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Apr
18
2019

Italy’s National Fire Corps receives first two AW139 helicopters, the backbone of the Country’s rescue and emergency response services

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With the delivery of the first two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters, Leonardo and the Italian National Fire Corps (Vigili del Fuoco, part of the Ministry of the Interior) announced a major step forward in strengthening their collaboration delivering advanced, more effective emergency response services in Italy. The event, celebrated during an official ceremony held at Leonardo’s Vergiate facility today in the presence of Government representatives and local authorities. The introduction of the AW139 marks a major enhancement of airborne multirole capabilities with the world’s most modern helicopter for maritime and mountain Search and Rescue (SAR), medical rescue, firefighting and disaster relief duties.

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Apr
08
2019

Polish Ministry of National Defence signs 400 mln PLN (90 mln EUR) Offset Agreement for AW101 helicopters

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Warsaw, 8 April, 2019 – Leonardo, the owner of PZL-Świdnik, the Group’s main industrial pillar in Poland, announced that its UK subsidiary Leonardo MW Ltd has signed an Offset Agreement, valued at approx. 400 mln PLN (90 mln EUR), with the Polish Ministry of National Defence. The signing of the Offset Agreement precedes a contract for the supply of AW101 military helicopters.

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Apr
05
2019

LEONARDO SIGNS WIDE-RANGING PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT IN BRAZIL TO COLLABORATE ON URBAN SECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

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Leonardo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Brazilian company Codemar (Companhia de Desenvolvimento de Maricá), which promotes socio-economic development in the prefecture of Maricá. The MoU was signed during LAAD 2019, Latin America’s biggest defence and security exhibition.

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Apr
04
2019

Leonardo picks TH-119 for US Navy training helicopter RFP

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Philadelphia – Leonardo submitted to the US Navy its proposal to manufacture and support up to 130 training helicopters under the relevant Request for Proposal (RFP). Reliable, fully compliant and easy to maintain, the TH-119 IFR helicopter is the best and most capable solution to train the next generation of Navy helicopter pilots.

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Mar
28
2019

Alidaunia Pioneers Connected AW169 With Real-Time Hums Plus Data Automation

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March 27, 2019 - Italian operator and Leonardo Excellent Service Center Alidaunia Srl is pioneering Real-Time HUMS for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and civil protection missions with the selection of SKYTRAC and Leonardo aircraft connectivity for their AW139 and AW169 fleet.

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Mar
27
2019

WESTSTAR AVIATION SERVICES SIGNS ANOTHER CONTRACT WITH LEONARDO FOR THE PURCHASE OF THREE AW169 AND TWO AW139 HELICOPTERS

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Weststar Aviation Services, a leading regional offshore helicopter transportation services provider, and Leonardo signed a contract – valued at around 50 million euros - for three new-generation AW169 and two AW139 helicopters for offshore operations in West Africa and the Middle East.

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Mar
26
2019

Korea and Malaysia add AW189s to their fire-fighting helicopter fleets

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Rome, – With deliveries across Asia Pacific the Leonardo AW189 super medium helicopter is becoming the leader in the firefighting market. The Malaysia Fire and Rescue Department (Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia) and Korea’s Seoul Fire Department are beginning operations with their AW189s and will soon be followed by the Tokyo Fire Department.

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Mar
25
2019

JOINT VENTURE WITH THE ALGERIAN MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE FOR LOCAL HELICOPTER ASSEMBLY, SUPPORT AND TRAINING

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Leonardo and the Algerian Ministry of National Defence announced today the establishment of a joint venture for the local assembly, sale and support of Leonardo helicopters for various applications. The joint venture (with a 51% share owned by the Ministry of National Defence and 49% owned by Leonardo) will be headquartered in a brand new industrial facility at Aïn Arnat, in the Sétif Province.

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Mar
13
2019

AW109 Trekker FAA Certification opens US market to the newest and most capable light twin helicopter

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Rome, 13 March 2019 – The AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter has been issued with type certification by FAA, allowing the newest and most capable aircraft in its category to enter the US market. The fastest light twin for quick law enforcement and rescue intervention and the only featuring a cabin allowing full patient body accessibility from head to toes for EMS, the AW109 Trekker is ideally positioned to capture opportunities in North America, the largest EMS market for light twins with many in-service fleets needing replacement. Previous variants of the AW109s have proven extremely popular in North America for VIP, Emergency Medical Service, utility and homeland security roles.

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Mar
13
2019

2018 RESULTS ABOVE THE GUIDANCE FOR NEW ORDERS (€15.3 BN, +32%* YOY) AND REVENUES (€ 12.4 BN, +5%* YOY)

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Leonardo's Board of Directors, convened today under the Chairmanship of Gianni De Gennaro, examined and unanimously approved the draft of Group consolidated and Leonardo S.p.A. financial statements at 31 December 2018.

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Mar
12
2019

LEONARDO WORLD'S NO.1 CIVIL HELICOPTER MANUFACTURER SECURES CONTRACTS, EYES NEW MARKETS AND EXPANDS TRAINING AND PRODUCTS

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Leonardo’s attendance at the world’s largest helicopter show, Heli-Expo, showed major achievements in market positioning, service delivery, program advancements and US presence. A series of new deals were also announced by the world’s leading civil helicopter manufacturer in terms of value, with a 40% market share in 2018.

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Mar
06
2019

Leonardo: Weststar Aviation Services tests HeliLink virtual technical support technology on AW Family helicopters

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Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – Leonardo announced today at Heli-Expo 2019 a collaboration with Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd of Malaysia as launch customer of the HeliLink digital product support engineering assistant. The new service provides a remote video-call support for maintenance technicians with augmented reality, resulting in quick assistance for trouble shooting, improved helicopter fleet reliability and management. Weststar will benefit from this service through its AW Family fleet of AW169, AW139 and AW189 types.

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Mar
06
2019

Leonardo: world’s first AW609 tiltrotor and US AW169 helicopter simulators to expand advanced training services

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Atlanta, – Leonardo announced today at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta the start of production of the world’s first AW609 tiltrotor Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) and the intention to introduce the first US-based AW169 Level D Full Flight Simulator. Both will be installed into the new Training Academy being developed at the Company’s helicopter facility based in Philadelphia and will be in service in 2020.

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Mar
06
2019

Leonardo: new Helicopter Training Academy in Philadelphia to meet growing demand for training services in North and Latin America

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Atlanta, – Leonardo announced today at Heli-Expo 2019 a substantial reinforcement of its helicopter training capabilities and services in the USA with the establishment of a new Training Academy within its production facility in Philadelphia. The new purpose-built campus is expected to be completed in 2020.

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Mar
05
2019

Leonardo: the world’s leading civil helicopter manufacturer at Heli-Expo

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Atlanta, 5th March 2019 – Leonardo attends Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta (5-7 March) with sound world civil helicopter market leadership. In 2018 the Company positioned itself as the first helicopter manufacturer in terms of value in the world civil market with a 40% share, a 7% increase compared to the previous year. Total aircraft deliveries to customers worldwide for all missions were significantly higher compared to 149 units handed over in 2017.

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Mar
05
2019

Gulf Helicopters testing Radio Frequency Identification technology on the AW189 helicopter

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Atlanta, 5 March 2019 – Leonardo announced today at Heli-Expo 2019 a collaboration with Gulf Helicopters of Qatar to test Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) on their AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter fleet. This initiative is based on a pilot project for installation of RFID tags on the aircraft.

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Feb
28
2019

Gulf Helicopters to Equip Fleet with Real-Time HUMS, Streamlined FDM Management

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February 28, 2019 - Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC) has selected SKYTRAC real-time connectivity to drive efficiency in their Leonardo AW139 and AW189 HUMS and Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) programs.

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Feb
26
2019

Leonardo announces three AW139 helicopters for Victoria Police of Australia

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Melbourne, 26 February 2019 - Leonardo has announced today the choice for three AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters as part of Victoria Police Air Wing’s fleet modernization effort to provide enhanced airborne capabilities. The helicopters will be supplied by StarFlight Victoria to carry out a range of law enforcement, patrol and surveillance, and maritime search and rescue missions from the Essendon Airport on behalf of the Victoria Police Air Wing. The AW139s will be delivered from Leonardo’s Vergiate final assembly line facility in Italy in late 2019 and will enter service in 2020 following dedicated mission customization.

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Feb
21
2019

Falcon Aviation starts AW169 helicopter transport operations in Kuwait

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Abu Dhabi, 20 February 2019 – Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has recently started onshore and offshore transport operations for the Kuwait Oil Company with three Leonardo AW169 light- intermediate twin helicopters under a five-year contract.

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Feb
21
2019

Portugal’s Air Force takes delivery of first two AW119Kx multirole helicopters

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Rome, 20 February 2019 – The Portuguese Air Force has taken delivery of its first two AW119Kx multirole single engine helicopters. The event was celebrated during an official ceremony held at Beja Air Base on February 18 in the presence of dignitaries and representatives from the Portuguese Ministry of Defence (MoD), Air Force and Leonardo. The additional three aircraft that are being assembled at Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility (Pennsylvania, USA), where all AW119s are built, will join the fleet with handover expected to be completed by early 2020.

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Feb
19
2019

LEONARDO AEROTECH CAMPUS ESTABLISHED TO BOOST AERONAUTICAL DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHERN ITALY: A NEW HUB FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

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The establishment of the AeroTech Campus, the new HUB for the technological innovation of the Leonardo Aerostructures Division, was announced today at the Pomigliano d’Arco plant (Naples). The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies Luigi Di Maio, representatives of local institutions and Leonardo’s top management attended the ceremony.

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Feb
18
2019

LEONARDO'S M-40 TARGET DRONE SEES FIRST ACTION IN ITALIAN NAVY TRAINING EXERCISE

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Leonardo’s new M-40 target drone flew its first live missions for the Italian Navy in a recent training exercise at an Italian joint armed forces test range. The exercise saw the aircraft carrier Cavour and its complement of AV8B+ fighter aircraft training alongside the Navy destroyer Mimbelli against M-40 drones which were simulating a range of incoming threats.

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Feb
15
2019

Leonardo opens a new facility in Pisa and unveils its enhanced AWHERO Rotary Unmanned Air System for surveillance and disaster relief missions

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Rome, 15th February 2019 – Leonardo opened today its new facility in Pisa (Italy) dedicated to the development and production of the AWHERO Rotary Unmanned Air System (RUAS). During the official ceremony, also attended by national and local authorities and representatives from the industry, the first pre-production aircraft was also officially unveiled.

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Feb
01
2019

Gulf of Mexico Support Center opened to expand customer service capabilities in the Americas

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Broussard – Leonardo announced today that its comprehensive new Gulf of Mexico Support Center in Broussard, Louisiana is open. The 21,000 square foot facility provides blade repair, spare parts and technical support. Construction began in June 2017 on two acres near Highway 90. To celebrate the opening, Leonardo hosted customers and local government for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Jan
18
2019

LEONARDO AWARDED £293 MILLION APACHE INTEGRATED OPERATIONAL SUPPORT CONTRACT BY THE UK MOD

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Leonardo is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide the Apache AH Mk.1 Attack Helicopter fleet with comprehensive support and maintenance services. The Apache Integrated Operational Support (IOS) contract is valued at approximately £293 million (approximately €325 million) and will continue to support the Apache AH Mk.1 Attack Helicopter fleet from 1st April 2019 until the aircraft goes out of service in 2024.

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Dec
21
2018

TH-119 HELICOPTER PERFORMS FIRST FLIGHT. TRAINING EXCELLENCE BUILT IN US, READY FOR US NAVY

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Leonardo is pleased to announce it successfully completed the initial flight test of the TH-119 IFR training helicopter yesterday. The TH-119 is Leonardo’s bid to replace the U.S. Navy’s aging fleet of TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopters, a variant of the successful AW119, manufactured in the US with strong local supplier base. By completing this important milestone, the TH-119 remains on track to achieve full FAA IFR certification in early 2019, making it the only single-engine IFR-certified helicopter in production in decades.

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Dec
20
2018

SAKHALIN ENERGY SIGNS AW189 CONTRACT FOR MODERN LONG RANGE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SUPPORTING OIL&GAS INDUSTRY IN RUSSIA

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Leonardo announced today the signing of a contract with Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (“Sakhalin Energy”) for the supply of three AW189 super medium twin engine commercial helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform transport operations from Sakhalin Island in Russia supporting the Oil&Gas industry, with deliveries expected to start in the 1Q2020. The contract was signed in Moscow today by Gian Piero Cutillo, MD Leonardo Helicopters, and Roman Dashkov, CEO of Sakhalin Energy.

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Dec
17
2018

Leonardo Helicopters partners with ILANDMIAMI for convenient Art Basel transportation

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MIAMI, FL – ILandMiami, a dynamic company developed in Miami in 2016, designs, engineers and manufactures custom made landing solutions including helicopter dollies, helidecks, and temporary helistops as well as their patented, trademarked marine utility vessels (MUV™). The MUV™, also referred to as a heliboat®, was engineered as a fully navigable vessel and is the first self-propelled marine landing solution. These revolutionary vessels can accommodate helicopters up to 7,000lbs +.

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Dec
17
2018

LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT TO STRENGTHEN EMERGENCY RESPONSE CAPABILITIES WITH THE ADDITION OF A FIFTH AW139 HELICOPTER

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Leonardo announced today that the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is set to introduce a fifth AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter into its fleet. The aircraft is expected to be delivered from Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility in Spring 2019 and will be used to perform a range of missions primarily including fire suppression, emergency medical service (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR).

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Dec
17
2018

LEONARDO'S CYBER SHIELD 2018: THE FIRST CYBER SKILLS COMPETITION TO PUT DRONE DATA SECURITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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The second edition of "Cyber Shield: facing the threat", a cyber security contest organised by Leonardo’s Security Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), took place yesterday at the Company’s facility in Rome.

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