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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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Tags: Leonardo Navy TH-73A US Navy
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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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Tags: AW169 EMS Leonardo
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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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Tags: AW101 Leonardo
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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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Tags: Helicopter Training Academy Leonardo Philadelphia
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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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Tags: AW09 Kopter Kopter Group Leonardo SH09
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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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Tags: Leonardo PBN
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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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Tags: Leonardo XW835
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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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Tags: AW109 LCI Leonardo
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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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Tags: AW139 Leonardo Sterling Helicopter
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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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Tags: AW139 CHC CHC Group Leonardo Shell Brasil
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