OEM keen to buy PZL-Swidnik

 - September 27, 2007, 6:15 AM

Italian-based manufacturer AgustaWestland early last month expressed interest in buying all or part of its Polish-based counterpart, PZL-Swidnik, should Polish authorities confirm their intention to privatize the company. The two companies have been cooperating for 11 years. PZL-Swidnik now produces the fuselages of five AgustaWestland models–the AW109 Power and Grand, AW109 LUH, AW119 Ke and AW139. The cooperation accounts for “more than 30 percent” of PZL’s revenues, according to AgustaWestland.