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Jan
19
2024

LEONARDO: ITALY’S CARABINIERI TAKE DELIVERY OF AN ADDITIONAL AW169M HELICOPTER AS PART OF THE FLEET MODERNIZATION PROGRAMME

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Rome, 19 January 2024 – Italy’s Carabinieri takes a further step forward in the framework of their helicopter fleet modernization, taking delivery of their sixth Leonardo AW169M. Visiting the Leonardo’s Vergiate final assembly line facility yesterday, Carabinieri’s General Commander Lieutenant General Teo Luzi had a chance to get an update on the progress made in the service’s modernization programme and to see the three new helicopter models acquired in recent years – AW139, AW169M and AW119Kx – which allow the best mission management depending on a range of operational needs. 

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Dec
14
2023

LEONARDO CELEBRATES 700TH HELICOPTER DELIVERY FROM US PRODUCTION LINE

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Philadelphia, 14 December 2023 – In November, the 700th American-made helicopter was delivered from Leonardo ‘s production line in Philadelphia, representing an enormous milestone achievement in the United States that speaks to the technical maturity of its industrial operations in the U.S. The actual 700th aircraft, an AW119Kx single engine, was delivered to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).

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Dec
11
2023

Leonardo confirmed as Sustainability Leader in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

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The international rating agency S&P Global, which evaluates the environmental, social and governance aspects of over 13,000 companies in different sectors, has included Leonardo in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for the fourteenth year in a row.

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Dec
07
2023

Leonardo and Pratt & Whitney canada achieve first 100% SAF flight with PT6C-67C-POWERED AW139 helicopter

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Leonardo and Pratt & Whitney Canada today announced the successful completion of the first flight for a AW139 intermediate twin helicopter, powered by PT6C-67C engines, using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Accomplished at Leonardo’s facility in Cascina Costa di Samarate (Italy) on 21 November, the 75-minute flight and ground tests evaluated engine performance with multiple power variation and other systems. The test showed an outstanding response to the new fuel with no significant differences compared to the use of Jet A1 fuel. 

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Nov
30
2023

First SAF-powered rotorcraft flight in UAE and Middle East set by Abu Dhabi Aviation’s AW139 commercial helicopter

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Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) and Leonardo are pleased to announce today that ADA’s AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter accomplished two flights powered by aviation fuel blended with SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) in Abu Dhabi on 28 and 30 November (the latter carrying on board UAE dignitaries and industry representatives).

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Nov
28
2023

AW09 global market success extends to Europe with preliminary sales contracts for ten units by Léman Aviation

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The number of global partners for the AW09 next-generation single-engine helicopter in the world market grows further with the announcement at European Rotors (Madrid, 28-30 November) of the addition of Léman Aviation, who has signed Preliminary Sales Contracts for ten units. 

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Nov
28
2023

Leonardo’s presence in Latin America’s energy support and super-medium helicopter category market grows further with OHI’s AW189/AW189K order

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The world’s most successful super-medium class helicopter, the AW189, grows its presence further in the energy support market and Latin America with an order placed by leading helicopter operator Omni Helicopters International (OHI) for three units, including two AW189s (powered by General Electric engines) and one AW189K (powered by Safran engines).

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Tags: AW189 AW189K Leonardo Omni Helicopters International
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Nov
13
2023

COMPLEX MISSIONS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: SANT’ANNA SCHOOL WINS LEONARDO’S DRONE CONTEST

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Having drones collaborate with autonomous terrestrial vehicles, using localisation and navigation solutions based on Artificial Intelligence algorithms, to perform complex missions in the absence of human or satellite GPS guidance: this is the main challenge of Leonardo’s Drone Contest, held in Turin once again this year. The second edition, the first in a series of challenges due to conclude in 2025, was won by the team from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies.

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Oct
31
2023

Polish Land Forces take delivery of their first AW149 helicopters

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The Polish Land Forces has taken delivery of their first two AW149 helicopters during a ceremony held at the 25th Air Cavalry Brigade in Tomaszów Mazowiecki yesterday, where they are entering service 15 months after the contract signing.

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Oct
30
2023

Leonardo AW139 success grows stronger in USA for public services with Monroe County’s order for three helicopters

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Leonardo announced an order today for three AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters by Monroe Country in Florida. These aircraft will be operated by Trauma Star, a joint effort of Monroe County Fire Rescue and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and will provide air ambulance support across the Florida Keys from Lower Keys Medical Center and the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport. These AW139s will be delivered from Leonardo’s FAA-Certified Part 21 Production Facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between the end of 2024 and early 2025, after which it will undergo dedicated mission customization before replacing the County’s existing fleet.

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Oct
23
2023

Leonardo AW139 success grows stronger in USA for public services with Monroe County’s order for three helicopters

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Leonardo announced an order today for three AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters by Monroe Country in Florida. These aircraft will be operated by Trauma Star, a joint effort of Monroe County Fire Rescue and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and will provide air ambulance support across the Florida Keys from Lower Keys Medical Center and the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport. These AW139s will be delivered from Leonardo’s FAA-Certified Part 21 Production Facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between the end of 2024 and early 2025, after which it will undergo dedicated mission customization before replacing the County’s existing fleet.

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Oct
16
2023

Leonardo at Seoul ADEX 2023 to strengthen its partnership with Korea and promote its latest helicopters and defence electronics

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Leonardo will attend the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (Seoul ADEX) - stand 199 in Hall F - from October 17-22. Leonardo has decades of heritage in Korea providing the latest helicopters, such as the world-class AW159 helicopter, currently in service with the Republic of Korea Navy and defence & security electronics. Today, the Republic of Korea's key civil and military forces conduct operations using a wide range of high technology Leonardo equipment.

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Oct
02
2023

Italian Navy’s NH90 helicopter deliveries complete as state-of-the-art mission simulation centre is established at Maristaeli Luni Base

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SW/ASuW aircraft, assembled at Leonardo’s facility in Venice Tessera, has been deployed at the Italian Navy’s Maristaeli Luni Base and presented during an official ceremony attended by Italian Navy’s, Leonardo’s and NHIndustries’ dignitaries and representatives on 29 September. The helicopter also joins a fleet of ten MH-90As optimized for tactical transport duties and special operations bringing the total fleet of NH90s tThe Italian Navy achieved a major rotorcraft capability enhancement milestone with the completion of deliveries of its NH90 helicopters combined with a dedicated simulation centre for its NH90 crews. The 46th SH-90A Ao 56 in service with this prime operator. The first Italian Navy’s NH90 was delivered in 2011. Since then, the whole fleet has logged in excess of 35,000 flight hours in multiple operations in Italy and internationally. 

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Nov
07
2022

The next stage in Wildcat weapon training launches at RNAS Yeovilton

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Leonardo has enhanced the delivery of weapons loading training for the British Armed Forces through the introduction of a Weapons Loading System Trainer (WLST) based at the Wildcat Training Centre at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) in Yeovilton, Somerset.

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Oct
20
2022

AW101 completes high altitude trials stateside

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Yeovil – A cross-departmental team from Leonardo in Yeovil has successfully undertaken high altitude trials, which were completed on schedule with the Norwegian AW101 helicopter in the US. The aircraft completed its 21-day trial plan in just 16 days.

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