FARN10: AugustaWestland Unveils AW169

At the Farnborough Airshow today AugustWestland unveiled its AW169, fulfilling a promise made in 2008, when talk of the XX9 medium light twin helicopter made the rounds at air shows.

The 4.5-tonne class twin helicopter is meant to challenge Eurocopter’s Dauphin and EC145 lines. While the company has not yet put a price tag on the 10-passenger multi-role design, AgustaWestland chief executive Giuseppe Orsi during the unveiling ceremony said the company expects “at least” 1,000 sales over the next 20 years. Continue reading & watch a video of the unveiling…

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