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Aerotech Academy for engineering studies - Leonardo and the "Federico II" University

Leonardo has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Naples "Federico II" to launch the Aerotech Academy, an advanced training course on leading engineering issues. The course will provide skills and operational competence that can be immediately used in advanced technology industrial sectors. The initiative is aimed at students selected with a special notice (l...

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Orders AW139 helicopters to enhance capability and responsiveness

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue signed a contract for four AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform a range of missions—primarily fire suppression, emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR)—and will have special equipment including a cargo hook, rescue hoist and Bambi bucket. The first helicopter is expected to be deliver...

First two P-72Bs delivered to Italy’s Guardia di Finanza

The first two out of four P-72Bs ordered by Italy’s Guardia di Finanza have been handed over during an official ceremony held at Leonardo’s Caselle Torinese facility today. Deliveries will be completed by 2022.   Lucio Valerio Cioffi, Aircraft Division MD at Leonardo, said: "We are proud that Guardia di Finanza has chosen to integrate our ATR 72MP into its naval airborne c...

EBAA Safety Recognition Award goes to SEA Prime

Congratulations! EBAA Safety Recognition Award goes to SEA Prime! The award is assigned by EBAA to recognize success stories resulting from going ‘the extra mile’ and tangible manifestations of safety precautions in addition to those required by the regulations. On the occasion of the opening of the new Business&General Aviation Milano Prime Terminal of Milano Mal...

World’s first solar-powered drone capable of perpetual flight

The progress, development, innovation... Seams everythings becomes possible! Leonardo is accalerating technologycal progress by investing in the in the world’s first solar-powered drone capable of perpetual flight! Leonardo is investing in Skydweller Aero Inc., a US/Spanish start-up specialising in large-scale solar-powered unmanned air systems. The initiative will res...

9 months Leonardo results in line with Industrial Plan growth targets

Leonardo's Board of Directors approved the results at 30 September 2019. Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo CEO stated “The first nine months of 2019 are another important step forward on our journey: we are delivering consistently across our main businesses. We are reconfirming 2019 Guidance. We are fully focused on executing our Industrial Plan aimed at value creation for all our sta...

Meet Milano Prime at NBAA-BACE: general aviation traffic tripled since opening at Malpensa

Don't miss the opportunity to meet Sea Prime with the brand Milano Prime in Las Vegas during NBAA-BACE 2019. There are news you have to share the joy! Excellent results of the new Business& General Aviation Terminal at the Milano Malpensa International Airport since opening, with a 240% increase in movements compared to 2018. The inauguration of Milano Prime at Malpensa on 23 Ju...

The development of the first medical aid of the future

Leonardo and Olmedo have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement aimed at the development of technologies and equipment for rotary-wing and motor vehicles globally that conduct rescue missions. The aim of the agreement is to improve the times and effectiveness of emergency medical interventions carried out in a joint mode through the use of helicopter and ambulances in a seamless e...

New CAE and easyJet training centre inaugurated in Milan

CAE Milan centre for training more than 2,000 easyJet pilots from all over Europe is open! CAE and easyJet inaugurated the new centre alongside local Italian and Canadian government officials.  After London Gatwick and Manchester, this is the third new training centre that CAE has inaugurated in the last month to support the pilot training needs of easyJet across Europe and...

1,000th AW139 helicopter – a sales champion to the world market

Congratulations Leonardo! An achivement, a historic one - the delivery of 1,000th AW139 helicopter! The 1,000th machine of this model was delivered to Italy’s Guardia di Finanza during an official celebration. If you analyze the industry, it becomes clear that AW139 programme is the most important helicopter programme internationally in the last 15 years. The AW139&rsquo...

The acquisition of Aersud Elicotteri helps strengthen Airbus Helicopters local footprint

One more step to help strengthen Airbus Helicopters local footprint in Italy has been made - the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri. The company will now fully integrate Airbus Helicopters’ global network of customer centers.  Headquartered in the North of Italy, near the city of Verona, Aersud has played a key role...

Fasten you seatbelts, the project for the first electric passenger plane takes off

How close is the future? How close is the electric passenger plane? Now we are getting ready to use electric vehicles, they are getting more and more performant. What is going on in aviation regarding electric aicraft? Alice Commuter, produced by Eviation, designed to take 9 passengers, plus the two pilots, up to 650 miles at a cruise speed of 240 knots. Alice designed to redefine reg...