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Aeroclub di Verona got 7th ALSIM FSTD in Italy

 Alsim announced another FSTD sale to Aeroclub di Verona, a long-term Alsim user, based in Verona, Italy. The club has been operating an Alsim AL200 for more than 15 years together with one of our customers in the region. After attending a demonstration of the Alsim ALXin Nantes, they decided to purchase an ALX for their new MCC and APS MCC training courses.   The Alsim...

First M-345 production aircraft performs its maiden flight

The first M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer) production basic/advanced trainer aircraft successfully performed its maiden flight at Venegono Superiore airport (Varese, Italy) today with pilots Quirino Bucci and Giacomo Iannelli onboard.  Quirino Bucci, Aircraft Division’s Trainer Project Test Pilot, said: “The airplane performed excellently, perfectly meeti...

Emirates opens new lounge at Rome’s International Airport

Emirates’ premium and loyal customers travelling from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport can now look forward to greater levels of comfort and convenience, with the opening of the airline’s new lounge. All Emirates’ First Class and Business Class customers, as well as Skywards Platinum and Gold members, travelling on the airline’s two flights a day from Rom...

Leonardo awarded contract for 22 of the new AW169M helicopter variant by Italy's Guardia di Finanza

Contract for 22 AW169Ms in dedicated configuration with support and training package valued at 280 million euro with deliveries between summer 2019 and 2024.  Complements a fleet of 14 AW139s to perform patrol and reconnaissance, law enforcement, rescue and homeland security missions  The Guardia di Finanza contract for AW169Ms follows the success of the AW169  and stren...

Leonardo and the Politecnico di Milano collaborate on the helicopter of the future: agreement for the development of sustainable innovative technologies

Signed agreement to explore the use of new materials for innovative mechanical components New steps forward for Innovation Hub, the 2016 agreement between Leonardo and Politecnico di Milano, with the significant target to reduce vibration and noise levels in the cabins and prospects for use in search and rescue and emergency medical services (Comfort project) An innovative research project...

Leonardo launches its 2018 Innovation Award that will also include participation of international universities

Students, recent graduates, PhD students and PhD graduates from the STEM faculties and, for the first time, those from the Faculty of Economics will be able to participate Virtual and augmented reality, cognitive systems, blockchain and the circular economy are the four research areas to be addressed by the participants Internships in the company and prize money for the winners For furthe...

Leonardo supports innovation for the safety of critical infrastructures

Choosing a start-up and an innovative project in a sector of interest and an integral part of Leonardo's business A multiaxial stress sensor project awarded within the TR35 event organised by MIT Technology Review Italia with the Bologna Business School; a second award assigned to the start-up Kuaternion, thanks to the development of software for interpreting satellite images The dissem...

Leonardo delivers 1,500th fuselage to ATR, historic milestone

With close to 1,700 orders and over 1,400 aircraft delivered, ATRs are among the most successful commercial airplanes in the history of civil aviation ATR aircraft feature operational flexibility, cost-effectiveness in-service and reduced environmental impact  An ATR takes-off or lands every 8 seconds somewhere in the world. ATR aircraft have completed over 30 million flights sinc...

Leonardo 1Q 2018 Revenues up 4%

·       Clear signs of recovery in Helicopters ·      FY 2018 Guidance confirmed ·       Steps forward in the execution of the Industrial Plan to strengthening commercial approach: «Leonardo International» First quarter results in line with expectations &...

Air Italy Receives Its First Boeing 737 Max In Striking New Livery

His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, hosts a press conference at the Boeing Everett Delivery Centre in Seattle to receive the aircraft New fleet will provide travellers in Italy with an innovative, sophisticated and stylish carrier, offering an enhanced travel experience Qatar Airways previously strengthened its commitment to Air Italy in 20...

First front fuselage section for the Airbus A321 LR delivered

In 2016 Leonardo and Airbus signed an agreement for the production of the front fuselage, section 14A, for the new LR (Long Range) configuration of Airbus A321 aircraft Leonardo’s Nola plant will significantly support the production ramp-up necessary to cope with A321 strong market demand A delivery ceremony for the first Airbus A321 LR fuselage section took place in...

SW-4 Solo optionally piloted helicopter performs its first flight with no safety pilot onboard

Maiden flight with no safety pilot onboard performed from Taranto-Grottaglie Airport in Italy This latest achievement provides further evidence of Leonardo’s leading role in Europe in developing ‘unmanned’ air systems  ​ Leonardo announced that the SW-4 Solo optionally piloted helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight with no safety pilo...