Leonardo extends training services capabilities to rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems

Leonardo is extending its training services capabilities to include rotor craft unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to provide 360° training solutions to its growing customer base for maximized mission effectiveness and safety. The company has recently obtained an Authorized Training Organization Certificate for UAS released by ENAC (Italian National Civil Aviation Authority). With this certification Leonardo is now able to supply training services for light and very light category remotely piloted systems (up to 25 kg) through its Helicopter Training Academy headquartered in Sesto Calende (Northern Italy).

This certification adds to the overall quality level and versatility of training services provided by Leonardo, making the company the first rotorcraft OEM with this capability –  it is expected to be recognized by EASA in 2021. This latest service addition allows Leonardo to respond to the evolving market demands by those helicopter operators who are increasingly using small UAS for their missions, including those carrying out disaster relief and emergency response tasks.

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