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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”  ‚ÄčLeonar...

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...

500Th Eurofighter Typhoon produced, delivered to the Italian Air Force

With 599 aircraft ordered, Eurofighter Typhoon is currently the largest collaborative industrial programme in Europe Eight customers have already ordered the Eurofighter Typhoon worldwide Almost 400,000 flying hours achieved worldwide  The 500th Eurofighter Typhoon has been delivered today to the Italian Air Force during a special ceremony held at Leonardo...

Leonardo: AW169 helicopter selected by the Argentine National Gendarmerie

The operator will benefit from a customized configuration and the high versatility offered by the AW169   The AW169 will be delivered in the second half of 2017 for law enforcement and border patrol missions Agreements for over 160 units including orders and options have been signed by customers worldwide to date Leonardo announced at the LAAD exhibition in Rio...

Leonardo and AAROI-EMAC sign agreement on helicopter emergency medical service

Helicopter manufacturer Leonardo has announced the signing of a co-operation agreement between and AAROI-EMAC, an Italian association representing over 10,000 critical care anaesthetists, was recently signed in Vergiate, in Italy. Among the objectives is ‘the implementation of scientific, technical and organisational developments in the delicate and fundamental healthcare sectors in which th...

Leonardo begins AW119Kx demo tour with Simone Moro in Nepal

Two successful characters for a two-week demo tour in Nepal: the Leonardo AW119Kx helicopter and Simone Moro, the only alpinist in history to have reached four 8,000 meters peaks in winter. The goal of the demo tour is to demonstrate the operational capabilities of the AW119Kx at 24,000 feet, in order to carry out helicopter rescue missions at hitherto unimaginable altitud...

Leonardo expands its presence in the Philippines with new commercial helicopter deliveries

One AW119Kx and one GrandNew helicopter have recently been delivered to corporate customers in the Philippines In the next few months the first AW169 in the Philippines and another AW139 for VIP/Corporate transport will be delivered Local authorized service centre and Leonardo’s regional support centre and training academy provide comprehensive services for the growing helicopter flee...

Leonardo: the BOD proposes the distribution of a € 14 cent. dividend after six years

Outstanding commercial performance with New Orders for EUR 20 billion. Book-to-bill ratio above 1 in all Sectors EBIT, EBITA and EBITDA higher than 2015 by 11%, 4% and 2% respectively Double-digit profitability target exceeded. 2016 RoS at 10.4%, with all Sectors above 10% Net Result Before Extraordinary Transactions at EUR 545 million, more than double 2015 at EUR 253 million Return on...

Alitalia’s board approves profitability strategy including €1bn in cost cuts by 2019

Alitalia’s board has approved a turnaround plan that will include cost cuts of €1 billion (Dh3.94bn) and an increase in the number of transatlantic flights as the airline seeks to achieve profitability by the end of 2019. The 2017-21 business strategy also envisages a 30 per cent rise in revenue to €3.7bn from €2.9bn by 2019 led by the effects of about €200 million of...