Yeovil

November 15, 2013 - 1:19pm

The AgustaWestland AW101 won Norway’s competition for a new search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter. The win could be worth more than €1 billion if Norway buys 16 aircraft as planned and exercises options for another six. The AW101s will replace Sea Kings provided by Westland in the 1970s.

August 31, 2011 - 7:50am

Britain’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills is loaning AgustaWestland $36 million to support the new AW169 medium twin helicopter program that is based in Yeovil, UK. AW estimates a market for 1,000 AW169s over the next 25 years. Customer deliveries are slated to begin in 2015.

November 30, 2010 - 6:37am

Britain’s Labour Party Members are pushing for a full Parliamentary inquiry into a government deal to pump more than £32 million into Italian-owned helicopter maker AgustaWestland rather than British-owned companies. AW operates the former Westland plant in Yeovil that manufactures the heavy AW-101 and is expected to ­produce the AW169 medium twin. Treasury secretary Danny Alexander is defending the decision.

July 19, 2010 - 12:40pm

AgustaWestland revealed yet another new helicopter yesterday in Farnborough– the twin-engine, 4.5-metric ton AW169. Nestling between the GrandNew and AW139 in the company’s product line, the AW169 (shown here as a mockup) is aimed primarily at the government, parapublic and commercial markets, offering an eight- to 10-seat cabin that can be rapidly reconfigured for a variety of roles.

 
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