Boeing has begun flying the first production AH-6i light-attack/reconnaissance helicopter as it prepares to begin deliveries to its launch customer, the Saudi Arabia National Guard, which signed a foreign military sales deal for 36 helos last year. An improved version of the A/MH-6 Little Bird flown by U.S. Army special forces and aimed at international customers, the AH-6i will go through airworthiness certification with the Army before delivery. First flight was on May 1. Certification is ...

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