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Jun
10
2021

Leonardo delivers first TH-73A training helicopter to U.S. Navy

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Philadelphia, 10 June 2021 – At a ceremony on its Philadelphia campus and under the backdrop of the Stars and Stripes, Leonardo officially delivered the first TH-73A training helicopter to the U.S. Navy earlier today. The ceremony was attended by Vice Admiral Kenneth Whitesell, commander of Naval Air Forces and Commander, Naval Air Force U.S. Pacific Fleet; Rear Admiral Gregory Harris, Director of Air Warfare Division (N98); and Captain Holly Shoger, Program Manager of Naval Undergraduate Flight Training Systems Program. Also attending the ceremony was Leonardo Helicopters Managing Director Gian Piero Cutillo and members of local, state and federal elected delegations, including Congressman Donald Norcross and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.

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Jun
01
2021

Leonardo launches AW169 United States Demo Tour

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A six-month, nationwide demonstration tour of the AW169, with a special emphasis on highlighting its unique, stellar EMS capabilities will start in June. The demos will take place nationwide, ending November 2021 in Fort Worth (TX) at AMTC.  Accompanying the flying aircraft will be a dedicated mockup to illustrate to medical crews the multiple interior available solutions, including power load stretcher capability

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May
14
2021

Leonardo’s AW101 global fleet hits 500,000 flight hour milestone

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Rome, 14 May 2021 – The AW101 multi-role medium-heavy three-engine helicopter’s global fleet has surpassed more than half a million flight hours. With one leading operator exceeding more than 7,500 hours on a single aircraft, nearly 200 units are in-service today by over 10 customers in over ten countries worldwide, with aircraft on order currently including units for Norway and Poland. The global reach of the platform extends from North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, to the Asia-Pacific region.

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Apr
29
2021

Leonardo boosts customer service growth strategy opening seamless Helicopter Training Academy in the US

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Leonardo announced today a further major reinforcement of its presence and customer service and technologies in US with the official opening of their brand new, state of the art Helicopter Training Academy, located on their existing campus in northeast Philadelphia that also includes production, support and administrative functions for the United States. The new Academy was first announced at the 2019 Heli-Expo in Atlanta and, despite the challenges of Covid-19, was able to open two years later, on schedule.

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Apr
21
2021

Leonardo welcomes Kopter’s SH09 into its helicopter portfolio as the AW09

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Rome, 21 April 2021 – One year after completing the acquisition of the Swiss Company Kopter Group AG (Kopter), Leonardo welcomes the SH09 single-engine helicopter as a full member of its product range by rebranding it as the AW09.

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Mar
31
2021

ENAV AND LEONARDO: FIRST SATELLITE NAVIGATION PROCEDURES FOR HELICOPTERS IN APULIA - ITALY

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ENAV and Leonardo have tested and validated the PBN (Performance Based Navigation) procedure for the Foggia – Tremiti S. Domino Island route in the Apulia region (Southern Italy). This was carried out with an AW169 helicopter operated by Alidaunia, a company providing transport services to and from the Tremiti Islands, as well as emergency medical service missions which support the relevant local community.

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Mar
26
2021

Leonardo’s Lynx helicopter marks 50 years since maiden flight

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Rome – Fifty years ago on 21st March 1971, a bright yellow Lynx prototype (XW835) took off from Yeovil. The now-iconic aircraft piloted by Ron Gellatly, completed two short flights of ten minutes and 20 minutes respectively. In addition to the Chief Test Pilot, his Deputy, Roy Moxam occupied the co-pilot’s seat, and Dave Gibbings flew as the Flight Test Engineer, responsible for instrumentation management, stress data monitoring, and back-up observations.

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Mar
25
2021

LCI LAUNCHES HELICOPTER CO-INVESTMENT VEHICLE WITH LCM PARTNERS

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25th March 2021: LCI has expanded its aviation leasing, investment and management platform with the formation of a new helicopter co-investment vehicle with LCM Partners. The vehicle has been launched with the initial acquisition of two Leonardo AW109SP helicopters used for emergency medical services. These are some of the most advanced Air Ambulances in the UK and will provide critical care and emergency transport of patients, particularly in the initial ‘golden hour’ of care, stabilisation and recovery.

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Mar
24
2021

Sterling Helicopter receives FAA nod for new AW139 Helicopter LED pos/nav/strobe lights

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Sterling Helicopter has achieved an FAA STC for new and improved LED position, navigation, and strobe lights for installation on the Leonardo AW139 helicopter.  Sterling Helicopter offers 4 STC kit options for these lights, available with and without strobe.  This STC is also in evaluation for EASA Validation.  These new LED tail position/navigation/strobe lights offer much more affordable STC kit prices as well as replacement prices and are a direct plug-n-play replacement.  Each kit comes complete with everything needed for a full installation.  These new LED taillights would be a great upgrade for any SARs operations, law enforcement, corporate, or VIP operator. 

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Mar
17
2021

CHC Partners with Shell and Leonardo Helicopters To Launch First Global Implementation of H-TAWS

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IRVING, TX, — CHC Group—a global leader in helicopter services and maintenance, repair and overhaul provision—announces it has partnered with Shell Brasil and Leonardo Helicopters to launch the first global implementation of Leonardo’s Enhanced Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (H-TAWS) on the CHC AW139 fleet operating in Campos, Brasil for Shell.

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Mar
15
2021

Tenth “SAR Queen” successfully delivered to Norway

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Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Leonardo has successfully delivered the tenth AW101 All-Weather Search and Rescue (AWSAR) helicopter to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security.

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Mar
10
2021

Leonardo: the AW109 Trekker enters the Indonesian helicopter market

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Leonardo announced today the delivery of an AW109 Trekker light twin to FlyKomala of Indonesia, marking the entrance of the type into the country’s helicopter market. The aircraft will be used by the operator to carry out a range of missions including passenger transport, utility transport, disaster relief, and emergency support duties. FlyKomala will benefit from best in class performance and payload, large cabin space, a rugged airframe and modern avionics to enhance mission effectiveness and safety in the demanding environmental and weather conditions of the country.  

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Mar
09
2021

FY 2020 results confirm robust and resilient business performance, Orders at € 13.8 bn

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Leonardo's Board of Directors, convened today under the Chairmanship of Luciano Carta, examined and unanimously approved the draft of Group consolidated and Leonardo S.p.A. financial statements at 31 December 2020.

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Feb
15
2021

Leonardo carries out Italy’s first demonstration of a drone with electrically-powered propulsion transporting heavy goods

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Leonardo continues to experiment in the field of advanced air mobility as it aims to accelerate the introduction of drones into civilian skies and develop innovative drone-based services for Italy and beyond. In a recent collaboration with the Municipality of Turin and D-Flight (an ENAV group company, part owned by Leonardo and Telespazio), Leonardo conducted a series of test flights in which a drone weighing 130kg and powered by an electric propulsion system carried loads of up to 25kg. The demo, which was authorised by ENAC (the Italian Civil Aviation Authority) and took place in the city of Turin, is the next step towards a new model of air transport logistics for medium-range routes, defined as those up to 50km.

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Feb
04
2021

SH09 flies after major retrofit

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This modification programme was successfully implemented thanks to the joint efforts of the Kopter and Leonardo teams. It includes a new main rotor head design, a new main gear box with an extended mast, and new flight controls configuration. Another significant change is the installation of the state-of-the-art Garmin G3000H integrated flight deck, flown for the first time on a helicopter.

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Feb
03
2021

Leonardo celebrates the AW139 helicopter’s 20th anniversary of its 1st flight - A sales champion with 1,200 sold, 1,100 delivered, 3 million flight hours

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Leonardo celebrates today the 20th anniversary of the AW139 helicopter’s maiden flight. The first aircraft took to the skies from the Company’s facility in Cascina Costa di Samarate, Italy on 3 February 2001. The helicopter flew for 45 minutes checking initial airworthiness tests, hovering, lateral and forward flight, handling qualities and subsystems. This soon confirmed the impressive characteristics and the smoothness of the new model and its performance and capabilities were to become a new market benchmark, making it the most important helicopter programme in the last two decades at an international level. 

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Jan
11
2021

AW139 will be Colombia’s new Presidential helicopter

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The Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter will be the new Presidential Transport helicopter in the Republic of Colombia. The aircraft, in a special VVIP configuration, is expected to be delivered in spring this year and will be operated by the Colombian Air Force. 

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Jan
11
2021

AW169 lands contract in the VIP/corporate market in Mexico

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Leonardo announced today that the AW169 new generation light intermediate twin engine helicopter is set to enter the Mexican VIP/Corporate market, further expanding the success of the type among operators across Latin America and the globe and strengthening the role of Leonardo in the world’s multiengine VIP helicopter segment which already accounts for an approximately 40% share. 

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Jan
06
2021

Fabio Nannoni of Leonardo Helicopters Receives Two Impressive Accolades

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Fabio Nannoni, Senior Vice President for Safety Management Governance at Leonardo Helicopters, has been commended with two impressive accolades from two prestigious and respected bodies in the aerospace community. Recently, the Royal Aeronautical Society announced Mr Nannoni was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his ‘profound contribution to helicopter design’.

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Dec
29
2020

Leonardo: more and more technology in Drone Contest 2021

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The 2021 edition of the Leonardo Drone Contest will be a “drone game” in which new technologies and functions will be applied in a new arena. Much like the formula in the first edition, the new competition will include a scientific and technological presentation symposium at the end of spring 2021, and the development of the new tender which will be held in autumn at Leonardo’s Aircraft headquarters in Turin.

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Tags: Drone Contest Leonardo Leonardo Drone Contest
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Dec
24
2020

First flights for the new NH90 Naval Frigate and Tactical Transport Helicopters for Qatar Armed Forces

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NHIndustries is pleased to announce the first flights for the new Naval Frigate and Tactical Transport Helicopters for Qatar Armed Forces. The flights were completed on December 15th and 18th at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera plant and Airbus Helicopters Marignane (Marseille) plant respectively, setting a major milestone in the Qatar Ministry of Defence’s NH90 programme development.

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Dec
24
2020

Qatar’s NH90 helicopter programme marks major milestone with first flights

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The Qatar Emiri Air Force’s NH90 helicopter programme marked a major milestone last week with first flights performed in Italy and France. The first NH90 NATO frigate helicopter (NFH), assembled at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera facility, and the first tactical troop transport (TTH) over-land aircraft, assembled at Airbus Helicopters’ Marignane site, took to the air on 15th and 18th of December respectively. The flights allowed crews to evaluate general handling and basic systems and the helicopters performed as expected.

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Dec
16
2020

AW139 offshore fleet grows further in Northern Europe with new delivery to WIKING Helikopter Service GmbH

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Leonardo announced today that WIKING Helikopter Service GmbH has taken delivery of a new AW139 7-tonne intermediate twin engine helicopter from Leonardo’s Vergiate facility, further expanding an existing fleet of three aircraft. The helicopter will be used to carry out offshore transport missions supporting energy industry operations in Northern Europe.

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Dec
03
2020

Italian Air Force enhances emergency response and homeland security capabilities with the delivery of the first HH-139B helicopter

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Leonardo has announced today the recent delivery of the first HH-139B twin engine helicopter to the Italian Air Force, a customised variant of the bestselling AW139 platform, from its facility based in Vergiate. The aircraft is the first of 17 HH-139Bs and deliveries are expected to be completed by 2021, in order to further strengthen the multirole capabilities of the Italian Air Force as an essential enabler to support emergency response and security requirements across the nation. The helicopter will be operated by the Italian Air Force’s 15th Wing which is in charge for search and rescue (SAR) duties and supports the national community in case of disaster relief operations.

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Nov
30
2020

Leonardo to strengthen security and rescue operations in Brazil with the supply of six AW119K

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Leonardo announced today that the Polícia Rodoviária Federal (PRF) of Brazil will introduce into service six AW119Kx single engine helicopters. The first aircraft is expected to be introduced in Brazil beginning next year, with the delivery of the remainder helicopters to the operator planned to be completed by mid-2021. The AW119Kxs will be operated by the Air Operations Division (DOA) from its bases in the five Regions of Brazil to perform a range of missions including transport, rescue, emergency medical service, firefighting, surveillance and law enforcement.

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Nov
23
2020

MECAER AVIATION GROUP AND ROSEN SUNVISOR SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE SUNVISORS FOR THE LEONARDO AW139

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November 23, 2020, Philadelphia – Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG), located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Rosen Sunvisor Systems, located in Eugene, Oregon, to collaborate on a Sunvisor System for the Leonard Helicopters AW139. The Sunvisor System will be certified via STC and can be installed as an aftermarket upgrade or as optional equipment when purchasing a new AW139. The Sunvisor System is well known for eliminating glare from multiple angles, increasing safety for helicopter operations.

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Nov
13
2020

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 171 million USD modification to the previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the US Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System. This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of an additional 36 TH-73A aircraft, with work expected to be completed in December 2022 in Philadelphia, PA.

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Nov
05
2020

US EMS operator Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters to 14 aircraft

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Leonardo announced today that Life Link III, an EMS operator in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States, has signed a contract for an AW169 and an AW109 Trekker for air medical transport missions. The helicopters will ensure in-flight critical care and transport patients across the upper-Midwest of the country and delivery is anticipated to take place in the fourth quarter of 2021. This order marks the entry of the AW109 Trekker into the US for EMS applications and further grows the success of the AW169 in this market.

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Oct
23
2020

Leonardo, Telespazio and Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital test the use of drones for biomedical material delivery

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The transportation of biomedical material with drones is the goal of the test, which has just been successfully completed, designed and undertaken by Leonardo, Telespazio (joint venture between Leonardo 67% and Thales 33%) and Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with ENAC (National Civil Aviation Authority).

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Tags: Drone Leonardo
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Oct
20
2020

Leonardo demonstrates helicopter-UAV teaming in the UK with its AW159 Wildcat

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On 17th September, Leonardo successfully demonstrated unique integrated capabilities between a manned aircraft and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This took place in the UK during Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) trials between a Leonardo AW159 Wildcat helicopter and a semi-autonomous UAV from Callen-Lenz Associates.

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