AgustaWestland has flown the first production AW189 helicopter in Italy. The eight-ton aircraft — ultimately destined for launch customer Bristow — took to the air at the company’s Vergiate facility on Oct. 10. The aircraft is still pending type certification, which is expected soon following what the company called a “milestone” AW189 board meeting held in Germany in late September. The company says two more production AW189s are in assembly at Vergiate, while an assembly line ...


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