AgustaWestland Receives Major Helicopter Order from Italy

7 November 2010 (Last Updated November 7th, 2010 18:30)

Finmeccanica's AgustaWestland unit has received an order for 22 helicopters from the Italian Air Force. Under the current order, AgustaWestland will deliver ten search-and-rescue (SAR) AW139 helicopters and 12 combat AW101 helicopters to the air force. The order is valued at n

Finmeccanica’s AgustaWestland unit has received an order for 22 helicopters from the Italian Air Force.

Under the current order, AgustaWestland will deliver ten search-and-rescue (SAR) AW139 helicopters and 12 combat AW101 helicopters to the air force.

The order is valued at nearly €1.2bn ($1.7bn), according to BusinessWeek.

The investment was approved by the Italian Senate’s Defense Committee on 13 October.