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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...

Meet largest-ever Remotely-Piloted Air System, the Falco Xplorer

Leonardo introduced its largest-ever Remotely-Piloted Air System, the Falco Xplorer. Building on thesuccess of the Company’s Falco family of tactical-class RPAS, the new drone features a payload capacity of 350kg, more than 24 hours flight time and a satellite communications capability for beyond- radio-line-of-sight operations, all within a 1.3 ton maximum take-off weight (MTOW). E...

The Countdown has started to the Opening of Malpensa Prime

During a press event at EBACE 2019, it was a,n amazing pleasure to find out more and to participate in the official countoun start to the Opening of Malpensa Prime. It's still an amazing quality of Italian Style presenting the future event and to let future clients dream of  discovering the facility. Please take a note into your agenda - the Opening of Malpansa Prime is schedulled f...

Pininfarina and AMAC Aerospace invitation to a new flight experience with Airbus A350-900

Last week we had an opportunity to discover in details an amazing future travel experience. We were invited by Pininfarina, AMAC Aerospace and Airbus to discover an innovative cabin concept. In fact, we would say even more - to discover a completelu new onboard experience, an architectural interior design what embrasses you with confort, serenity and security. EBACE is the place where you s...

First two AW139 helicopters delivered to Italy’s National Fire Corps

Another major step forward forward made to strengthen the collaboration between Leonardo and the Italian National Fire Corps - the delivery of the first two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters! The event, celebrated during an official ceremony held at Leonardo’s Vergiate facility in the presence of Government representatives and local authorities. The introductio...

VRT500 mockup presented by Russian Helicopters at Milan Design Week

Fuorisalone exhibition, a part of Milan Design Week, hld last week, gave the possibility to see a mockup of the light multi-purpose helicopter VRT500.  The helicopter model was presented by VR-Technologies at the exhibition of ItalDesign, which was one of the developer companies of VRT500. Currently specialists of Russian Helicopters are developing the design documentatio...

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...