Born: Italy
Primarily active in: Italy

Mr. Bruno Lovera was born in Turin in 1930, and after completing the Dr. Ing. At Milan Polytechnic in 1955 he served in the Italian Air Force as a maintenance officer.  He joined Piaggio in 1957 and Agusta in 1959.  After several cooperative programs with Bell, Boeing and Sikorsky, he was responsible from 1969 to 1977 for developing the Model A109 helicopter.  He rose to VP of RD in 1977 to lead the A129 Mangusta program.  In 1984, he became VP and General Manager of the Helicopter Division of the Agusta Group and led Agusta’s part of the EH 101 program.  In 1989 he became Corporate VP of Engineering and Programs.  He chaired European Rotorcraft Forums XIV and XIX in Italy, and was honored as an AHS Fellow in 1991.  Bruno Lovera retired from Agusta at the end of 1993 as Corporate VP of Engineering.  Mr. Bruno Lovera was recipient of the 1995 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship for his lecture titled “Agusta — 40 Years in the Helicopter Industry.”

 

 

Journal of the AHS: April 1996. Volume 41 - Number 2