AgustaWestland will showcase its latest AW189 8 ton class twin engine and the AW169 4.5 ton class light intermediate helicopters at Dubai Airshow 2013.
Members of the exclusive AgustaWestland Family of new generation helicopters together with the best-selling AW139 intermediate twin, all three models share same design philosophy and outstanding mission capability, latest certification and safety standards, components as well as same approach to maintenance and training offering the market unique flexibility and cost/effectiveness.
The AW169 programme development is progressing as planned, with four prototypes which has logged more than 470 flight hours so far, and is on track to achieve certification next year.
AgustaWestland has a long tradition in the Middle East market and in recent years has significantly expanded its presence in the region with several military and commercial models sold or in operation such as the AW109 Power and Grand/GrandNew light twins, the AW139 intermediate twin, the AW169 light intermediate, the AW189 8 ton class twin engine, the Super Lynx 300 and the NH90 military platforms.
AgustaWestland has seen an increasingly strong presence in the United Arab Emirates covering a range of commercial and government applications with many of its helicopter models. Leading operator Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) operates AW139s mainly for offshore transport purposes.
A repair and overhaul facility in AWAS for some AgustaWestland proprietary dynamic components for the AW139 could be established in 2014.
The Qatar Armed Forces operate 21 multirole AW139s, including three dedicated EMS aircraft, used for utility, troop transport, search and rescue, border patrol, special forces operations, law enforcement and homeland security.
Northrop Grumman will highlight a range of its global defence and security solutions, including airborne early warning and control systems, aerial surveillance and fire control radars at the Dubai Air Show 2013. "Northrop Grumman is proud of its long trusted partnership with the United Arab Emirates [UAE] built over many years on a variety of programs and capabilities," said Douglas Raaberg, chief executive United Arab Emirates, Northrop Grumman
Bell Helicopter will feature a number of commercial and military aircraft on static display at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, November 17-21. "We have spent more than half a century serving the Middle East and this region continues to represent a very important part of Bell Helicopters balanced business strategy,” said John Garrison, Bell Helicopter's president and CEO
Finmeccanica will showcase its latest aircraft at the international event at the Dubai Airshow next week with AgustaWestland and Alenia Aermacchi participating, the company said in a statement. "This year Finmeccanica and its companies Alenia Aermacchi, AgustaWestland and Selex ES will participate to this important event
Rockwell Collins will demonstrate its most advanced in-flight entertainment, cabin systems, aviation electronics and network communication solutions at the Dubai Airshow, Nov. 17-21
Boeing will showcase its industry partnerships in the Middle East and highlight a broad lineup of defense and commercial products and services at the 2013 Dubai Airshow. “The Middle East region continues to be one of Boeings key global markets for both the commercial aviation and defense sectors,” said Jeffrey Johnson, president, Boeing Middle East
AgustaWestland successfully flight tested its first production AW189 8 tonne class twin engine at Vergiate plant (Italy) today. The aircraft is expected to be delivered to Bristow Helicopters Ltd
As the possibility of blacklisting by the Indian government looms over AgustaWestland following the termination of the VVIP helicopter deal, its participation in various other military tenders worth an estimated $3.5 billion also hang in the balance
SAAB is looking to broaden its presence in the Middle East by taking on more collaborations and local partnerships, a senior executive told Defenseworld.net
Thales used the Dubai Air Show last week to further demonstrate the Scorpion helmet-mounted display (HMD). The Scorpion is the worlds first full color helmet mounted display, providing color symbology and video during full day and night missions
With the Middle East becoming a hotspot for maritime surveillance requirements, top aircraft makers showcases their latest maritime surveillance programs at the Dubai Air Show. Boeing unveiled its new maritime surveillance aircraft program based on the Bombardier Challenger 605 business jet which would be used for anti-piracy missions, coastal and border security, and long-range search and rescue
AMMROC has extended its support for the UAE Armed Forces to ensure the operational readiness for the complete inventory of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. The announcement by AMMROC, a joint venture company owned by Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development company, Sikorsky Aerospace Services, and Lockheed Martin, took place during Dubai Airshow 2013 held between 17th-21st November at Dubai World Central
Boeing and Mubadala today signed a new strategic agreement to supply as much as $2.5 billion in advanced composites and machined metals to Boeing commercial programs, including the 787 and 777X
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