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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...

Leonardo AESA surveillance radar technology will be on-board new Saab GlobalEye

Saab’s new GlobalEye Swing Role Surveilance System (SSRS) will integrate Leonardo’s ‘Seaspray’ radar  Leonardo’s Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology sets the standard for surveillance radars, having been sold to 30 countries including for the UK and US Navies and for the Italian Air Force The Seaspray family of radars combine high perform...

Step forward in financial strategy, revolving credit facility renegotiated

Significant reduction of margins, down 25bp, and positive effects expected on the financial charges Size reduced, down to €1.8bn, and duration extended to 2023  ​ Leonardo signed a new Revolving Credit Facilities with a pool of domestic and international banks. The RCF envisages the payment of a spread of 75 basis points above Euribor, 25 basis point l...

Leonardo presents 2018-2022 Industrial Plan: long term sustainable growth

Taking action to return Group to sustainable growth over 2018-2022 Well positioned for a positive market outlook Leveraging one company model with a new commercial strategy Leveraging a strong backlog and accelerating orders to deliver revenue growth and improved profitability Strict cost control and focused investment on sustainable growth Disciplined financial strategy to balan...

Leonardo to lead OCEAN2020 program, the most important European Defense Agency research tender for Naval Surveillance Technology

OCEAN2020, a European Defence Fund initiative, will boost technological research in the  naval domain also by the integration of unmanned platforms in surveillance and interdiction missions Leonardo is a leader in systems integration and will lead a team of 42 partner companies including Saab, Safran, PGZ and MBDA, research bodies such as NATO CMRE and the defence ministries of five coun...