The first A119 Koala helicopter to roll off the production line at the new Agusta Aerospace facility in Philadelphia has made its first flight.

The flight is a landmark for the plant, which saw a ground-breaking ceremony in March 2004 and a grand opening in October of last year.

Since then, AgustaWestland has put together a team of technicians, trained in Italy, to manufacture the Koala in the US.

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Source: Flight Daily News