The Home of British Helicopters


Designed, built and supported by Leonardo in the UK, our helicopters empower aircrews around the world to enhance operations in defence of our national security and deliver life-saving care when responding to emergency and rescue calls.

With their long-range endurance and capacity to operate in all weather conditions, Leonardo helicopters are ideally suited to a wide range of commercial rotary operations.

Leonardo UK's aeronautics engineering excellence has underpinned the design and manufacture of military helicopters for armed forces around the world throughout the history of flight.

Leonardo UK’s Helicopter CS&T facility plays a critical role in managing customer requirements, by providing through-life training and in-service support to the company’s helicopters customers.

Video: The Home of British Helicopters

For nearly 80 years, we've been manufacturing helicopters at our Yeovil site, the UK's only end-to-end rotary wing capability.

Leonardo tops helicopter manufacturers product support survey for 6th successive year

Leonardo tops helicopter manufacturers product support survey for 6th successive year

In 2024, Leonardo topped the Pro Pilot Helicopter Product Support Survey for the sixth year in a row, following feedback from the industry.

Future Aviation and Uncrewed Systems

Leonardo is leading research, development, experimentation and demonstration of emerging technologies applicable to future Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Systems in order to inspire, catalyse and accelerate innovation.

Future Aviation and Uncrewed Systems

Helicopter Safety

Helicopter Safety

A commitment to safety, as a fundamental characteristic of our products and services, is part of our culture at Leonardo. Our customers’ flight safety is our top priority and delivering safe helicopters is our primary objective.


Leonardo offers amazing job opportunities for experienced hires, as well as award-winning programmes for people at the start of their careers.

Leonardo's award-winning graduate training programme is designed to support your first steps after leaving university and help you develop your career.

Highly-regarded programmes offering intensive training lasting 2-4 years, with apprentices gaining a substantial depth of skills in their specialist area.

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