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Leonardo revises 2018 guidance in H1 results

Leonardo revises 2018 guidance in H1 results

Leonardo has increased both its free operating cash flow (FCOF) and its new-order revenue guidance after finalising a deal with Qatar for 28 NH90s. The Italian helicopter manufacturer has raised its new-order revenue guidance from Eu12.5-13 billion to Eu14-14.5 billion

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Waypoint leases three AW169s to Taiwan

Waypoint leases three AW169s to Taiwan

Waypoint Leasing has delivered three new AW169s on lease to Taiwanese operator Emerald Pacific Airlines. This delivery represents the first time that Waypoint has delivered an aircraft to Taiwan and the lessor’s third, fourth and fifth AW169 deliveries globally. The

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Two new orders for Leonardo at Farnborough

Two new orders for Leonardo at Farnborough

Leonardo announced two orders at this year’s Farnborough Air Show, signing contracts for one AW109 with a mining firm and an AW169 with an emergency medical service. Leonardo and its official UK distributor Sloane Helicopters signed a contract with Irish

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Aramco to lease up to 21 AW139s from Milestone

Aramco to lease up to 21 AW139s from Milestone

Saudi Arabian energy firm Aramco has signed a renewal contract with helicopter lessor Milestone Aviation and Leonardo Helicopters for up to 21 AW139s. The GECAS-owned helicopter lessor and Leonardo were selected by Aramco Overseas Company to renew its helicopter fleet.

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Ex-Leonardo executives cleared from appearing in Indian court

Ex-Leonardo executives cleared from appearing in Indian court

An on-going legal battle has resurfaced concerning two of the company’s former executives. The company’s former CEO Giuseppe Orsi and the former head of AgustaWestland Helicopters Bruno Spagnolini were caught up in an alleged corruption case that stems from a €560

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Helicopter shipments up for Q1

Helicopter shipments up for Q1

Helicopter shipments are back up for the first quarter of 2018 after last year’s deliveries slump. The number of helicopters sent for delivery so far this year is the highest since 2014, reaching 219 total shipments. This is a 17.1%

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Czech MoD opens helicopter tender

Czech MoD opens helicopter tender

The Czech Republic has issued a tender for 12 multi-purpose helicopters. Defence Minister Karla Slechtova announced on Twitter that the his ministry is looking for 12 multipurpose helicopters from more than one supplier. The Czech MoD is seeking to expand

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Leonardo nets first AW109 sales in Chile

Leonardo nets first AW109 sales in Chile

Leonardo has secured two orders for AW109-family helicopters with separate private operators. One of the unnamed customers will receive a VIP outfitted AW119Kx and the other a AW109 Trekker for utility operations. Both helicopters are scheduled for delivery by early

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Airbus to roll out more Lakotas

Airbus to roll out more Lakotas

Airbus will finally start delivering on a 16 UH-72A Lakota order with the US Army after rival manufacturer Leonardo dropped a lawsuit that had delayed the order for two years in February. The French manufacturer signed the $116 million contract

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An updated guide to the four major helicopter manufacturers

An updated guide to the four major helicopter manufacturers

A quick look at the four major Helicopter manufacturers that Helicopter Investor covers.   Airbus Helicopters Headquarters: Marseille Provence Airport Head of company: Guillaume Faury Airbus Helicopters is the biggest single operator in the global civil-helicopter market. The French manufacturer holds 50%

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