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Leonardo AW101

Lift typeRotary wing
Construction typeFactory-built
Control typePiloted
Engine typeTurboshaft
ApplicationBusiness, Military Transport, Search & Rescue, Surveillance, Utility
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Triple turboshaft medium utility helicopter. Includes Japanese KH101, and UK Merlin MK4 variants. (Previously known as AgustaWestland, now a subsidiary of Leonardo).

Type variants

Variant Launch/First flight Production end  
Leonardo AW101 1984 / 1987 Multirole helicopter with cvil and military applications, formerly EH101.
Leonardo CH-149 Cormorant 1997 / 2000 Canadian adaption of AW101.
Kawasaki KH101 2003 / 2006 Japanese variant, includes MCH-101 countermeasure variant, and CH-101 support variant.
Leonardo US101 2005 / 2007 2009 American version of AW101, made with Lockheed Martin and Bell Textron, also known as Lockheed Martin VH-71 Kestrel.
Leonardo Merlin Mk 4 2015 / 2016 Variant made for UK RAF or RN.

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Operations data

For detailed information about current charter operators, maintenance and training providers, and completions services for this aircraft, please consult our sister publication Business Air News: AgustaWestland AW101

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