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AgustaWestland and Bell complete 609 transaction

29th November 2011 - 11:31 GMT | by Tony Skinner in London, UK


AgustaWestland and Bell Helicopter have formally completed the process that will see the former take full control of the AW609 civil tiltrotor programme.

In a statement on 29 November, AgustaWestland said all ‘legal and regulatory approvals’ had now been given and it was moving towards civil certification of the AW609 in late 2015 or early 2016. The first deliveries of the aircraft would follow shortly afterwards.

AgustaWestland’s move to take full control of the 609 project was first revealed during Heli-Expo in March, with the acquisition officially announced in June.

The negotiations between the two companies are understood to have

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