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Apr
07
2017

PANAMA'S SENAN AW139 FLEET REACHES 5,000 FLIGHT HOUR MILESTONE

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Leonardo announced today at LAAD in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that the fleet of six AgustaWestland AW139s operated by Panama’s Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN) has achieved a 5,000 flight hour milestone.

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Apr
07
2017

LEONARDO: AW169 HELICOPTER SELECTED BY THE ARGENTINE NATIONAL GENDARMERIE

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Leonardo announced today at the LAAD exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an order for an AgustaWestland AW169 by the Argentine National Gendarmerie in support of law enforcement and border patrol operations, expanding the presence of Leonardo in the highly competitive Argentinian government sector. Delivery of the AW169 to the Argentine National Gendarmerie is expected in the second half of 2017 and follows the first commercial AW169s to enter service in Argentina and Brazil, respectively.

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Apr
05
2017

LEONARDO PROVIDES HELICOPTER FOR THE PRINCE OF WALES' TOUR OF ITALY

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On the occasion of the recent tour to Italy by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, Leonardo provided a modern AW139 helicopter to allow rapid transport between some of the trip’s main locations in comfort and with the highest safety standards. The aircraft was used on April 1st and 2nd for transportation purposes to various locations. Locations included Florence, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Montecchio Precalcino (Vicenza) where His Royal Highness paid his respects to 439 soldiers who died in the conflict, and Amatrice where HRH Prince Charles visited the red zone of the city which was heavily impacted by the earthquake in August 2016. The Italian Army also contributed by deploying an NH90 TTH helicopter for personnel transport in support of the Prince’s tour.

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Apr
01
2017

AW119Kx demo tour with Simone Moro in Nepal

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Leonardo has just started a demo tour with its AW119Kx single engine helicopter together with Simone Moro, the only alpinist in history to have reached four 8,000 meter peaks in winter.

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Mar
28
2017

LEONARDO AND POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF MILAN: CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE AEROSPACE SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE. FOCUS ON SAFETY AND COMFORT

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One year on from the start of InnovationHub, the joint project between the Polytechnic University of Milan and Leonardo, created with the aim of promoting cooperation in research, development and innovation, numerous projects relating to Leonardo’s business areas are underway, concerning most of the company’s divisions.

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Mar
28
2017

LEONARDO - PAKISTAN STRENGTHENS HELICOPTER FLEET RENEWAL WITH ADDITIONAL AW139S ORDER

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Leonardo announced today that the Government of Pakistan has signed a new order for an undisclosed number of additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility, SAR (Search and Rescue) and EMS (Emergency Medical Service) operations across the nation. Deliveries are expected to start in early 2018.

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Mar
21
2017

LEONARDO ATTENDS THE LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL MARITIME AND AEROSPACE IN MALAYSIA

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Leonardo attends the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) 2017 in Malaysia as a stronger regional player in aerospace, defense and security solutions. Guests at Leonardo’s chalet and static area (no. PC02) and its stand (HD78) will be able to find out about Leonardo's aircraft, helicopters and naval and airborne systems.

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Mar
09
2017

CAE-Líder joint venture strengthen its training partnership with Leonardo

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Dallas, Texas, USA, March 9, 2017 (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – CAE-Líder, the joint venture between CAE and Líder Aviação, and Leonardo announced at the 2017 Heli Expo the signature of an agreement to designate CAE-Líder as the Recognised Flight Simulation Centre (RFSC) for the delivery of OEM quality AgustaWestland AW139 flight simulator hours supporting training in South America.

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Mar
08
2017

LEONARDO STRENGTHENS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH SHANGHAI ZENISUN IN THE CHINESE CIVIL HELICOPTER MARKET

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Leonardo and Shanghai Zenisun Investment Co., Ltd (Shanghai Zenisun) announced today they will strengthen their strategic cooperation in the Chinese civil helicopter market by renewing the existing Distributorship Agreement with Sino-US Intercontinental, part of Shanghai Zenisun, as the sole distributor in China (including Hong Kong and Macau) of Leonardo’s civil products. These include the AW119, AW169, AW139, AW189 helicopter models. The parties will initiate joint efforts on local training and local completion center capability setup. Through these initiatives Shanghai Zenisun is established as the preferred, leading strategic cooperation partner of Leonardo for civil helicopter sales in China.

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Mar
08
2017

Leonardo expands presence of the bestselling AW139 in Japan with first VIP helicopter sale and delivery of additional aircraft

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Dallas, 8 March 2017 – Leonardo announced today a further expansion of its already significant presence in the Japan’s helicopter market with new contracts and deliveries, bringing total orders close to 160 units and aircraft fleet to nearly 120 units to date.

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Mar
07
2017

Corporate and VIP operators across the Americas select AW139, AW169

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Dallas, 7 March 2017 – The AgustaWestland AW139 and AW169 continue to be selected as preferred platforms by discerning corporate and VIP customers, with additional sales of both types accelerating in early 2017.

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Mar
07
2017

Leonardo: Milestone Aviation places order for AW169 and AW139 helicopters

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Dallas, 7 March 2017 – Leonardo and Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a leader in helicopter leasing, today announced a contract for nine aircraft – six AW139 and three AW169 helicopters – expected to deliver in 2017 and 2018. The order, valued at €90 million, reaffirms Milestone’s commitment to the Leonardo “family” with an order book now consisting of AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopters.

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Mar
06
2017

Elbit Systems’ Heli-ClearVision Suite Now Offered on Leonardo’s Commercial Helicopters

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Elbit Systems has signed a long-term agreement with Leonardo Helicopters to jointly market and equip Leonardo’s line of commercial helicopters with the latest Heli-ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS).

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Mar
01
2017

LEONARDO AESA RADAR TO GO ON NORTH AFRICAN USER'S UNMANNED ROTORCRAFT

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Leonardo has announced, at the Avalon airshow in Geelong, Australia, that the company has been selected by Austrian-based Schiebel to deliver its active electronically-scanned array (AESA) radar technology for the Camcopter® S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) being provided to the armed forces of a North African nation. The radar, Leonardo’s PicoSAR, will be used to support border-monitoring and anti-terrorism surveillance missions. PicoSAR will be delivered in 2017 and go into service the same year.

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Mar
01
2017

ROTARY WING UNMANNED AIR SYSTEM: LEONARDO & UK MOD LAUNCH PHASE 2 OF THE (RWUAS) DEMONSTRATOR PROGRAMME

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The UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Technology Office has placed a two year, jointly funded, Research and Development contract for a Rotary Wing Unmanned Air System, Capability Concept Demonstrator – “RWUAS CCD Phase 2”, with Leonardo in the UK. The contract aims to identify, develop and exploit the opportunities offered by emerging technologies, to reduce costs and increase the agility, flexibility, resilience and persistence of national military equipment and capability in the rotary wing arena.

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Feb
21
2017

LEONARDO DELIVERS FIRST ITALIAN NAVY NH90 MITT TACTICAL TRANSPORT HELICOPTER

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Leonardo delivered in January the first NH90 MITT (Maritime – Italian Navy Tactical Transport) helicopter to the Italian Navy. The aircraft was designated ‘MH-90’ by its operator. The handover was performed during an official ceremony held at Luni Naval Base in the presence of representatives and dignitaries from the Italian Navy and industry. Assembled, flight-tested and delivered on schedule from Leonardo’s Venice-Tessera plant, the aircraft is the first of ten MH-90s the Italian Navy will use for amphibious support and special forces operations. The MH-90 combines the main features of the type for land tactical transport duties, such as the rear ramp and mission equipment, together with the features of the naval NH90 such as optimised landing gear and dynamics for ship operations. The MITT variant will add to the NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopter) aircraft in service and on order by the Italian Navy for other specialised tasks of which 23 have been delivered to date. The result of the strong cooperation between the customer and industry, the delivery of the first MH-90 allows the Italian Navy to enhance its capabilities. The MH-90 is part of the Italian Navy’s modernization, plans to cope with the ever evolving range of mission requirements and operational scenarios by deploying the most advanced technology available today.

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Feb
21
2017

LEONARDO TO UPGRADE ITALIAN NAVY NH90S WITH MODE 5 IFF TECHNOLOGY IN €11M CONTRACT

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Leonardo has been awarded a contract worth €11M by the NATO agency NAHEMA, on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Defence (Direzione degli Armamenti Aeronautici e per l’Aeronavigabilità – DAAA), to provide its New Generation Identification Friend or Foe (NGIFF) interrogator, called the SIT434/5, for the Italian Navy NH90 NFHs (Nato Frigate Helicopters). The SIT434/5 has been integrated on the NH90 NFH by Leonardo, and qualification tests on the Italian Navy NH90 have been completed successfully. The Italian MoD will be first to gain Mode 5 IFF capability for their NH90 helicopters.

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Feb
20
2017

LEONARDO: PAKISTAN EXPANDS ITS AW139 FLEET WITH NEW ORDERS

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Leonardo announced today that the Pakistan Ministry of Defence has placed orders for an undisclosed number of additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility and transport operations across the nation. Deliveries are expected to start in mid-2017.

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Feb
20
2017

FRENCH ARMY TO USE LEONARDO AESA RADAR FOR THE SDT PROGRAM (TACTICAL DRONE SYSTEM)

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Leonardo has been selected, after an international competition, by Safran Electronics & Defense to provide the PicoSAR AESA (E-Scan) radar for its Patroller UAV. The radars will be used by the French Forces, which selected the Patroller in April 2016. The multi-million Euro contract will see Leonardo provide a number of radars and spares, which will be used for long-range, over-land surveillance missions. First deliveries are expected in 2017 and Leonardo is working closely with Safran for the satisfaction of the French Forces.

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Feb
14
2017

Bel Air AW189 helicopters exceed 6000 flight hours in North Sea operations

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The two AgustaWestland AW189 super medium twin engine helicopters operated by Bel Air of Denmark have exceeded 6000 flight hours as of January, setting a new milestone while demonstrating exceptional availability and mission effectiveness performing long range offshore transport missions in the North Sea. This outstanding result was possible through the strong cooperation between the operator and Leonardo’s customer support team. This achievement confirms Bel Air as world fleet leader for the AW189 model in a demanding operational environment.

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Feb
14
2017

The AW169 helicopter achieves FAA validation

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The AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin-engine helicopter has achieved validation by FAA of the United States of its certification, with deliveries to begin in USA this year.

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Feb
09
2017

AW609 programme moves forward preparing for icing trials

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Rome, 9 February 2017 – The AW609 TiltRotor programme is expected to start icing trials soon following recent ground and flight testing activities. These advances have been made in support of FAA certification, which remains on track for 2018.

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Jan
09
2017

LEONARDO AWARDED £271 MILLION AW159 WILDCAT INTEGRATED SUPPORT & TRAINING (WIST) CONTRACT BY UK MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

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Leonardo has been awarded a £271 million (approximately €320 million) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver support and training services for their fleet of 62 AW159 Wildcat helicopters operated by the British Army and Royal Navy. The five year contract was announced by Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, during a visit today to Leonardo’s Yeovil facility in South West England. The contract will commence 1st April 2017 and confirms the price the MOD will pay for Wildcat training and support for the next five years of the 30 year WIST contract awarded in 2012.

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Dec
22
2016

LEONARDO AND CNSAS LAY THE FOUNDATIONS OF FUTURE HELICOPTER RESCUE THROUGH COOPERATION AGREEMENT FOR JOINT DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CAPABILITIES

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Rome, 22 December 2016 - With the challenge of further improving of the technologies that are already saving many human lives today and the development of new operative and training solutions to make helicopter rescue more efficient and the deployment of rescue personnel safer, Leonardo-Finmeccanica together with the Italian National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico - CNSAS) signed a cooperation agreement on 20 December. These two Italian organizations are the benchmark, even internationally, in mountain and wilderness medical rescue. In this area, helicopters are now a strategic resource to save human lives, successfully completing the most complex missions.

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Nov
17
2016

LEONARDO: SW-4 ‘SOLO' ROTARY WING UNMANNED AIR VEHICLE AND ADVANCED AIRBORNE SENSORS AT UNMANNED WARRIOR 2016

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica attended Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior 2016 from 9th to 21st October, the largest demonstration of maritime autonomous systems ever held. Leonardo demonstrated the capabilities of its advanced SW-4 ‘Solo’ Rotary Unmanned Air System as well as its airborne sensors such as the SAGE electronic warfare and Osprey E-Scan radar systems integrated using its skyISTAR mission management system in order to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Unmanned Warrior provided Leonardo the opportunity to demonstrate to the Royal Navy and other international observers the capabilities of its unmanned rotorcraft and airborne systems in a tactically representative maritime environment. The company has been investing in unmanned rotorcraft technology which it believes can deliver or contribute to the delivery of a wide range of missions cost effectively and also complement its range of manned naval helicopters.

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Oct
25
2016

Milestone Aviation Group to support enhanced emergency medical service operations in Australia with lease of Leonardo AW139 to LifeFlight

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Dublin, Ireland and Brisbane, Australia – Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has recently leased a new, EMS equipped Leonardo AW139 helicopter to LifeFlight (formerly known as CareFlight) to support emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR) missions in Queensland, Australia.

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Sep
28
2016

EUROPEAN MALE RPAS (MEDIUM ALTITUDE LONG ENDURANCE REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM) PROGRAMME TAKES OFF

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Since beginning of September the development of a common European drone has entered a new phase. The contract for the Definition Study of the European MALE RPAS (Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) Programme, assigned to Airbus, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo-Finmeccanica has been launched by a kick-off meeting chaired by the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) with the attendance of the programme participating States France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

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Jul
20
2016

Leonardo-Finmeccanica: AW009 Light Single Helicopter

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The AW009, a commercial evolution of the SW-4 light single turbine helicopter, features a range of product enhancements making it an ideal solution for airborne law enforcement. New characteristics include:

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May
02
2016

FINMECCANICA: SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING APPROVES THE CHANGE OF THE COMPANY'S NAME AND THE 2015 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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Rome – The Shareholders’ Meeting of Finmeccanica Spa, which convened today in Rome, has resolved on the followings: Approved the change of the Company’s name, Approved the Company Financial Statement for 2015, Approved Oto Melara S.p.A. and WASS S.p.A. Financial Statements at 31 December 2015, Approved the first section of the Remuneration, Report, Authorized purchase and dispose of treasury shares, Authorized the remuneration of the statutory audit conducted by KPMG S.p.A. and the Statutory Auditors' fees Presented the Sustainability and Innovation Report 2015, Relevant attendance by institutional shareholders, mostly international, representing approx 30% of the share capital

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