AgustaWestland has launched the second edition of its “Flydeas for the City” initiative, within the framework of the ‘Energy for Creativity’ Exhibition-Event that was officially opened today by INTERNI magazine in Milan. The initiative invites design studios to compete for the chance to develop an all new, advanced corporate cabin interior for the AW609 TiltRotor.

It highlights AgustaWestland’s desire to innovate and develop new cabin interior concepts, drawing on ideas beyond the usual interior design players and leading fashion design houses. The winner of the competition will be announced in October this year.

AgustaWestland’s North American government business unit, along with Bristow Group, Doss Aviation and Rockwell Collins, are in discussions to form a consortium to develop a turn-key solution addressing the rotary-wing pilot training needs of U.S. military and government customers. The solution would provide for total life-cycle support and cost management around the Philadelphia-built AW119Kx, and would include provision of training helicopters, simulators, ground instruction, fleet management and maintenance of the aircraft.


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