Jan 16, 2013
First AW139 Helicopter Assembled in Russia Performs Maiden Flight
HeliVert, a Russian Helicopters and AgustaWestland joint venture, is pleased to announce the first AW139 helicopter assembled in Russia has successfully performed its maiden flight. On December 18, 2012, the first AW139 built in Russia, with the tail number 60001, was rolled out at the Helivert assembly plant to perform ground testing.
On the following day, December 19, at 16:30 Moscow time the test program continued with the helicopter’s first lift-off and controlled hover. The new helicopter remained in the air for 37 minutes and completed the scheduled tests approved by Russia’s aviation authorities.