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A South African Air Force A109LUH
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Agusta (now part of AgustaWestland) is an Italian helicopter manufacturer. It is based in the Varese province of Italy, with its main manufacturing plant being at Cascina Costa. It is a subsbidiary of Finmeccanica. Photo taken by myself at Aero Africa 2004 (Pretoria) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Photo taken by myself at Aero Africa 2004 (Pretoria) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... AgustaWestland is a helicopter design and manufacturing company based in Italy and the United Kingdom. ... The Bell 206 of Canadian Helicopters Robinson Helicopter Company (USA) R44, a four seat development of the R22 A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors (propellers). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the remainder of this article may require cleanup. ... Finmeccanica is Italys second largest industrial group. ...


The company was founded by Giovanni Agusta, who flew his first airplane in 1907. 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Starting in 1923, the company first designed, produced and maintained fixed wing aircraft at its plant in Cascina Costa. 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


From 1952 the company got involved in helicopter manufacturing, first licence-building Bell helicopters, but later Sikorsky, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas products as well. 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Bell Aircraft Corporation was an aircraft manufacturer of the United States, a builder of several types of fighter aircraft for World War II but most famous for the Bell X-1, the first supersonic aircraft, and for many types of helicopters. ... Sikorsky is an English version of Slavic name Sikorski. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)(TYO: 7661 ) is the worlds largest aircraft manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities in Everett, Washington, about 30 miles north of Seattle, Washington. ... DC-10, retired from American Airlines fleet at gate McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft. ...


The company also had ambitions to design and build its own helicopters. The Agusta A101G and the Agusta A106 can be considered the best of its earlier attempts.


The Agusta A109 has undoubtedly been the company's biggest success. The A109 is a commercial and military twin turbine helicopter, of which the latest variants are still in production, hundreds having already been sold. The Agusta A109 is a helicopter manufactured by Agusta (now AgustaWestland) of Italy. ...


In 1983 the Agusta A129 Mangusta anti-tank helicopter first flew. It was the first attack helicopter to be designed and produced wholly in Europe. Unfortunately this helicopter has not been a great commercial success, the type being only in service with the Italian Army. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Agusta A129 Mangusta (Mongoose) is an attack helicopter manufactured by Agusta (part of AgustaWestland) of Italy. ... Ariete Tanks of the Italian Ariete Tank Brigade on exercise Three Bersaglieri ride in a Dardo The Italian Army has recently become a professional all-volunteer force of 112,000 active duty personnel. ...


The 1980s saw the start of several collaborative projects for Agusta:

  • In 1981 Agusta and Westland of Britain started the AgustaWestland EH101 medium-lift naval helicopter project in order to satisfy the requirements of the Royal Navy and the Italian Navy.
  • In 1985 the company started a collaborative programme with the aeronautic industries of France, Germany and the Netherlands in order to develop and produce the NHI NH90, a 9-ton twin engine multi-role medium helicopter in order to satisfy the requirements of their respective countries’ armed forces.

In the 1990s several new products based on the A109 were introduced: 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Westland Aircraft was a British aircraft manufacturer located in Yeovil in Somerset, formed just before the start of World War II. During the war the company produced a number of generally unsuccessful designs, but their Lysander would serve as an important liaison aircraft with the RAF. After the war the... The AgustaWestland EH101 is a medium-lift helicopter originally developed as a joint venture between Westland Helicopters in the UK and Agusta in Italy for military applications but also marketed for civil use. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Military branches Esercito Italiano (Army) Marina Militare (Navy) Aeronautica Militare (Air Force) Carabinieri (Military police) The Guardia di Finanza is a specialized police and fight against financial crimes, illegal drugs trafficking, customs and borders control. ... This article is about the year. ... The NHI NH90 is a twin-engine, ten-ton multi-role helicopter manufactured by NHIndustries, a company established by Agusta, Eurocopter and Stork Fokker Aerospace. ...

Agusta became involved in a notorious Belgian bribery scandal when it was revealed that the company had paid the two Belgian socialist parties who were then in the government to assist the company in getting the contract for attack helicopters for the Belgian army. See: Willy Claes. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The Agusta A109 is a helicopter manufactured by Agusta (now AgustaWestland) of Italy. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Agusta A129 Mangusta (Mongoose) is an attack helicopter manufactured by Agusta (part of AgustaWestland) of Italy. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Willy Claes (born November 24, 1938) was Secretary General of NATO and a Belgian politician and diplomat. ...


In 1998 Agusta formed a joint venture with Bell Helicopter Textron called the Bell/Agusta Aerospace Company. Its aim was to develop the Bell/Agusta AB139 helicopter and the Bell/Agusta BA609 tiltrotor aircraft. Bell later withdrew from the AB139 project, which is now known as the AgustaWestland AW139. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... It has been suggested that Bell Aircraft Corporation be merged into this article or section. ... The Bell/Agusta BA609 is a civil twin-engined tiltrotor VTOL aircraft with a configuration similar to the Bell Helicopter Textron/Boeing V-22 Osprey. ...


In July 2000 Finmeccanica and GKN plc agreed to merge their respective helicopter subsidiaries (Agusta and GKN-Westland Helicopters), forming AgustaWestland. This article is about the year 2000. ... GKN plc is a British engineering company formerly known as Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds and tracing its origins back to 1759 and the birth of the industrial revolution. ... Westland Aircraft was a British aircraft manufacturer located in Yeovil in Somerset, formed just before the start of World War II. During the war the company produced a number of generally unsuccessful designs, but their Lysander would serve as an important liaison aircraft with the RAF. After the war the...


See also

MV Agusta is a motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1945 by Count Domenico Agusta near Milan in Cascina Costa, Italy. ...

External links

  • Official Agusta Website


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Agusta, an AgustaWestland company, belongs to the restricted group of helicopter companies which are leaders at world level, both for the complete range of products and services it offers and for its technological know-how strengthened by a tradition that goes back to the origins of aviation.
Agusta can satisfy the most exacting requirements of civil and military customers with models that cover all the principal weight categories and which can be adapted to the requirements of the most wide-ranging missions that can be carried out by helicopters today.
A fundamental stage in Agusta’s development of helicopter technology was reached subsequently in 1983 with the first flight of the A129 Mangusta anti-tank helicopter, the first attack helicopter to be designed and produced wholly in Europe, which demonstrated Agusta’s capacity to satisfy the most complex technical requirements.
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