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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

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

AgustaWestland Initiates Production Phase of AW609, 03-Mar-15 : Heli-Expo 2015 AgustaWestland announced that the AW609 TiltRotor program has achieved key milestones initiating the production phase at Philadelphia in anticipation of the first customer deliveries.

City of Philadelphia Welcomes AW609 Manufacturing, 03-Mar-15 : Heli-Expo 2015 Mayor Nutter welcomed announcement by AgustaWestland that the AW609 civil TiltRotor helicopter will be manufactured at the company’s Philadelphia facility

AgustaWestland and Bristow on AW609 Programme, 03-Mar-15 : Heli-Expo 2015 AgustaWestland and Bristow announced the signing of a platform development agreement for the AW609 TiltRotor programme.

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    69003     N609PA: AgustaWestland, PA from Oct15; AC3
    60001     N609TR: Feb14 at Anaheim, CA for Heli-Expo 2014
Bell Helicopter N609TR: Bell USA; Bell Agusta BA609 f/f 2003; 2011 to AgustaWes+

AgustaWestland Italy N609TR: AgustaWestland from Jun11

Bell Helicopter N609TR: 04may12 pictured (top) at Arlington, Texas still reg Be+

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