Leonardo’s Cutillo Pursues Smart Rotorcraft Vision


With about 1,300 aircraft sold in 18 years, the AW139 may soon be assembled in Algeria in addition to lines in Italy and the U.S.

Credit: Leonardo Helicopters
Rather than pursuing new-generation, clean-sheet designs, Leonardo Helicopters Managing Director Gian Piero Cutillo is committing to making the company’s rotary-wing platforms smarter. It helps that many of the manufacturers’ aircraft—with the exception of the AW109 light twin—have been developed...

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