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Dec
02
2022

Italian Army’s UH-90A helicopter fleet handover complete

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The Italian Army’s UH-90A (NATO’s designation for the Italian Army’s NH90 TTH) multirole helicopter programme marked a major achievement with the completion of deliveries on 25 November. The 60th and final aircraft, assembled at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera facility, was handed over to the operator during an official ceremony in presence of representatives from the Italian Army and its Aviation unit, Italian Secretariat General of Defence / National Armaments Directorate, NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency), NHIndustries, and Leonardo.  

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Nov
15
2022

Leonardo welcomes Yeovil College to Team AW149 UK as its first ‘community member’, representing skills and early career opportunities

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Yeovil, 15/11/2022 – Leonardo has expanded Team AW149 UK, the national alliance of onshore supply chain members supporting the company’s bid to provide its latest-generation military AW149 helicopter to the UK Armed Forces. Going beyond the core supply chain for the AW149, Leonardo is widening the team to include members from across its communities who will also benefit should the UK opt for a helicopter built in Yeovil, the ‘Home of British Helicopters’. Leonardo is proud to welcome Yeovil College as the first Team AW149 UK Community Member.

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Nov
09
2022

HeliService appointed as a Leonardo Excellent Service Centre to further boost helicopter support services in Germany and in Europe

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Leonardo is delivering on its strategy to strengthen the level of support and maintenance services offered to its customer base in Germany and Europe through the appointment of HeliService international GmbH (HeliService) as an Excellent Service Centre. The ‘Excellent’ ranking is assigned to selected Service Centres focused on maintaining third party fleets with the largest scope of service capabilities, while guaranteeing Leonardo’s customers stringent expectations continue to be met and specific market requirements are considered.

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Nov
09
2022

AW169 helicopter’s mission capabilities and configuration options expanded with skid and Advanced SAR Mode certifications

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The AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter’s operational capabilities and configuration options grow further with the recent EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification of the skid undercarriage and unique IFR, single pilot, Advanced Search and Rescue (SAR) Modes. These latest achievements follow additional enhancements, such as the introduction of the Phase 8 core avionics software release combined with HTAWS (Helicopter terrain Awareness Warning System) Offshore Modes. 

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Nov
08
2022

Leonardo showcases latest helicopter capability enhancements and advanced mission training solutions at European Rotors 2022

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The exceptional showcase for the European rotary wing community is back in Germany: Leonardo will feature its latest innovations and technologies on mission capability, safety, sustainability and digitalization.

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Nov
07
2022

The next stage in Wildcat weapon training launches at RNAS Yeovilton

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RNAS Yeovilton – 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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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
28
2022

Italy’s Carabinieri to introduce new mission capabilities with new AW119Kx helicopters

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Leonardo has announced today the signing of a contract by Italy’s Carabinieri for the supply of 20 AW119Kx single engine helicopters for its Air Service. The aircraft will be assembled at Leonardo’s Vergiate facility (Varese) with deliveries expected in the 2023-2026 period. The contract also includes a comprehensive turnkey logistics support package and training services for pilots and maintenance technicians.   

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Oct
20
2022

Heli-One Establishes In-House AW139 Gearbox Testing

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Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has established in-house testing capability for the AW139 Intermediate Gear Box (IGB) and Tail Gear Box (TGB) at its Canadian facility in Delta, British Columbia. This latest expansion of Heli-One’s service portfolio not only expedites the turnaround times for customers at the base but also widens the service options for AW139 operators globally.

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Oct
20
2022

AW101 completes high altitude trials stateside

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Yeovil, 19/10/2022 – 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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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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Oct
20
2022

AW609 tiltrotor programme sets major milestone with first production aircraft’s maiden flight

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The world’s first multirole tiltrotor programme, designed to redefine a range of commercial and public services, set a major milestone with the maiden flight of the first AW609 production aircraft. This aircraft introduces unprecedented capabilities under a dedicated ‘powered lift category’ civil certification now under development. Designated AC5, the aircraft took to the air at Leonardo’s Philadelphia-based site on 13th October performing as expected the initial in-flight evaluation of systems and general handling. 

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Oct
10
2022

Skills and open innovation: young researchers compete in the Leonardo Drone Contest

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The Leonardo Drone Contest 2022 edition is at the starting line. Six Italian universities will compete to the design of prototypes for a drone capable of flying autonomously and without a navigation system using artificial Intelligence.

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Aug
26
2022

Leonardo and Boeing Deliver First Four MH-139A Helicopters to U.S. Air Force

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PHILADELPHIA,  Leonardo and Boeing have delivered the first four MH-139A Grey Wolf test helicopters to the U.S. Air Force as the service looks to replace its aging fleet of UH-1N helicopters. The Grey Wolf is a multi-mission helicopter – based on Leonardo’s proven dual-use AW139 helicopter – designed to protect intercontinental ballistic missiles and transport U.S. government officials and security forces. Boeing was awarded a $2.4 billion contract in Sept. 2018 for up to 80 helicopters, training systems and associated support equipment.

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Aug
23
2022

Leonardo’s commitment to aerospace innovation in the South West of England marked through iAero tenancy

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Yeovil, 23/08/2022 - Leonardo is now an anchor tenant at the new aerospace centre iAero, located next to the company’s site in Yeovil, Somerset - the ‘Home of British Helicopters’. This tenancy highlights the company’s continued commitment to aerospace innovation in the region and beyond.

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Aug
11
2022

Leonardo’s VIP-corporate helicopter fleet set to grow in Brazil with new orders announced at LABACE 2022

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Leonardo’s leadership in the world’s VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced at LABACE (São Paolo, 9-11 August 2022), including two AW169 light intermediate twins and one AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter. One AW169 and the AW109 Trekker will be delivered to a private operator in 4Q2023. An AW169 is expected to be handed over to its user in 3Q2023. The helicopters will feature highly customized configurations and interiors and will benefit from the advanced and comprehensive support solutions which will be delivered by the new Service and Logistics Centre in Itapevi.  

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Aug
01
2022

SonAir orders two AW139 helicopters to strengthen energy industry support operations in Angola

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Leonardo announced today that SonAir Airline Services, S.A. (SonAir), owned by the Angolan national petroleum company Sonangol, has placed an order for two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The contract includes a comprehensive customer support and training package as well as options for an additional two aircraft. The AW139s will be used to carry out transport operations supporting the national Oil & Gas industry and replacing ageing helicopters, with deliveries expected in 1Q 2023.  

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Jul
26
2022

China’s Xiangjiang General Aviation Development Company pioneers public HEMS and aerial fire-fighting missions with AW139 and AW109 Trekker helicopter orders

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China’s Xiangjiang General Aviation Development Company (“Xiangjiang GA”) has signed a contract for one AW139 medium twin-engine helicopter and one AW109 Trekker light twin helicopter. The helicopters will be utilised by various municipal branches in the Hunan province, performing public HEMS, fire-fighting and public security missions. The project represents a brand new public sponsored approach in the establishment of a nationwide HEMS and aerial fire-fighting network in China. 

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Jul
26
2022

China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) acquires four AW139 Helicopters for Offshore Oil and Gas Production operations

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China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) has signed a contract for four AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters, which will be utilised in country for offshore Oil and Gas Production (OGP) operations. The deliveries will be completed by first half of 2023, expanding Leonardo fleet operated by COHC to 10 helicopters with 8 AW139s, one AW169 and one AW109 Power. 

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Jul
21
2022

The future of UK uncrewed military VTOL technology is secure onshore as MOD gives green light to Leonardo for “Proteus” demonstration flight

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The UK Ministry of Defence's Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Future Capability Group (FCG) has awarded a four-year contract valued at 71 million Eur (£60 million) to Leonardo to deliver the Rotary Wing Uncrewed Air System (RWUAS) Technology Demonstration Programme (TDP), "RWUAS CCD Phase 3 TDP”. This programme funded through Defence Innovation, will include the flight of an advanced uncrewed VTOL prototype referred to by the UK MOD as “Proteus”. Proteus is a key element of the Royal Navy Future Maritime Aviation Force (FMAF) vision for Anti-Submarine Warfare support.

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Jul
20
2022

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust introduces another AW169 helicopter to its fleet

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Farnborough, 18/07/2022 – Leonardo is pleased to announce that the UK charity Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) will be introducing its second AW169 helicopter for its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations. The agreement between Specialist Aviation Services and EHAAT, which was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow, includes a bespoke medical interior, in addition to other modifications to be provided by SAS.

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Jul
17
2022

AW149 Successful Guided and Unguided Rocket Firing Trials

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In Q4 2021, Leonardo’s AW149 multi-role helicopter undertook weapon firing trials to optimise the military capability of the aircraft. Free-flight unguided rockets and laser guided rocket salvos were fired at a test range in an undisclosed European country. These trials took place during hover, diving flight and forward flight, both day and night.

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Jul
08
2022

Bristow Group participates in AW609 tiltrotor demonstration flight

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Philadelphia, 7 July 2022 - Bristow Group, the global leader in vertical lift solutions and launch customer for the AW609 Tiltrotor in the United States, participated in a demonstration flight in Philadelphia on May 11. Bryan Willows, Bristow Program Manager for Advanced Air Mobility, an aviator who previously flew the MV-22 Osprey for the U.S. Marine Corps, piloted the aircraft.

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Jul
03
2022

PZL-Świdnik awarded PLN 8.25 billion gross (EUR 1.76 billion) contract for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters for the Polish Armed Forces

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PZL-Świdnik, the Polish company fully owned by Leonardo, has been awarded a contract by the Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) worth 8.25 billion PLN gross (approximately EUR 1.76 billion) for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters. The contract was announced today during an official ceremony held at PZL-Świdnik’s facility today, in the presence of representatives of the Polish Government. 

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Jun
27
2022

Clyde Woltman to lead Leonardo Helicopters’ United States operations

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Clyde M. Woltman is the Chief Executive Officer of Leonardo Helicopters U.S. Previously, he was President of United States Government business while based in Arlington Virginia.

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Jun
02
2022

AWHero successfully completes inflight tests of its Radar-based Enhanced Maritime Surveillance Sensor Suite

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Navies and Coast Guards worldwide are deploying Tactical Uncrewed Air Systems (UAS) in order to provide wide area ISR capabilities to vessels and contribute to the formation of a robust and dynamic Recognized Maritime Picture. UAS are becoming an important capability for maritime intelligence gathering. These systems provide considerable advantages when capable of being equipped with sensors, such as Maritime SAR/ISAR radar, which enable wide area/long range contact detection and classification through weather-penetrating radio frequency (RF) based technologies.

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Jun
02
2022

Leonardo Awards Cormorant Trophy for the first time to a Joint Canada-U.S. rescue mission which saved all 31 lives from a burning, sinking trawler

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Ottawa, 01/06/2022 - Leonardo congratulates the winners of the 2021 Cormorant Trophy which for the first time in the award’s 20-year history, goes to helicopter rescue crews from both Canada and the U.S. for the heroic F/V Atlantic Destiny Rescue on March 3, 2021.

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Jun
02
2022

Leonardo’s AW139 fleet in Australia grows stronger with order for three more HEMS/SAR helicopters

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Leonardo has announced today a further expansion of its fleet of AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in Australia with an order for three aircraft as part of Western Australia’s Emergency Rescue Helicopter Service (ERHS) fleet modernization effort to provide enhanced airborne capabilities. The helicopters will be supplied by leading helicopter operator CHC Australia to carry out a range of HEMS, Search and Rescue and Inter-Hospital Patient Transport missions from the Jandakot and Bunbury Airports on behalf of the ERHS. 

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Jun
01
2022

HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum first woman to pilot AW609 tiltrotor

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Leonardo was honored to host Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum at its United States’ helicopter headquarters in Philadelphia, providing her the opportunity to personally test the revolutionary AW609, the world’s first tiltrotor set to receive civil certification.

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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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