Leonardo expands training to include rotorcraft UAS

Italy based Leonardo has announced an extension of its training services capabilities to include rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems (UAS), the company said.

The training will provide 360° training solutions for maximised mission effectiveness and safety.

The Company 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 world´s first rotorcraft OEM with this capability.

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.