US Navy begins TH-73A instructor pilot training
The first two instructor pilots from the US Navy’s Training Air Wing 5 (TAW 5) have arrived at Leonardo’s production facility in Philadelphia to train on the new TH-73A Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS).
Montenegro to acquire two Bell 505s
The Montenegro Air Force has signed a purchase agreement for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X light helicopters, becoming the first military operator to procure the type.
Royal Thai Air Force orders H135s
Airbus Helicopters has announced that the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has placed an order for six H135s for use as military training helicopters under its pilot training enhancement programme.
UK orders additional H145 training helicopters
The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has ordered an additional four new Airbus Helicopters H145 Jupiter HT1 training helicopters.
Leonardo wins US Navy next-gen training helicopter contract
The US Navy has selected Leonardo Helicopters’ TH-119 – now TH-73A – as the winner of its Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) contest – replacing its ageing fleet of Bell TH-57B/C Sea Rangers as the service’s next-generation training helicopters.