Wednesday, January 16, 2013
HeliVert-Built AW139 Takes Flight in Russia
Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland joint venture, HeliVert, has conducted the initial flight of the first Russian-produced AW139. The test flight, which included with the helicopter’s maiden liftoff and controlled hover, took place on December 19 at the HeliVert assembly plant in Tomilino near Moscow, lasting 37 minutes. HeliVert plans to introduce a second AW139 into the flight test program in February.
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