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AW169 achieves FAA validation

16th February 2017 - 13:30 by The Shephard News Team

 AW169 achieves FAA validation

AgustaWestland's AW169 helicopter has achieved FAA validation, clearing the way for deliveries in the US to begin in 2017.

The AW169 incorporates several new technologies in the rotor system, engines, avionics, transmission and electric power generation and distribution systems.

The helicopter has been selected for a range of roles including executive/private transport, air ambulance, offshore transport and utility roles.

More than 20 AW169s have been delivered to date to customers, and an AW169 Level D full flight simulator has been certified and is in operation at the Leonardo Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy.

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