The Navy's next-generation helicopter is undergoing its latest series of trials by practising landing aboard amphibious support ship RFA Mounts Bay. Experts from 700W Naval Air Squadron - formed specially to bring the new helicopter into service - have been flying on and off the deck off the South Coast.
We like a good exclusive here on Flightglobal, so I was happy to get the chance to tag along with our helicopter test pilot Peter Gray in late April, as he became the first civilian to fly AgustaWestland's new AW159.Being...
Rotorhub Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter takes flight The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that the first Wildcat attack helicopter to be delivered to the Royal Navy successfully completed its first flight at Yeovil in Somerset on 28 January. The aircraft fleet will provide anti-surface warfare, force protection and counter-piracy capabilities for the Royal Navy.
Rotorhub AW159 helicopter finds first export customer AgustaWestland will supply the AW159 helicopter to the Republic of Korea Navy following its selection of the aircraft to fulfil its Maritime Operational Helicopter requirement. The company has signed a contract to deliver eight AW159 helicopters in what is the first export order for the aircraft.