Leonardo Looks Toward Rotary-Wing Market Rebound

AW139 medium-twin rotocraft
Cutillo sees the best-selling AW139 medium-twin as a “favorite son." More than 1,000 of the type have been delivered in 18 years of production.
Credit: Dino Marcellino/Leonardo Helicopters
Buoyed by recent sales successes at this year’s HAI Heli-Expo, Leonardo Helicopters Managing Director Gian Piero Cutillo believes the commercial helicopter market has finally turned a corner. The Italian-British helicopter manufacturer sold 23 aircraft at this year’s event in Dallas, with a combined...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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