AW609

Leonardo’s AW609 to take central stage at Dubai Airshow 2021

Leonardo’s AW609 to take central stage at Dubai Airshow 2021

15-Nov-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo’s participation at the air show is centered on the future of flight and advanced electronics. Leonardo is a leader in military pilot training, offering a turnkey training solution including platforms, systems and services that guarantees the highest standards of quality at every stage of training to customers worldwide. In the UAE, Leonardo has provided... Read more

AW609 AC4 tiltrotor moved to Italy

AW609 AC4 tiltrotor moved to Italy

16-Apr-2021Source: Leonardo

The 4th AW609 (AC4), fully representative of the final production configuration, was shipped from Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility where it was built on its production line, to Genoa’s harbour in Italy where it was offloaded and later flew to Leonardo Helicopters’ Headquarters in Cascina Costa di Samarate, close to Milan-Malpensa Airport, arriving on 2 March 2021.... Read more

Leonardo and Falcon Aviation Services start building Dubai AW609 terminal

Leonardo and Falcon Aviation Services start building Dubai AW609 terminal

3-Mar-2021Source: Zawya

Italian-headquartered company Leonardo and Falcon Aviation Services have announced that they have started building the new rotorcraft terminal that will facilitate the mobility to and from the Expo 2020 site in Dubai. See Full Story.... Read more

Tokyo Metropolitan Government evaluates the AW609 tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to revolutionize connections with Ogasawara island

Tokyo Metropolitan Government evaluates the AW609 tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to revolutionize connections with Ogasawara island

4-Sep-2020Source: Leonardo

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government recently announced the intention to evaluate the AW609 multirole commercial tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to deliver unprecedented levels of transport to Ogasawara island in the future. The distinguished characteristics of the world’s first commercial tiltrotor, combining turboprop-like performance (speed, range, altitude) and rotorcraft versatility (vertical take-off / landing and hovering) would deliver... Read more

Tokyo to evaluate AW609 for Ogasawara link

Tokyo to evaluate AW609 for Ogasawara link

2-Sep-2020Source: Leonardo

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government recently announced the intention to evaluate the AW609 multirole commercial tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to deliver unprecedented levels of transport to Ogasawara island in the future. The distinguished characteristics of the world’s first commercial tiltrotor, combining turboprop-like performance (speed, range, altitude) and rotorcraft versatility (vertical take-off / landing and hovering) would deliver... Read more

Manufacturing of Tiltrotor AW609 wind tunnel model via SLS and Windform

Manufacturing of Tiltrotor AW609 wind tunnel model via SLS and Windform

16-Jan-2020Source: CRP Technology

Among the most interesting and significant applications in the aerospace sector, developed thanks to the collaboration of our partners, is with no doubt the new wind tunnel model of the LEONARDO tiltrotor AW609 manufactures by CRP Technology for Leonardo Helicopter Division (Leonardo HD, formerly known as Agusta Westland). This project allowed CRP Technology, once again,... Read more

Leonardo flies fourth AW609

Leonardo flies fourth AW609

2-Jan-2020Source: Leonardo

The fourth AW609 tiltrotor, fully representative of the final production configuration, successfully performed its first flight at Leonardo’s Philadelphia plant on 23 December, entering the final program development and ground / flight testing stages. Lifting off on a clear afternoon, test pilot Dan Wells said, “The aircraft performed beautifully, thanks to all the rig and... Read more

Leonardo to expand US training with AW169 and AW609 simulators

Leonardo to expand US training with AW169 and AW609 simulators

7-Mar-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced at Heli-Expo 2019 a substantial reinforcement of its helicopter training capabilities and services in the USA with the establishment of a new Training Academy within its production facility in Philadelphia. The new purpose-built campus is expected to be completed in 2020. With a 65 million USD multiyear investment, the new Training Academy will... Read more

Leonardo to produce AW609 tiltrotor Level D Full Flight Simulator

Leonardo to produce AW609 tiltrotor Level D Full Flight Simulator

7-Mar-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta the start of production of the world’s first AW609 tiltrotor Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) and the intention to introduce the first US-based AW169 Level D Full Flight Simulator. Both will be installed into the new Training Academy being developed at the Company’s helicopter facility based in... Read more

Era to launch AW609 into US with two aircraft in 2020

Era to launch AW609 into US with two aircraft in 2020

27-Feb-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Era Group (Era) have announced today the signing of a landmark agreement that would launch the AW609 into service in the US commercial market and demonstrate its capabilities on a wider scale. Building upon their previous efforts in helping to mature the design, development and supportability of the AW609, Era will take delivery... Read more

Canada certifies PT6C-67A engine for AW609

Canada certifies PT6C-67A engine for AW609

4-Oct-2017Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced today that its PT6C-67A helicopter engine – that powers the AW609, an aircraft that flies both horizontally and vertically – has achieved certification from Transport Canada. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). FAA validation of the PT6C-67A engine is expected by the end of 2017 and... Read more

Leonardo AW609 programme moves forward

Leonardo AW609 programme moves forward

10-Feb-2017Source: Leonardo Group

The AW609 TiltRotor programme is expected to start icing trials soon following recent ground and flight testing activities. These advances have been made in support of FAA certification, which remains on track for 2018. The third prototype, based at Leonardo’s facility in Philadelphia, performed several weeks of unrestrained ground testing and, more recently, flight trials... Read more

Leonardo rolls out AW609 in Philadelphia

Leonardo rolls out AW609 in Philadelphia

12-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Photos taken yesterday have emerged on the internet of prototype AC3 on the ramp at the Leonardo facility in Philadalphia, Pennsylvania.  Registered N609PA and all white with huge AW609 titles, the aircraft is clearly being prepared for a flight in the near future. In May 2016, Leonardo announced that AC3 had started ground runs at... Read more

AW609 prototype moves from Arlington to Philadelphia to resume flight tests

AW609 prototype moves from Arlington to Philadelphia to resume flight tests

15-Aug-2016Source: AgustaWestland

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced that the first flying AW609 prototype has arrived in Philadelphia following a recent resumption of flight testing. Departing from Arlington, Texas, the aircraft’s flight plan included an overnight stop in Huntsville, Ala, before arriving in Philadelphia on Wednesday, August 10. With industrialization underway, Leonardo-Finmeccanica has expanded the AW609 TiltRotor program to include the... Read more

AW609 resumes test flights

AW609 resumes test flights

8-Aug-2016Source: AgustaWestland

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has confirmed that the first AW609 TiltRotor prototype has resumed flight testing in helicopter and airplane modes. Flight testing activities will continue to take place in Arlington, Texas, with plans to soon fly the AW609 to Philadelphia and ultimately relocate the aircraft at the company’s facilities in Italy. The third prototype, assembled and ground... Read more

Third AW609 prototype starts ground runs

Third AW609 prototype starts ground runs

5-May-2016Source: Leonardo-Finmeccanica

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that the third prototype (A/C3) of the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor has completed its first ground run at the company’s facilities in Cascina Costa, Italy, marking a critical milestone as the programme advances its testing and plans a resumption of flight testing activities. Aircraft AW609 A/C3 began restrained ground run testing with all... Read more

Era Helicopters to help develop EMS role for AW609

Era Helicopters to help develop EMS role for AW609

8-Mar-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Finmeccanica Helicopter Division has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Era Group Inc, for the development of the Emergency Medical Service variant of the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor. Era is a major customer of AgustaWestland helicopters, both as an operator and a lessor – recently including two AW189s. The signing of the... Read more

Top 10 stories on HeliHub.com in 2015

Top 10 stories on HeliHub.com in 2015

13-Jan-2016Source: HeliHub.com

In 2015, we published a total of 3,298 news stories on HeliHub.com to keep the global helicopter industry fully up-to-date with the news from all corners of our planet – approximately 13 stories every working day of the year.  We publish a wide range of stories, some from press releases, others from postings made by... Read more

UAE signs for three AW609s in SAR role

UAE signs for three AW609s in SAR role

11-Nov-2015Source: AgustaWestland

The Joint Aviation Command (JAC) of the United Arab Emirates announced today it has selected the AW609 TiltRotor for search and rescue (SAR) missions. Delivery of the first three AW609 TiltRotors to the JAC, with three additional options,is expected to start in the 2019 timeframe. The Joint Aviation Command will be the launch customer for... Read more

AgustaWestland AW609 test flight – fatal accident

AgustaWestland AW609 test flight – fatal accident

30-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com are sad to report the fatal test flight accident in Italy of AgustaWestland AW609 prototype N609AG, killing test pilots Pietro Venanzi and Herb Moran.  The pair are being praised in the Italian media for bringing the aircraft down in fields away from a town when it was widely reported as already being on fire... Read more

30-Oct-15 N609AG AgustaWestland AW609 Vercelli, Italy (2F)

30-Oct-15 N609AG AgustaWestland AW609 Vercelli, Italy (2F)

30-Oct-2015

We are seeing many reports in the Italian media of an AW609 accident with two fatalities – named here as Pietro Venanzi and Herbert Moran. “on fire in flight between Santhià and Tronzano, the province of Vercelli” seems to be the common link description at this time.  ... Read more

Héroux-Devtek to provide AW609 landing gear systems

Héroux-Devtek to provide AW609 landing gear systems

25-Sep-2015Source: Agusta Westland

Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX:HRX) (“Héroux-Devtek” or the “Corporation”), a leading international manufacturer of aerospace products, today announced that it has been awarded a long-term contract by Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland to supply the landing gear for the AW609 TiltRotor aircraft. Under the terms of the agreement, Héroux-Devtek will design, develop, fabricate, assemble, test and deliver complete landing gear systems... Read more

AW609 claims 1000km record of 2 hours 18 minutes

AW609 claims 1000km record of 2 hours 18 minutes

15-Sep-2015Source: AgustaWestland

The Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor set a speed record on a 1000 km ‘point-to-point’ journey. The aircraft, with its unique combination of the turboprop airplane’s speed and helicopter’s take-off and landing capabilities, flew from its Yeovil facility in southwest England to its Cascina Costa facility near Milan, Italy, a distance of 1161 km (721 miles /... Read more

AgustaWestland brings AW609 to UK

AgustaWestland brings AW609 to UK

9-Jul-2015Source: HeliHub.com

AgustaWestland is bringing one of the AW609 development aircraft from Italy to the UK this weekend.  The aircraft has scheduled appearances at both the Yeovilton Air Day on Saturday, and AW’s own invitation-only Families Day at the Yeovil plant on Sunday.  The type has only appeared in the UK before at the Farnborough Air Show,... Read more

AgustaWestland launches AW609 interior design competition

AgustaWestland launches AW609 interior design competition

14-Apr-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today the launch of the second edition of its “Flydeas for the City” initiative, within the framework of the ‘Energy for Creativity’ Exhibition-Event that was officially opened today by INTERNI magazine in Milan. The initiative is aimed at developing an all new, advanced corporate cabin interior for the AW609 TiltRotor with several design... Read more

Bristow Leads in New TiltRotor Technology

Bristow Leads in New TiltRotor Technology

24-Mar-2015Source: Bristow

Our customers push boundaries. Whether you’re exploring new terrain for the world’s energy needs or reaching others in need of rescue, we understand the demand for safer, faster, more cost-effective transportation. That’s why Bristow has partnered with Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland to develop the AW609 TiltRotor, an incredible aircraft that flies like a plane, but with... Read more

Mayor Nutter welcomes AW609 production to Philadelphia

Mayor Nutter welcomes AW609 production to Philadelphia

12-Mar-2015Source: Agustawestland

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberger welcomed yesterday’s announcement by AgustaWestland that the AW609 civil TiltRotor helicopter will be manufactured at the company’s Philadelphia facility. “As one of this city’s most innovative and global companies we are tremendously excited that this new cutting edge aircraft will be manufactured by... Read more

HeliHub.com launches Facebook fan page for AgustaWestland AW609

HeliHub.com launches Facebook fan page for AgustaWestland AW609

8-Mar-2015Source: HeliHub.com

With increasing interest in AgustaWestland’s AW609 tilt rotor, HeliHub.com has proactively set up a fan page on Facebook for the type.  This will provide the opportunity to bring together people interested in the AW609 programme and the news and information they are able to share.  This may be photos from events where the type is... Read more

AgustaWestland and Bristow Sign Exclusive AW609 Development Agreement

AgustaWestland and Bristow Sign Exclusive AW609 Development Agreement

3-Mar-2015Source: Bristow

AgustaWestland and Bristow announced today the signing of a platform development agreement for the AW609 TiltRotor programme. The announcement was made at Heli-Expo (Orlando, FL) on the occasion of the ‘on static’ public premiere of a real AW609 aircraft at the US exhibition, featuring a dedicated Bristow/Eastern Airways paint scheme. The development agreement envisages AgustaWestland... Read more

Further Performance and Product Improvements for AW609

Further Performance and Product Improvements for AW609

3-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that the Company has introduced several performance and product improvements for the AW609 TiltRotor to enhance the aircraft’s capabilities. It has recently completed an extended technology development flight test programme which has confirmed an increase in the maximum take-off weight up to 18,000 lbs (8,165 kg) thanks to engine upgrades, landing gear... Read more

AW609 Test Pilots Receive Iven C. Kincheloe Award

AW609 Test Pilots Receive Iven C. Kincheloe Award

21-Oct-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that three of its AW609 test pilots have received from the Society of Experimental Test Pilots the prestigious Iven C. Kincheloe award and were recognized at the Society’s annual gala. The Kincheloe Award recognizes outstanding professional accomplishment in the conduct of flight-testing by a test pilot member of the Society... Read more

AgustaWestland completes AW609 autorotation trials

AgustaWestland completes AW609 autorotation trials

25-Apr-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that autorotation trials for the AW609 TiltRotor program have been completed successfully. Between the end of March and early April 10 dedicated flight hours saw more than 70 power-off conversions from airplane mode to helicopter mode flown from the Arlington (Texas) facility in the USA. The tests... Read more

AgustaWestland Demonstrates AW609 to Chevron

AgustaWestland Demonstrates AW609 to Chevron

28-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced today that it has completed the first customer demonstration flight of the AW609 to Chevron on February 25th  The round trip flight began in Angels Stadium in Anaheim and continued off the coast of Southern California. Flying Second-in-Command was Chevron pilot Patrick Nevin, who currently flies AW139s in support of... Read more

AW609 TiltRotor to Perform First Ever Customer Demonstration Flights at Heli-Expo

AW609 TiltRotor to Perform First Ever Customer Demonstration Flights at Heli-Expo

26-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW609 TiltRotor has flown 1100nm (2000km) from its base in Arlington, Texas, to Long Beach Airport, California to perform the first ever customer demonstration flights at Heli-Expo 2014. The AW609 will highlight its game changing capabilities and performance that will soon be available to the... Read more

AW609 TiltRotor Completes Envelope Expansion Flight Trials

AW609 TiltRotor Completes Envelope Expansion Flight Trials

25-Feb-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it completed AW609 TiltRotor flight envelope expansion trials in December 2013, allowing the certification testing phase to commence as it makes progress towards Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) certification in 2017. This was achieved with the first two test aircraft which have now together flown almost 1,000... Read more

Northrop Grumman Provides Inertial Navigation Products for AW609

Northrop Grumman Provides Inertial Navigation Products for AW609

24-Feb-2014Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, to provide flight-critical inertial instruments on the new AW609 TiltRotor aircraft undergoing civil certification through the Federal Aviation Administration. These Northrop Grumman navigation products will be showcased at HELI-EXPO 2014 in booth #502 Feb. 25-27 in Anaheim. Developed by Northrop Grumman Navigation and Maritime Systems Division’s... Read more

AW609 update 3 – The Challenges

AW609 update 3 – The Challenges

20-Nov-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Last week, HeliHub.com had access to the key executives of the AW609 program. This is one of three updates we are presenting this week to our readers. See AW609 update 1 – Catching up the last two years And AW609 update 2 – The Future The road ahead for the AW609 is not a simple one.... Read more

AW609 update 2 – The Future

AW609 update 2 – The Future

19-Nov-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Last week, HeliHub.com had access to the key executives of the AW609 program. This is one of three updates we are presenting this week to our readers:- The third prototype was at Cascina Costa, and prepared for road shipment to AgustaWestland’s factory at Vergiate, less than 20 miles away. The road trip is expected in... Read more

AW609 update 1 – Catching up the last two years

AW609 update 1 – Catching up the last two years

18-Nov-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Last week, HeliHub.com had access to the key executives of the AW609 program.  This is one of three updates we are presenting this week to our readers. The AW609 started off life as the BA609, a 50:50 joint venture with Bell Helicopter.  After a period of owning a majority share, AgustaWestland took over the whole... Read more

AW609 TiltRotor Aerodynamic Improvements Set To Boost Performance

AW609 TiltRotor Aerodynamic Improvements Set To Boost Performance

3-Sep-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is flight testing a number of aerodynamic improvements that will boost the performance of the AW609 TiltRotor. On the 25th July 2013 AgustaWestland undertook the first flight of a modified vertical tail fin on AW609 TiltRotor prototype #2 at its Cascina Costa flight test facility in Italy. The modified vertical fin is one part... Read more

AgustaWestland launches Paris Airshow App 2013 and Official Twitter Account

AgustaWestland launches Paris Airshow App 2013 and Official Twitter Account

12-Jun-2013Source: AgustaWestland

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

AgustaWestland AW609 certification slips to 2017

AgustaWestland AW609 certification slips to 2017

11-Jun-2013Source: Flight Global

Certification of the AgustaWestland AW609 tiltrotor has slipped to 2017 as the Anglo-Italian helicopter manufacturer wrestles with an ambitious development programme and regulatory uncertainty over how to approve a concept never previously used for civil applications. (See Full Story)... Read more

Noise Certification Standards for Tiltrotors

Noise Certification Standards for Tiltrotors

10-Jan-2013Source: HAI

A new rule amends the regulations governing noise certification standards for issuing type and airworthiness certificates for the civil, hybrid airplane-rotorcraft known as the tiltrotor. This noise standard establishes new noise limits and procedures as the basis to ensure consistent aviation noise reduction technology is incorporated in tiltrotors for environmental protection. It provides uniform noise certification... Read more

AgustaWestland GrandNew and AW609 to feature at EMS conference

AgustaWestland GrandNew and AW609 to feature at EMS conference

2-Nov-2012Source: HeliHub.com

AgustaWestland is taking the GrandNew it delivered to Doctor Heli earlier this year to an EMS event in Japan next week.  The 19th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Aeromedical Services will feature demonstration flights of the aircraft. On Friday 9th November, there will also be a presentation under the title of “Doctor-Heli features... Read more

Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® enters rotorcraft market

Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® enters rotorcraft market

29-Oct-2012Source: Rockwell Collins

The selection of Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics for AgustaWestland’s AW609 TiltRotor marks new territory for Rockwell Collins. AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is the first European customer for Pro Line Fusion and the first announced forward-fit application of Rockwell Collins’ touch-control primary flight displays. “This is a very important win for Rockwell Collins as it demonstrates the... Read more

AgustaWestland signs Key Supplier agreements for AW609

AgustaWestland signs Key Supplier agreements for AW609

11-Jul-2012Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed agreements with three key suppliers for its AW609 TiltRotor programme. These three major agreements form part of a succession of contracts signed with AW609 TiltRotor component suppliers since AgustaWestland acquired the tiltrotor programme in November 2011. These latest agreements signed with Pratt &... Read more

AW609 Tiltrotor Programme Update

AW609 Tiltrotor Programme Update

13-Feb-2012Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is moving forward with the development of the AW609 tiltrotor programme following the completion of its acquisition in November 2011. The company will continue the certification process with the Federal Aviation Administration targeting AW609 certification in the first half of 2016 and deliveries following immediately afterwards. To do so AgustaWestland has... Read more

AgustaWestland leases 99,000 sq.ft in Texas for AW609 development

AgustaWestland leases 99,000 sq.ft in Texas for AW609 development

30-Nov-2011Source: HeliHub.com

AgustaWestland have taken a lease on 98,851 square feet of space at Arlington Airport in Texas, and are intending building a further 7,000 sq.ft. The lease allows the building to be used for “Aircraft sales, engineering and design, flight testing, and aircraft maintenance” and  “any other aviation related activity or incidental uses in connection with... Read more

AgustaWestland completes 609 tiltrotor programme acquisition

AgustaWestland completes 609 tiltrotor programme acquisition

29-Nov-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has finalised the transaction with Bell Helicopter Textron for the acquisition of the 609 tiltrotor programme. All legal and regulatory approvals have now been successfully completed. The development of the AW609 tiltrotor programme is now moving forward under full AgustaWestland control with civil certification expected... Read more

Bell’s sale of BA609 program is US taxpayers’ loss

Bell’s sale of BA609 program is US taxpayers’ loss

19-Jul-2011Source: Star-Telegram

When Bell Helicopter officials announced last month that they were selling the company’s interest in the BA609 civil tilt-rotor aircraft program, it meant giving up on a $600 to $700 million investment.  (Full story)... Read more

AgustaWestland rebrands civil tilt-rotor as AW609

AgustaWestland rebrands civil tilt-rotor as AW609

21-Jun-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce today that it has taken full ownership of the BA609 tiltrotor programme. Bell Agusta Aerospace Company (BAAC) will be renamed will remain a US company being the new type certificate applicant to FAA. The new company will be totally owned by AgustaWestland and the BA609 tiltrotor will... Read more

Bell sells its share in BA609 but remains key supplier

Bell sells its share in BA609 but remains key supplier

21-Jun-2011Source: Bell

Paris, France  (June 21, 2011) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) announced today at the Paris International Air Show, that AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company,  has agreed to purchase Bell’s ownership interest in the BA609 tiltrotor program, a Bell-AgustaWestland joint venture. Bell Helicopter will remain the key supplier of engineering services and key... Read more

AgustaWestland seeks sole ownership of BA609

AgustaWestland seeks sole ownership of BA609

6-Mar-2011

Giuseppe Orsi has said that the development process of the BA609 was still being held up in negotiations with Bell Helicopter, whom he inferred was reluctant to hand over the development baton to AgustaWestland.... Read more

AgustaWestland to learn BA609 fate by end of June

AgustaWestland to learn BA609 fate by end of June

22-Feb-2010

AgustaWestland says the long-delayed decision on whether Bell Helicopter will cede its majority share in the BA609 program to AgustaWestland will be made by the end of June... Read more

AgustaWestland looks to take full control of BA609 programme

AgustaWestland looks to take full control of BA609 programme

21-Sep-2009Source: Flightglobal

Italian rotorcraft maker AgustaWestland hopes to acquire control of the BA609 civil tiltrotor programme it shares with Bell Helicopter, in order to speed up the aircraft’s certification and delivery to market. Italian rotorcraft maker AgustaWestland hopes to acquire control of the BA609 civil tiltrotor programme it shares with Bell Helicopter, in order to speed up the aircraft’s... Read more

Kaman Awarded $53M Composites Contract From Bell Helicopter

Kaman Awarded $53M Composites Contract From Bell Helicopter

10-Sep-2009Source: Kaman

Kaman Aerospace has been awarded a five-year contract with a potential value of $53 million to build composite helicopter blade skins and skin core assemblies for Bell Helicopters. Under the terms of the contract, Kaman will provide 18 different assemblies for H1, 406, 407, 412, 427, 429, 430 and BA609 aircraft.... Read more

Finmeccanica sees 500 BA609 choppers sold by 2013

Finmeccanica sees 500 BA609 choppers sold by 2013

8-Sep-2009Source: Reuters

AgustaWestland should sell about 500 of the new BA609 Tiltrotor aircraft it is making with Bell for 20 million euros each from 2013.... Read more

AgustaWestland May Get More Tiltrotor Work

AgustaWestland May Get More Tiltrotor Work

22-Feb-2009Source: Rotor & Wing

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Bell/Agusta BA609 Tiltrotor Makes Its First Appearance At Farnborough Air Show

Bell/Agusta BA609 Tiltrotor Makes Its First Appearance At Farnborough Air Show

14-Jul-2008Source: AgustaWestland

Bell/Agusta BA609 Tiltrotor Makes Its First Appearance At Farnborough Air Show... Read more

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