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Heli-Expo 2012: AgustaWestland takes a positive outlook

12th February 2012 - 13:39 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Dallas, US

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AgustaWestland says it has a positive outlook on 2012 having recorded more than 200 orders during 2011, up from 197 a year before.

Speaking on the eve of Heli-Expo 2012 in Dallas, Bruno Spagnolini, CEO of AgustaWestland, said the company was growing at three times the rate of market growth and had now captured around 25% of the commercial rotorcraft market. 

Of the 200 orders, around 100 were for the company's best selling AW139, an aircraft which was in the words of Roberto Garavaglia, the company's head of marketing, doing 'every job, everywhere on the planet'.

Garavaglia said the helicopter's

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Tony Osborne

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

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