AgustaWestland A109 LUH
Twenty Three A109 LUH helicopters were fully assembled by Denel Aerostructures in partnership with AgustaWestland as a direct result of the expertise and capabilities from the design and production of the Rooivalk attack helicopter as well as the benefits gained from the purchase of the helicopter by the South African Air Force. Over-and-above the production for the SAAF, Denel Aerostructures is today responsible for the complete manufacture of the helicopter fuselage, composite main rotor blades, metallic main rotor head and tail rotor.
All the skills and capabilities of the organisation are utilised in this process, including design, industrialisation, conventional to high-speed machining, complex sheet metal fabrications, composite structures and assemblies and system integration. Denel Aerostructures also manufactures main rotor blades and main rotor heads for Agusta’s civil market.