Giovanni Agusta

Summary

Giovanni Agusta
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Born1879
Died1927 (aged 47–48)
NationalityItaly
Known forFormed the Agusta company

Count Giovanni Agusta (1879 – 1927) came from family of Sicilian origin.[1] He formed the Agusta company in 1923[2] which became part of AgustaWestland. He died in 1927. His son, Count Domenico Agusta, followed in the family business, AgustaWestland.[3] The MV Agusta motorcycle manufacturer began as an offshoot of the Agusta aviation company at the end of the Second World War as a means to save the jobs of employees of the Agusta firm.

In 1907, Agusta designed and built a biplane called the Ag1, and in 1912 he volunteered for the Italian-Turkish War in Libya; in 1913 he was hired by Caproni as an inspector in charge of delivering bombers to the front.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b John Pike. "Agusta". Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  2. ^ "Agusta". Helis.com. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  3. ^ "AgustaWestland makes its mark with technology and innovation". Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2012.