Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Two AgustaWestland Helos Take Flight
|AgustaWestland’s AW149 took to the skies for the first time on Nov. 13 in Vergiate, Italy.
The first flight of the AW159 happened one day earlier, on Nov. 12 at AgustaWestland’s facility in Yeovil, UK. Chief Test Pilot Donald Maclaine carried out a variety of handling maneuvers and general checks during the flight. Two other AW159s will join the prototype in 2010, with deliveries projected to start in 2011. More