One of the rotary-wing celebrities at the Helicopter Association International convention this February in Anaheim, Calif., was the AB139, the new medium hauler produced by Bell/Agusta Aerospace Co. Not only was the big twin there to be admired, but also its makers got to announce that Seacor Holdings of Houston had signed for 20 aircraft, raising the order book count to an even 100. Considering that barely a year has passed since EASA certificated the aircraft, and that the FAA had ...


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