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Thursday, January 1, 2009

AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a powerful force in the helicopter industry, is capable of satisfying the widest range of customer requirements with a modern range of high performance civil and military rotorcraft encompassing all the main weight categories. Products range from the innovative single-engine 2.8-ton AW119 Ke to the 16-ton three-engine AW101 helicopter. Other products include the AW109 Power, AW109 LUH and Grand light-twins, the AW129 combat helicopter, the multi-role Super Lynx 300, the best selling AW139 medium twin, the BA609 Tilt rotor and the NH90 11-ton. New products recently launched include the 6-ton Future Lynx and 7/8-ton AW149 military helicopters, which will further expand the product range.

Through a wide range of joint ventures and collaborative programs with major aerospace and defence companies AgustaWestland is expanding its product range and opening up new business opportunities. In the United States, Bell/Agusta Aerospace Company, a joint venture with Bell Helicopter Textron, is developing the revolutionary BA609 tilt rotor and, in cooperation with Lockheed Martin and Bell Helicopter Textron, AgustaWestland is building the US101. In China, the Jiangxi Change Agusta Helicopter (CAH) joint venture, with AVIC, is selling, producing and supporting the CA109, a licensed-built AW109 Power, for the Chinese civil helicopter market. In 2008, AgustaWestland signed an agreement with the Russian company Oboronprom to set up an industrial Joint Venture to establish a final assembly line for the AgustaWestland AW139 civil helicopter in Russia.

AgustaWestland is focussing on supporting its customers to reduce costs of ownership while improving operational capabilities. Integrated Operational Support (IOS) solutions are delivering increased aircraft operational effectiveness to the military while driving down through-life costs. AgustaWestland also offers its commercial customers a wide range of service plans and industry leading warranty programmes.

AgustaWestland is expanding its network of Supply and Service Centres around the world to be close to its customers. The Supply and Service Centres stock spares and are authorized to carry out repair and overhaul services for AgustaWestland helicopters.

AgustaWestland is an established provider of professional training services and solutions to a wide range of civil, military and industrial customers around the world. Building on core competencies in high quality rotary wing and systems training, AgustaWestland is committed to developing and expanding its training portfolio to meet the current and future training needs of all customers. AgustaWestland provides integrated training solutions that support the complete pipeline, from basic training and through life utilising classrooms, simulators and aircraft. Emphasis is placed on producing a range of cost-effective options aimed at supporting the user as close to the front line as possible, whilst providing central high value services delivering training courses and simulation for all our customers.

Rotorsim, a joint venture with CAE, delivers simulator training for a range of AgustaWestland helicopters, including the AW109 Power, AW109 LUH and AW139, and has Level D certified simulators located in both Italy and the USA. In the UK, Aviation Training International Limited, a joint venture with Boeing, provides a comprehensive training service for the British Army Apache AH Mk.1 fleet.

AgustaWestland is investing in advanced technologies right now that will make future rotorcraft more efficient, quieter and greener. In addition to new helicopter designs, AgustaWestland is also studying revolutionary tilt rotor and tilt wing rotorcraft, combining turboprop performance and rotorcraft flexibility in a single vehicle.

Augusta Westland

520 Via Giovanni Agusta

21017 Cascina Costa Di Samarat, (VA)

Italy

www.agustawestland.com

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