Friday, September 17, 2021

Maiden flight for Indonesian AgustaWestland AW101 helicopter

The first AgustaWestland AW101 MK 4 helicopter for the Indonesia made its maiden flight, that was reported by Tony Osborne.

Previously, the reported, that Indonesia appears to have rekindled its interest in acquiring AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters, despite a presidential decision late last year to reject an order for VVIP-roled examples.

According to the maiden flight of the Indonesian AW101, without any statement about, it’s likely to think that the program is proceeding according to the initial intention.


Today, more than 220 AW101 helicopters have been sold worldwide, from Italy to Japan, from Canada to the United Kingdom and Norway.

220 is the success figure of this three-engine helicopter, developed in the early 1980s by two leading European helicopter manufacturers, Agusta and Westland and that, later, combined all their expertise and experience into a single industrial entity that has been absorbed by Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s Helicopter Division.

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