Agustawestland History & Military Helicopters Information

Today we are going to talk about AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland was known as a famous helicopter design and big manufacturing company. This type of company is considered a British aircraft manufacturer and is currently under the wing of Leonardo S.p.a and formerly Finmeccanica. This company's helicopter is considered a common sight in the world of aircraft. So let's gather some more information about AgustaWestland.


The collaboration between Agusta and Westland began in 1981. The two companies co-founded AgustaWestland with a joint venture of European Helicopter Industries with the goal of developing a new medium-sized utility helicopter, the EH101.

AgustaWestland was founded in 2000. But when AgustaWestland merged with Leonardo, it became inactive in 2015. Yet AgustaWestland is considered obscure in recent times. This company is currently the helicopter division that makes the Leonardo helicopter brand.

After the 2005 period, it seemed that this type of company was performing better because AgustaWestland had won a contract to build Marine One but the program was canceled shortly thereafter. After acquiring more companies and interests, this company eventually merged into Leonardo.

Then, in June 2008, this type of company agreed to form a new joint venture company to assemble AW139 helicopters in Russia by Russian helicopters, a Russian-based helicopter manufacturer.

In September 2012, This Company and Northrop Grumman announced the signing of a comprehensive team agreement under which the companies jointly built the US Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter and the American Navy's new "Marine One" Presidential Helicopter.


Helicopters associated with this company have had several crashes, most recently on July 4, 2019. That crash of AgustaWestland took place in the Atlantic Ocean near Grand K Island in the Bahamas and had seven occupants and all killed in the crash.

The second most recent crash was in October 2018 when an AW169 helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff at King Power Stadium in Leicester, UK. Five people were aboard the helicopter, all of whom were killed in the crash. The cause of AgustaWestland's helicopter crash due to tail rotor control connection failure was a loss of wow control.

Headquarters, Owns and CEO of AgustaWestland Company

AgustaWestland is currently headquartered in Rome, Italy. Giovanni De Gennaro is the current chairman of this company. Giovanni De Gennaro worked with Alessandro Profumo, a team of talented individuals to run the company

Manufacture of AgustaWestland

This company handles the R&D of all the helicopters for Leonardo but makes AgustaWestland their parent company. AgustaWestland works on naval power and electronics, electro-optic and infrared systems, defense security systems, networks and computing, combat support and global communications.

AgustaWestland also designs, develops and manufactures high-performance satellite systems that can be used in both the defense and civilian sectors. In addition, the company develops and manufactures missiles, as well as missile systems that can be used for air dominance, maritime superiority, battlefield connectivity, and land-based air defense.

1. Agusta A129 Mangusta

The Agusta A129 Mangusta is called an attack helicopter. Agusta A129 Mangusta was originally designed and manufactured by the Italian company Agusta.

MTOW : 4.6t

First Flight : 11-9-1983

2. TAI/AgustaWestland T-129

This type of helicopter is known as a twin engine, multi-roll, tandem seat and all-weather attack helicopter based on the Agusta A129 platform. This type of helicopter is designed for advanced attack and reconnaissance missions in hot and very high climates and for rough geography in both day and night conditions.

MTOW : 5t

First Flight : 28-9-2009

3. AgustaWestland AW169

This type of helicopter is known as a twin engine helicopter. This helicopter was built to share many components with the larger AgustaWestland AW139 and AgustaWestland AW189.

MTOW : 4.8t

First Flight : 10-5-2012

4. AgustaWestland AW189

This type of helicopter is known as a two-engine, medium lift helicopter. AgustaWestland AW189 is derived from AW149 and shares similarities with this type of helicopter and AW169.

MTOW : 8.3t

First Flight : 21-12-2011

5. AgustaWestland AW249

This type of helicopter is considered an attack helicopter project developed by the Italian company Leonardo S.P.A. In January 2017, the Italian Army contracted the manufacturer to build the AgustaWestland AW249 for the development of the A129 Mangusta successor.

MTOW : 7t

First Flight : 1990

6. AgustaWestland AW609

The AgustaWestland AW609 is known as the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey-like two-engine tilt rotor VTOL aircraft. This type of helicopter is capable of landing vertically like a helicopter with more range and speed than a conventional rotorcraft.

MTOW : 7.62t

First Flight : 6-3-2003

7. AgustaWestland Project Zero

This aircraft is known as a hybrid tiltrotor or lift fan aircraft. AgustaWestland Project Zero has been developed as a technical demonstrator. AgustaWestland Project Zero is used to investigate all-electric propulsion and other advanced technologies. The AgustaWestland Project Zero is considered to be the world's first electric tiltrotor aircraft.

First Flight : June 2011

8. NHI NH90

This type of helicopter is known as a medium-sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter. The NHI NH90 was developed in response to NATO's requirements for combat helicopters and this helicopter could be capable of operating in a naval environment as well.

MTOW : 10.6t

First Flight : 18-12-1995

9. PZL W-3 Sokół

This type of helicopter is known as a medium-sized, two-engine and multipurpose helicopter. The PZL W-3 Sokół is manufactured and manufactured by the Polish helicopter company PZL- Świdnik.

MTOW : 6.4t

First Flight : 19-11-1979

10. PZL SW-4

This type of helicopter is known as a Polish light single engine multipurpose helicopter. PZL SW-4 is the primary operator Polish Armed Forces. PZL SW-4 is manufactured by PZL-swidnik.

MTOW : 1.8t

First Flight : 29-10-1996

11. Lockheed Martin VH-71 Kestrel

This type of helicopter was a type of AgustaWestland AW101. The Lockheed Martin VH-71 Kestrel was built to replace the United States Marine Corps' Marine One American presidential transport fleet.

MTOW : 14.6t

First Flight : 3-7-2007

12. AgustaWestland AW109

This type of helicopter is known as a lightweight, two-engine, and eight-seater multi-purpose helicopter. The AgustaWestland AW109 was the first mass-produced Italian helicopter.

MTOW : 2.85t

First Flight : 4-8-1971

13. AgustaWestland AW109S Grand

This type of helicopter is a lightweight, twin-engine, eight-seater multi-purpose helicopter built by Anglo-Italian manufacturer Agustawestland. The AgustaWestland AW109S Grand includes light transport, medevac, and search-and-rescue and military roles.

MTOW : 3.175t

First Flight : 1988

14. AgustaWestland AW119 Koala

This type of helicopter is known as an eight-seater utility helicopter. This helicopter is powered by a simple and single turboshaft engine manufactured for the civil market.

MTOW : 2.72t

First Flight : February, 1995

15. Agusta-Bell 412

This type of helicopter is known as the utility helicopter of the Huey family. The Agusta-Bell 412 is manufactured by Bell Helicopters. The Agusta-Bell 412 is a development of the Bell 212 and the main difference between the two is the combined four-blade main rotor.

MTOW : 5.4t

First Flight : august, 1979

16. AgustaWestland Apache

This type of helicopter is considered a licensed built version of the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopter for the British Army Air Corps. The AgustaWestland Apache was built by the first eight Boeing helicopters

MTOW : 9.5t

First Flight : 30-9-1975

17. AgustaWestland AW101

This type of helicopter is known as a medium lift helicopter for military and civilian use. The AgustaWestland AW101 was developed in response to national requirements for modern naval utility helicopters by a joint venture between Westland Helicopters of the United Kingdom and Agusta, Italy.

MTOW : 14.6t

First Flight : 9-10-1987

18. AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant

This type of helicopter is known in Canada as a helicopter used for air-sea rescue. This helicopter developed as a joint venture between Westland Aircraft and Augusta of Italy in the UK is a medium-lift helicopter for military applications.

MTOW : 14.6t

First Flight : 31-5-2000

19. AgustaWestland AW139

This type of helicopter is known as a 15-seat and medium-sized two-engine helicopter. AgustaWestland AW139 is sold in a variety of roles, including VIP transport, firefighting, law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical care, disaster relief and maritime patrolling.

MTOW : 7t

First Flight : 3-2-2001

20. AgustaWestland AW149

This type of helicopter is known as a medium-lift military helicopter. AgustaWestland AW149 is used for civic development.

MTOW : 6.8t

First Flight : 13-11-2009

21. Westland Lynx

This type of helicopter is known as the British Multi-Purpose Two-Engine Military Helicopter. Westland Lynx was originally intended as a utility craft for both civilian and naval use.

MTOW : 5.33t

First Flight : 21-3-1971

22. AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat

This type of helicopter is known as the British Military Helicopter. AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat is an improved version of Westland Super Links. This helicopter is designed to serve in combat utility, search and rescue and surface anti-war roles.

MTOW : 6t

First Flight : 12-11-2009

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