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Leonardo Attains Position Of Prime Contractor For Qatar’s NH90 Helicopter Program

The Qatar Emiri Air Force’s NH90 helicopter program marked a major milestone last week with first flights performed in Italy and France. The first NH90 NATO frigate helicopter (NFH), assembled at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera facility, and the first tactical troop transport (TTH) over-land aircraft, assembled at Airbus Helicopters’ Marignane site, took to the air on 15th and 18th of December respectively. The flights allowed crews to evaluate general handling and basic system...

Leonardo Gets Contract For Advanced Study Phase Of The ESA SFR Robotic Arms For The NASA ‘Mars Sample Return’ Mission

Mars robotic exploration is at the heart of the latest international space missions. Leonardo is involved in the study of cutting edge robotic systems which can contribute to the discovery of the Red Planet’s secrets. ‘Mars Sample Return’ mission For the NASA ‘Mars Sample Return’ campaign, in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), Leonardo has been awarded a contract with Airbus for the advanced study phase (Advanced B2) of the ESA Sample Fetch Rover&...

Leonardo Photovoltaic Panels For JUICE Mission Of The Cosmic Vision Interplanetary Space Program Ready For Deployment

The ten photovoltaic panels for the JUICE mission (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) are ready. JUICE is the most ambitious mission of the Cosmic Vision space program of the European Space Agency (ESA), for which the Italian Space Agency (ASI) participates with an important contribution. Leonardo photovoltaic panels Airbus, as the prime contractor, is developing and building the JUICE spacecraft. Leonardo will deliver the panels to Airbus Defense and Space Netherlands, which is developing the s...

NAVBLUE Offers Operational Support For The Take-Off Surveillance 2 Function For Airbus’ A320 And A330 Aircrafts

NAVBLUE is the first data service provider (DSP) to operationally support Take-Off Surveillance 2 (TOS 2) for Airbus’ A320 and A330 aircraft families. TOS 2 is an Airbus avionics function designed to monitor aircraft position, with respect to the runway and calculate the lift-off distance with all engines running, to check whether the aircraft can safely take-off. TOS 2 avionics relies on accurate information stored in the navigation database (NDB). TOS 2 warnings will be available only a...