Leonardo Helicopters AW101 Merlin

Polish Navy welcomes delivery of first AW101 Merlin

The Polish Navy welcomed the delivery of its initial AW101 Merlin multi-role maritime helicopter on August 7, just over two years after the first of four examples for Poland completed its maiden flight at Leonardo Helicopters’ facility in Yeovil, Somerset, on July 19, 2021

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Portugal’s SAR AW101 Merlin lifesavers

Covering an area of more than two million square miles, Portugal’s Merlin rescue helicopters have a huge task on their hands. Davide Daverio looks at their vital search and rescue role

Royal Navy completes life-extending Merlin HC4/4A upgrade

The upgrade of the Royal Navy Commando Helicopter Force's 25-strong Merlin HC3/3A helicopter fleet to HC4/4A standard has been completed

First flight for Polish Navy’s lead AW101

The Polish Navy’s lead AW101 helicopter performed its first flight on July 19, demonstrating functional checks of the main airframe and control system in addition to engine-handling checks to monitor the speed range of the aircraft

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Polish Navy’s first AW101 takes flight

Leonardo has revealed that the first AW101 multi-mission maritime helicopter for the Polish Navy took to the skies for its maiden flight at the company’s production facility in Yeovil, Somerset, on July 19

Global AW101 helicopter fleet hits flight hour milestone

The AW101 helicopter fleet, manufactured by Leonardo, has reached 500,000 global flight hours in a milestone for the multi-role, medium-lift platform

Safran to support Portuguese Merlin engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a ten-year contract with the Força Aérea Portuguesa (Portuguese Air Force) to support the engines of its AW101 helicopters.