Leonardo targets rotorcraft improvement in new industrial plan

30 January 2018

Italian company Leonardo released a new Industrial Plan covering 2018-22 on 30 January, outlining the company’s main goals for the next four years.

A key part of the plan involves a pledge to rectify what it identifies as “temporary issues” it had with its helicopter division that led to lower profitability than expected in 2017, which will help contribute to a target of 10% growth by 2020.

Identifying that the “high single-digit growth” that the rotorcraft business achieved in 2017 was below par in comparison to the 11.8% achieved in 2016, Leonardo claims that it has a strong rotorcraft product line that sits in the weight classes and end user segments it deems important, but the way the division was ran contributed to delays in production.

Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options at

(150 of 617 words)