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AVIONICS: AgustaWestland chooses flight recorder from Curtiss-Wright for AW169 helicopter

Helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland in Amsterdam needed rugged flight recorders for the AW169 twin-engine civil helicopter. They found their solution at Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. in Charlotte, N.C.

The Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics (CWC-AE) division will provide AgustaWestland with flight recorders for data acquisition and black box accident data and voice recorder helicopter avionics.

The AW169 is a 4-ton helicopter for law enforcement, emergency medical services, search and rescue, and VIP and corporate applications.

Shipments of data recorder units for flight-testing of the AW169 started during the first quarter of 2012. Series product shipments are expected to start in 2013.

The Curtiss-Wright Controls Penny + Giles business unit of the CWC-AE division is manufacturing the products covered by this agreement at the company's facility in Christchurch, England.

The products are being shipped to AgustaWestland in Vergiate, Italy.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Curtiss-Wright Controls Avionics & Electronics online at www.cwc-ae.com.


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