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

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

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)

Source: Star-Telegram, 19-Jul-11

AgustaWestland rebrands civil tilt-rotor as AW609

AgustaWestland rebrands civil tilt-rotor as AW609

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 »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jun-11

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Bell sells its share in BA609 but remains key supplier

Bell sells its share in BA609 but remains key supplier

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 »

Source: Bell, 21-Jun-11

AgustaWestland seeks sole ownership of BA609

AgustaWestland seeks sole ownership of BA609

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.

06-Mar-11

AgustaWestland to pay back Eu25 million in EU subsidies

AgustaWestland to pay back Eu25 million in EU subsidies

The European Commission has formally endorsed negotiations with Italy concerning the amount of subsidies that Agusta Westland must reimburse the Italian government for two military projects that also found civilian applications. The company received state support for two military projects – the helicopter A139 and the tilt-rotor BA609 – which also benefited civil versions. The… Read more »

Source: European Commission, 13-Jan-11

AgustaWestland to learn BA609 fate by end of June

AgustaWestland to learn BA609 fate by end of June

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

22-Feb-10

AgustaWestland looks to take full control of BA609 programme

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 »

Source: Flightglobal, 21-Sep-09

Kaman Awarded $53M Composites Contract From Bell Helicopter

Kaman Awarded $53M Composites Contract From Bell Helicopter

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.

Source: Kaman, 10-Sep-09

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Finmeccanica sees 500 BA609 choppers sold by 2013

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

Source: Reuters, 08-Sep-09

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Bell/Agusta prepping two more BA609s for testing

Source: AIN, 24-Feb-09

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AgustaWestland May Get More Tiltrotor Work

Source: Rotor & Wing, 22-Feb-09

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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

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Jul-08

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