ED COATES COLLECTION
No. 8808. AgustaWestland AW109E Power (N42-501 c/n 11501) Royal Australian Navy
Photographed at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, February 16, 2009, by Ed Coates

AgustaWestland AW109E Power

04/30/2009. Registered I-POWR to Agusta Elicotteri (Agusta Helicopters) in May 2001, this aircraft was leased to FMV Försvarets materielverk (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration) between 2002 and 2006. Still registered in Italy, and additionally coded "91" (in yellow), it was used for pilot training and utility work by the Swedish AF.

On April 23, 2007 it was registered to Heliflight of Australia as VH-NPY, and on June 16, 2007, via Raytheon Australia, it was leased to the RAN for four years. Together with sister-ships N42-505 and N42-510, it is used by 723 Squadron at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, New South Wales to provide transitional, SAR and gunnery training.

Created April 30, 2009