AgustaWestland signed a six-year contract with CEIIA of Portugal for a research and development, design, and engineering project. Under this contract, Portuguese companies and universities will be involved in diversified aerospace-related projects. The main aeronautical fields targeted include mechanical systems, interiors, structures and composites, electronics, and software systems. This contract follows the establishment of an AgustaWestland Portugal subsidiary in August to provide complete helicopter support services. Significant investments will be dedicated to infrastructure of information and communication technologies and training activities, aimed at enhancing engineers’ skills to enable CEIIA to compete in the worldwide aerospace market.