AW169 helicopter scores first contract success in the US emergency services market

 The order for three AW169 Emergency Medical Services helicopters was placed by Travis County, Texas for its STAR Flight program
 Travis County’s AW169s will be the first in the US to support patient transport, search and rescue, law enforcement and firefighting missions
 Contract builds on the global success of the AW169 for EMS and public service operations, as total orders exceed 160 of the type for 70 customers in 30 countries around the world

Rome, 16 October 2017 – Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, USA that Travis County, Texas has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW169s for its STAR Flight program as the county-based EMS provider upgrades its helicopter fleet to more modern and capable aircraft.

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Firefighting helicopters to be deployed by Prefectures and Agencies of Tokyo, Shizuoka, Fukushima and Yamaguchi

 Expanding presence in Japan includes first AW189 for a Japanese customer and the first firefighting configured AW169
 The AW189 and AW169, with two additional AW139s, will add to a fleet of 120 Leonardo helicopters operated in Japan also for government, medical emergency and first response missions
 Tokyo, Shizuoka, Fukushima and Yamaguchi agencies will replace older helicopter types with Leonardo products between 2019 and 2020

Rome, 16 October 2017 – Leonardo announced today that it has significantly grown its market share in the Japanese helicopter market by securing orders for AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopters in firefighting configuration following highly competitive tenders.

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Oman Air crew confident of closing the gap as Extreme Sailing Series heads towards its conclusion

The Extreme Sailing Series 2017. Pictures of the Oman Air race team in action during practise racing. Skipper Phil Robertson (NZL) Peter Greenhalgh (GBR), Nasser Al Mashari (OMA), Ed Smyth (NZL) and James Wierzbowski (AUS)
Credit – Lloyd Images

The Oman Air team head into the penultimate Act in the year-long Extreme Sailing Series confident they can close the narrow gap to the top of the overall table.

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Lord Ashcroft: Time to Tackle Public Misconceptions Over Veterans

LONDON, October 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

  • New research finds public overestimates extent of mental health and other problems among former Service personnel
  • Annual update on Veterans Transition Review finds progress, but uneven delivery throughout the UK  especially Northern Ireland

The public overestimates the extent of serious problems faced by former Armed Forces personnel, according to new research from Lord Ashcroft, the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Veterans’ Transition.

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Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing

  • Title Inert propellant pours into P120C
  • Released 22/09/2017 2:01 pm
  • Copyright ESA
  • DescriptionThe first full-scale model of the P120C rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit was cast and filled with inert propellant for intensive testing in Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana in September 2017.

    It is the largest single casting of a solid propellant motor ever achieved.

    The photo was taken by a camera inside the casing.

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13 October 2017The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

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Gatwick sets out its critical role for Britain in Government’s future Aviation Strategy

Gatwick Airport,UK, May 2000, In-Press (CGA134)

  • Further aviation growth essential to improve UK connectivity and take advantage of opportunities post-Brexit
  • Resilience, competition and making best use of Gatwick’s existing facilities also vitally important
  • Gatwick’s Aviation Strategy proposals build on the airport’s growing long-haul traffic and increased cargo handling

London Gatwick has an increasingly critical role to play to help connect Britain to the world post Brexit. The airport sets out today a series of positive steps it could take to help passengers, and the country, in its response to the Government’s call for evidence for its future Aviation Strategy.

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Textron Aviation invests in growth and support of Mexican business aviation fleet with expanded Aerolineas Ejecutivas relationshipTextron Aviation invests in growth and support of Mexican business aviation fleet with expanded Aerolineas Ejecutivas relationship

from left to right: Alejandro Alonso, CEO, Aerolineas Ejecutivas; Kriya Shortt, senior vice president of Customer Service, Textron Aviation; Arturo Ortega Olive, president, Aerolineas Ejecutivas; Lannie O’Bannion, vice president of Sales, Latin America & Caribbean, Textron Aviation

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 12, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is strengthening its presence in Mexico by expanding channel partner Aerolineas Ejecutivas’ role to include new aircraft sales and service for its full jet and turboprop portfolio.

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