Research and Analysis Wing

February 25, 2014 - 8:00am
AgustaWestland will begin assembling the AW169 twin at its Philadelphia facility in 2015 and plans to ramp production of that model up to 20 per year beginning in 2017. The AW169 is suited to support a wide range of missions including aerial escort, security operations, fire support and offshore operations.

AgustaWestland Philadelphia has experienced rapid growth in recent years and is planning for even more. The workforce at the plant has increased from 160 in 2005 to 560 today and workers there assemble the AW139 medium twin and the AW119Kx single for deliveries in North and South America. Since 2005, AW Philadelphia revenues have grown by $500 million to $717 million in 2012, about 18 percent of AW’s total revenues, when the plant assembled 36 AW139s and 12 AW119s. And that production is growing.