Italy’s rotorcraft champion AgustaWestland finds itself at somewhat of a crossroads. It has, in the last two years, successfully certificated and brought into service two new helicopters – the 8.3t AW189 and 4.6t AW169. And now it has just the one development programme – if we exclude the more iterative update of the AW109 Trekker – on its books, the AW609 civil tiltrotor, which should arrive in around 2017.
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