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Leonardo performs maiden flight of first production AW609 tiltrotor

Philadelphia, 19 October 2022 – The world’s first multirole tiltrotor programme, designed to redefine a range of commercial and public services, set a major milestone with the maiden flight of the first Leonardo AW609 production aircraft. This aircraft, produced by Leonardo Helicopters division, introduces unprecedented capabilities under a dedicated ‘powered lift category’ civil certification now Leer másLeonardo performs maiden flight of first production AW609 tiltrotor[…]

HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum first woman to pilot AW609

Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum visited Leonardo’s United States helicopter headquarters in Philadelphia and piloted the AW609 tiltrotor, setting a new and important milestone for woman pilots in civil aviation “I’m thrilled to be the first female pilot to test this revolutionary aircraft. This is not just a personal milestone but an Leer másHH Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum first woman to pilot AW609[…]

Leonardo signs for four AW609 tiltrotor with a European operator

Rome, 08/03/2022 – The Leonardo AW609 tiltrotor sets another major milestone further expanding its future user base with the addition of an undisclosed and long-established European operator of Leonardo Helicopters. Under the signed agreement, this operator aims at introducing four AW609s to carry out a range of passenger transport missions supporting its point-to-point operations worldwide. Leer másLeonardo signs for four AW609 tiltrotor with a European operator[…]

The italian tiltrotor Leonardo AW609

The tiltrotor Leonardo AW609 is one of the most significant technological innovations in the current global aviation landscape. Technically, the tiltrotor is an aircraft designed and built to synthesise the helicopter’s operational versatility and the aeroplane’s performance advantages. The helicopter and the aeroplane will remain faithful to their present formula with the requirements that have Leer másThe italian tiltrotor Leonardo AW609[…]

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