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  • 2015 to present

    AgustaWestland Philadelphia AW609

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    AW609 Tiltrotor Training in Philadelphia, 28-Jan-20 : Heli-Expo 2020 World’s first Full Flight Simulator of the AW609 tiltrotor to arrive in Philadelphia in Summer 2020. Based on CAE 3000 Series, will be operated by Rotorsim

    Fourth and Last Prototype of AW609 Takes Flight, 28-Dec-19 : #AW609 The fourth and final prototype of the AW609 tiltrotor performed its first flight at Leonardo’s Philadelphia plant. First two production aircraft currently being assembled for ERA

    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.

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    C/NModBuiltID     In this OrgIn other Org

    60002 2006     N609AG: AgustaWestland, PA from Jun11
    Bell Helicopter N609AG: Bell USA; Bell Agusta BA609 f/f 2006; 2011 to AgustaWes+

    AgustaWestland Italy N609AG: AgustaWestland from Jun11

    pictured (pic1) at Cascina Costa flight test facility,+

    pictured (pic2) and video on display at Yeovilton Air +

    pictured (pic3) at Rivolto Airbase, 55th Anniversary P+

    w/o near Santhià, Vercelli. 2 fatalities
    63005     N609LH: AgustaWestland, PA from Jan20
    63003     N609PA: AgustaWestland, PA from Oct15; AC3
    63004     N609PH: AgustaWestland, PA from Mar19 f/f pictured at Philadelphia +
    60001 2003     N609TR: Feb14 at Anaheim, CA for Heli-Expo 2014
    Bell Helicopter N609TR: Bell USA; Bell Agusta BA609 f/f 2003; 2011 to AgustaWes+

    Maiden flight

    pictured (pic1) at Arlington, Texas still reg Bell Heli+

    AgustaWestland Italy N609TR: AgustaWestland from Jun11

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