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AW-139 helicopter’s 20th anniversary of its first flight, in service since 2004

Over 2,000 units between sales and deliveries and three million flight hours

Leonardo celebrates yesterday the 20th anniversary of the AW-139 helicopter’s maiden flight. The first aircraft took to the skies from the Company’s facility in Cascina Costa di Samarate (Varese), Italy on 3 February 2001. It flew for 45 minutes checking initial airworthiness tests, hovering, lateral and forward flight, handling qualities and subsystems. This soon confirmed the impressive characteristics and...

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