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Sep
15
2021

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman join forces on future rotorcraft UAS opportunities

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London  15 September 2021 15:10 - Leonardo and Northrop Grumman announce their intention to jointly pursue opportunities in the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) domain.

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Sep
15
2021

Leonardo reveals the first members of Team AW149 UK - the onshore supply chain behind the AW149

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Leonardo has announced the launch of Team AW149 UK, its onshore supply chain for the AW149 helicopter. Featuring more than 70 companies from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Leonardo’s AW149 supply chain represents a cross-section of the best in British engineering and manufacturing. 

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Sep
02
2021

Leonardo’s new threat warning system for aircraft goes into series production

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Leonardo’s new MAIR (Multi Aperture InfraRed) threat warning system has gone into series production, with manufacturing underway on an initial batch of dozens of units for installation on helicopters including the Italian Army’s LUH (Light Utility Helicopter), based on the AW169M. The move follows a successful trials campaign, which proved the system’s ability to quickly and accurately detect threats at long range and to continue tracking incoming missiles in-flight. Deliveries of MAIR for the Italian Army LUH programme are due to start in 2022.

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Tags: AW169M Italian Army Leonardo Light Utility Helicopter MAIR Multi Aperture InfaRed
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Aug
23
2021

Leonardo’s Norway Training Centre Update

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Leonardo’s Norway Training Centre (NTC) is currently teaching aircraft type-training to the latest Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) search and rescue (SAR) crews as they convert from the Sea King to the AW101 SAR Queen helicopter. The crews will form the third SAR base in Norway at Banak.

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Aug
17
2021

Mercy Flight Central contracts for IFR-Variant AW119Kx

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Leonardo announced today that Mercy Flight Central, a medical provider located in western New York, has signed a contract for four IFR- certified AW119Kxs for EMS transport missions. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2022.

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Aug
04
2021

Leonardo: A109 helicopter’s maiden flight anniversary marks 50 years of leadership in high performance, design, and mission versatility

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Leonardo celebrates today the 50th anniversary of its A109 helicopter, an iconic product which represented a revolution in the life of the company. The type enabled Italy to become one of the world’s only nations with an OEM capable of autonomous design, development, manufacturing of helicopters, which became highly successful in both national and export markets.

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Jul
20
2021

Leonardo’s AW101 for the Polish Navy flies for the first time

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Leonardo is pleased to announce that the Polish Navy’s first AW101 (ZR285) achieved its first flight yesterday at the Company’s site in Yeovil. The flight demonstrated functional checks of the main airframe systems as well as the control system, and engine-handling checks were taken throughout to monitor the speed range of the aircraft. The flight envelope will now be opened further with testing exploring the bespoke mission equipment fitted to the aircraft.

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Jul
09
2021

Leonardo and Italian National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps: renew cooperation agreement for a joint development on new capabilities

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The enhancement of existing technologies to save human lives and the development of new operative and training solutions make helicopter rescues more efficient and safer when deploying rescue personnel. These objectives form the renewed agreement between Leonardo and the Italian National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico - CNSAS), which was signed for the first time in December 2016 and reproposed for the next three years.

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Jun
25
2021

Leonardo delivers HH-139B helicopter to the Italian Air Force in the presence of Italian Minister of Defence Guerini visiting Vergiate facility

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Today Italian Minister of Defence Lorenzo Guerini and Italian Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Alberto Rosso attended the acceptance ceremony of an Italian Air Force HH-139B helicopter during an official visit to Leonardo’s helicopter facility in Vergiate (Italy). Leonardo CEO Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo General Manager Lucio Valerio Cioffi, and Leonardo Helicopters’ MD Gian Piero Cutillo were also in attendance. During the visit to the facility, the Authorities were shown the Company’s industrial capabilities, products and advanced technologies, which are fully representative of Leonardo’s leadership in the vertical flight domain and preserve in-country strategic technological capabilities. 

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Tags: Italian Air Force Leonardo Lorenzo Guerini Minister of Defence
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Jun
16
2021

LEONARDO BREAKS GROUND ON ADVANCED NEW HELICOPTERS LOGISTICS HUB IN SOUTH WEST ENGLAND

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Leonardo announced today that building work will shortly commence on a new c.£30 million single-site logistics facility at Leonardo’s helicopter site in Yeovil. The ground-breaking facility, spanning an area of nearly 20,000m2, the equivalent of 2.7 football pitches, is scheduled to be completed in Q4 2022. The project sees the consolidation of eight existing warehouses into one all-encompassing logistics hub. 

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