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AW Expands Capacity of Poland Facility

AW Expands Capacity of Poland Facility

10-Jun-2015Source: Agustawestland

AgustaWestland, a leader in vertical flight innovation, will install a Flexform™ fluid cell press from Avure Technologies at PZL-Świdnik, its helicopter factory in Świdnik, Poland. The Avure model QFC 0.7×1.8-800 press, featuring a forming area of 0.7×1.8 meters (27.5×72 inches), will provide a production capacity of several hundred thousand sheet metal parts per year. Internationally... Read more

PZL-Swidnik to modernise Polish Army W-3s

PZL-Swidnik to modernise Polish Army W-3s

18-Apr-2013Source: Flight Global

Poland’s armament inspectorate has chosen PZL-Swidnik to modernise the nation’s army aviation W-3 Sokol medical evacuation helicopters (see full story).... Read more

Polish Air Force disbands 36SPLT VIP unit

Polish Air Force disbands 36SPLT VIP unit

5-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

In a ceremony on Tuesday at Warsaw’s Okecie Airport, the Polish Air Force VIP squadron 36SPLT (Specjalnego PuÅ‚ku Lotnictwa Transportowego = Special Air Transport Regiment) was disbanded. The ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Defence Czeslaw Mroczek, Chief of General Staff of the Polish Army General Mieczyslaw Cieniuch, Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. pil.... Read more

Chile certifies PZL Sokol for local forestry department

Chile certifies PZL Sokol for local forestry department

1-Nov-2010Source: HeliHub.com

A PZL W-3 Sokol has been in Chile since at least April 2010 on a Polish registration while certification issues are sorted. This process was finally completed in September, and local registration CC-ACJ was issued and it was noted as such on 30th September at Vina del Mar – Rodelillo Airport (photo here). The operator... Read more

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