FRIENDS OF HMS VENGEANCE

BUSINESS AND HERITAGE PARTNERSHIPS - SHAPING THE FUTURE

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BILLION POUND BUSINESS BONANZA IN BRAZIL 
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The Challenge aims to introduce young people aged 16-18 years  to engineering and how it plays a role in aerospace design and production. 

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GKN Westland helicopters

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The Friends of HMS Vengeance intend to promote future generations interest in our joint heritage by providing an Business partnership which will provide a foundation both for business and heritage preservation. 


AGUSTAWESTLAND & GKN WESTLAND HELICOPTERS


Agusta Westland 
Director of Public Affairs
Westland Helicopters Limited
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2YB
UK
Website          http://www.agustawestland.com
Website:          http://www.gkn-whl.co.uk/

HMS Vengeance and GKN Westland Helicopters Business Partnership 

The Vengeance Campaign to date is all about partnerships and a major player in the world's industries, GKN Westland helicopters is being invited to discuss in joining us in saving the VENGEANCE and hopefully assisting in the Vengeance Naval Aviation Heritage Museum venture.  On 12 February 2001 the joint venture company Agusta Westland was established, 50% each owned by Finmeccanica SpA of Italy and GKN. AgustaWestland is a single European company trading as Agusta SpA in Italy and as Westland Helicopters Ltd in the UK. 

Agusta Westland maintains a close association with Naval aviation including as contractor for the new Merlin helicopter for the Royal Navy. It manufactures the EH101 - the medium lift helicopter in Civil, Utility, Naval and Search and Rescue variants.

Westland is one of the longest surviving names in British Aviation, having been involved in manufacture and development of aircraft in Yeovil since 1915. Well known early naval aircraft manufactured by Westland include the Short 184 seaplane, completed aircraft at Yeovil in 1916, the Sopwith 1½ Strutter, Admiralty Type 9700.  The company celebrated 50 years as a helicopter manufacturer in 1998, having produced over 2500 rotary winged aircraft, including the WS-55 Whirlwind, WS-58 Wessex (HAS Mk1),  Widgeon l & ll., Wasp ( HAS Mk 1 ), WG 13 Lynx (Naval versions) and the Sea King. (HAS Mk 1, 2, 5 & 6. HAR Mk 3). Westland Helicopters was acquired by GKN in 1994, as a wholly owned subsidiary to be known as GKN Westland Helicopters.
 
Opportunities for trade exhibition & media events


Minas Gerais/HMS Vengeance                          New Merlin helicopter

Picture this with sponsorship information as the Vengeance steams back to high profile media in the UK after a 40 year absence. 

Benefits to Companies 

  • To present a showcase centre, through trade shows and exhibitions, for marketing British naval aviation and maritime industries, awareness of the latest products and developments and practical training of the key skills requirements. 
  • Opportunities for high profile media attention.
  • Specialist facilities dedicated to trade, exhibition, conference, heritage or storage facilities, and spacious covered accommodation and extensive open area deck space for high profile media events.
  • To raise the profile of the heritage and community relations of business in order to enrich heritage and business learning. 
  • To contribute to the raising of achievement by employees through work related learning on the Vengeance. 

  • To help promote practical experience of obtaining both academic and vocational qualifications, as well as key and life skills relevant to working with business.


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