Bell Helicopter’s share in the BA609 civil tiltrotor will be sold to AgustaWestland, the Italian company’s CEO Giuseppe Orsi reported at Heli-Expo. A year ago, AgustaWestland’s frustration over Bell dragging its feet on the program prompted Orsi to set a deadline of June 30 to determine the program’s fate. A sale agreement was reached, but negotiations have been stymied by difficulties in transferring assets from Bell to AgustaWestland. These problems revolve around separating the ...


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