The Agusta A109 was renamed the AW109 following the July 2000 merger of Finmeccanica S.p.A. and GKN plc\u0027s respective helicopter subsidiaries Agusta and Westland Helicopters to form AgustaWestland. \u00a0 \nThe rotorcraft had the distinction of being the first all-Italian helicopter to be mass-produced. \u00a0 \nDeveloped as the A109 by Agusta, it originally entered service in 1976 and has since been used in various roles, including light transport, medevac, search-and-rescue, and military roles. The AW109 has been in continuous production for 40 years. The AgustaWestland AW119 is a derivative of the AW109, the main difference being that it is powered only by a single engine. \u00a0 \nFor full details of the A109 and its variants, Click here.