Leonardo is sponsoring and presenting the HeliConference event taking place in Dubai today and tomorrow. Leonardo – a global aerospace and defence company headquartered in Italy – is one of the world's leading manufacturers of advanced high performance helicopters for commercial, parapublic and military operators worldwide. The Company manufactures rotorcraft that encompass all principal weight categories, from the 1.8 tonne single engine to the 16 tonne three engines.
In the UAE, approximately 90% of the VVIP rotorcraft fleet comprises of Leonardo helicopters, which are more than 100 in the country, including the AW139, AW169, AW189 and AW109 models, performing a variety of operations including Emergency Medical Services, Search and Rescue, law enforcement, and offshore transport. Whatever the mission – rescue or medical operations, security needs or energy services, executive and private transport, battlefield and naval tasks – Leonardo’s comprehensive range of helicopters perform with maximum efficiency and safety.
At HeliConference, Leonardo presents its visions on VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) solutions for Defence and Security operations. Leonardo’s offer includes state-of-the-art unmanned platforms, like AWHero, a dual-use platform able to perform civil and military missions day and night, over land and sea. It is the only Rotary Unmanned Air System (RUAS) in its class that has been designed to the same safety design concepts applied to helicopters such as systems redundancy and guarantees high reliability and maintainability, ensuring low operating costs.