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Jun
04
2018

Leonardo Helicopters Showing AW119 at Patuxent River Expo

Posted by jhadmin

Arlington, Virginia - Leonardo Helicopters, the only helicopter sponsor at the Patuxent River Air Expo, will be displaying its advanced AW119 Ke helicopter at the air show June 2nd and 3rd at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland. Leonardo Helicopters is pursuing the U.S. Navy’s advanced helicopter training replacement program with its TH-119.

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May
30
2018

LEONARDO WELCOMES GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INTENTION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH AW101 SOLUTIONS FOR CH-149 CORMORANT MID-LIFE UPGRADE AND FLEET AUGMENTATION

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Leonardo welcomes the Government of Canada’s intention to proceed with the CH-149 Cormorant Mid-Life Upgrade Program (CMLU) to be carried out by the Company to deliver a comprehensive upgrade to Canada’s AW101 primary search and rescue helicopter fleet and expand the current fleet of 14 AW101s by up to seven additional AW101s. Leonardo with IMP Aerospace and Defence and the other members of Team Cormorant – CAE, Rockwell Collins Canada, and GE Canada – comprise a strong Canadian team for the CH-149 CMLU.

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May
25
2018

FIRST LEONARDO AW101 COMMANDO MERLIN DELIVERED TO THE UK'S COMMANDO HELICOPTER FORCE

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Guto Bebb MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, announced the delivery of the first AW101 Commando Merlin Mk4 helicopter during a ceremony held at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton yesterday. The event marks a major milestone for Leonardo’s Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP) contract to convert 25 former Royal Air Force Merlin helicopters to fully marinised amphibious support Commando Merlin helicopters for use by the UK’s Commando Helicopter Force.

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May
23
2018

LEONARDO ANNOUNCES THE FIRST SATELLITE-CONTROLLED EUROPEAN MALE-CLASS DRONE FLIGHT

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The first flight campaign to demonstrate satellite control of a European-built MALE-class (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) drone has been completed successfully. A team comprising Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%) and Piaggio Aerospace carried out the activity using a remotely-piloted P.1HH HammerHead aircraft as the test bed, developing and integrating capabilities that will enable drones to safely fly in unsegregated air space, beyond the range of ground-based radio coverage (called BRLOS - Beyond Radio Line Of Sight).

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Apr
27
2018

LEONARDO AND THE AUSTRALIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENCE SIGN AGREEMENT TO ESTABLISH LOCAL HELICOPTER TRANSMISSION REPAIR AND OVERHAUL FACILITY

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Leonardo and the Australian Ministry of Defence have agreed to establish a helicopter transmission repair and overhaul facility in Melbourne capable of servicing MRH Taipan, foreign NH90 and certain civil helicopter main gear boxes. Planned to be set up into an existing facility of Leonardo and to commence operation in mid-2020, the centre will employ at least 12 technical staff for 30 years or more.

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Apr
18
2018

LEONARDO DEMONSTRATES ITS AW159 HELICOPTER TO MALAYSIA'S ARMED FORCES

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Leonardo, with the support of the UK’s 847 Naval Air Squadron, presented its AW159 Wildcat helicopter to Malaysia’s Armed Forces at Royal Malaysian Navy Base Lumut and Leonardo Helicopters’ facility at Subang Airport, near Kuala Lumpur last week. The two AW159 Wildcats are part of the French Navy’s five month amphibious deployment, Exercise Jeanne d’Arc, to the Middle East, Asia and South Pacific and are embarked on the helicopter assault ship FS Dixmude to provide a battlefield reconnaissance capability to the deployed forces.

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Apr
16
2018

Leonardo: Pakistan continues helicopter fleet renewal with order for additional AW139s

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Rome, 16 April 2018 – Leonardo announced today that the Government of Pakistan will introduce into service an undisclosed number of additional AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility, passenger transport and emergency medical service operations across the nation. The helicopters will be delivered in early 2019.

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Apr
16
2018

LEONARDO'S M-40 TARGET DRONE GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR OPERATIONS

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Following comprehensive testing at the PISQ (Poligono Interforze Salto di Quirra) joint armed forces test range in Sardinia, Leonardo’s new Mirach-40 (M-40) target drone has been authorised for operational use by the Italian Directorate of Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA), as the national Military Airworthiness Authority (MAA).

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Apr
05
2018

Leonardo strengthens local support for Chilean helicopter fleet with new Authorised Service Centre

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Santiago, 5 April 2018 – Leonardo announced today that Aerocardal Limitada has been appointed an Authorised Service Centre for its helicopters in Chile. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at FIDAE 2018. Under the agreement, Aerocardal Limitada will provide comprehensive support and maintenance services from its base at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez international Airport, for Chilean owners and operators of AW109 light twin-engine and AW119 single-engine helicopters.

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Apr
03
2018

LEONARDO TO PROVIDE UK DEFENSIVE AIDS SUITE FOR BRITISH ARMY'S NEW APACHE AH-64E HELICOPTERS

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Leonardo has announced, at the FIDAE exhibition in Chile (3-8 April), that it has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide a defensive aids suite (DAS) for the British Army’s new fleet of Apache AH-64E helicopters. Under related contracts from the UK MOD and Boeing, Leonardo will integrate sensors and countermeasures to ensure that UK Apaches remain amongst the best protected attack helicopters in the world.

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Mar
30
2018

Leonardo: Chilean helicopter fleet grows stronger with first AW109 Trekker sale in the country

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 30 March 2018 – Leonardo announced today that two additional civil helicopters will be delivered to Chilean private operators by early 2019, adding to a fleet of more than 20 aircraft currently in service. The deliveries will mark the entry of the new AW109 Trekker light twin, in a utility configuration, into the Chilean market in 1Q2019 as well as an AW119Kx single engine for VIP transport in 4Q2018. The AW109 Trekker maintains the AW109 Grand airframe, large cabin and top class performance while offering greater payload at a competitive cost, thus proving perfectly suited to meet the stringent requirements of Chilean operators in terms of capabilities, cost/effectiveness and environment, particularly in high altitude conditions.

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Mar
29
2018

Leonardo: signing the OCEAN2020 grant agreement, the most strategic European Defence Fund’s tender for naval surveillance technology and maritime safety

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Brussels – Leonardo announced today the signature of the grant agreement for OCEAN2020, the most important project related to the initiative to boost Europe's defence research under the European Defence Fund.

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Mar
14
2018

HONEYWELL PROVIDES SUPPORT TO AW139 LEONARDO HELICOPTER FLEETS THROUGH EXPANSION IN NORTH AFRICA

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ROLLE, Switzerland, March 14, 2018 – Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) has confirmed Heliconia Group as an approved helicopter avionics dealership in North Africa. Now, owners of Leonardo Helicopters AW139 platforms equipped with Honeywell International Inc.’s technologies can service and upgrade their aircraft locally, without flying outside the African continent. With access to spares, repairs, modifications and upgrades in region, customers benefit from faster turnaround times and reduced inventory spares holdings, while decreasing cost and improving equipment reliability and passenger safety.

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Mar
14
2018

LEONARDO BOOSTS INTERNATIONAL GROWTH WITH QATAR HELICOPTER DEAL WORTH MORE THAN €3 BN

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The Ministry of Defence of Qatar has announced a contract today for the purchase of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters. The deal was announced during the DIMDEX Exhibition in Doha in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti and Leonardo Chief Executive Officer Alessandro Profumo.

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Mar
01
2018

Leonardo celebrates helicopter orders at HELI-EXPO 2018 of nearly 140 million euro

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo announced further combined orders for helicopters at HELI-EXPO in Las Vegas today for a total of 17 aircraft valued at almost 140 million euro for several customers in various countries and for a range of commercial and public service applications. Contracts include a mix of AW119Kx single engine, AW109 GrandNew and AW109 Trekker light twins, AW169 light-intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium types, confirming the strong competitiveness of Company’s modern product portfolio.

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Feb
28
2018

Leonardo: helicopter fleet grows in Rwanda with delivery of two AW119Kx

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 28 February 2018 – Leonardo announced today the delivery of two AW119Kx single engine helicopters to Akagera Aviation of Rwanda. The aircraft feature a customized convertible configuration for passenger transport or emergency medical service (EMS) depending on mission requirements. The two AW119Kx add to an AW109 GrandNew and an AW139 already operated by Akagera Aviation for transport and EMS duties in the country since 2010. Rwanda became the first Central African country to introduce into service a dedicated, state-of-the-art EMS helicopter with the delivery of the AW109 GrandNew.

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Feb
28
2018

Waypoint Leasing and Leonardo Announce New Service Offerings for Medium Utility Helicopter Reconfiguration Program

Posted by jhadmin

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced in partnership with Leonardo Company (“Leonardo”), the launch of a comprehensive maintenance and training services offering in support of Waypoint’s Medium Utility Helicopter (“MUH”) reconfiguration program.

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Feb
28
2018

CHINESE FLEET GROWS STRONGER WITH ORDERS FOR ADDITIONAL 26 HELICOPTERS WORTH IN EXCESS OF 120 MILLION EURO

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo announced today that Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Sino-US) of China has signed contracts for additional 26 helicopters, including 7 AW119Kx single engine, 15 AW109 Trekker light twins and 4 AW139 intermediate twins with deliveries expected to start this year through to 2019. The contracts are valued in excess of 120 million euro.

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Feb
27
2018

Leonardo introduces new training and flight operations services to increase safety, missions effectiveness and customer service.

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Las Vegas, 27 February 2018 – At Heli-Expo Leonardo is announcing a range of both new and further enhanced training and flight operation services aimed at a continued increase of safety, missions effectiveness and customer service quality.

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Feb
27
2018

SW-4 SOLO OPTIONALLY PILOTED HELICOPTER PERFORMS ITS FIRST FLIGHT WITH NO SAFETY PILOT ONBOARD

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Leonardo announced today that the SW-4 Solo optionally piloted helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight with no safety pilot onboard at Taranto-Grottaglie Airport (Southern Italy). The aircraft flew for 45 minutes and all systems performed as expected with excellent controllability and handling qualities. Tests included, among others, remote engine start up and shut down with ground run, automatic take-off and landing, hovering OGE (Out of Ground Effect) and acceleration to forward flight, automatic way point navigation to and from the area of operation and simulation of a surveillance mission. The aircraft reached an altitude of 1500 ft and up to 60 knots airspeed during the flight.

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Feb
27
2018

CAMP SYSTEMS DESIGNATED BY LEONARDO AS PREFERRED MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT PROVIDER FOR ITS CUSTOMERS

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Las Vegas, NV, February 27, 2018 –CAMP Systems International, Inc. is pleased announce it has entered a partnership with Leonardo through which CAMP is now the preferred provider of maintenance tracking services for all Leonardo commercial helicopters.

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Feb
27
2018

Leonardo: Era Group to mark entry of AW609 tiltrotor into the US commercial market

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Rome, 27 February 2018 – Leonardo and Era Group (Era) have announced today the signing of a landmark agreement that would launch the AW609 into service in the US commercial market and demonstrate its capabilities on a wider scale.

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Feb
26
2018

SKYTRAC, Leonardo & CHC Collaborate For Real-Time Heliwise HUMS With Wireless Downloads

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February 26, 2018 - Following successful trials with CHC Helicopter in 2017, Leonardo is collaborating with SKYTRAC to implement a next-stage Real-Time Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) onboard the AW139. CHC continues to lead system implementation and testing.

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Feb
25
2018

BRISTOW HELICOPTERS SELECTS HONEYWELL'S AVIONICS PROTECTION PLAN FOR EMERGENCY MISSIONS

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ROLLE, Switzerland, – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has signed a five-year contract with Bristow Helicopters for its Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan (HAPP). The agreement will cover 26 of Bristow’s Leonardo AW139 helicopter fleet.

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Feb
08
2018

LEONARDO IS GROWING IN INDONESIA WITH NEW ORDERS AND DELIVERIES IN THE HELICOPTER SECTOR

Posted by jhadmin

L ' Indonesia remains a strong growth market for Leonardo thanks to a new order in the country for two light intermediate helicopter AW169 intended for the transport company. The helicopters, the first of this model ordered in Indonesia, will be delivered by the end of 2018.

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Feb
08
2018

LEONARDO EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE IN BANGLADESH HELICOPTER MARKET

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Leonardo is expanding its share of the growing Bangladeshi helicopter market with the announcement, during Singapore Air Show, of the upcoming delivery of five helicopters to Bashundhara Airways, comprising three AW109 Trekkers and two AW119Kx. The helicopters will be used for EMS, utility, law-enforcement, surveillance, VIP, corporate & passenger transport applications and are all scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2018 bringing Leonardo’s market share to exceed a 30%.

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Feb
07
2018

Leonardo strengthens support of Japanese helicopter fleets with first ‘Excellent’ Service Centre in the country

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, – Leonardo and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, the official distributor in Japan for the AW169 and AW139 helicopter models, announced today the signing of a contract with Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) for one AW169 light intermediate helicopter. The aircraft, replacing an older model, will be used to perform electronic newsgathering (ENG) operations, with entry into service expected in 2021 following local mission equipment installation and customization. The aircraft will feature an ultra-HD gyrostabilized camera, microwave downlink for live broadcasting and a comprehensive TV mission console.

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Feb
05
2018

Leonardo strengthens support of Japanese helicopter fleets with first ‘Excellent’ Service Centre in the country

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Rome, – Leonardo and Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation (SACC) of Japan announced the signing of a Service Centre Agreement to set up helicopter MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) capabilities in Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport. The agreement foresees the construction and completion of a new dedicated hangar in 2018, with operational readiness by spring 2019. The MRO centre will support the successful AW109 series and AW139 aircraft models with an annual capacity of up to 24 units and potential to grow its capacity based on market demand.

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Jan
29
2018

LEONARDO CLIMBS INTO TOP TEN IN THE BEST EMPLOYER OF CHOICE 2018 SURVEY

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Leonardo is seen by new graduates as the ideal place to work. So says the ‘Best Employer of Choice 2018’ survey by Cesop Communication, which has analysed the feedback from 2,500 young graduates across 100 national and multinational companies in order to determine a ranking of the most sought-after companies to work for.

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Jan
14
2018

Leonardo to lead OCEAN2020 program, the first and most important European Defence Agency research tender for naval surveillance technology

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Rome, – Leonardo was awarded the most important project related to the first European Defence Found’s initiative, OCEAN2020, to boost Europe's defence capabilities, issued by the European Union under the ‘Preparatory Action on Defence Research’ programme. The competitive selection was conducted by the European Defence Agency and will be contracted in the coming weeks.

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