Training Helicopter

Two seriously injured in US Navy TH-57 Sea Ranger crash

While on a routine training flight from Milton-Whiting Field Naval Air Station South Airport, Florida, a US Navy Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopter crashed on August 19 in an open field just west of Naval Outlying Landing Field Santa Rosa, Florida

US Navy’s first TH-73A Thrasher arrives at Whiting Field

The first operational US Navy TH-73A Thrasher training helicopter landed at NAS Whiting Field in Milton, Florida, on August 6

US Navy takes delivery of first TH-73A

The first operational TH-73A training helicopter was formally handed over to the US Navy on June 10 during a ceremony, held at the AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation (Leonardo) facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Vertex Aerospace lands TH-73A logistics support contract

The US Navy has awarded Vertex Aerospace a US$71.3m contract to provide the first year of contractor logistics and maintenance support (CLS) services for its future fleet of Leonardo TH-73A training helicopters

US Navy orders additional TH-73A training helicopters

The US Department of Defense announced on November 12 that it had contracted AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation – a subsidiary of Leonardo – to deliver an additional 36 TH-73A training helicopters to the US Navy

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.

Wings of Gold: Leonardo Leads the Way

Ian Frain details an impressive competition win for Leonardo, which will now supply the next generation of training helicopter for the US Navy.

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.