AgustaWestland expects its new AW189 twin helicopter—a civilian stretch of the military AW149—will tap into a broad market, ranging from offshore support, search-and-rescue and other parapublic uses to passenger transport. AgustaWestland CEO Bruno Spagnolini unveiled a mockup of the new AW189 twin helicopter during the recent Paris air show. The 8-ton-class AW189 can carry 16 to 18 passengers in a cabin designed for low noise and low vibration levels, using technology derived from that ...


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