Tiltrotor delay expected

Farnborough Air Show » 2008
July 13, 2008, 9:55 AM

Bell Helicopter will likely confirm another one-year delay for the civil BA609 Tiltrotor program during a press conference here today, judging by a new development schedule released by program partner AgustaWestland. This year, the company expects a postponement of certification from “2010/2011,” as announced in June 2007, to “2011/early 2012.”

Despite the delay, Bell/Agusta Aerospace came to Farnborough to unveil a full-scale mockup of a search-and-rescue variant of the hybrid aircraft. A BA609 is performing daily flying displays at the show.

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