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AW149 'to fly in months' says AgustaWestland's Orsi

22nd February 2009 - 06:30 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Anaheim, California


AgustaWestland has announced that the latest member of the AgustaWestland family of helicopters, the AW149 will "make its first flight in months."

In a brief statement about future rotorcraft developments at the company during a press conference at Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California, CEO Giuseppe Orsi said the aircraft would fly in the coming months of 2009.

Mr Orsi would not be drawn on further comment on the subject and would not talk about orders for the type but it is understood that the prototype is being prepared for flight in Italy, and is not dis-similar from the single artist's impression

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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