AgustaWestland Moves into Libya

 - December 6, 2007, 5:46 AM

AgustaWestland is to supply 10 A109 Powers for border patrol duties in Libya, as part of an $87 million (U80 million) program intended to establish a domestic aerospace industry. The first two helicopters are planned for delivery at the end of this year and the beginning of next, with the remainder to follow between three and four years afterwards.

An embryonic aviation community in the rehabilitated north African state is also working with Finmeccanica and AgustaWestland, in a joint venture known as the Libyan Italian Advanced Technology Company.

The Italian partners will provide expertise, training, technology and equipment, while Libya will invest in infrastructure, plant and local marketing activities.