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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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Tags: AW139 Leonardo Republic of Colombia
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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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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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Tags: Leonardo NHIndustries Qatar Armed Forces
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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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Tags: Emini Air Force Leonardo NH90
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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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Tags: AW119Kx Brazil Leonardo Polícia Rodoviária Federal
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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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