- Bell/Agusta Aerospace Company
company_name = Bell/Agusta Aerospace Company
location_city = Fort Worth, Texas
location_country = USA
Bell Helicopter Textronand AgustaWestland
homepage = [http://www.bellagusta.com/ www.bellagusta.com]
Bell/Agusta Aerospace Company (BAAC) is a
joint ventureformed in 1998 by Bell Helicopter Textroncompany, and Agusta (now AgustaWestland), who have collaborated on a variety of products dating back to 1952.
Bell Helicopter has a close association with
AgustaWestland. The partnership dates back to separate manufacturing and technology agreements with Agusta( Bell 47and Bell 206) and as a sublicence via Agusta with Westland ( Bell 47). [ [http://www.helis.com/timeline/westland4.php Westland - Part 4 ] ] When the two European firms merged, the partnerships were retained, with the exception of the AB139, which is now known as the AW139.
AgustaWestland AW139helicopter (formerly 50/50 as the Agusta/Bell AB139, now 100% AgustaWestland)
* [http://www.bellagusta.com/ Official site] .
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