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Feb
08
2018

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

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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

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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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Jan
02
2018

LATVIA ORDERS ADDITIONAL HELICOPTERS FOR STATE BORDER GUARD

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Leonardo is pleased to announce that the State Border Guard of Latvia has signed a contract for two AW119Kx single engine helicopters plus option for an additional unit, customised configuration and aircrew/maintenance technician training services. The aircraft will be delivered from the Company’s facility in Philadelphia in 2019 and will perform a wide range of missions including search and rescue (SAR), transport, firefighting and disaster relief; replacing two ageing AB206B JetRangers.

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Dec
28
2017

AW109 TREKKER HELICOPTER ACHIEVES EASA CERTIFICATION

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Leonardo is pleased to announce that the AW109 Trekker helicopter was issued with type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) yesterday. Deliveries will start in the first quarter of 2018. The milestone marks the entry into the market of the newest light twin-engine helicopter designed by Leonardo, further strengthening its leading position in a key market segment, in particular to meet the growing demand for greater capability, versatility and cost effectiveness for public services and utility duties.

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Dec
27
2017

AW139 GLOBAL HELICOPTER FLEET SETS OUTSTANDING MILESTONE OF TWO MILLION FLIGHT HOURS

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The AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter global fleet has reached an outstanding milestone of two million flight hours, across all operational scenarios on five continents, while performing a wide range of missions with commercial, government and military operators. This accomplishment was reached just three years after the achievement of the first million showing impressive reliability, effectiveness, safety and supportability across a range of missions.

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Dec
18
2017

LEONARDO WINS THE NATIONAL AWARD FOR INNOVATION WITH AN ELECTRIC TAIL ROTOR FOR HELICOPTERS TO REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

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The National Award for Innovation, the most important prize for Italian innovation, was awarded to Leonardo during a ceremony held in the Chamber of Deputies, in the presence of the President of the Chamber, Laura Boldrini.

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Dec
12
2017

EIGHT MORE AW139S TO STRENGTHEN RESCUE AND BORDER PATROL SERVICES IN ITALY

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Leonardo announced today further orders for its AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter for public service and security operations in Italy, with contracts for eight aircraft valued at approximately 112 million euro.

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Nov
20
2017

LEONARDO STARTS DELIVERY OF 16 AW101 NORWEGIAN ALL-WEATHER SAR HELICOPTERS

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Leonardo is pleased to announce that the first of 16 AW101 all-weather search and rescue helicopters has been delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security. The aircraft departed Leonardo’s Yeovil facility on November 17th for Sola Air Base in southern Norway where the aircraft will enter a period of Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) before entering service with the Royal Norwegian Air Force in 2018. Aircraft deliveries will continue through to 2020 with SAR operations being established with the aircraft deployed across each of the six main operating bases.

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Nov
13
2017

FALCO EVO SURVEILLANCE DRONE TOUCHES DOWN IN THE MIDDLE EAST WITH FIRST DELIVERY TO LAUNCH CUSTOMER

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Leonardo, at the Dubai Air Show 2017 exhibition, has announced the completion of the first delivery of its Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) to its launch customer in the Middle East. The first of the newly-built aircraft was completed in August with the acceptance test carried out at Leonardo’s RPAS design and construction facility in Ronchi dei Legionary, Italy. It was delivered in September.

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Nov
13
2017

ABU DHABI AVIATION EXPANDS LEONARDO AW139 OFFSHORE HELICOPTER FLEET

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Leonardo announced today that Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) has signed a contract for two additional AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The announcement was made during an official ceremony at the Dubai Air Show. The aircraft will be used to perform offshore transport mission with deliveries expected in 2017, further expanding ADA’s AW139 fleet which today accounts of 15 units in service primarily supporting the Oil & Gas industry. This latest order is part of an agreement for 15 helicopters including the AW139/AW169/AW189 types with deliveries through to 2019 announced at the end of 2015.

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Nov
10
2017

LEONARDO AND DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE OF THAILAND SIGN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND MRO MOU RELATED TO THE AW101 HELICOPTER

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Leonardo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Defence Technology Institute (DTI) of Thailand on November 8th covering technology transfer and the establishment of helicopter maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) capabilities in the country, should the AW101 aircraft be ordered for use by the Police, Army, Air Force and Navy. The MoU was signed by Colonel Tawiwat Veeraklaew, Acting Director General of the Defence Technology Institute (DTI), and Brian McEachen, Head of Region - Asia & Oceania at Leonardo Helicopters Division, at the Defense & Security 2017 exhibition being held in Bangkok 6th to 9th November.

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Oct
25
2017

AW139S TO SUPPORT QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT'S HELICOPTER FLEET MODERNIZATION PROGRAMME

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Leonardo announced today that the Government of Queensland in Australia has placed an order for two additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircrafts are expected to enter into service by December 2018 performing emergency medical services and search and rescue missions over land and sea. The AW139s will replace two older helicopter models as part of a fleet modernization programme and reduce maintenance costs.

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Oct
16
2017

LEONARDO TO HIGHLIGHT ITS LONG TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH KOREA AND PROMOTE ITS LATEST HELICOPTERS AND DEFENCE ELECTRONICS AT SEOUL ADEX 2017

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Leonardo will once again attend the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (Seoul ADEX) - stand B82 in Hall B - from October 17-22. Leonardo is known in Korea as the provider of the world-class AW159 helicopter, currently in service with the Republic of Korea Navy, and has decades of heritage providing the latest helicopters and defence & security electronics, such as radar, into the country. Today, the Republic of Korea’s key civil and military forces conduct operations using a wide range of high technology Leonardo equipment.

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Oct
16
2017

Firefighting helicopters to be deployed by Prefectures and Agencies of Tokyo, Shizuoka, Fukushima and Yamaguchi

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Rome, 16 October 2017 – Leonardo announced today that it has significantly grown its market share in the Japanese helicopter market by securing orders for AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopters in firefighting configuration following highly competitive tenders.

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Oct
16
2017

AW169 helicopter scores first contract success in the US emergency services market

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Rome, 16 October 2017 – Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, USA that Travis County, Texas has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW169s for its STAR Flight program as the county-based EMS provider upgrades its helicopter fleet to more modern and capable aircraft.

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Oct
06
2017

AW169 to support Chinese Polar Scientific Exploration Missions

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Rome – Leonardo announced today that the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) has purchased an AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate helicopter. The aircraft, which is planned to be delivered in early 2019, will be provided with a dedicated configuration to support Chinese Polar Scientific Exploration Tasks and perform a range of roles including passenger transport, iceberg sighting, and cargo sling operations.

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Oct
06
2017

AW169 obtains first Danish order and enters UK’s wind farm support market

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London – Leonardo announced today the signing of a contract with Uni-Fly A/S of Denmark for two AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will enter service in the first quarter of 2018 to perform wind farm support operations for DONG Energy at Hornsea Project One, in the North Sea, 120km offshore from Humberside, UK.

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Oct
05
2017

Leonardo introduces the AW189K helicopter at Helitech 2017

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London – Leonardo announced today a further step to expand the range of capabilities available to the market with the introduction of the AgustaWestland AW189K helicopter. Under this designation, the successful super medium category type will feature the new generation 2,500 shp class Aneto-1K engine, unveiled by Safran Helicopter Engines at Helitech in London today. The AW189K is the first helicopter to be powered by a model in this family of new generation engines developed by Safran Helicopter Engines, and offers a further option in the super medium category.

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Oct
05
2017

AW169 helicopter success in UK EMS market continues with selection by the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

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London – Leonardo announced today that Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) of the UK has been selected as the preferred bidder by the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust to provide an AgustaWestland AW169 EMS under a ten year contract starting in 2019. The AW169 will replace their MD902 Explorer operation and will be based at the Charity’s Cornwall Airport Newquay headquarters.

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Oct
04
2017

AW139 success continues in UK with the sale of two helicopters for VIP/corporate transport

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London, 4 October 2017 – Leonardo announced today the sale of a further two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters to customers in the UK for corporate/VIP passenger transport, further strengthening its leadership in this market segment with a 50% share in the multiengine segment. Over 30 AW139s are currently operating in the UK

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Oct
04
2017

New Generation AW169 takes centre stage at Helitech 2017

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Rome - Leonardo is attending Helitech 2017, Europe’s premier helicopter show which is being held at ExCeL London from 3rd to 5th October 2017.

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Oct
04
2017

Major support of Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts through products and technology

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As the communities along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana begin to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, a number of Leonardo products and technologies have been activated in support of disaster relief and recovery, including satellites, aircraft, and helicopters.

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Oct
02
2017

UPGRADED BRAZILIAN NAVY SUPER LYNX MAKES SUCCESSFUL MAIDEN FLIGHT

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Leonardo is pleased to announce the successful maiden flight of the first of eight upgraded Brazilian Navy Super Lynx Mk21B helicopters at its Yeovil facility, in southwest England, on 28th September 2017. The upgraded Lynx helicopters will give Brazil’s Naval Aviation a significant improvement in its capabilities, with much increased aircraft performance and mission effectiveness.

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Sep
11
2017

LEONARDO HAS A MAJOR PRESENCE AT THE WORLD'S LEADING DEFENCE AND SECURITY EXHIBITION DSEI, OPENING TOMORROW IN LONDON

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Leonardo will once again have a major presence at DSEI, which takes place at the ExCel Centre in London from 12 to 15 September (Stand n. S5-110). Having consolidated its companies in the UK, Leonardo is able to demonstrate a stronger position in this important domestic market, grow the business in and from the UK and invest in the right skills and innovation.

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Sep
01
2017

LEONARDO: MAJOR SUPPORT OF HURRICANE HARVEY DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS THROUGH PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY

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As the communities along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana begin to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, a number of Leonardo products and technologies have been activated in support of disaster relief and recovery, including satellites, aircraft, and helicopters.

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Aug
11
2017

AW169, GrandNew orders reinforce Leonardo’s strong position in Brazilian corporate helicopter market

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Rome, 11 August 2017 – Leonardo announced today that further orders from Brazilian executive operators have strengthened the company’s position in country and worldwide as a leading provider of corporate and VIP helicopters.

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