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AW-101 (EH-101 / Merlin)
 
Latest update: July 2017

Company: Leonardo (until December 31, 2015: Agusta Westland, 2016: Finmeccanica).
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Canc. No. of aircraft ordered cancelled. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. Act. No. of aircraft operational.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed).    
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.
 
Order and production overview
 
Country Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Algeria 8       8 0 1           7
Canada 15       15 0 1           14
Denmark 20       20 0     6       14
Italy 30       30 0 2           28
Japan 11       11 0             11
Nigeria 2       2 0 1           1
Norway 16 6       16             0
Portugal 12       12 0             12
Total 67       67 0 3 6   6     64
 
Comments:

First designated EH-101 later redesignated as AW-101.

Algeria:

On May 21, 2017 one of its AW101 crashed.

Denmark:

Six of its EH-101 helicopters to the Royal Air Force were they were designated Merlin HC3A.

Italy:

Includes two company aircraft (one written off and one preserved).

The Italian Air Force purchased six special operations helicopters designated HH-101A

United Kingdom:

Includes one company aircraft (withdrawn from use).

The Royal Air Force took delivery of the Merlin HC3 and acquired six Merlins from Denmark which were designated Merlin HC3A. The Royal Navy took delivery of the Merlin HM1 which is upgraded to HM2 variant. To consolidate helicopters operations the MoD decided to transfer the fleet of RAF Merlins to the RN. The Merlin fleet will receive an upgrade with 30 - 38 Merlins HM1 to become Merlin HM2 with the remaining Merlin HM1 helicopters to be witdrawn from use
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Algeria AW101-610 6       6 0 1           5
  AW101-642 2       2 0             2
Canada CH-149 15       15 0 1           14
Denmark EH-101 20       20 0     6       14
Italy EH-101 10       10 0 2           8
  EH-101ASW 14       14 0             14
  HH-101A 6       6 0             6
Japan CH-101 3       3 0             3
  MCH-101 8       8 0             8
Nigeria AW-101 2       2 0 1           1
Norway AW101 Mk612 16 6       16             0
Portugal EH-101 12       12 0             12
UK EH-101 1       1 0   1   6     6
  Merlin HM1 22       22 0 2 5         15
  Merlin HM2 22       22 0             22
  Merlin HC3 22       22 0 1           21
Total   181 6     165 16 8 6 6 6     151
 
Comment(s):

United Kingdom:

Aircraft Comment                      
                           
Merlin HM.1    
Merlin HM.2 Upgraded Merlin HM.1 (entered service from 2014).  
Merlin HC.3 RAF version of the EH101 reassigned to the RN.  
Merlin HC.3A    
                           
 
Photo gallery
 
   
Danish Air Force EH-101 in SAR configuration. Karup June 2014. Danish Air Force EH-101 during Karup Air Show in 2014.  Merlin HC3 Royal Navy approaching Schiphol Oost 2015.
     
     
 Merlin HM2 departing RIAT 2013.  Merlin HC3 at Schiphol in 2015.   
 
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