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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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.
& GKN WESTLAND HELICOPTERS
Director of Public Affairs
Westland Helicopters Limited
HMS Vengeance and GKN Westland Helicopters Business
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 &
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
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
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