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Third VH-71 presidential production helicopter completes initial flight

The VH-71 presidential helicopter program set another milestone with the maiden flight of the third pilot production helicopter today. This is the seventh presidential helicopter built for the program by manufacturer AgustaWestland under prime contractor Lockheed Martin. After completion of required acceptance testing, the pilot production helicopter will be shipped to Lockheed Martin Systems Integration, Owego, NY, for its final production and systems integration phases. It will then become part of the aircraft fleet used for operational testing and "Marine One" deployment by the HMX-1 squadron.

Over the past four years, the program's accelerated schedule has produced four test aircraft and three production aircraft. The helicopter that flew today and two remaining pilot production aircraft will arrive in the U.S. over the next four months to undergo mission systems integration and flight testing. To date, the program has recorded more than 800 combined flight test hours.

Lockheed Martin Systems Integration-Owego is the prime contractor and systems integrator for the VH-71 program with overall responsibility for the program and aircraft system. AgustaWestland, the principal subcontractor, has responsibility for the basic air vehicle design, production build, and basic air vehicle support functions. Lockheed Martin and AgustaWestland have partnered for more than 17 years with a worldwide record of excellence dating back to the Royal Navy's EH101 Merlin Mk1 program.

Press release issued by Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego on January 13, 2009

 

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