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Taming the Wildcat

We like a good exclusive here onFlightglobal, so I was happy to get the chance to tag along with our helicoptertest pilot Peter Gray in late April, as he became the first civilian to flyAgustaWestland’s new AW159. Being delivered as the Wildcat to theBritish Army and UK Royal Navy (which have so far received 14 […]

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Coming soon: we tame the Wildcat

I tagged along with Flight International test pilot Peter Gray at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil site in the UK yesterday, as he became the first civilian to fly the company’s AW159 helicopter. We’ll be running an exclusive flight test report about the experience in the 21-27 May edition of the magazine, which you’ll also be able to […]

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Denmark falls for Romeo

AgustaWestland suffered a Danish tragedy on 21 November, when the nation’s defence ministry confirmed the selection of the rival Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk (US Navy image below) to meet its future shipborne helicopter requirements. Nine “Romeos” will be delivered between 2016 and 2018 under the deal, which still requires the final go-ahead from Denmark’s finance ministry. […]

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