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AW101 MERLIN

Source:   Norwegian SAR AW101 612 on a pre delivery test flight at the Yeovil Westland facility on the 10 May 2017  

“THE AW101 HAS BECOME THE MOST MODERN AND ADVANCED MEDIUM-LIFT HELICOPTER AVAILABLE TODAY”

The AgustaWestland AW101 was initially designated as the European Helicopter Industries (EHI) EH101 in the 1980s, following its early concept as a replacement naval anti-submarine warfare aircraft.

An international marketing study highlighted a requirement for a 30-seat helicopter, so European Helicopter Industries decided to redevelop the EH-101 into a multi-role aircraft. As a medium-lift helicopter, the aircraft would be able to meet the demands of utility, government and civilian corporations in the 1990s. An initial nine pre-production models were produced to demonstrate these potential configurations to the worldwide market.

A single AW101 was delivered to Indonesia in early 2017

The Royal Navy uses the AW101 Merlin in a variety of roles

With significant mid-life updates, the AW101 has become the most modern and advanced medium-lift helicopter available today. It is in service, production and in high

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