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Nov
06
2019

Intermountain Healthcare adds another AW109 GrandNew for EMS operations in U.S.

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Atlanta, 6 November 2019 – Leonardo announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC, 4-6 November) that Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare, the largest health system in the Intermountain West, and one of the premier health systems in U.S., will add a sixth AW109 GrandNew light twin helicopter to its Intermountain Life Flight air ambulance / EMS program. Intermountain Life Flight currently operates five AW109 GrandNews and one AW109K2 light twin. Intermountain Life Flight is the only IFR EMS operator in Utah with its own low level IFR infrastructure and proprietary heliport approach procedures.

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Nov
05
2019

First AW169 EMS Helicopter Fleet in United States in Service

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Atlanta, 5 November 2019 - Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) that the first AW169 EMS helicopter fleet in the United States is now in service. Travis County’s three AW169 EMS helicopters assist rescue efforts in south central Texas, an area with over 1.2 million people that includes Austin.

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Oct
30
2019

Netherlands Ministry of Defence celebrates opening of new NH90 training facility in Den Helder

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Sesto Calende, Italy, October 30, 2019 – Rotorsim, the joint venture owned equally by CAE and Leonardo, today announced the successful start of training on the NH90 Full Mission Flight Trainer (FMFT) following its relocation from the Rotorsim training centre in Sesto Calende, Italy to a new training facility at Maritime Air Base de Kooy in Den Helder, the Netherlands. The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (NLMOD) and Netherlands Defence Helicopter Command recently hosted a ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new NH90 training facility in Den Helder. The ceremony was attended by officers from the Royal Netherlands Navy and Royal Netherlands Air Force; officials from the NLMOD; executives from CAE, Leonardo and Rotorsim; and military officials from Italy and Belgium.

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Oct
23
2019

Leonardo: Civil helicopter market presence grows in South Africa with new Distributorship Agreement

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Leonardo announced today the signing of a Distributorship Agreement with Absolute Aviation Group in South Africa for the civil and commercial market. The Agreement, which has the potential to be extended to other Southern African nations in the future, includes the AW119Kx single engine, the AW109 GrandNew and AW109 Trekker light twins, the AW169 light intermediate and the AW139 intermediate twin types.

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Oct
17
2019

Leonardo strengthens customer service in the Republic of Korea with Support Distributorship Agreement with UI International

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Seoul, - Leonardo and UI International of Republic of Korea have signed today at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2019 (ADEX) a Support Distributorship Agreement aimed at further expanding their collaboration in marketing, sales and service supply for the growing fleet of Leonardo commercial and public utility helicopters in the Country. With this agreement, UI International will set up an additional facility to increase the responsiveness and effectiveness of support operations covering all the relevant models flying in the Republic of Korea.

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Oct
15
2019

Leonardo promotes its helicopters and defence electronics at Seoul ADEX 2019

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Leonardo is attending the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2019 (ADEX) and will be demonstrating the successes of its existing products in the Republic of Korea (RoK) at stand B53. In addition, Leonardo will be promoting new solutions aiming to meet the Country’s demanding requirements for technology and industry cooperation.

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Oct
04
2019

Leonardo and Olmedo join forces for the development of the first medical aid of the future

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Montichiari, 4 October 2019 - Leonardo, one of the top ten companies in the world in Aerospace, Defense and Security and one of the leading players in the helicopter field, and Olmedo, a leading European company for the transformation and preparation of vehicles for healthcare use, have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement aimed at the development of technologies and equipment for rotary-wing and motor vehicles globally that conduct rescue missions. The aim of the agreement is to improve the times and effectiveness of emergency medical interventions carried out in a joint mode through the use of helicopter and ambulances in a seamless environment.

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Sep
25
2019

Leonardo to open helicopter support center near NAS Whiting Field if selected for US Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System TH-73

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Leonardo announced today that the Company will build a comprehensive customer support center adjacent to Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Northwest Florida’s Santa Rosa County if selected for the United States Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System TH-73. Leonardo is offering the Navy its purpose built, American made TH-119 IFR single engine helicopter to replace the Navy’s aging fleet of TH-57 training helicopters. The Navy is expected to make its selection for the 130 helicopter tender by the end of 2019.

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Sep
25
2019

First Leonardo AW109 Trekker VIP for Europe debuts at the Monaco Yacht Show

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The first Leonardo AW109 VIP Trekker helicopter for a European customer debuts today at the Monaco Yacht Show - Leonardo stand QA13 / Quai Antoine 1er. The Monaco Yacht Show (25 to 28 September) is one of the most important international luxury yacht showcases. After the show, the VIP Trekker will fly to the United Kingdom for delivery thanks to Sloane Helicopters, Leonardo's distributor for over twenty years in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The privately-owned aircraft will be operated by Apollo Air Services, available for VIP charter market.

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Sep
23
2019

Leonardo delivers its 1,000th AW139 helicopter – a sales champion to the world market

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Leonardo delivered today its 1,000th AW139 helicopter. The event represents a historic achievement: the AW139 is the most important helicopter programme in the last 15 years at an international level, and it is also able to set a production record in the Italian aviation industry's outlook. The 1,000th machine of this model was delivered to Italy’s Guardia di Finanza during an official celebration which was held at Leonardo’s plant in Vergiate (Varese - Italy), in the presence of institutional representatives, customers, partners and suppliers, as well as the company’s top management and employees.

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Sep
11
2019

Royal Air Force selects Leonardo for counter-drone research programme

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At the DSEI 2019 exhibition, Leonardo has announced that it has been selected by the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) to support the next stage of their research and development programme. The study will explore the current threat posed by hostile drones and how this is likely to evolve in future, as well as evaluating a range of technologies that could form a future RAF counter-drone capability. The programme is expected to last three years and will commence in early 2020.

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Sep
10
2019

Leonardo puts forward its AW149 for the latest/future generation tactical troop helicopter requirements at DSEI 2019

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London, 10 September 2019 - At the DSEI 2019 exhibition, Leonardo displays its latest- generation medium-lift AW149 helicopter. The modern, reliable and cost-effective aircraft is rapidly configurable to meet a wide range of military missions: Troop transport/troop insertion (carrying up to 16 fully-equipped troops or up to 19 passengers), cargo re-supply/external lift, CASEVAC/MEDEVAC, search and rescue (SAR), Special Forces operations and combat SAR, Command and Control (C2), and close air support. The AW149 has been certified by the Italian Directorate of Air Armaments (ARMAEREO). It has already been selected in the export market where it is in service today.

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Sep
06
2019

Leonardo’s new MAIR system shows off multi-sensor Infra-Red coverage capabilities on first test flight

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Following its launch in June at the Paris Air Show, Leonardo has successfully conducted the first test flight of its Multiple Aperture Infra-Red (MAIR) system, which provides crews with spherical missile warning, Hostile Fire Indication (HFI), day and night imaging and Infra-Red Search and Track (IRST) functionality. The MAIR system has been installed on a testbed helicopter and departed from La Spezia on the coast of Italy on a round-trip flight path which took it past nearby Genova. During the test, the MAIR operated as expected and was able to record data throughout the flight. Further flights will now take place to verify the MAIR’s full suite of modes.

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Sep
06
2019

Leonardo and CAE USA Sign Memorandum of Agreement to Collaborate on Helicopter and Training Solutions for U.S. Government

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Washington D.C., September 6, 2019 – Leonardo and CAE USA have joined forces to collaborate in the United States to offer integrated solutions for helicopter training requirements for the government market. A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed recently between the companies that expands on the long- established relationship between Leonardo and CAE in helicopter training. The MoA is focused on delivering tailored helicopter-and-training packages to U.S. government operators and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.

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Sep
03
2019

Leonardo and the Polish Armaments Group unveil next generation W-3 helicopter concept at MSPO 2019

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Leonardo, through its industrial pillar in the Polish helicopter sector PZL-Świdnik, and the Polish Armaments Group, jointly with the Polish aviation industry and R&D centres, present a next generation multirole military helicopter concept based on a legacy W-3 Sokół platform at MSPO 2019.

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Aug
23
2019

Leonardo and Team Cormorant welcome the Government of Canada’s continued commitment to modernize and expand the Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter fleet

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Rome, 23 August 2019 - Leonardo welcomes the continued commitment made by Canada’s Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, to modernize and expand Canada’s primary rotary search and rescue helicopter fleet through the Cormorant Mid- Life Upgrade (CMLU) program. Yesterday’s announcement marks a major step forward ahead of program finalization.

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Aug
16
2019

Leonardo: AW119Kx VIP helicopter with special 24,000 ft. altitude kit expands Chile’s robust fleet

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Philadelphia, – Leonardo announces the delivery of one AW119Kx VIP helicopter with a 24,000 ft. altitude kit to an undisclosed private customer in Chile. The unique altitude kit provides outstanding performance in the region’s tall Andes mountain peaks. This latest handover adds to over 20 helicopters already in service in the country including the AW119, AW109, AW139 and W-3A Sokol models performing VIP transport, firefighting, law enforcement and utility tasks.

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Aug
14
2019

Leonardo confirms solid presence in the Brazilian VIP helicopter market at LABACE with new orders

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São Paulo, – Leonardo builds on its marquee success in South America’s VIP/Corporate multiengine helicopter market while at LABACE, the region’s largest luxury helicopter expo, held August 13 – 15 in São Paulo, Brazil announcing new orders for a total of five units valued at nearly 30 million euro. The company, already a global leader in the VIP multiengine segment with a 40% market share, is leveraging the strong local presence of its products, with over 170 helicopters flying in Brazil and more than 220 in South America, now adding three AW109 Trekker light twins, one AW109 GrandNew and one 1 AW169 intermediate twins.

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Jul
18
2019

Single engine TH-119 helicopter obtains FAA IFR certification, best solution for U.S. Navy training

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Leonardo announced today that its TH-119 helicopter received IFR supplemental type certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The TH-119 is the only single engine helicopter in decades to meet current IFR requirements, allowing pilots to operate the aircraft safely in low visibility and challenging weather conditions, thanks to advanced avionics by Genesys Aerosystems and redundant helicopter flight systems.

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Jul
12
2019

Leonardo’s Falco EVO drone is used to monitor irregular migration during Frontex operation

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On the 20th June, Leonardo’s Falco EVO tactical remotely-piloted aerial system played a key role in monitoring a case involving irregular migrants in the Mediterranean sea as part of monitoring activities of Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. In an operation launched from the Italian island of Lampedusa, the Falco EVO worked with other Frontex assets to identify a “mothership” trawler as 81 illegal migrants were transferred to smaller boats, a technique increasingly used by criminal organisations. Following the transfer, the Falco EVO’s surveillance payloads kept a close eye on the trawler until an enforcement operation was launched by Italian authorities to seize the boat.

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Jul
02
2019

Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Support Center achieves full operational capability

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Broussard, Louisiana, 2 July 2019 – Leonardo announced that its new Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Support Center has now achieved full operational capability. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorized the Company’s new Part 145 Gulf of Mexico Support Center, allowing the 21,000 square foot facility in Broussard, Louisiana to provide full helicopter blade repair, spare parts, and technical support to customers across the Americas.

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Jun
27
2019

AW169 helicopter to enter offshore operations in Africa with Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia

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Rome, 27 June 2019 – Leonardo announced today that the new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopter is set to be introduced into offshore operations in Africa with Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia. The aircraft, now delivered from Leonardo’s facility in Vergiate, Italy, will support the offshore oil & gas industry in Equatorial Guinea.

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Jun
21
2019

Leonardo launches student Drone Contest in Turin during Innovation Day, Crescendo. Naturalia - Artificialia

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Leonardo Innovation Day, Crescendo. Naturalia - Artificialia was held today at the OGR in Turin to promote the cross fertilization of ideas between humanistic and scientific disciplines. The event was named with a metaphorical reference to the Renaissance Wunderkammern, the "chambers of wonders" where the two worlds - represented by objects linked to nature (naturalia) and techniques (artificialia) - were skillfully mixed and shown.

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Jun
21
2019

Era Group Inc. (“Era”) sets major AW139 operational milestone by logging 200,000 Flight Hours with fleet

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Paris, – Leonardo is pleased to celebrate another outstanding operational milestone for its bestselling AW139 with Era’s fleet achieving 200,000 flight hours. This accomplishment includes 166,000 operating flight hours and 34,000 hours in support of leasing partnerships.

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Jun
19
2019

AW169 helicopter enters European crew change offshore market with NHV Group order

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Leonardo has announced to have recently signed a contract for two AW169 light intermediate helicopters with helicopter service provider NHV Group. The aircraft, expected to be delivered between 2019 and 2020, will be used by NHV to perform offshore transport operations in UK and North Sea area.

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Jun
19
2019

Leonardo and PWNE extend their Training Service Agreement in Malaysia to include a new AW189 helicopter FFS Simulator

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Leonardo and PWN Excellence Sdn Bhd (PWNE) are expanding their established partnership in Malaysia for the provision of advanced training services announcing the extension of the Authorised Synthetic Training Centre (ASTC) agreement, currently for the AW139 helicopter, to include AW189 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) services.

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Jun
19
2019

Wiking signs 30 million euro contract for two AW139 helicopters to enhance offshore transport capabilities in Northern Europe

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Leonardo announced today the signing of a contract valued at 30 million euro for two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters with Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH of Germany. The aircraft, which are expected to be delivered in 2019 and 2020, will be used to perform offshore transport operations in Northern Europe, further expanding the AW139 fleet of Wiking which already operates four helicopters in the region.

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Jun
19
2019

ROTORTRADE STRENGTHENS COLLABORATION WITH LEONARDO WITH SIX ADDITIONAL PRE-OWNED HELICOPTERS

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Paris Air Show 2019 - Rotortrade Services is proud to announce the purchase and sale of a further batch of six pre-owned helicopters leveraging the global distributorship agreement with Leonardo. This latest achievement builds on the renewal of the agreement signed in February 2018 for another three years. Rotortrade has been the sole worldwide pre-owned helicopters distributor for Leonardo since 2014. Since then over 27 Leonardo aircraft have been sold to end-users worldwide.

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Jun
18
2019

Italian National Fire Corps expands AW139 helicopter fleet with €75 million order

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Leonardo announced new signed contracts for five additional AW139s to the Italian National Fire Corps (Vigili del Fuoco, part of Ministry of the Interior), including integrated logistic support and training for crews and technicians. The orders, valued at over €75 million, add to the previously purchased three units, with two already delivered this year. The five new helicopters are expected to be delivered in June 2020.

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Jun
18
2019

LoI with Suzuyo paves the way for the first AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator installation in Japan

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Leonardo and Suzuyo & Co. Ltd. (Suzuyo) of Japan announced at the Paris Air Show today the signing of a Letter of Intent (LoI) for the purchase of an AW139 Level D FFS for the AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter in the country. The simulator would be installed in a dedicated facility at Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and operated by Suzuyo’s subsidiary Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation (SACC).

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