This website uses cookies
More information
Business Air News Bulletin
Business Air News Bulletin
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Why visit ACE ’24?

Related background information from the Handbook...

Leonardo Helicopters
Aircraft

BAN's World Gazetteer

Italy
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

Westland site heralds century of manufacturing
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Westland Aircraft Works' formation in Yeovil and the many aeronautical achievements that have been made during 100 years of continuous aircraft manufacturing on the site.
Read this story in our August 2015 printed issue.

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Westland Aircraft Works' formation in Yeovil and the many aeronautical achievements that have been made during 100 years of continuous aircraft manufacturing on the site. Established in 1915, Westland has produced many famous fixed wing aircraft designs such as the Whirlwind, Welkin, Wapiti and Lysander before focusing on helicopter production and later on its own designs such as the Lynx and AW101. In 2001 AgustaWestland was formed bringing together two aviation names and, since 2004, it has been wholly owned by Finmeccanica.

Other News
 
AMS AW139s will support radiological security across the US
July 19, 2024
Equipped with specialised radiation detection systems, two AW139 arrivals are a key way the NNSA will perform radiological and nuclear detection activities at large-scale special events.
Aero Facility revealed as AW09 distributor
July 1, 2024
Aero Facility signed preliminary sales contracts for six units in March 2023, and this latest move will extend Leonardo’s distributorship strategy to Japan to address all commercial application requirements in the country.
Italian Navy lends support to AW609 tiltrotor programme
July 1, 2024
The demonstration trials are the latest step taken under the activities carried out by a joint working group established in 2022 including Leonardo, the Italian Navy, the Italian Army and Guardia di Finanza.