Aircraft

Leonardo’s latest generation aircraft respond to the demands of today’s complex operating scenarios, from defence and surveillance to training, tactical transport and humanitarian assistance. High-performance platforms, the result of know-how and experience gained in over a century of history, participating in the most important international cooperation programmes.

>30,000

>30,000

aircraft produced, delivered and supported worldwide

>20,000

>20,000

pilots trained

>2,000

>2,000

trainers sold in more than 40 countries

>1,200

>1,200

aircraft managed at about 50 sites/bases

International Partnerships

  • A multi-role fighter aircraft developed by four European nations (Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain)
  • The most important European aeronautical programme in history
  • 661 aircraft ordered by 9 nations
  • Multi-role fighter aircraft 
  • Italy is a level two partner in the industrial programme developed by the US and 7 other nations
  • Production of wing assemblies, specific avionic systems, final assembly and testing of the F-35A and F-35B variants for the Italian and Dutch fleets
  • The Cameri site in Italy has been selected as the centre for maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade (MRO&U) of the F-35s that will be operating in the Mediterranean and Europe
  • The Eurodrone/ MALE RPAS (Medium-Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) is a programme developed by 4 European nations (France, Spain, Germany, Italy) to create the first unmanned aircraft to fly in unsegregated air space
  • Designed for Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions
  • The ATR consortium, a joint venture owned equally by Leonardo and Airbus – the world’s leading manufacturer of turboprop aircraft with up to 90 seats for regional transportation 
  • More than 1,800 aircraft sold to more than 200 operators in over 100 countries worldwide
  • The first solar-powered drone with perpetual flight capability, in which Leonardo is a technological partner 
  • Travels at a cruise speed of 25-50 kt at altitudes of up to 45,000 ft (14,000 m)
  • Wingspan of 72m covered in about 270m2 of photovoltaic cells
IFTS

The International Flight Training School (IFTS) is a result of a strategic partnership between Leonardo and the Italian Air Force to create an advanced flight training centre – an international benchmark for training military pilots to fly front-line fighter aircraft.

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