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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...

Leonardo successfully taps Eurobond market with a EUR 600 millon offering

 Leonardo successfully tapped the Eurobond market with a EUR 600 million bond issue. The offering, targeted to Italian and international institutional investors, has a 7 year tenor, maturity June 2024 and a fixed-rate coupon of 1.50%. The issue price was 99.147%. Coupons are paid annually in arrears. The notes will be listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange. Leonardo, in line with...

Leonardo to provide protection against "ransomware" cyber threats

Leonardo’s innovative solution combines cyber intelligence and behavioural technologies to counter damage caused to companies, public institutions and citizens following a cyber-attack  The product is aimed initially at Italy’s Public Administration within the framework agreement “SPC Lot 2 for Digital Identity Services and Application Security”  ​Leonar...

Leonardo and Sloane Helicopters partnership sees stronger presence in UK and Irish VIP helicopter markets

Sloane Helicopters has ordered a GrandNew light twin A GrandNew and an AW169 aircraft ordered by two private customers at Sloane Six new and second hand helicopters sold in the last 12 months in UK and Ireland through the partnership between Leonardo and Sloane Helicopters Leonardo maintains its leading position in the global VIP market with a 50 percent share in the multiengine segment...

Piaggio Aerospace and Riviera Airport unveils plans to create a new strategic centre

At the opening day of EBACE 2017, Riviera Airport - historical airport with a strategic position in Villanova d’Albenga (Liguria region) and co-exhibiting with Piaggio Aerospace -unveils plans to create a strategic and exclusive centre of general & business aviation in the Northern Mediterranean.   The project consists of the creation of a new runway, the offer of new infrastructure...

Leonardo: in the first quarter of 2017 higher orders and improved profitability

New Orders at about EUR 2.6 billion, higher than 1Q2016. Book-to-bill improved at 1.1 Solid and continuous improvement of EBITA (+14%) and EBIT (+16%). RoS at 7.6% Net Result Before Extraordinary Transactions at EUR 78 million, almost 40% higher Significantly improved Group Net Debt at EUR 3.3 billion, thanks to cash-in of the second installment of the advance payment on the EFA Kuwait co...

Sudden collapse of Alitalia would be a shock to Italy's economy-minister

A sudden collapse of loss-making national airline Alitalia would be a great shock for Italy's economy, Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Sunday. Rome has thrown the crisis-hit airline a short-term lifeline, a bridging loan of up to 400 million euros ($436 million) to see it through a process whereby an administrator will decide if it can be sold as a going concern or should be li...