Leonardo International Flight Training School Presented to Regional Markets
Leonardo is emphasising the breadth of its product and service range at IDEF 2019 in Istanbul this week, while focusing attention on a number of specific domains.
With 40 years’ experience in building relationships with Turkish government customers, the company’s flagship presence in Turkey revolves around vessel and airspace management, securing almost 1,500 km of coastline and more than 20 air traffic control towers. It also developed the SMART (Systematic Modernisation of ATM Resources Turkey) programme, with a main control centre located in Ankara and a backup in Istanbul, which supports air traffic management operations in Turkey.
New technologies for cyber security and counter-UAS systems to protect airports and critical infrastructures are now offered to complement existing security solutions deployed in Turkey, delivering 24/7 safety for people and the economy. The Italian and British armed forces already count on Leonardo counter-UAS) technologies to protect national civil and military sites, while in February the NATO Communications and Information Agency renewed Leonardo’s contract for the delivering of cyber-incident detection and management capabilities on their sites.
Enhanced services are core to Leonardo’s offer in Turkey. Leveraging decades of experience in the field of pilot training, Leonardo presents to regional customers its International Flight Training School (IFTS), launched with the Italian Air Force and based on its M-346 advanced trainer aircraft.
IFTS is the ideal. flexible platform to prepare pilots to operate with the latest generation combat aircraft, such as the Eurofighter TYPHOON and the F-35.
Leonardo is also offering to Turkey its C-27J multi-mission aircraft, already chosen by 14 countries. The company’s best-seller multirole AW139, displayed at IDEF in a Coast Guard version, emphasises the company’s leadership in the rotary-wing market together with the AW101, three-engine medium/heavy military multirole helicopter, able to perform a wide range of land and maritime missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, early warning, utility and transport, amphibious support, surveillance and patrol, and long range search and rescue.