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First VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Production Aircraft Takes Flight

23rd September 2008 - 00:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The VH-71 presidential helicopter program achieved another major milestone today when the first operational pilot production helicopter (PP-1) completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland's facility in Yeovil, England.

"We're seeing real progress and execution on this program," said U.S. Navy VH-71 program manager Capt. Donald Gaddis. "With ...

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