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AW-101 (EH-101 / Merlin)
 
Latest update: February 2018

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 WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.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
India 12     12   0             0
Italy 28       28 0             28
Japan 11       11 0 1           10
Nigeria 2       2 0 1           1
Norway 16 6     2 14 1           1
Portugal 12       12 0             12
UK 66       66 0 3 14   6     55
USA 9       9 0   9         0
Unknown 4       3 1             3
Total 203 6   12 176 15 8 23 6 6     145
 
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.

India:

Purchased 12 AW101s but program cancelled. Three helicopters stored in India, one returned to Agusta Westland, two to Nigeria.

Italy:

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

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

Norway:

Its first AW101 (0268) departed Yeovil on its delivery flight on November 17, 2017. One week later the helicopter - assigned to 330 Skv - rolled over during a test run. The AW101s are expected to be operational during 2018 with the last one to be delivered in 2020. The helicopters will be based at: Sola (2017 / 2018), Ørland (2018), Banak and Bodø ( 2019), Rygge and Florø (2020).

United Kingdom:

The Royal Air Force took delivery of the Merlin HC3 and acquired six Merlins from Denmark which were designated Merlin HC3A.
 
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
India EH-101 12     12   0             0
Italy EH-101 8       8 0             8
  EH-101ASW 14       14 0             14
  HH-101A 6       6 0             6
Japan CH-101 3       3 0 1           2
  MCH-101 8       8 0             8
Nigeria EH-101 2       2 0 1           1
Norway AW101 Mk612 16 6     2 14 1           1
Portugal EH-101 12       12 0             12
UK Merlin HM1 14       14 0 2 12         0
  Merlin HM2 30       30 0             30
  Merlin HC3 12       12 0 1 2         9
  Merlin HC.3A           0       6     6
  Merlin HC4 3       3 0             3
  Merlin HC3i 7       7 0             7
USA VH-71A 9       9 0   9         0
Unknown EH-101 4       3 1             3
Total   203 6   12 176 15 8 23 6 6     145
 
Comment(s):

United Kingdom:

All remaining operational Merlin H.3s were transferred from the Royal Air Force to the Royal Navy.

Aircraft No. Comment                    
                           
Merlin HM.1 44 Royal Navy standard model.  
Merlin HM.2 30 Royal Navy upgraded Merlin HM.1  
Merlin HC.3 22 Royal Air Force standard model (transferred to the Royal Navy).  
Merlin HC.3A 6 Ex Royal Danish Air Force EH-101s modified to RAF standard.  
Merlin HC.3i 7 Converted Merlin HC.3s (folding rotor head). Interim meassure until Merlin HC.4  
Merlin HC.4 19 Royal Navy upgraded Merlin HC.3s (folding rotor head, Merlin HM.2 cockpit).  
Merlin HC.4A 6 Royal Navy upgraded Merlin HC.3A (folding rotor head, Merlin HM.2 cockpit).  
                           
 
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.