Leonardo-fin­mec­ca­nica as­sess­ing market for ‘AW209’

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Leonardo-fin­mec­ca­n­ina’s He­li­copter Divi­sion is con­duct­ing market stud­ies for a new he­li­copter, pro­vi­sion­ally des­ig­nated ‘AW209’. Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Daniele Romiti says that the com­pany ex­pects to launch the new model by the end of 2017, but pri­or­ity has been given to com­plet­ing de­vel­op­ment of its fam­ily of medium-class he­li­copters, the AW169, AW139 and AW189, be­fore launch­ing.

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