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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...

AW109 Trekker helicopter achieves EASA certification

Newest type in the light twin-engine segment strengthening Leonardo’s position in this market for public services and utility duties   EASA Certification allows deliveries to start in the first quarter of 2018  Over 40 aircraft ordered by customers worldwide to date  Leonardo is pleased to announce that the AW109 Trekker helicopter was issue...

Piaggio Aerospace approves five-year Industrial Plan

Piaggio Aerospace, a leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business, defense and security sectors, approved a new five-year Industrial Plan designed to secure the long-term financial and operational stability of the business. The plan, which is supported by the shareholder as well as key stakeholders including the Italian Government and the Italian Air Force is built around the fo...

Leonardo wins the National Award for Innovation with an electric tail rotor for helicopters to reduce environmental impact

The winning project was developed within the European “Clean Sky” programme that is developing sustainable solutions for future air transport The groundbreaking technology is part of a programme to increase the use of electrical systems on aircraft; improving reliability, safety while reducing energy consumption and environmental impact Profumo: "Technological innovation is...

Eight more AW139S to strengthen rescue and border patrol services in Italy

Contract for two AW139s for the Coast Guard and six for the Customs and Border Protection Service valued at approximately 112 million euro for delivery by 2020 53 AW139s ordered by the Italian Government operators for public services to date Over 250 customers from around 70 nations have already ordered more than 1,000 AW139s, nearly 900 of which are in service  Leonardo anno...