Not many commercial helicopters reach 1,000 deliveries, yet Leonardo’s AW139 has achieved this feat in just 15 years. The success of the Italian medium twin transformed company revenues and paved the way for a family of derived products, including the AW169 and AW189. The 1,000th machine, a public service mission version for Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (Financial Police) was handed over during a ceremony at the company’s facility in Verigiate, near Milan on Sept. 20. The ...

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