As the European Division of Fattal Hotels, founded by David Fattal, Leonardo Hotels focuses on hotels of the 3 and 4-star plus categories as well as on hotels with comparable standard, each of them individually designed and offering excellent services. In this same period, San Giorgio becomes Elsag in response to the ‘technological revolution’ of 1969, focusing on electronics and industrial automation. Finmeccanica's activities gradually re-group to be managed by operating companies, leaving the holding company responsible for guidance and monitoring. Alenia Aermacchi becomes the cornerstone for all aeronautical activities in the sector, including aerostructures, finished aircraft, trainers and the growing unmanned aircraft area. This new regional turboprop aircraft paves the way for one of the Finmeccanica Group's biggest successes in the aeronautical industry. Aeritalia quickly earns an undisputed leadership role in the sector. In collaboration with Northrop Grumman, Finmeccanica launches the cybersecurity programme. Cybersecurity activities merge into the Cyber Security Division. 00881841001. This successful demonstration is now expected to inform the MUMT capability roadmap for both the UK MoD and Leonardo.
The transformer business is sold to Asea Brown Boveri. The DC-9 is a new short-to-medium range passenger airliner which achieves long-term commercial success. The AgustaWestland joint venture combines the helicopter activities of Agusta and Westland Helicopters, which belongs to the British GKN Group. The new company is a centre of excellence for ICT, telecommunications, security and automation. Genova Sestri shipyard - Leonardo da Vinci ready for launch. In the second half of the decade, the Group focuses more on high-technology sectors such as automotive, thermo-electro-mechanical and aerospace. It also enables extended and complex operations to be conducted with a mix of platforms and systems. With Matilda De Angelis, Freddie Highmore, Aidan Turner, James D'Arcy.
The merging of Aerfer and FIAT Aviazione (and subsequently Salmoiraghi and FIAT Spazio) is significant. The Company is a member of the Leonardo Group, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A, a publicly listed company on the Stock Exchange of Milan, registered in accordance with the laws of Italy. The acquisition of PZL-Świdnik, the Polish manufacturer of helicopters and aerostructures, expands the position of Finmeccanica in the European helicopter sector and opens new opportunities to break into different geographic markets.
After the sale of Elsag Bailey Process Automation, the new Elsag is established. At the same time, Ansaldo leaves the nuclear sector following the 1987 Italian referendum. All the rail signalling activities form part of newly-established Ansaldo Signal. Inflation and the crisis in its key markets forces Finmeccanica to alter its industrial policy. For the first time, Aeritalia becomes a programme partner, this time with the world's largest aerospace company, Boeing. Its goal is to protect nearly 50 NATO bases and offices in 28 countries. It brings together expertise in naval and ground radar, missiles, air traffic control, land and naval command and control systems, and simulation. Thus, Asgen (Ansaldo San Giorgio Compagnia Generale) and Ansaldo Meccanico Nucleare are founded. Today we are one of the top ten global players in the aerospace, defence and security industry, a chosen long-term partner for Governments, Institutions and private clients, and we offer state-of-the-art technology.