WORLD AIR WAR HISTORY


 
  Poland   Polish Air Force • Siły Powietrzne (RP) • Polska Wojska Lotnicze i Obrony Powietrznej
Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska)

Polish Air Force  •   •   •   •   •   •   • 
AF NEWS  •  AF HISTORY

PZL-Świdnik takes AW149 Military Helicopter on demo tour of Poland

PZL-Świdnik takes AW149 Military Helicopter on demo tour of Poland

The AW149 Military Helicopter Debuts Over Warsaw’s Skies. PZL-Świdnik SA, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce the new generation AW149 military helicopter’s outstanding capabilities have officially been presented to a number of national and local dignitaries at Warsaw-Babice Airport.

The two-day long demonstrations of the latest generation multi-purpose AW149 helicopter over Warsaw is part of an initial tour of this state-of-the-art aircraft in Poland aimed at showing its outstanding characteristics as the best Polish solution to meet the national Armed Forces requirements. Demonstrations were initially performed at the Dęblin Airbase few days before.

The AW149 is a 21st century’s helicopter, a latest generation twin-engine aircraft featuring outstanding performance and capabilities. AW149 is a platform designed for several applications, such as peace missions, combat support operations, tactical transport of troops and materials, SAR and CSAR, MEDEVAC/CASEVAC, command and control.

The AW149 has a chance to open up a brand new chapter in the history of the Polish aviation industry and of the Świdnik-based plant. PZL-Świdnik has participated in the design works since their very beginning involving several engineers within the framework of the AW149 programme. A Polish-designed product, the AW149 can be manufactured and supported for the future needs of the Polish Armed Forces in PZL-Świdnik, the only Polish aviation company to design, develop and produce advanced rotorcraft technologies and products.

Nicola Bianco, Managing Director of PZL-Świdnik SA, said during the presentation “The AW149 helicopter is the most advanced response to the future demanding operational challenges of the Polish military. It is the only latest-generation helicopter in its class, a combination of innovative solutions backed by long lasting and established experience shared in the framework of the European defence industry. Introducing the AW149 to the Polish local/national institutional and military representatives and dignitaries as well as Universities prove the best occasion to show how this product can remarkably and quickly enhance the role played by the nation in the aerospace sector if chosen to meet the future Polish military requirements.”

PZL-Świdnik is the only Polish company with full capabilities to design, develop and produce helicopters of its own design. It also has its own Research and Development Centre. The Company, with more than 3500 employees, is the biggest aviation manufacturer in Poland and one of the biggest employers in Lubelszczyzna. PZL-Świdnik has been a part of AgustaWestland since 2010.


Source: PZL-Świdnik; dated April 20; web-posted April 25, 2012

Photo: PZL-Świdnik AgustaWestland AW149 Military Helicopter (Photo by PZL-Świdnik)


(26.4.2012)


 
EMPTY
EMPTY
Poland AF
Scheme
EMPTY
 

 
  CONTINENTAL NEWS:

American Air Force News
African Air Force News
Asian Air Force News
European Air Force News
Middle Eastern AF News
Ocean Air Force News


• AW101 Merlin Helicopter: a Prospective SAR Platform for the Polish Navy?

(9.3.2017)
The Leonardo (AgustaWestland) HH-101 Caesar has been demonstrated in Warsaw. Leonardo Helicopters company starts a marketing campaign in Poland...>>

• 300 Black Hawk Cabins Manufactured in Mielec. Zakręcki: Our Tender Bid Is Stronger.

(5.4.2016)
Our Tender Bid Is Stronger. 300 Black Hawk helicopter cabins have been manufactured at the PZL Mielec facility so far. ...>>

• These days, the Baltic region is a buzzing hive of NATO planes

(2.4.2014)
On May 1. the Polish Air Force will take responsibility for the Baltic Air Policing: four MiG-29 Fulcrums accompanied by more than 100 soldiers will deploy to Lithuania. Along with...>>

• Poland to Spend $40Bln on Defense Modernization

(3.6.2013)
Poland is committed to modernizing its armed forces despite prolonged economic woes and will invest about $40 billion in its military within the next decade, Prime Minister Donald ...>>

• Czech Republic L-159 ALCAs could be heading for Poland

(15.5.2013)
Country is the latest in a long line of possible buyers of Czech military aircraft. The Czech Republic is hoping to sell its L-159 Alca fighter aircraft to Poland, just months afte...>>

• PZL-Świdnik exhibits advanced technology at EuroPoltech 2013

(18.4.2013)
PZL-Świdnik SA, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce its participation at EUROPOLTECH 2013 (17-19th April, Warsaw, EXPO XXI Warsaw International Expocentre). ...>>

 




       info@xairforces.net Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,