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    AgustaWestland AW609

    Formerly known as the Bell/Agusta BA609 AgustaWestland announced the acquisition of ownership of the programme in June 2011 from Bell Agusta Aerospace Company (BAAC).

    As of December 2011, the two prototypes have achieved more than 600 flight hours and the AW609 programme is to be managed by a single Integrated Development Team, based in Cascina Costa, Italy. AgustaWestland will also open a new operational base in Arlington, Texas, to manage US based tiltrotor operations.

    As of July 2012, approximately 60 AW609 units have already been ordered by around 40 customers in over 20 countries.

    The second prototype was lost in tragic accident on October 30, 2015. The First prototype resumed flight testing on August 3, 2016. Certification delayed at least up to 2018.

    As of February 2019, the AW609 progress ahead of FAA certification including first production aircraft entering final assembly at the Philadelphia facility.


    Engine: 2 x PW C PT6C-67A 2000 shp
    Capacity: 2 + 9
    Length: (m) 13.4
    Height: (m) 4.6
    Blades: 3
    Rotor diam.: (m) 7.9
    Disc area: (m2) 530
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 4765     Max: 7620
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 509
    Range: (km) 1390
    Ceiling: (m) 7620
    Rate/Climb: (m/min) 456

    Derivatives & Versions

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    List of Operators of AgustaWestland AW609

    From Organisation with model AW609
    italy AgustaWestland Italy
    usa AgustaWestland Philadelphia
    japan Mitsui Bussan Aerospace
    usa Bristow US
    united arab emirates United Arab Emirates Air Force
    Construction Numbers on database of AW609 or its versions


    Construction Numbers

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    C/NBuilt asYearHistory
    60001 2003 IT US N609TR
    60002 2006 IT US N609AG
    63003 US N609PA
    63004 2019 IT US N609PH
    63005 2022 US N609LH
    63006 2022 US N609LE
    6 C/N.

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