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Old 09-06-2009
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Cool FINMECCANICA presents new tilt-rotor aircraft!

BELL-AGUSTA Aerospace Company, a subsidiary of the FINMECCANICA Group, and already the manufacturer of the AW-129 "Mangusta" attack helicopter, the world's best in its category, has announced that the launch of the BA-609 is close; the BA-609 is already advertised as the "World's first civil tilt-rotor aircraft", although military uses are planned as well: more specifically the Italian Navy and the Italian Air Force are already planning adoption. It has been in-development since early 2006.

Hope it won't end up like the V-22 "Osprey", been under development for 25 years and costed over 100 million US$ worth of taxpayers' money...

See it HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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