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Old 25th Nov 2016, 07:19
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Casper, my point exactly.
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 12:44
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189 Window losses.........

Nobody has mentioned the service bulletin..............
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 12:55
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It might have played a part!
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Old 6th Dec 2016, 07:34
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Any news about UK SAR contract?
I was told that the AW189 haven't yet started operations?
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Old 6th Dec 2016, 17:41
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Starts at Lee-on-Solent on 1st April 2017. That will be followed by Prestwick, the Bristow 139 bases and finally Inverness in around spring or summer 2018.

At that point, the DfT and Bristow barely have time to draw breath before preparation begins for the NEXT CONTRACT!

Work-up starts soon. Aircraft may be available for partner organisations to sniff around during the work-up period of the next few months.

Thousands of SAR partner practitioners around the UK currently have no idea that people make helicopters that you cannot stand up in so I am expecting that the bu11sh1t level will initially be be quite considerable.
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 13:50
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April Fools start date? Oh dear....
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 16:21
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All Fools' Day.

But also the British Government's favourite day. I am sure that is purely coincidental.
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Old 12th Oct 2017, 23:59
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Coming soon to a base near you, the AW189K with new and even lower fuel burn and weights.

Bu-Byeeee A175, quickly disappearing in the rearview mirror.
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 01:09
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Bu-Byeeee A175, quickly disappearing in the rearview mirror.
I might be the victim of some sort of elaborate propaganda campaign* but that’s the scenario I’d put my money on.

* AH is on my “zero trust” list, and I’m only getting glowing reports from all the pilots I know who are flying the AW189, so there is a fair bit of bias in my opinion.
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 01:45
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Why on earth would you replace the bullet-proof CT7 with a French thing?
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 16:10
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An option for Customers who want a Euro engine in there.
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 18:23
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And for those customers in countries which may face export restrictions on the CT7 (e.g. Iran).

We'll have to see whether the second engine option helps the AW189 move its orderboard from "over 150 units," where it's been stuck since February 2015.

Originally Posted by tottigol
even lower fuel burn
Not according to Roberto Garavaglia, who says that "The GE engine will still be the reference on fuel," with the RTM 322's (sorry, Aneto's) additional power coming 'at the cost of slightly higher fuel consumption.'

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Old 14th Oct 2017, 18:05
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Originally Posted by rrekn View Post
Why on earth would you replace the bullet-proof CT7 with a French thing?
Originally Posted by noooby View Post
An option for Customers who want a Euro engine in there.

You guys know the EC175 has Canadian engines right? (Pratt & Whitney)
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 19:28
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I do know that. Similar engine to the 139, but asking for more power for a heavier machine.

You think the 175 will get a Euro engine option soon????
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 18:12
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Originally Posted by nooby
You think the 175 will get a Euro engine option soon????
It already does, in terms of the Chinese version of the aircraft, the AC352, which is powered by a local variant of the Safran Ardiden, designated WZ-16.

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