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Dec
07
2018

LEONARDO DEPLOYS ITS FALCO EVO REMOTELY-PILOTED AIR SYSTEM FOR DRONE-BASED MARITIME SURVEILLANCE AS PART OF THE FRONTEX TEST PROGRAMME

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Leonardo’s Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS), in a maritime patrol configuration, has been deployed from Lampedusa airport (Lampedusa Island) as part of the Frontex surveillance research programme to test its ability to monitor the European Union’s external borders.

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Dec
04
2018

ASESA strengthens helicopter fleet in Mexico with 4th AW139 delivery

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Philadelphia, – Leonardo hosted Mexican helicopter operator ASESA today to celebrate their 4th AW139 purchase. The delivery ceremony was held at Leonardo’s North America headquarters in Philadelphia, USA, where AW119, AW139 and AW609 aircraft are assembled.

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Dec
03
2018

MITSUI BUSSAN AEROSPACE OF JAPAN SIGNS FOUR-HELICOPTER CONTRACT

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Leonardo and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, the official distributor in Japan for the AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopter models, announced yesterday a contract for four additional aircraft during an official ceremony held at the Japan Aerospace 2018 exhibition.

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Nov
15
2018

LEONARDO AWARDED CONTRACT FOR 22 OF THE NEW AW169M HELICOPTER VARIANT BY ITALY'S GUARDIA DI FINANZA

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Leonardo announced today the signing of a contract with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza for 22 new generation AW169M twin engine helicopters. The contract, valued at 280 million euro, includes a comprehensive support and training package which could be further extended with optional services valued at an additional 100 million euro. Deliveries are expected to start in summer 2019 and to be completed by 2024.

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Nov
05
2018

LEONARDO BOOSTS HELICOPTER LEADERSHIP IN CHINA WITH ORDERS FOR 15 AW139S AND THE SIGNING OF A HEADS OF AGREEMENT FOR A MIX OF AN ADDITIONAL 160 HELICOPTERS AND NEW IN-COUNTRY SUPPORT AND TRAINING

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Leonardo announced today that Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Sino-US) of China has signed contracts for 15 AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The announcement was made during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai in the presence of the Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies Luigi Di Maio. The aircraft, which will be delivered between 2019 and 2021, will be used by Kingwing General Aviation (Kingwing) to perform EMS (Emergency Medical Service) missions in China. These latest orders, strengthening the collaboration between Leonardo and Sino-US in China, build on existing contracts for EMS helicopters signed by Sino-US in recent years which include 34 AW119Kx single engines, 24 AW139s and 25 AW109 Trekkers.

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Nov
03
2018

THE OPENING OF A NEW AW101 & NH90 HELICOPTER TRANSMISSION MRO & TEST FACILITY AND A NEW 25 YEAR AGREEMENT, EXTEND AND EXPAND COLLABORATION WITH KONGSBERG DEFENCE & AEROSPACE IN NORWAY

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Leonardo congratulates Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace on the opening of its new AW101 and NH90 helicopter transmissions MRO and test facility in Kongsberg, Norway. The new facility will provide an in-country capability for the Norwegian AW101 and NH90 helicopter fleets as well as supporting other AW101 and NH90 helicopters throughout Scandinavia and for other international fleets. A new Multi-Purpose Test Rig within the facility will enable gearboxes to be fully tested before being returned to service, helping to reduce the time and cost of MRO activities.

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Oct
31
2018

ACCIDENT AT LEICESTER CITY FOOTBALL CLUB'S STADIUM

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Leonardo is extremely saddened to hear of the fatal accident yesterday evening involving an AW169 helicopter at Leicester City Football Club's stadium. We wish to offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of those involved.

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Oct
24
2018

Leonardo: Life Flight Network EMS operator exceeds 40K Flight Hours in AW119Kx fleet

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Phoenix, – Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix, Arizona that EMS operator Life Flight Network has logged over 40,000 flight hours with its fleet of 21 Leonardo AW119Kx helicopters.

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Oct
23
2018

Life Link III EMS operator surpasses 15K Flight Hours, 8K patients in AW119Kx

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Phoenix - Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix, Arizona that EMS provider Life Link III has logged over 15,000 flight hours and transported over 8,000 patients with their fleet of 10 Leonardo AW119Kx helicopters.

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Oct
22
2018

LEONARDO'S "FREE THINKING WORKSHOP" DEDICATED TO THE UNMANNED SECTOR WAS HELD AT THE ANSALDO FOUNDATION HEADQUARTERS IN GENOA

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The unmanned (remotely piloted) technology of Leonardo was central to the three-day “Free Thinking Workshop” recently held at the Ansaldo Foundation’s headquarters in Genoa. Leonardo’s managers attending the workshop discussed ideas and concepts generated by the various work sessions to help drive forward the Group’s strategic vision for the unmanned sector.

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Oct
22
2018

Leonardo congratulates the Royal Malaysian Navy on reaching the milestone of 10,000 flight hours with its Super Lynx helicopters

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Rome, 22 October 2018 – Leonardo congratulates the Royal Malaysian Navy’s 501 Squadron on reaching the milestone of 10,000 flight hours with their six Super Lynx helicopters. To mark the milestone Lorenzo Pariani, Leonardo’s Head of Region SE Asia, presented Vice Admiral Dato’ Pahlawan Hj Mohamad Adib bin Abdul Samad, Western Fleet Commander of the Royal Malaysian Navy, with a plaque during a ceremony held at the Royal Malaysian Navy’s Lumut base. This significant milestone highlights the professionalism of both the air crew and maintenance personnel who have flown and maintained these helicopters over the years both at Lumut and whilst deployed aboard Royal Malaysian Navy ships.

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Oct
19
2018

PORTUGAL'S AIR FORCE ORDERS FIVE AW119KX MULTIROLE HELICOPTERS

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Leonardo announced today that the Portuguese Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected the AW119Kx as its new multirole single engine helicopter to meet its future operational requirements. The Portuguese Air Force is set to take delivery of five aircraft with an option for a further two units. Deliveries are to start in late 2018 from Leonardo’s plant in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA), with completion of deliveries by early 2020.

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Oct
16
2018

Leonardo: Specialist Aviation Services ranked ‘Excellent’ Service Centre for the AW169 and AW139 helicopters in UK and Ireland

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Amsterdam, 16 October 2018 - Leonardo announced today, during an official ceremony held at Helitech in Amsterdam, that Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) has been appointed an Excellent Service Centre for the AW169 light intermediate and AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in UK and Ireland.

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Oct
16
2018

Leonardo expands helicopter maintenance and repair services in Europe as regional fleet grows

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Rome, 16 October 2018 – Leonardo is expanding support services for its growing customer base and helicopter fleet across Europe through two new agreements with regional partners, in line with the industrial plan.

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Oct
16
2018

Rotortrade paves the way for greater value in the pre-owned helicopter market: First OEM nose-to-tail Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) helicopter delivery and a great example of industry cooperation.

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Rotortrade delivers the first nose-to-tail Certified Pre-Owned helicopter to a private operator thanks to the successful partnership and collaboration between Rotortrade, Leonardo and Pratt & Whitney Canada.

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Sep
27
2018

CHC Announces Implementation of Ground-Breaking Aircraft Data Solution with Real-Time HUMS

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DALLAS, TX - September 27, 2018 - CHC Helicopter, in collaboration with Leonardo and SKYTRAC, has completed testing and is introducing a real-time aircraft data solution on the AW139. The ground-breaking technology monitors over 500 Heliwise Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) indicators in real-time, alerts ground crew as soon as an in-flight exceedance is detected, and streamlines the HUMS and Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) file download process post flight. An additional Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution provides live weather and marine AIS data to the flight deck.

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Sep
25
2018

U.S. AIR FORCE SELECTS THE MH-139 BASED ON THE WORLD-CLASS LEONARDO AW139 HELICOPTER FOR INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE PROTECTION AND GOVERNMENT AND SECURITY FORCES TRANSPORT MISSIONS

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The United States Air Force (USAF) today selected the MH-139, based on the Leonardo AW139 and offered by Boeing as prime contractor, to replace its fleet of UH-1N “Huey” helicopters. The programme awarded today is valued at $2.4 billion for up to 84 helicopters, training devices and associated support equipment. With initial operational capability expected by 2021, the aircraft will take over the role of protecting the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) bases and the transportation of U.S. government and security forces.

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Sep
04
2018

Leonardo presents the AW109 Trekker - the Special Forces Helicopter for Australia’s Land 2097 Ph 4 - Special Operations Rotary Wing Capability

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Rome, 4 September 2018 – Leonardo is presenting the AW109 Trekker at Land Forces 2018 as a fully commercial, off the shelf solution to the Australian Defence Force needs for Land 2097, Phase 4 Special Operations Rotary Wing Capability. The AW109 Trekker is readily deployable by C17 transport aircraft, requiring less than 30 minutes preparation for embarkation on the C17.

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Aug
21
2018

ROTORTRADE PARTNERS WITH GUALTER HELICOPTER BRAZIL

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Rotortrade Services is a leading international helicopter dealer and sole global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters and Gualter Helicopter is a company that specializes in the sale of aircraft with focus on executive aviation in Brazil. Rotortrade Services continues in its plans to develop new markets and collaborate with outstanding international aviation companies. Gualter Helicopter has a proven track record of offering its customers excellent service and value to meet all their helicopter needs. This network agreement will allow Rotortrade & Gualter to offer the customers a wider selection of pre-owned helicopters into and from Brazil.

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Aug
20
2018

NH90 Qatar contract now effective. Order booked. Advance payment received. 2018 Group Guidance confirmed, as revised upwards the 30th of July

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Rome, 20 August 2018 – Leonardo announces that it has made effective the contract, signed on March 14, 2018, for the supply of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters to the Ministry of Defense of Qatar and has therefore booked the order in its backlog and received the advance payment relating to the contract. Leonardo acts as overall prime contractor with responsibility for the management of the entire programme valued at more than €3 billion to the NHI consortium.

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Aug
15
2018

ICON Aviation appointed an official distributor for the AW109 Trekker in Brazil

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São Paolo, Brazil – Leonardo announced today that ICON Aviation has been appointed an official distributor for the AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter in Brazil. The announcement was made during an official ceremony at LABACE exhibition. The distribution agreement, which follows established charter services provided by ICON Aviation in the country with other AW109 variants and the AW139 type, could possibly be extended to additional models. With five main bases in Brazil, ICON Aviation is a prime national player for business aircraft and helicopter sales and services.

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Aug
01
2018

93 HELICOPTERS DELIVERED AS AT THE END OF JULY 2018

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Leonardo informs that the number of Helicopter delivered from the beginning of the year to the 31st of July 2018 is equal to 93 units, up from 85 delivered in the first seven months of 2017.

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Jul
30
2018

LEONARDO AND THE POLITECNICO DI MILANO COLLABORATE ON THE HELICOPTER OF THE FUTURE: AGREEMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

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Helicopters will be an increasingly comfortable means of transport; by reducing noise and vibration inside the helicopter, pilot workload can be reduced, search and rescue tasks are easier and the quality of medical treatment in air ambulances is improved. It is the reason Leonardo and the Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) are developing new technologies for helicopters as part of their expanding collaboration, launched in 2016 with the signing of Innovation Hub, a multi-year framework agreement. The studies will also focus on the development of innovative technologies that can be used in new mechanical components utilising new lighter materials, which will bring advantages in terms of production costs and ease of installation. A further research project on predictive helicopter maintenance based on its health status will be launched by 2018.

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Jul
19
2018

LEONARDO: AW109 GRANDNEW LIGHT TWIN ENTERS IRISH VIP MARKET

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Farnborough, - Leonardo and official distributor in UK Sloane Helicopters (Sloane) announced today that QME Mining Equipment Ltd (QME) of Ireland, a leading company in the supply of complete solutions to the Mining and Tunnelling industries worldwide, has signed a contract for an AW109 GrandNew helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform VIP/corporate transport operations with delivery expected in early 2019. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at Farnborough International Airshow today.

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Jul
19
2018

AW169 HELICOPTER GROWS STRONGER IN UK EMS MARKET WITH SELECTION BY MAGPAS AIR AMBULANCE

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Farnborough, - Leonardo is pleased to announce that Magpas Air Ambulance has selected the AW169 as its new generation helicopter. Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) will customise the aircraft with an advanced medical interior and will operate the helicopter on behalf of Magpas Air Ambulance, providing pilots and maintenance services. The announcement was made during the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Jul
13
2018

Leonardo: New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police takes delivery of its AW119Kx helicopter

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Louisville, – Leonardo announced today that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police has taken delivery of its AW119Kx single engine helicopter during an official ceremony held at APSCON 2018 exhibition today.

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Jul
12
2018

Leonardo and PGZ sign letter of intent on the AW249 combat helicopter

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Leonardo and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. (PGZ) signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) that will see the two companies collaborate on the AW249, the only new combat helicopter currently being designed, aiming to meet the Polish Army’s requirement for a new combat helicopter.

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Jun
18
2018

DONALDSON TO DEVELOP INLET BARRIER FILTERS FOR INSTALLATION ON LEONARDO AW169 HELICOPTERS

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ST. LOUIS (June 18, 2018) – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has signed an agreement with Leonardo to develop two new Inlet Barrier Filters (IBF) for the AW169 helicopter.

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Jun
04
2018

Leonardo Helicopters Showing AW119 at Patuxent River Expo

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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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