The UKDSC were hosted by Leonardo at its helicopter site, where we were impressed by the passion and enthusiasm of the team based at Yeovil. Clive Higgins, Director Government Affairs, showed our team the impressive capabilities and skills developed over a hundred years of design and manufacture at this Somerset based site. Some of the UKDSC team were able to see first-hand, the advanced capabilities of the AW101 as they took a flight with Leonardo Test Pilots, Mark Burnand and Lee Evans. Chris Nunn, Executive Director for International Collaboration & Exports, commented “what a highly capable and impressive aircraft, which highlights the design, development and manufacturing skills and capabilities we have within the UK rotary-wing sector
UKDSC visit to Leonardo Helicopter site
Facilitating closer collaboration with customers, collaboration partners and industry, the UKDSC looks out across a 15-year horizon.