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Jan
28
2020

Leonardo celebrates longstanding partnerships and outstanding achievements with major official distributors at Heli-Expo 2020

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Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Leonardo is celebrating at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2020 the longstanding partnerships and outstanding achievements of some of its official distributors who have contributed to the growing success and presence of its helicopters worldwide. Among them, Sloane Helicopters, Mitsui Bussan Aerospace and Rotortrade have supported the introduction or the growth of several models in key regions in recent years.

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Jan
28
2020

Leonardo to acquire Kopter with the aim of extending its helicopter market leadership

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Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Leonardo has signed a contract with Lynwood (Schweiz) AG to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG (Kopter). This move allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sector; leveraging innovation, new capabilities and engineering skills which have been developed by the young, agile Swiss Company. Kopter’s SH09, a new single engine helicopter, is a perfect fit for Leonardo’s state of the art product range offering opportunities for future technological developments. The Swiss company’s competencies will boost future developments towards more disruptive technologies, mission capabilities and performances, including innovative hybrid/electrical propulsion solutions. This acquisition will replace the planned investment aimed at the development of a new single engine helicopter. Within the Helicopter Division of Leonardo, Kopter will act as an autonomous legal entity and competence centre working in coordination with us.

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Jan
28
2020

Versatility and Flexibility: An update on AW609 Tiltrotor Training

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Anaheim - Developing and fielding state of the art, industry transforming aircraft such as the AW139, has become a matter of routine for Leonardo. This trend continues with the recently fielded AW169 light intermediate twin-engine helicopter, and soon to enter market AW609 tiltrotor. Over the last year, concurrent with aircraft development activities, Leonardo launched an initiative to develop high quality, realistic training for the AW609 tiltrotor, including the production of the first AW609 full flight simulator.

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Jan
28
2020

Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia delivers 300th AW139 helicopter

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Philadelphia, - Leonardo delivered on January 24 the 300th AW139 assembled at its Northeast Philadelphia facility. The aircraft is a Boeing MH-139A Grey Wolf assigned to the United States Air Force. The site, which serves as Leonardo Helicopters’ North America headquarters, has been operational since 1980 and employs over 700. Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia also manufactures the AW119 helicopter, a variant of which was selected by the U.S. Navy on January 13, and the world’s first commercial tiltrotor, the AW609.

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Jan
20
2020

Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer drone completes first flight

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Leonardo has announced the maiden flight of its new Falco Xplorer drone aircraft. Falco Xplorer S/N0001 took off from Trapani Air Force base on January 15, cruised over the Gulf of Trapani in a dedicated fly zone, for around 60 minutes and then returned to base, landing safely. The maiden flight is a significant milestone which has been achieved through technical and engineering support, at the test flight planning stages and with other related activities, by the Italian Air Force Test Flight Centre. The Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS), which combines endurance of over 24h with a max payload of 350kg, will now embark on a series of flight campaigns which will assess the aircraft’s full range of capabilities including its integrated sensor system. These campaigns will also certify the Falco Xplorer against NATO’s airworthiness STANAG 4671, dramatically expanding the territory over which it can operate.

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Jan
14
2020

Genesys Aerosystems Equipped Leonardo TH-119 Selected as TH-73A

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Mineral Wells, TX (January 14, 2020) –– Genesys Aerosystems announced today that the Leonardo TH-119, equipped with the Genesys avionics suite, has been selected by the US Navy for the next generation TH-73A training helicopter.

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Jan
14
2020

Leonardo awarded contract for 32 TH-73A helicopters by U.S. Department of Defense

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Leonardo, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract valued at USD 176,472,608 for the production and delivery of 32 TH-73A helicopters, initial spares, support and dedicated equipment, and specific pilot and maintenance training services. This contract, as Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds, was competitively procured via a request for proposal of various offers. Work will be mainly performed at Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility and is expected to be completed in October 2021.

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Jan
13
2020

Leonardo and the "Federico II" University launch the Aerotech Academy for engineering studies in March 2020

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Leonardo - the leading Italian industrial company in high technologies and among the top ten in the world in Aerospace, Defense and Security - has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Naples "Federico II" to launch the Aerotech Academy, an advanced training course on leading engineering issues. The course will provide skills and operational competence that can be immediately used in advanced technology industrial sectors.

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Dec
30
2019

Leonardo delivers its 100th AW169 and grows EMS fleet in UK

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Rome, – Leonardo has delivered its 100th AW169, setting a major milestone since its EASA Certification in the summer of 2015 for the first all new helicopter in the light intermediate category in decades. The aircraft was handed over to Specialist Aviation Services/Cornwall Air Ambulance during an official ceremony at Leonardo’s plant in Vergiate (Varese - Italy) on 12 December 2019.

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Dec
27
2019

Leonardo: AW119Kx Delivered to Chilean Tourism Company Rotortec

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Philadelphia, 27 December 2019 - Leonardo announced today that Rotortec, a premium passenger service provider in Chile, has recently taken delivery of one AW119Kx. The best-in-class helicopter will be used for tourism and sightseeing flights over Santiago, the region’s striking Andes Mountains, volcanoes, and world-class ski resorts among other routes that provide unbeatable views of rugged natural beauty and urban splendor.

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Dec
27
2019

AW609 tiltrotor in final production configuration flies in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, 27 December 2019 - The fourth AW609 tiltrotor, fully representative of the final production configuration, successfully performed its first flight at Leonardo’s Philadelphia plant on 23 December, entering the final program development and ground / flight testing stages.

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Dec
02
2019

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) Orders AW139 Helicopters to enhance County’s fire suppression and EMS/SAR capability and responsiveness

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Philadelphia, 2 December 2019 - Leonardo announced that Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) signed a contract for four AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform a range of missions—primarily fire suppression, emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR)—and will have special equipment including a cargo hook, rescue hoist and Bambi bucket. The first helicopter is expected to be delivered from Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility in Q3 2020. A comprehensive 5-year support, maintenance and training package will be provided with the possibility of a further extension to a total of 15 years.

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Nov
22
2019

Abu Dhabi Aviation Training Center (ADATC) and Leonardo to strengthen training capabilities in the UAE

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Tawazun Economic Council, as part of its support to the national economy and to attract foreign and domestic investments into the UAE, the multinational aerospace, defence and security player Leonardo and the Abu Dhabi Aviation Training Centre (ADATC) are partnering to establish new and expanding training capabilities in the Middle East.

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Nov
19
2019

Leonardo and Abu Dhabi Aviation sign contracts for five helicopters

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Dubai, – Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), the largest commercial helicopter operator in MENA and Leonardo announced today, during an official ceremony at the Dubai Air Show, the signing of contracts for 5 helicopters including three intermediate AW139s and two light-intermediate AW169s. The aircrafts are scheduled for delivery in 2020. The agreement, which represents ADA’s first order for the AW169 helicopters, will expand ADA’s fleet of Leonardo helicopters which already incorporates 16 intermediate AW139 helicopters, primarily supporting the oil and gas industry. These latest orders are part of an agreement for 15 helicopters including the AW139/AW169/AW189 types announced at the end of 2015.

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Nov
19
2019

Petroleum Air Services adds sixth AW139 helicopter for offshore transport operations in Egypt

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Dubai, – Leonardo announced today that Petroleum Air Services of Egypt will add a sixth AW139 intermediate twin helicopter to its fleet by year end. The aircraft will be used to perform offshore transport operations in Egypt.

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Nov
18
2019

Falcon Aviation Services’ AW169 fleet leader sets 2,000FH milestone in operations for Total ABK in Abu Dhabi

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Dubai, 17 November 2019 – Leonardo with Falcon Aviation Services of United Arab Emirates and Total ABK celebrate a major offshore helicopter transport operational flight hour milestone announced at Dubai Air Show today. One of Falcon Aviation Services’ five new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopters has been confirmed as the type fleet leader exceeding 2,000 operational flight hours for Total ABK, out of more than 41,000 total flight hours across a global fleet of over 90 AW169s.

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Nov
18
2019

Leonardo and Falcon Aviation Services launch groundbreaking urban mobility concept combining helipad, showroom and first-class lounge areas

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Leonardo and Falcon Aviation Services are launching, at the Dubai Air Show, an all-new rotorcraft-dedicated terminal concept. This initiative will meet the growing demands for sustainable and modern vertical lift mobility as well as greater access to urban areas.

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Nov
14
2019

Leonardo celebrates the tenth anniversary of AW159 Wildcat’s first flight

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Yeovil, 13 November 2019 – Ten years ago on 12 November, the AW159 Wildcat lifted off for the first time from Yeovil and took to the skies. Over the last decade, the helicopter has celebrated global success and is in current operation with the UK MoD and other international users.

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Nov
14
2019

First AW169M delivered to Italy’s Guardia di Finanza

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Rome, 14 November 2019 - Leonardo has delivered the first of 22 latest-generation AW169M light intermediate twin-engine helicopters for Italy’s Guardia di Finanza. The handover event was held at Leonardo’s Vergiate plant on 12 November. The initial delivery is linked to a contract worth 280 million euros, which was signed at the end of 2018, it also includes a complete support and training package that could be extended in the future for further services with an additional value of 100 million euros. The AW169Ms will be used for various tasks including: maritime police/patrol, homeland customs security, law enforcement, rescue and other security duties. The delivery of all aircraft is expected to be completed by 2024, complementing a fleet of 14 AW139 intermediate twin helicopters.

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Nov
13
2019

Leonardo invests in the world’s first solar-powered drone capable of perpetual flight with heavy payloads

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Leonardo is accelerating the progress of technology and innovation in autonomous flight by investing in Skydweller Aero Inc., a US/Spanish start-up specialising in large-scale solar-powered unmanned air systems. The initiative will result in the development and deployment of the Skydweller drone, the world’s first fully electric unmanned aircraft capable of carrying large payloads with unlimited range and ultra-persistent endurance.

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Nov
06
2019

Intermountain Healthcare adds another AW109 GrandNew for EMS operations in U.S.

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Atlanta, 6 November 2019 – Leonardo announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC, 4-6 November) that Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare, the largest health system in the Intermountain West, and one of the premier health systems in U.S., will add a sixth AW109 GrandNew light twin helicopter to its Intermountain Life Flight air ambulance / EMS program. Intermountain Life Flight currently operates five AW109 GrandNews and one AW109K2 light twin. Intermountain Life Flight is the only IFR EMS operator in Utah with its own low level IFR infrastructure and proprietary heliport approach procedures.

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Nov
05
2019

First AW169 EMS Helicopter Fleet in United States in Service

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Atlanta, 5 November 2019 - Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) that the first AW169 EMS helicopter fleet in the United States is now in service. Travis County’s three AW169 EMS helicopters assist rescue efforts in south central Texas, an area with over 1.2 million people that includes Austin.

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Oct
30
2019

Netherlands Ministry of Defence celebrates opening of new NH90 training facility in Den Helder

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Sesto Calende, Italy, October 30, 2019 – Rotorsim, the joint venture owned equally by CAE and Leonardo, today announced the successful start of training on the NH90 Full Mission Flight Trainer (FMFT) following its relocation from the Rotorsim training centre in Sesto Calende, Italy to a new training facility at Maritime Air Base de Kooy in Den Helder, the Netherlands. The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (NLMOD) and Netherlands Defence Helicopter Command recently hosted a ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new NH90 training facility in Den Helder. The ceremony was attended by officers from the Royal Netherlands Navy and Royal Netherlands Air Force; officials from the NLMOD; executives from CAE, Leonardo and Rotorsim; and military officials from Italy and Belgium.

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Oct
23
2019

Leonardo: Civil helicopter market presence grows in South Africa with new Distributorship Agreement

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Leonardo announced today the signing of a Distributorship Agreement with Absolute Aviation Group in South Africa for the civil and commercial market. The Agreement, which has the potential to be extended to other Southern African nations in the future, includes the AW119Kx single engine, the AW109 GrandNew and AW109 Trekker light twins, the AW169 light intermediate and the AW139 intermediate twin types.

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Oct
17
2019

Leonardo strengthens customer service in the Republic of Korea with Support Distributorship Agreement with UI International

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Seoul, - Leonardo and UI International of Republic of Korea have signed today at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2019 (ADEX) a Support Distributorship Agreement aimed at further expanding their collaboration in marketing, sales and service supply for the growing fleet of Leonardo commercial and public utility helicopters in the Country. With this agreement, UI International will set up an additional facility to increase the responsiveness and effectiveness of support operations covering all the relevant models flying in the Republic of Korea.

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Oct
15
2019

Leonardo promotes its helicopters and defence electronics at Seoul ADEX 2019

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Leonardo is attending the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2019 (ADEX) and will be demonstrating the successes of its existing products in the Republic of Korea (RoK) at stand B53. In addition, Leonardo will be promoting new solutions aiming to meet the Country’s demanding requirements for technology and industry cooperation.

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Oct
04
2019

Leonardo and Olmedo join forces for the development of the first medical aid of the future

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Montichiari, 4 October 2019 - Leonardo, one of the top ten companies in the world in Aerospace, Defense and Security and one of the leading players in the helicopter field, and Olmedo, a leading European company for the transformation and preparation of vehicles for healthcare use, have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement aimed at the development of technologies and equipment for rotary-wing and motor vehicles globally that conduct rescue missions. The aim of the agreement is to improve the times and effectiveness of emergency medical interventions carried out in a joint mode through the use of helicopter and ambulances in a seamless environment.

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Sep
25
2019

Leonardo to open helicopter support center near NAS Whiting Field if selected for US Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System TH-73

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Leonardo announced today that the Company will build a comprehensive customer support center adjacent to Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Northwest Florida’s Santa Rosa County if selected for the United States Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System TH-73. Leonardo is offering the Navy its purpose built, American made TH-119 IFR single engine helicopter to replace the Navy’s aging fleet of TH-57 training helicopters. The Navy is expected to make its selection for the 130 helicopter tender by the end of 2019.

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Sep
25
2019

First Leonardo AW109 Trekker VIP for Europe debuts at the Monaco Yacht Show

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The first Leonardo AW109 VIP Trekker helicopter for a European customer debuts today at the Monaco Yacht Show - Leonardo stand QA13 / Quai Antoine 1er. The Monaco Yacht Show (25 to 28 September) is one of the most important international luxury yacht showcases. After the show, the VIP Trekker will fly to the United Kingdom for delivery thanks to Sloane Helicopters, Leonardo's distributor for over twenty years in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The privately-owned aircraft will be operated by Apollo Air Services, available for VIP charter market.

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Sep
23
2019

Leonardo delivers its 1,000th AW139 helicopter – a sales champion to the world market

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Leonardo delivered today its 1,000th AW139 helicopter. The event represents a historic achievement: the AW139 is the most important helicopter programme in the last 15 years at an international level, and it is also able to set a production record in the Italian aviation industry's outlook. The 1,000th machine of this model was delivered to Italy’s Guardia di Finanza during an official celebration which was held at Leonardo’s plant in Vergiate (Varese - Italy), in the presence of institutional representatives, customers, partners and suppliers, as well as the company’s top management and employees.

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