AgustaWestland AW609

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AW609 to be Delivered to Era in 2020, 27-Feb-18 : Heli-Expo 2018 Era will take delivery of two AW609s plus training package in 2020 to perform offshore/utility, VIP, EMS, and SAR missions. Approx 50 LoIs expressed by operators worldwide to date

Aeromedical Tilt Rotor Seminar in Australia, 15-Nov-17 : The “Defining the Future of Rescue and Retrieval: Aviation Innovation ” seminar showcasing the AW609 tilt-rotor will be held in Brisbane, Australia November 21-22

SAR AW609 Mockup at the Dubai Air Show 2017, 13-Nov-17 : Dubai Airshow 2017 Leonardo exhibits a AW609 mock-up in Search and Rescue (SAR) configuration at the Dubai Air Show 2017

Canada Certification for AW609 Engine PT6C-67A, 03-Oct-17 : Helitech 2017 The Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6C-67A engine, that powers the Leonardo AW609 tilt rotor, achieved certification from Transport Canada

AW609 Preparing For Icing Trials, 09-Feb-17 : The AW609 third prototype based at Leonardo’s facility in Philadelphia expected to start icing trials soon. FAA certification is on track for 2018​

AW609 First Prototype Arrives at Philadelphia, 11-Aug-16 : AW609 flying prototype #1 relocated to Philadelphia after recent resumption of flights. Will soon be replaced by a new AW609 being built in Italy

AW609 Prototype Resumes Flight Testing, 03-Aug-16 : First AW609 TiltRotor prototype resumed flight testing in helicopter and airplane modes following last October fatal accident

Third AW609 Tiltrotor Prototype Closer To Maiden Flight, 04-May-16 : Third AW609 prototype completed first ground round in Italy. Now flight tests are scheduled in mid-2016 in Philadelphia with certification expected in 2018

Era Signs MoU for AW609 Tiltrotor EMS Variant, 02-Mar-16 : Heli-Expo 2016 Era Group, the largest civil operator of AgustaWestland helicopters, signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) variant of the AW609 TiltRotor

UAE Selects the AW609 TiltRotor for SAR Missions, 10-Nov-15 : Dubai Airshow 2015 United Arab Emirates Joint Aviation Command orders 3, plus 3 options, AW609 TiltRotors for search and rescue (SAR) missions to be delivered from 2019

Canada Heroux-Devtek Landing Gear for AW609, 18-Sep-15 : Héroux-Devtek Inc from Québec, Canada has been awarded a long-term contract by Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland to design and supply landing gear for the AW609 TiltRotor aircraft.

AW609 Speed Record : 1000 km in 2 Hs 18 Min, 15-Sep-15 : The AW609 set a speed record on a 1000 km ‘point-to-point’ journey flying from Yeovil England to Cascina Costa Milan, Italy a distance of 1161km / 721miles in 2 hours 18 minutes

AW609 at the Frecce Tricolori 55th Anniversary, 05-Sep-15 : Finmeccanica will show the AW609 tilt-rotor during the 55th anniversary of the Italian aerobatic team, the Frecce Tricolori, at military airport in Rivolto near Udine, September 5-6

Interior Design Competition for the AW609, 13-Apr-15 : Second edition of the Flydeas for the City Initiative following the successful collaboration to design an exclusive AW169 tiltrotor cabin interior in 2014. Winner to be announced in October 2015

AW609 Performance and Product Improvements, 03-Mar-15 : Heli-Expo 2015 The AW609 TiltRotor has increased maximum all up mass for greater payload and range. Added external fuel tanks, enlarged cabin door ideal for SAR and EMS missions and state-of-the-art cockpit upgrade

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