Leonardo's planes and helicopters join fight against Coronavirus

Leonardo planes helicopters Coronavirus
Leonardo's C-27J transport aircraft joins fight against Coronavirus.

The Italian aerospace company Leonardo SpA is offering its contribution to Italy's fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) through various activities aimed at containing the pandemic.

The Aircraft Division has fielded two C-27J and an ATR-72 transport aircraft to carry out several shuttle flights across Italy on behalf of the Italian Civil Protection agency. These missions aim to ensure the delivery of basic medical and healthcare materials such as respirators and masks. The two planes were manufactured for international customers who endorsed the initiative.

In addition, the Helicopter Division has made available its crews and three helicopters (2 AW139 and 1 AW189) to provide technical support and maintenance service to the armed forces, police and red cross helicopters engaged in the emergency.

The flights conducted by Leonardo's aircraft as well as those of the armed forces and other organizations are crucial since the virus has now reached the peak of infections in Italy and hospitals strongly need medical supplies.

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Written by Matteo Sanzani
Images: Italian Air Force, Leonardo

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