The Northeast’s role as a leading hub of civilian aircraft manufacture and maintenance for the Americas is growing, as locally based AgustaWestland has announced plans to assemble a new tiltrotor model at its 39-acre Red Lion Road plant.
That helicopter flying overhead might have been made right here in Northeast Philadelphia on Red Lion Road. Northeast Airport-based AgustaWestland’s 560 employees make more than 50 helicopters a year, which are sold all over the world. The company’s copters can even be spotted in the movies. One was in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall.