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May
23
2022

Leonardo’s VIP/corporate helicopter fleet set to grow in Europe with new orders announced at EBACE 2022

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Leonardo’s leadership in the world’s VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced today at EBACE 2022 (Geneva 23-25 May), including three AW109 GrandNew light twin, one AW109 Trekker and two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters with deliveries in UK, Italy and Germany in 2022 and 2023. 

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May
23
2022

Leonardo opens new Paris helicopter service center as commercial helicopter fleet grows stronger in Central Europe

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Leonardo announced today a further expansion of its helicopter customer support and training services in Europe with the establishment of a service center, headquartered at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The new service center has already begun operations in mid-April and will act in strict coordination with Leonardo Belgium Logistics Hub, supporting the growing fleet of Leonardo commercial and public service helicopters in France and Central Europe. 

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May
10
2022

Leonardo celebrates first ten years of the AW169 in the skies with it redefining the light-intermediate market with best performance, advance capabilities, and latest technology

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A decade ago the first prototype of the AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter took to the skies for the first time at the company’s site in Cascina Costa di Samarate (Varese, Italy) piloted by Giuseppe Lo Coco and Giuseppe Afruni with the Flight Test Engineers Massimo Longo and Stefano Rognoni on board. The 10 May 2012 marked the start of a new era for the Company. The aircraft enabled expansion of the company’s modern product range by entering a new market segment. The AW169 was the first all-new product in the light-intermediate category in nearly 30 years and met the latest and most stringent operational and safety standards. With the addition of three more prototypes, the AW169 achieved EASA certification in July 2015.

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May
09
2022

Presentation of URANO, a project for including drones in Italy’s national air traffic management system

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Guaranteeing adequate safety standards and the utmost precision at every stage in flight with satellite navigation systems, particularly Galileo, RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) and UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), integrated into Italy’s national ATM - Air Traffic Management system.

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Apr
20
2022

U.S. Department of Defense awards $ 29 million contract for new AW119Kx helicopters in Foreign Military Sale to Israel

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Leonardo welcomes the $ 29 million USD contract award by the U.S. Department of Defense for new AW119Kx aircraft in the framework of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Israel, with the U.S. Army Contracting Command as the contracting activity. The aircraft will be fully produced at Leonardo’s facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Apr
11
2022

Bestfly expands offshore helicopter fleet in Angola with AW139 order

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Bestfly is expanding its fleet of Leonardo helicopters configured for offshore transport missions in Angola. The recent order of Bestfly’s first fully owned AW139 intermediate twin engine, is expected to be delivered in the Q3 of 2022. This aircraft adds to two previously leased AW139s and four AW169 light intermediate twins purchased at the end of 2021, which made Bestfly the first local operator to introduce the AW169 in the African market. This latest AW139 contract potentially paves the way for further sustainable growth of the operator’s rotorcraft fleet in the region. Bestfly’s fleet of helicopters is expected to consist of seven Leonardo aircraft by the end of 2022, and with a total fleet of 30 aircraft.

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Apr
07
2022

Leonardo to deliver next stage of AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support and Training contract in the UK

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Leonardo will now deliver the next stage of the Wildcat Integrated Support and Training (WIST) contract, which confirms the next five-year period of the 34-year contract originally signed in 2012.

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Apr
01
2022

Leonardo confirms solid position in the world helicopter civil market with new orders and deliveries

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Following the recent success at Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas, TX (8-10 March), Leonardo confirms its strong position in the commercial helicopter market announcing further advancements with recent sales of 23 aircraft of various models to several operators across Europe, North America and Latin America, primarily for VIP/corporate transport, energy support, and search and rescue. Total sales include 15 AW139 intermediate twins, three AW169s light intermediate, three AW109 GrandNew light twins, one AW119Kx single engine and one AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter. Combined orders are valued at nearly 256 million EUR, with deliveries between 2022 and 2023. Beyond sales, recent months also marked the introduction of new services offered by newly-accepted aircraft in various countries. 

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Mar
17
2022

Rescue and Salvage Bureau of Ministry of Transport, PRC (MOT CRS) acquires six AW189 Helicopters for Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) operations

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Rescue and Salvage Bureau of Ministry of Transport, PRC (MOT CRS) has signed a contract for six AW189 super-medium twin-engine helicopters, which will be utilised across the coastlines of China for maritime SAR operations. The fleet deliveries will be completed by 2023. 

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Mar
15
2022

Leonardo announces contract for two AW139 helicopters with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

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Leonardo’s presence in the U.S. government continues to grow with today’s announcement of a contract for two AW139 aircraft by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA.).

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Mar
14
2022

Leonardo and Rotortrade extend their collaboration in the global civil helicopter pre-owned market with Distributor Agreement renewal

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Leonardo and Rotortrade announced on 8 March, during Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas, TX their intention to move forward in their long-established partnership in the global pre-owned civil helicopter market, renewing the Distributor Agreement which, starting in 2013, made Rotortrade the sole international distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters.  

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Mar
14
2022

THC and Leonardo bolster corporate transport and EMS capabilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with major AW139 helicopter fleet expansion

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THC (The Helicopter Company) and Leonardo are further reinforcing their collaboration in civil helicopter operations with the introduction of 16 AW139 intermediate twin engine aircraft for emergency medical service (EMS) and corporate transport missions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Deliveries commence to start this year and shall be completed within the following three years. These aircraft add to THC’s existing AW139 fleet of seven helicopters. Six additional units may follow in the future expansion. 

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Mar
09
2022

Leonardo Virtual Reality for Rear Crew Training: the MITHOS

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Dallas, 09 March 2022 - The new era of mission and cabin crew operators training focused on the latest state of the art augmented reality is going live through the Leonardo Modular Interactive Trainer for Helicopter Operators: the MITHOS.

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Mar
09
2022

Leonardo and Suzuyo mark first certified helicopter Level D Full Flight Simulator in Japan

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The strong mutual effort and close cooperation by Leonardo and Suzuyo & Co. Ltd. (Suzuyo) have recently achieved to obtain in Japan the certification for an AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS). The event marks a major milestone for the first Level D FFS helicopter simulator based in the country. Together with an AW139 Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) already certified in July 2021, the FFS manufactured by Leonardo in collaboration with CAE covers the entire range of advanced flight simulation training for the Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter in Japan. The simulators are installed at Suzuyo facilities located nearby Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and will be operated by its subsidiary Fuji Aviation Systems (FAS). Further enhancing safety and operation training effectiveness, Leonardo will continue supporting and collaborating to establish the Fuji Training Academy. 

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Mar
08
2022

Leonardo signs new Agreement to supply AW609 tiltrotors for passenger and utility transport missions to European operator

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Rome  08 March 2022 - Long-established Leonardo helicopter operator to use four AW609s for VIP/corporate and utility tasks supporting its point-to-point operations worldwide 

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Feb
15
2022

Leonardo in Yeovil

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Last year, the flight operations team at Leonardo in Yeovil flew more than 870 hours across several different types of helicopters on 585 flights respectively.

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Feb
15
2022

Leonardo in Yeovil

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Last year, the flight operations team at Leonardo in Yeovil flew more than 870 hours across several different types of helicopters on 585 flights respectively. Sorties were undertaken from the AW159, AW149 Common Platform Demonstrator, Super Lynx to the AW101. The aircrew at Leonardo accrued over 70 hours in the AW149 during 53 sorties.

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Feb
08
2022

Leonardo and Vertical Aerospace announce collaboration on Fuselage Development Program

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Vertical Aerospace (“Vertical”) (NYSE:EVTL), a leading aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero-emissions aviation, today announced that it has agreed a joint development program with Leonardo for the design, testing, manufacture and supply of the carbon composite fuselage for Vertical’s VX4 electric aircraft.

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Jan
13
2022

Leonardo and the Italian Secretariat General of Defence/National Armaments Directorate sign AW169M LUH helicopter Acquisition Contract for Austria

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Leonardo and the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness of the Italian Secretariat General of Defence/National Armaments Directorate signed yesterday the Acquisition Contract for the supply of AW169M Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) to the Austrian Ministry of Defence. The contract, valued at 346 million EUR, was signed in the framework of the Italy-Austria Government-to-Government (G2G) Agreement. It is aimed at reinforcing the bilateral collaboration between the two countries and establishing a strategic partnership in the rotorcraft sector, with Austria looking at Italy and the AW169M LUH programme for the replacement of its ageing fleet of Alouette III aircraft, which have been in service since the 1960s. 

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Dec
22
2021

Leonardo: U.S. Department of Defense exercises options for 36 TH-73A helicopters

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Leonardo welcomes the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defense to award AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a $159.4 million USD firm-fixed price modification to the previously awarded contract for the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System. This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of 36 TH-73A helicopters Lot III and initial spares.

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Dec
17
2021

Leonardo and Falcon Aviation Services sign Letter of Intent to expand the operator’s AW169 fleet to support the energy industry in Africa

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Leonardo and Falcon Aviation Services have announced today the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) to procure two latest generation AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft are intended to further expand the offshore transport capabilities of Falcon Aviation Services for  energy transport service opportunities in Africa. 

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Nov
30
2021

Fuelling a green approach to aviation

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As the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, drew to a close in Glasgow, Leonardo’s latest generation military helicopter, the AW149, took to the sky to demonstrate the steps the company is taking to help reduce the carbon footprint of its helicopter fleet.

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Nov
29
2021

New Helicopter Service and Logistics Centre in Brazil Achieves Operational Readiness

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Roma, - Leonardo has taken a further step forward to strengthen the level of quality services supporting helicopter operators in Brazil and Latin America with the operational readiness of its all-new Service and Logistics Centre headquartered in Itapevi, 30km far from São Paolo. This is the result of an R$60 million investment (approximately 9 million EUR) - the new site is based on an 80,000 m2 area, of which 6,000 m2 comprises buildings and infrastructures, and it can host up to 20 aircraft simultaneously. There will be the gradual addition of aircraft maintenance, training facilities and a range of industry capabilities such as painting and completion and the new centre will allow the expansion of service capacity by up to 50% compared to the previous dedicated site.

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Nov
19
2021

Fuelling a green approach to aviation

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As the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, drew to a close in Glasgow, Leonardo’s latest generation military helicopter, the AW149, took to the sky to demonstrate the steps the company is taking to help reduce the carbon footprint of its helicopter fleet.

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Nov
17
2021

AW169’S PRESENCE IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY SECTOR GROWS STRONGER WITH BESTFLY OF ANGOLA ORDER OF FOUR HELICOPTERS

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The Leonardo AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter further reinforces its global market presence and its success in the energy industry sector with the sale of four aircraft to Bestfly of Angola. This contract marks the entry of the AW169 into the African market with the first purchase from major local operator. 

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Nov
15
2021

Leonardo’s AW609 to take central stage at Dubai Airshow 2021

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Leonardo, the Italian-headquartered global aerospace and defence company, is presenting its revolutionary AW609 tiltrotor for the first time in the region at the 2021 Dubai Airshow (14-18 November). With a stand (booth 530 – UK Pavilion) and an outdoor static area (Pavilion S19) at the event, Leonardo is ready to welcome visitors to see some of its most advanced technologies, including the only tiltrotor in the market set to receive civil certification. Other high-tech equipment on show will include advanced electronics, helicopters and defence technologies.

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Nov
15
2021

Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Leonardo sign maintenance services MOA as the AW139 helicopter fleet grows further in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Dubai, - Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Leonardo announced today at Dubai Airshow (14-18 November 2021) the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), that will strengthen the level of maintenance services for the growing fleet of AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through this MOA, SAEI will enter a qualification process to be recognised as a Leonardo Authorized Service Centre in country for the bestselling AW139 model and will deliver basic maintenance for the type. The MOA also includes the addition of the AW169 helicopter and the AW609 TiltRotor in the future.

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Nov
04
2021

Leonardo grows stronger in the US EMS helicopter market adding more AW119Kx IFR single engine aircraft and with the first sale of AW169 featuring Full Ice Protection System in North America

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At AMTC 2021 (Air Medical Transport Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, 31 October-2 November) Leonardo has announced a further expansion of its presence in the US emergency medical service (EMS) market with new contracts. These latest sales continue to grow the share of Leonardo helicopters in the North American EMS market, which now totals over 100 across a fleet of AW119s, AW109s, AW169s and AW139s. Globally, there are over 650 Leonardo search and rescue and emergency medical service helicopters saving lives every day in more than 50 countries. Contracts announced at AMTC include two further instrument flight rules (IFR) AW119Kxs single engine and one AW169 light intermediate helicopter for Life Link III and one AW169 for Intermountain Life Flight. 

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