Fabio Nannoni received his Master`s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 1982. After a brief time as an aerodynamics analyst at Aeritalia (now part of Leonardo`s Aircraft Division), Nannoni joined Gruppo Agusta (as it was then known) as a performance analyst.
During his career. he developed more than 50 proprietary codes in the ﬁeld of helicopter ﬂight science and analysis, which are still actively used in the company`s design process. He has participated, with increasing responsibility, in the management of complex projects in multinational and multicultural environments, like: the A109 Power, the A129 International, the deﬁnition of the joint venture platforms such as the EH101 (now AW101) and NH90; the new “AW Family" composed by AW139, AW169 and AW189 and the tiltrotors: the AW609 and the ERICA advanced configuration. Nannoni, in his long career, gave a fundamental contribution to the methodologies and design solutions embedded in the rotorcraft at Leonardo Helicopters (formerly Agusta and then AgustaWestland). In his career, spanning nearly 40 years, all spent in the rotary-wing field, he touched all the disciplines, ranging from preliminary design to the management of Design Organization Approval (DOA) and the Airworthiness of the helicopters in service. As Senior Vice President for Engineering, Nannoni has led, from 2009 to 2019, the company`s engineering directorate through huge technological challenges, fostering an innovative culture and interfacing internal and external Customers and Suppliers. He is one of the architects behind the company`s successful “Family Concept". Since 2019 to 2021 he was named Senior Vice President for Safety System Governance creating the new Company's Safety System in compliance with the new emerging international Rules. In 2021 he was named "Honorary Fellow" by the RAeS, the most prestigious award given by the famous English Aeronautical Society and was selected by American Vertical Flight Society to hold the 41st Nikolsky Lecture: the most important recognition given to peoples that, all along their career, distinguished in the field of rotary wings and technology. Since October 2021 he retired.