AgustaWestland shows family of new generation of helicopters

AgustaWestland familyAgustaWestland
announced that its family of new generation helicopters is making its first
ever public appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow. The family
comprising the AW139 intermediate twin together with the first prototypes of
the AW169 light intermediate and AW189 8-tonne class will be performing in the
flying display on the first three days.

in the AgustaWestland static display the family will be represented by an
offshore configured AW139, utility configured AW169 full size mock-up and a SAR
configured AW189 full size mock-up. The AW189 is contender for the UK’s SAR-H programme, offering a new technology
design with significant industrial benefits for the UK.

With the AW139 being the
best selling intermediate twin in the global market and the AW189 and AW169
already flying and set to achieve certification in 2013 and 2014, the family
has orders for two out of three or all three types from major large fleet
operators such as Bristow Group, Bond Aviation Group, Bel Air, Gulf
Helicopters, INAER, Weststar Aviation Services and Era.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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