AgustaWestland and Havelsanare today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate and jointly market and sell their complementary training products and capabilities.
Sadik YAMAC, CEO of Havelsan, said, “Havelsan wishes to provide simulation and synthetic training systems, including information management solutions, in support of the various rotorcraft platforms purchased by the Turkish Government and International Defence and Government Customers. This Mou is an important step towards achieving our aims in the rotorcraft training systems market.”
Havelsan is an established supplier of simulation and synthetic training systems and information management solutions to customers around the world. Finmeccanica - AgustaWestland is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of advanced rotorcraft and supplier of rotorcraft training and support solutions. This MoU will allow both parties to collaborate and enhance their businesses through the joint development of training solutions, including training systems and training centres, for a wide range of customers.
Indias new Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will review the AgustaWestland chopper deal, according to local media reports. The Directorate General of Acquisition will present a detailed briefing before the Defence Minister on the case where 12 AW-101 VVIP choppers were being procured for the IAF, Defence Ministry officials said Monday
Rostec has offered a 25% share of the share exchange of helicopter companies to the Italian company AgustaWestland, the company said in a statement. The potential consolidation will result in the company becoming the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world
AgustaWestland today announced that the Court of Milan partially upheld the complaint lodged by the Indian Ministry of Defence, and thereby revoked the order issued by the judge on last March 17. The order pertains to the seeking of emergency interim lodged by AgustaWestland to resist the calling of certain first demand bank guarantees provided with reference to the contract for the supply of 12 helicopters AW 101 VVIP/VIP for an amount of EUR 228 million maximum against a call seeking to cash EUR 278 million
With Indias Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) yet to prove the existence of any money trail in the VVIP helicopter bribery scandal and AgustaWestland not blacklisted yet, the possibility of the Anglo-Italian manufacturer making a comeback in India looks likely. A year after the CBI began its investigation the agency has not been able to establish a money trial and is no longer expected to file charges, according to reports
AgustaWestland announced on April 24 that it has successfully completed autorotation trials for the AW609 TiltRotor program. The aircraft completed more than 70 power-off conversions from airplane mode to helicopter mode during 10 dedicated flight hours between the end of March and early April
Turkish Havelsan will open its first Middle East office in Qatar, a country that is one of its strategic partners. Havelsan Deputy General Manager Mehmet Akif Nacar stated that the company's office that is to be opened in the Qatari capital aims to monitor the company's projects in Doha, Dailysabah reported Wednesday
Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland will exhibit eight helicopters from its commercial and military helicopters at Farnborough International Air Show. Military helicopters displayed will include a mock-up of the AW169M light intermediate class helicopter, the naval variant of the AW159, the brand new multi-role AW149 and an AW101 that will soon be delivered to the Italian Air Force
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland signed a contract for the upgrade of eight Lynx Mk21A helicopters of the Brazilian Navys Naval Aviation. The contract, valued $160 million (EUR 117 million), includes new engines, upgraded navigation and mission avionics and a comprehensive support and training package which also comprises a flight training device
Blacklisted defense companies may continue to do business with India until charges against them are proved; the Indian MoD is understood to have made this decision, according to media reports. The decision was reportedly made at a recent meeting of senior MoD officials and Indian Defense Minister, Arun Jaitley
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