Leonardo, July 21, 2016 - The AW009, a commercial evolution of the SW-4 light single turbine helicopter, features a range of product enhancements making it an ideal solution for airborne law enforcement. New characteristics include:
- A redesigned vibration absorber system for a smoother and more comfortable ride, as well as improvements to the hydraulic system;
- An advanced Genesys avionics display Integrated into the cockpit, ensuring excellent situational awareness and a user friendly interface, while maintaining pilot visibility;
- And an optional Rolls-Royce M250-C30P engine will provide enhanced power handling for the most demanding missions. The Rolls-Royce M250-C20R/2 (SP) engine still remains standard on the AW009 and has shown reliably high performance for existing operators.
Together with its U.S. partner, AAL USA of Huntsville, Ala., Leonardo-Finmeccanica expects avionics integration and FAA certification to be completed within 2016. Deliveries will begin in 2017.
Leonardo-Finmeccanica is among the top ten global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. As a single entity from January 2016, organised into business divisions (Helicopters; Aircraft; Aero-structures; Airborne & Space Systems; Land & Naval Defence Electronics; Defence Systems; Security & Information Systems), Leonardo-Finmeccanica operates in the most competitive international markets by leveraging its areas of technology and product leadership. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), at 31 December 2015 Finmeccanica recorded consolidated revenues of 13 billion Euros and has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the UK and the U.S.