AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has finalised the transaction with Bell Helicopter Textron for the acquisition of the 609 tiltrotor programme. All legal and regulatory approvals have now been successfully completed. The development of the AW609 tiltrotor programme is now moving forward under full AgustaWestland control with civil certification expected in late 2015, early 2016 and deliveries following immediately afterwards. Additionally AgustaWestland has plans to introduce a new generation satellite based navigation system and mission avionics to enable all weather operations and increase the aircraft’s operational capabilities. A new state-of-the-art avionics architecture will provide the pilot with increased situational awareness and a reduced workload.
Brussels Airlines to welcome Dorothea von Boxberg as new CEO
Currently Chairperson of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG, Dorothea von Boxberg will shortly become the new CEO of Brussels Airlines. The appointment is subject to a pending resolution by the Board of Directors of SN Airholding. She is due to take up her new position on April 15 this year and will also