First AW101 Helicopters for Norway Makes Maiden Flight 25 March, 2016

Finmeccanica announced the first of 16 AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters for the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MoJ) successfully performed its maiden flight at its Helicopter Division’s Yeovil factory in the UK on 21st March 2016. Norway placed its USD1.63 billion contract for 16 helicopters and 15 years of technical support and training in December 2013. Although the helicopters are operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force, they are funded by the Ministry for Justice and Public Security. Deliveries will continue through to 2020.

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