Leonardo Helicopters held a press conference at HAI Heli-Expo 2020 in Anaheim, California on January 27, 2020 to provide an update on its current civil and military rotorcraft programs and introduce its new Heli Advanced Services (HAS) programme, which was launched in order to demonstrate how digital services will be increasingly instrumental in the success of the company’s Customer Support and Training strategy.
The press conference began with a presentation by Chuck Spangler, Program Director, Travis County Star Flight who spoke about the why the Austin, Texas based agency acquired three AW169’s for a wide range of first response missions.
Gian Piero Cutilo, Managing Director, Leonardo Helicopters then gave a detailed presentation on the company’s successes of the past year as well as the new products and services.
The press conference concluded with a Question & Answer session with the world’s leading rotorcraft journalists.
00:07 – Chuck Spangler, Program Director, Travis County Star Flight, AW169 customer
07:00 – Gian Piero Cutilo, Managing Director, Leonardo Helicopters
40:33 – Fabio Castiglioni, VP Platforms, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Leonardo Helicopters
44:42 – Bill Hunt, CEO AgustaWestland Philadephia
51:19 – Roberto Garavaglia, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Leonardo Helicopters
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