The European Aviation Safety Agency issued AgustaWestland a type certificate for its AW169 July 15, less than five years after the Pratt & Whitney PW210A-powered light intermediate twin was launched. The manufacturer said the AW169 complies with the latest CS/Part 29 amendments.
The first of the 10,000-pound-class, 10-passenger helicopters will be delivered shortly from AW’s Vergiate, Italy plant. A second line will run in Philadelphia. A flight training device and a maintenance training simulator are operational at the Sesto Calende Training Academy in Italy, and a Level D full-flight simulator is to be available in 2016. Photo courtesy of AgustaWestland