rescue (SAR) configuration. These new H175s will perform SAR missions in one of the world’s busiest areas for … More Chinese Ministry of Transport Selects the H175 For Search and Rescue Operations