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Piaggio Aerospace to participate with Avanti EVO at NBAA-BACE, world's largest business aviation even

Piaggio Aerospace, a leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business and defense and security sectors, today announced it will participate with its Avanti EVO at NBAA-BACE, the National Business Aviation Association - Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition staged in Las Vegas, US, between 10th and 12th October, 2017. The NBAA-BACE is the world's largest business avia...

Leonardo confirmed in the Dow Jones sustainability indices

For the eighth year in a row, Leonardo has been incorporated in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Europe. The company’s consistent presence in the Dow Jones equity indices reflects Leonardo’s commitment to a sustainability approach that integrates environmental, social and governance aspects into its business strategy, supporting corporate processes and the capacity to innova...

Piaggio Aerospace names Airflite as exclusive sales representative for Australia, New Zealand

Airflite, a leader in aviation related services, and Piaggio Aerospace, a leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business, defence and security sectors, today announced the signing of an agreement to appoint Airflite as the exclusive sales representative for Piaggio Aerospace in Australia and New Zealand. The commercial agreement strengthens the ongoing partnership between Piaggio...

AW169, GrandNew orders reinforce Leonardo's strong position in Brazilian corporatehelicopter market

Three AW169s and one GrandNew helicopter sold to VIP operators in Brazil Nearly 20 AW169s have been ordered in Brazil to date Leonardo’s leading position in executive transport market, with 50 percent share in the global multiengine segment, extends as a result of product advantages Leonardo announced that further orders from Brazilian executive operators have strengt...

Tecnam receives major change approval from EASA for G1000Nxi P2006T Mark II

On June 27th 2017 EASA issued its Major Change approval for the G1000Nxi avionics suite in the P2006T. The G1000Nxi is available in the MkII version of the P2006T and is now available for delivery in EASA countries.  The FAA validation of this major change is now underway and will be completed in the coming weeks. EASA Major Change Certificate: http://www.tecnam.com/wp-content/up...

Leonardo: first half 2017 progress confirms growing orders and profitability

New Orders at EUR 5.1 billion, higher than 1H2016 net of the EUR 8 billion EFA Kuwait contract booked in the second quarter 2016 Stable revenues and solidly improving profitability with ROS at 9.0% Lower Group Net Debt at EUR 3.6 billion, also thanks to receipt of the second installment of the advance payment on the EFA Kuwait contract in first quarter while also after outflows for strategi...

AW119KX helicopter to provide surveillance, monitoring for NY City department of environmental protection police

One AW119Kx helicopter, outfitted in law enforcement configuration, selected by New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police Aircraft to support protection of New York City’s drinking water resources  Over 280 AW119 helicopters have been ordered to date in 35 countries by nearly 120 customers​ ​ Leonardo announced that the AW119Kx helico...

Leonardo AW189 to support oil and gas operations in Russia from Sakhalin Island

The addition of this AW189 operated by Aviashelf expands the success of the type as the bestselling helicopter in its weight category and in the Oil&Gas market both in Russia and internationally The aircraft will be equipped with Full Ice Protection System for outstanding all weather operations Agreements for more than 150 AW189s, including orders and options, have been signed by custom...

New contract will see Leonardo continue to keep UK Typhoon Jets protected from threats

A two year contract will see Leonardo lead the upgrade of the ‘Praetorian’ Defensive Aids Sub System for Eurofighter Typhoon jets operated by the Royal Air Force More than 500 Eurofighter Typhoons delivered to date are protected by the advanced and operationally-proven Praetorian system, allowing crews to detect, evaluate and counter threats at maximum range Leonardo provides mo...

The third edition of Leonardo's Innovation awards

Students, new graduates and doctoral candidates from Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) faculties at Italian universities have been called on to present their innovative ideas Winners will be rewarded with internships and bursaries Technologies and innovative solutions designed to protect cultural heritage are amongst the areas of research covered For more information visit...

SuperJet International extends its maintenance services on the SSJ100

SuperJet International (SJI) – as MRO provider for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) customers – received the extension of the Part 145 maintenance capabilities up to “2 years check”. The approval has been released by the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) following a formal audit, which confirmed the conformity of SuperJet International AMO (Approved Maint...

Leonardo: Helikorea orders three grandnew helicopters for EMS

The GrandNew helicopters add to the two AW169s already in service by HeliKorea Entirety of EMS fleet in South Korea consists of Leonardo helicopters More than 50 Leonardo helicopters are on order by Korean customers ​ The GrandNew light twin helicopter expands in the Republic of Koreawith the order of three units by HeliKorea for Emergency Medical Service. The or...