No. 8809. AgustaWestland AW109E Power (N42-505 c/n 11505) Royal Australian Navy
Photographed at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, February 16, 2009, by Ed Coates

AgustaWestland AW109E Power

04/30/2009. Registered I-LAON to Agusta Elicotteri (Agusta Helicopters) in February 2002, this aircraft was leased to Proteus Hélicoptères of France in May 2002. Still registered in Italy, it was operated by Proteus for EMS (Emergency Medical Service) at the SAMU-02 (Service d'Aide Médicale d'Urgence, Emergency Medical Assistance Service) unit at Laon Hospital, Picardy. In April 2005 it was reregistered to Proteus.

On November 30, 2007 it was registered to Heliflight of Australia as VH-NPX, and in March, 2008, it was leased via to the RAN for four years. Together with sister-ships N42-501 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