Leonardo flies first upgraded Brazilian Super Lynx

Leonardo Helicopters has performed the maiden sortie of the first of eight upgraded Super Lynx Mk21A rotorcraft for the Brazilian navy.

Each helicopter will receive new CTS800 engines, made by the Honeywell-Rolls-Royce joint venture LHTEC, as well as new glass cockpits and an advanced avionics suite.

Delivery of the first three enhanced Super Lynx will take place in 2018.

The UK-built helicopters have been modernised at the manufacturer’s plant in Yeovil, southwest England.

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