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AgustaWestland is a A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more large horizontal rotors (propellers). ...helicopter design and manufacturing company based in The Italian Republic or Italy ( Italian: Repubblica Italiana or Italia) is a country in southern Europe. ...Italy and the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the British Commonwealth and European Union. ...United Kingdom. It was formed in July 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...2000 when Finmeccanica is Italys second largest industrial group. ...Finmeccanica S.p.A. and 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. ...GKN plc agreed to merge their respective helicopter subsidiaries ( Agusta (now part of AgustaWestland) is an Italian helicopter manufacturer. ...Agusta and 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...GKN_Westland Helicopters) to form AgustaWestland. Finmeccanica and GKN each held a 50% share in AgustaWestland.

On May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ...May 26, 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...2004 GKN confirmed that it would sell its share to its partner for £1.06Bn. AgustaWestland is now a fully owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica is Italys second largest industrial group. ...Finmeccanica of Italy.

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AgustaWestland Official Website (http://www.agustawestland.com/)

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AgustaWestland early front-runner in chopper contest - Turkish Daily News Jan 20, 2006 (972 words)
Italian manufacturers AgustaWestland has emerged as the early front-runner in Turkey's multi-billion-dollar attack helicopter competition, as Ankara prepares for a quick decision on the contract after several years of delays in procuring the much-demanded helicopter gunships.
AgustaWestland was formed by Italy's Agusta, part of Finmeccanica SpA, and Britain's GKN-Westland Helicopters in 2000.
AgustaWestland's rival contenders are EADS subsidiary Eurocopter, maker of the Tiger; Russia's Kamov, maker of the KA-50/2 Black Shark; and South Africa's Denel Aviation, maker of the CSH-2 Rooivalk.
AgustaWestland cuts costs by 20% in eighteen months with Alcatel telephony solution (768 words)
AgustaWestlandÂ’s 4,000 UK users are based in Yeovil, Somerset on a site that comprises approximately 100 buildings spread over a large area.
AgustaWestland is unique in the marketplace with its unrivalled capability in design, technical innovation, manufacturing, training and customer support.
AgustaWestland has more than 8,500 employees worldwide, and recognises the challenge of continuing to delight customers, while strengthening its position as the global leader in the rotorcraft industry.
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