ENAV and Leonardo strengthen their cooperation in international markets

Rome,  19 March 2024 10:47

The 24-month agreement aims to develop new services and technologies with high-added value in the field of air traffic management

Cutting-edge technologies, innovative solutions and services to improve air traffic management and safety. These are the key points of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ENAV SpA and Leonardo, intended to strengthen their cooperation and operate jointly in the Air Traffic Management (ATM) market in Italy and abroad.

The agreement, signed by ENAV CEO Pasqualino Monti and Leonardo Co-General Manager Lorenzo Mariani, aims to establish an industrial and commercial partnership to develop a portfolio of high-value-added technologies and systems in air traffic management. The 24-month agreement also encompasses joint services, ranging from training operational personnel to validating new sensors and defining flight procedures.

The CEO of ENAV SpA, Pasqualino Monti: “Our goal is to synergistically enhance the skills and competencies of two Italian centres of excellence in order to offer high-performance systems to potential customers. This agreement lays the foundation for maximising the production and engineering content of both organisations and the national supply chain.”

Lorenzo Mariani, Co-General Manager at Leonardo, highlighted: “ENAV and Leonardo have long striven for innovation and technological development, aiming to enhance the effectiveness, safety and reliability of air traffic management infrastructures and systems.” He added: “With this new commitment, we aim to leverage our combined strengths to build on these objectives and jointly develop innovative business models with a powerful international presence.”

The two companies have worked together for some time now in developing advanced radar and surveillance systems, communication technologies, air traffic management software, and satellite navigation procedures. Leonardo and ENAV are also partners in the latest air traffic management initiatives for drones.

The agreement may be the subject of subsequent binding agreements that the parties will define in compliance with the applicable legislation, including that relating to transactions between related parties.