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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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Jul
26
2017

NORWEGIAN POLICE DIRECTORATE CHOOSES AW169 AS THEIR NEW LAW ENFORCEMENT HELICOPTER

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Leonardo welcomes the decision by the Norwegian Police Directorate to choose the AW169 as their new law enforcement helicopter following a tender for their helicopter service modernization programme. The contract, expected to be signed in August 2017, will include three aircraft, with an option for a further three units, and a 10 year maintenance package.

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Jul
26
2017

AW119KX HELICOPTER TO PROVIDE SURVEILLANCE, MONITORING FOR NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION POLICE

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Leonardo announced today that the AW119Kx helicopter has been selected by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police for operations in support of water supply protection. Delivery of the aircraft is expected in 2018.

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Jul
20
2017

AW189 TO SUPPORT OIL&GAS OPERATIONS IN RUSSIA FROM SAKHALIN ISLAND

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Leonardo announced today that an AW189 super medium helicopter will be operated by Aviashelf to perform transport operations from Sakhalin Island in Russia supporting the Oil&Gas industry. The aircraft will be supplied together with a support and training package with delivery expected in summer 2018.

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Jun
20
2017

Leonardo and Sino-US Intercontinental sign contract for 17 helicopters and strengthen the partnership in the Chinese market

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Le Bourget (Paris) - 20 June, 2017 – Leonardo and Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. announced today a further reinforcement of their strategic cooperation in the Chinese helicopter market. During an official ceremony held at the Paris Air Show, the parties announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of 17 helicopters comprising 2 AW119Kx single engine, 10 AW109 Trekker light twin and 5 AW139 intermediate twin engine models. The order is valued in excess of €100 million, with deliveries starting later this year.

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Jun
14
2017

LEONARDO'S AW101 NORWAY TRAINING CENTRE OPENS

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Leonardo announced yesterday the official opening of its AW101 Norway Training Centre at Stavanger Sola Airport by Per-Willy Amundsen, Minister of Justice & Public Security. The training centre includes a new AW101 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) which will support the training of Norwegian aircrew and will also be available to other AW101 customers. The first training course at the centre, for Royal Norwegian Air Force pilots, also started yesterday prior to delivery of the first two of 16 aircraft ordered by the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security for search and rescue.

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Jun
06
2017

LEONARDO: HELIKOREA ORDERS THREE GRANDNEW HELICOPTERS FOR EMS

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The GrandNew light twin helicopter expands in the Republic of Korea with the order of three units by HeliKorea for Emergency Medical Service. The order is a testament to the success of the type as the benchmark light twin EMS helicopter on the market. The first two helicopters will be delivered at the end of 2017 while the third will be added to the fleet in 2018. These aircraft will join two AW169s ordered by HeliKorea in 2016 for EMS missions. With these deliveries, the entirety of the EMS fleet in South Korea will consist of Leonardo helicopters as of January 2018.

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May
31
2017

"TEAM CORMORANT" RE-ESTABLISHED FOR CORMORANT MID-LIFE UPGRADE AND EXPANSION OF CANADA'S PRIMARY HELICOPTER SEARCH AND RESCUE FLEET

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Leonardo Helicopters and IMP Aerospace & Defence (IMP) are pleased to announce that “Team Cormorant” has been re-established to support the modernization of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of EH101/CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters and expansion of the fleet through the conversion of AW101-519 helicopters.

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May
26
2017

LEONARDO AND SLOANE HELICOPTERS PARTNERSHIP SEES STRONGER PRESENCE IN UK AND IRISH VIP HELICOPTER MARKETS

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Leonardo’s success in the UK and Ireland helicopter markets grows as regional distributor Sloane Helicopters announced new contracts at EBACE 2017, recently held in Geneva, Switzerland.

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May
25
2017

Leonardo: Centaurium Aviation Ltd. takes delivery of its GrandNew helicopter in Switzerland

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Geneva, – Leonardo announced today that Centaurium Aviation Ltd. of Switzerland has taken delivery of its AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter. The handover was celebrated during an official ceremony held at EBACE 2017 in Geneva.

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May
15
2017

AIRLIFT IS AWARDED OF AW169 TECHNICAL APPROVALS

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On the 26th of April AIRLIFT AS has been awarded from the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority of both Continuing Airworthiness and Maintenance Organisation Approvals on Leonardo AW169 helicopter in accordance with EU 1321/2014 (Annex I EASA Part-M and Annex II EASA Part-145).

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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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