Bell/Agusta Aerospace Company


Bell/Agusta Aerospace Company

Infobox Company
company_name = Bell/Agusta Aerospace Company
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company_type = Aerospace
foundation =
location_city = Fort Worth, Texas
location_country = USA
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products = Tiltrotors
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parent = Bell Helicopter Textron and AgustaWestland
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homepage = [http://www.bellagusta.com/ www.bellagusta.com]
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Bell/Agusta Aerospace Company (BAAC) is a joint venture formed in 1998 by Bell Helicopter Textron company, and Agusta (now AgustaWestland), who have collaborated on a variety of products dating back to 1952.

History

Bell Helicopter has a close association with AgustaWestland. The partnership dates back to separate manufacturing and technology agreements with Agusta (Bell 47 and 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.

Product list

Tiltrotors

* Bell/Agusta BA609

Former projects

* AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter (formerly 50/50 as the Agusta/Bell AB139, now 100% AgustaWestland)

References

External links

* [http://www.bellagusta.com/ Official site] .


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