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Italian Government grants €487 Million for next generation AW129

Italian Government grants €487 Million for next generation AW129

The Italian Parliament’s Defence Committee has agreed to grant a fund of €487 Million to the Italian Army to create a new helicopter that will take over from their current 1980s AW129 Mangusta attack helicopter. According to Daniele Marantelli, a PD member, the new combat helicopter will combine the efforts of local universities and research… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Nov-16

Last of nine T129s delivered to Turkish Army

Last of nine T129s delivered to Turkish Army

The last in a batch of nine early entry packages of T129 attack helicopters was recently delivered to the Turkish Army, the local manufacturer said Aug. 17. See Full Story

Source: Defense News, 20-Aug-15

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Last of nine T129s delivered to Turkish Army

Last of nine T129s delivered to Turkish Army

The last in a batch of nine early entry packages of T129 attack helicopters was recently delivered to the Turkish Army, the local manufacturer said Aug. 17. See Full Story

Source: Defense News, 19-Aug-15

Poland says to speed up attack helicopter purchase due to Ukraine crisis

Poland says to speed up attack helicopter purchase due to Ukraine crisis

Poland will move the purchase of 30 attack helicopters forward by two years as part of a review of its army modernisation programme triggered by the crisis in Ukraine, Polish deputy defence minister Czeslaw Mroczek said. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 20-Aug-14

Turkish Armed Forces Takes Delivery of T129 ATAK Helicopter

Turkish Armed Forces Takes Delivery of T129 ATAK Helicopter

TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries) and Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland are pleased to announce that the Turkish Armed Forces have taken delivery of their first “T129 ATAK” Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter on 22nd of April 2014. This delivery, celebrated during an official ceremony on June 10th, is the first of 59 helicopters, 9 in T129A… Read more »

Source: TAI, 12-Jun-14

Turkish Aerospace to show T129 at ADEX-2014 in Azerbaijan

Turkish Aerospace to show T129 at ADEX-2014 in Azerbaijan

TAI is to showcase their Atak helicopter (licence-built AW129) at the 1st Azerbaijan International Defense Industry Exhibition – ADEX-2014 to be held in September in Baku  See Full story

Source: APA, 30-May-14

TAI to display T129 ATAK Helicopter in Bahrain

TAI to display T129 ATAK Helicopter in Bahrain

Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) participates in the Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS) under the umbrella of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) that will be held on 16-18 January 2014. During the show, TAI will display “T129 ATAK” Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter in the static display and a flight demo will also… Read more »

Source: TAI, 15-Jan-14

Turkey offers T129 to Pakistan on generous terms

Turkey offers T129 to Pakistan on generous terms

Turkey made its latest push during Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Sept. 16-18 visit to Turkey for the Third High Level Cooperation Council meeting. Sharif was given a demonstration of the T-129’s capabilities and a potential deal was discussed.  See full story

Source: iHLS, 15-Oct-13

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AgustaWestland launches Paris Airshow App 2013 and Official Twitter Account

AgustaWestland launches Paris Airshow App 2013 and Official Twitter Account

As the Paris Air Show gets closer, AgustaWestland is getting ready to provide visitors with a unique insight into the Company’s presence at one of the industry’s premium airshows. This year AgustaWestland will be even closer to you thanks to the implementation of two new tools: **the AgustaWestland Paris Airshow App 2013 (AWPAS) for iOS and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jun-13

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Turkey denies Azerbaijan order for sixty A129 Mangustas

Turkey denies Azerbaijan order for sixty A129 Mangustas

Turkish Aerospace Industries have denied reports that Azerbaijan have placed an order for sixty A129 Mangusta attack helicopters (see full story)

Source: APA, 06-Feb-13

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Turkey to start T129 production in 2013

Turkey to start T129 production in 2013

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Turkish defense industry will begin producing attack helicopters next year. (see full story)

Source: UPI, 23-Nov-12

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CTS800 engine receives FAA Type Certificate for T129

CTS800 engine receives FAA Type Certificate for T129

The CTS800-4A engine powering the T129 attack helicopter has received a type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration, expanding the CTS800 product line. The CTS800 is designed and produced by the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC), a 50:50 partnership between Rolls-Royce and Honeywell. The new type certificate for the CTS800-4A brings a high-speed output… Read more »

Source: LHTEC, 01-Aug-12

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South Korea reduces attack helicopter shortlist to three

South Korea reduces attack helicopter shortlist to three

The contest to supply 50 attack helicopters has been reduced to three bidders – Boeing’s Apache, Bell’s Cobra and the T129 Mangusta being bid jointly by AgustaWestland and partner TAI (see full story)

Source: Hurriyet, 01-Jun-12

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First Turkish-built AW129 flies

First Turkish-built AW129 flies

Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) is pleased to announce the successful first flight of the first T129 prototype, produced at TAI’s facilities in Ankara, Turkey. The first flight, conducted by TAI’s test pilots, of T129 “P6” prototype helicopter has timely and successfully been completed at TAI’s facilities in Akıncı (Ankara). The ATAK Program was initiated… Read more »

Source: TAI, 26-Aug-11

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Donaldson supplies Air Filtration Technology for the T129

Donaldson supplies Air Filtration Technology for the T129

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, a leading, worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, announced that Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, centre of competence for air management systems within the Aerospace and Transportation Systems division of the Liebherr Group, has selected the company to supply the air filtration technology for the T129 combat… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 23-Jun-11

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Turkey develops missile for T129 helicopters

Turkey develops missile for T129 helicopters

Turkey’s first active laser-guided missile, the “Cirit,” has been receiving attention from other countries as well, Turkish executives have told the Anatolia news agency.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News, 23-May-11

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Italian army reveals AW129 upgrade plan

Italian army reveals AW129 upgrade plan

Italy’s army aviation command plans to upgrade its AgustaWestland AW129C attack helicopters to a new configuration referred to as “G19”

Source: Flightglobal, 13-Nov-10

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Turkey orders nine more T129s

Turkey orders nine more T129s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for nine T129 combat helicopters. The contract is valued at €150 million also including a spare parts package. The nine T129 helicopters will be assembled by Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) and delivered by mid 2012 in a basic configuration,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Nov-10

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Turkey and AgustaWestland to sign A129T deal this week

Turkey and AgustaWestland to sign A129T deal this week

Turkey and AgustaWestland will sign a contract this week for the urgent production of nine T129 attack helicopters, the company’s top official announced today

Source: Defense News, 26-Oct-10

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AgustaWestland’s 24×7 Fleet Operations Centre now fully operational

AgustaWestland’s 24×7 Fleet Operations Centre now fully operational

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce its new Fleet Operations Centre is now fully operational. The centre forms an important part of AgustaWestland’s ongoing investment to deliver ever improving levels of support to its customers around the world. The new centre is collocated with the AgustaWestland Logistics Centre at the Avioport Logistic Park,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Jul-10

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Turkish minister reveals purchase of 27 attack helicopters

Turkish minister reveals purchase of 27 attack helicopters

Defense Minister Vecdi Gönül has said that, in addition to an earlier decision to buy nine Italian AgustaWestland-made A129 attack helicopters, Turkey has also decided to lease nine A129s to meet the urgent needs of the Turkish military.

Source: Today's Zaman, 30-Jun-10

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Turkey to buy nine extra attack helicopters

Turkey to buy nine extra attack helicopters

Turkey urgently will launch talks to buy nine additional T129 attack helicopters being built by a group led by the Italian-British manufacturer AgustaWestland.

Source: Hurriyet, 25-Jun-10

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ATAK Team Announce T129 Maiden Flight

ATAK Team Announce T129 Maiden Flight

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the ATAK Team, comprising Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI), Aselsan and AgustaWestland, has successfully performed the maiden flight of the first T129 prototype.

Source: AgustaWestland, 30-Sep-09

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AgustaWestland Opens New Dedicated T129 Facility

AgustaWestland Opens New Dedicated T129 Facility

AgustaWestland opens its new T129 facility in Cascina Costa, Italy. The official opening ceremony was attended by delegates from the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), Turkish Land Force Command and Turkish General Staff as well as industry representatives from Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) and Aselsan.

Source: AgustaWestland, 29-May-09

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Selex Galileo formally included in AgustaWestland T129 Programme for Turkey

Source: Selex, 30-Apr-09

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The Contract Of The ATAK Program Becomes Effective

The Contract Of The ATAK Program Becomes Effective

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Jun-08

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