Finmeccanica shows strength in key Brazilian market through helicopters, security and airborne systems at LAAD Security 2016

Rome, 11 April 2016 – Finmeccanica will be showcasing the company’s expertise in aerospace and security sectors and its footprint in the key Brazilian market through this week’s LAAD Security exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Poised for growth in the region, the company will display solutions from the sectors of security, helicopters, airborne, space, and naval defence electronics that will improve safety and security for a nation growing its role within South America and across the world. Finmeccanica will welcome visitors to its stand having recently announced that it has chosen “Leonardo” as its new name.

Highlighting the presence in the Brazilian security sector will be an AW109 GrandNew helicopter from the Government of the State of Sao Paolo, delivered in 2015 and used to perform environmental and forest patrols and airborne surveillance. Finmeccanica has over 200 helicopters operating in Brazil performing many roles including executive/corporate transport, law enforcement, public utility and offshore transport.

The Brazilian market will allow for growth of the recently EASA certified AW169, as well as the AW109 Trekker, for law enforcement and security operations. Well established in Brazil is the AW119Kx, a single engine aircraft recently upgraded with a glass cockpit and advanced avionics adopted by operators seeking a comprehensive range of role equipment. First to adopt the AW139 in South America was the Policia Federal of Brazil, substantially enhancing their operational capabilities.

Based in São Paulo, Finmeccanica state of the art regional support centre provides customer support services to the growing fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters in Brazil and other South American countries for the AW119, AW109 series, Grand, GrandNew and AW139 and in the near future for the AW189 and AW169.

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