Yeovil

Leonardo celebrates 50 years since the maiden flight of the Lynx

Leonardo celebrates 50 years since the maiden flight of the Lynx

29-Mar-2021Source: Leonardo

As the Lynx helicopter celebrates 50 years since its maiden flight, one family celebrates over 100 years of links to Leonardo in Yeovil. In 1915, the Westland Aircraft Works was founded as a division of Petters, in response to government orders for the construction under initial licence of 12 Short Type 184 seaplanes. It was... Read more

Leonardo UK apprentice recognised with national award

Leonardo UK apprentice recognised with national award

12-Feb-2021Source: Somerset Live

An apprentice at Leonardo Helicopters in Yeovil has been recognised with a national award. Tiago Gomes is an operations craft apprentice at the Lysander Road company and has been ‘highly commended’ in the national final of the Make UK Awards. See Full Story.   ... Read more

Leonardo Academy in Yeovil continues through the pandemic

Leonardo Academy in Yeovil continues through the pandemic

22-Dec-2020Source: Leonardo

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Leonardo has delivered continued training support through its global network and leveraged its digital technologies in the delivery of training services to military and civil pilots. Leonardo’s Training Academy in Yeovil specialises in military rotorcraft training, pilot and aircrew ground school training, as well as technician and manager training. In addition... Read more

Leonardo Helicopters picks workwear supplier for Yeovil production plant

Leonardo Helicopters picks workwear supplier for Yeovil production plant

17-Jul-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo Helicopters, a leading aerospace company, has appointed Elis to supply and launder bespoke workwear for 1,400 employees at its Yeovil site. Leonardo Helicopters manufactures rotary aircraft for commercial, public utility, security and defence use and its Yeovil site manages design, development, manufacture, test, customer support, training and sales. Martin Southard, Leonardo Helicopters’ Site Facilities... Read more

Leonardo Enters Second Phase of RWUAS Programme

Leonardo Enters Second Phase of RWUAS Programme

12-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Leonardo hopes that 2018 will be the year that they will be able to begin work on a rotary-wing unmanned air system (RWUAS). Should they begin next year, they hope to have the RWUAS available in the mid-2020s. A programme to develop the concepts of the RWUAS is already underway, reports Flight Global. Leonardo’s Yeovil... Read more

Leonardo could move AW149 line to Yeovil UK

Leonardo could move AW149 line to Yeovil UK

10-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The UK Ministry of Defence and Leonardo signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the work on future AW149 production. They had hoped the AW149 would be the replacement for the Royal Air Force’s Airbus Puma HC2 fleet, which will retire in 2025, reports Flight Global. Managing Director, Daniele Romiti, has said that should the agreement... Read more

Boeing Reassures Leonardo Helicopters of Job Security

Boeing Reassures Leonardo Helicopters of Job Security

8-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The UK Government gave Boeing permission to build a new base in Boscombe Down as well as a contract for 50 Apache helicopters. Boeing has received some negative feedback from Leonardo Helicopters and their respective employee unions over job security in Yeovil. Nick Whitney, Boeing’s Spokesperson, has stated that they have no intention of moving... Read more

Possible Closure for GKN Yeovil

Possible Closure for GKN Yeovil

13-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

GKN Aerospace’s firm in Yeovil, Somerset has taken a knock as Leonardo has decided to make production of all aspects of AW159 Wildcat production to an in-house operation. The Unite workers union has stated that the announcement has come as a big shock. The loss of contract has meant that GKN Yeovil will either be... Read more

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