Monday, August 1, 2011
AgustaWestland, Russian Helicopters Create HeliVert
AgustaWestland and Russian Helicopters are planning to establish a joint venture, HeliVert, which will produce AW139s for civilian use in Russia. The assembly line plant will be located in Tomilino and is expected to open later this year. Russian Helicopters will appoint HeliVert’s management positions, with AgustaWestland selecting the company’s general and deputy directors. HeliVert anticipates production of 15 AW139s per year.