News/Press Releases

TH-119 October 2018
Portugal’s Air Force orders five AW19KX Multirole Helicopters
The Portuguese Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected the AW119Kx as its new multirole single engine helicopter to meet its future operational requirements. The Portuguese Air Force is set to take delivery of five aircraft with an option for a further two units. The AW119Kx helicopters will be used to perform a wide range of roles including training, MEDEVAC, troop transport and short range maritime search and rescue (SAR). Read more


TH-119 September 2018
U.S. Air Force selects the MH-139 based on the world-class Leonardo AW139 helicopter for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile protection and government and security forces transport missions.
The United States Air Force (USAF) selected the MH-139, based on the Leonardo AW139 and offered by Boeing as prime contractor, to replace its fleet of UH-1N "Huey" helicopters. Read more


TH-119 September 2018
TH-119 “Power On"
The TH-119 completed a major milestone with the Power On of its Genesys Aerosystems avionics at Leonardo’s facility in Philadelphia. The next generation avionics will provide capabilities that are essential to an advanced trainer such as IFR operations, NVG compatibility, synthetic vision and integration with TACAN. Read more


Leonardo Helicopters TH-119 For the new Navy Trainer Program April 2018
VIDEO: Leonardo Helicopters TH-119 For the new Navy Trainer Program
Defense News talks about the Leonardo Helicopter TH-119 competitor for the Navy’s helicopter trainer replacement program. Watch the video


Leonardo Helicopters' Gappy on TH-119 Advanced Trainer, AW609 TiltRotorApril 2018
VIDEO: Leonardo Helicopters' Gappy on TH-119 Advanced Trainer, AW609 TiltRotor
Vago Muradian of Defense and Aerospace Report talks about the Leonardo Helicopter TH-119 competitor for the Navy’s helicopter trainer replacement program. Watch the video


Major players pitch solutions for Navy's next training helicopterApril 2018
Major players pitch solutions for Navy's next training helicopter
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Several major players in the helicopter industry pitched possible solutions at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space conference for the Navy’s next initial-entry, rotary-wing training helicopter as the service signals stronger intentions to replace its aging TH-57 Sea Ranger fleet. Read more


AW119K reaches 24,000 feet in high altitude testingSeptember 2016
AW119Kx reaches 24,000 feet in high altitude testing
An AgustaWestland AW119Kx multi-role single engine helicopter, part of Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s test and demonstration fleet in Philadelphia, carried out the trials campaign to extend the flight envelope from 15,000 ft. (actual certification limit) to 24,000 ft. Read more


Leonardo introduces TH-119 helicopterMay 18, 2016
Leonardo introduces TH-119 helicopter
Leonardo has introduced the TH-119, a military training variant of the AW119 single engine helicopter, the company announced on 16 May. The aircraft is specifically designed for military training customers, primarily to target the US Navy's Advanced Helicopter Trainer programme. Read more


US Naval Helicopter Training: Going Vertical!January 2015
US Naval Helicopter Training: Going Vertical!
Helicopters began to seriously contribute to that heritage in June 1943, when Lieutenant Commander Frank A. Erickson, USCG, proposed that rotorcraft be developed for antisubmarine warfare: “not as a killer craft but as the eyes and ears of the convoy escorts.” To this end, he recommended that helicopters be equipped with radar and dunking sonar. Read more

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