SonAir orders two AW139 helicopters to fortify energy industry support tasks in Angola

Leonardo declared that SonAir Airline Services, S.A. (SonAir), possessed by the Angolan public oil organization Sonangol, has submitted a request for two AW139 transitional twin-motor helicopters.

The agreement incorporates thorough client service and preparing bundle as well as choices for two extra airplanes. The AW139s will be utilized to complete vehicle tasks supporting the public Oil and Gas industry and supplanting maturing helicopters, with conveyances expected in 1Q 2023.

The Angolan and generally speaking African energy market is showing critical potential for Leonardo’s most recent age helicopter models. The African Oil&Gas market is conveying promising signs, taking into account saves, and the valuable open doors for new activities. With north of 200 units, the helicopter armada contains types from different OEMs supporting the energy business in Africa which is one of the greatest on the planet.

Throughout the course of recent years, Leonardo has been the main maker ready to grow its presence in the African seaward market, nearly multiplying the quantity of airplane on account of the AW Family scope of models (the AW139, AW189 and, all the more as of late, the AW169) which convey more prominent adaptability and execution and higher wellbeing principles. With more than 60% of the current seaward helicopter armada actually made of old plan types, Leonardo’s cutting edge helicopters are strategically set up to meet armada substitution and modernisation programs among administrators in the district.

The world’s most significant helicopter program since its accreditation in 2004 and the top of the line type in its classification, the AW139 has logged orders for north of 1,250 units from in excess of 290 clients in more than 80 nations signing in abundance of 3.3 million flight hours to date, and today’s the benchmark stage in the energy business. The AW139 conveys extraordinary capacities, innovation and security to meet severe prerequisites from administrators for errands in unforgiving circumstances to amplify adequacy.

The sort highlights cutting edge flight with cutting edge route and impact evasion frameworks to improve situational mindfulness and diminish pilots’ responsibility, unequaled speed, power edges and in general execution, the vastest lodge in its class highlighting high seclusion for fast reconfiguration, an extraordinary 60+ min dry up fit primary stuff box for upgraded unwavering quality and wellbeing and up to 1,000 confirmed units.

Leonardo, a worldwide high-innovation organization, is among the top world players in Aerospace, Defense and Security and Italy’s vitally modern organization. Coordinated into five business divisions, Leonardo has a critical modern presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and the USA, where it likewise works through auxiliaries that incorporate Leonardo DRS (safeguard hardware), and joint endeavors and organizations: ATR, MBDA, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and Avio. Leonardo contends in the main global business sectors by utilizing its areas of innovation and item administration (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber and Security Solutions and Space).

Recorded on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), in 2021 Leonardo recorded solidified incomes of €14.1 billion and put €1.8 billion in Research and Development. The organization has been essential for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) starting around 2010 and has been affirmed among the worldwide maintainability pioneers in 2021. Leonardo is likewise remembered for the MIB ESG file.