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AgustaWestland receives approval for India joint venture

13th November 2013 - 12:04 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in New Delhi

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Despite bribery allegations lingering over the contract to supply 12 AW101 VVIP helicopters to the Indian Air Force, AgustaWestland has been cleared to establish assembly of the AW119Kx in India with Tata Sons.

The joint venture, Indian Rotorcraft Ltd (IRL), was formed in 2011 but has just been cleared by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to assemble the upgraded AW119Kx at Tata’s 10-acre Hyderabad facility.

FIPB is a government body that provides foreign direct investment clearance for projects requiring permission to be set up in India.

IRL was formed to assemble, customise and flight test AW119Ke helicopters for the

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