- Powerplant 2 x PWC PT6C-67A with 1.940 horsepower each
MTOW 8 tonne class 18,000 lb class
Useful load up to 2,860 kg up to 6,300 lb
Crew / Passengers 2/9
Fuel Load (std tank) 1,166 kg 2,571 lb
Max Cruise Speed 510 km/h 275 kt
Hover OGE (ISA) 1,828 m 6,000 ft
Service Ceiling (ISA) 7,620 m 25,000 ft
Maximum range - std/aux fuel tanks 1,389 km/1,852 km 700nm/1000nm
Description of the manufacturer
The unique characteristics of the AW609 TiltRotor combine the benefits of a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft into one aircraft, a true capability Hybrid aircraft.
The AW609 TiltRotor features a composite airframe, advanced touch-screen cockpit and full fly-by-wire digital controls. These advanced technologies will provide new levels of performance, safety, reliability and affordability for operators.
Taking off and landing vertically, flying above adverse weather conditions in a pressurised cabin at twice the speed and range typical of helicopters, the AW609 TiltRotor represents the next generation of aircraft transport for commercial, para-public and defence markets.
This multi-role aircraft can be configured for commercial applications such as Executive and Private Transport, Energy Services, Emergency Medical Services, Search and Rescue as well as Defense and National Security applications like Homeland Security, Naval, Utility, and Personnel Recovery (SAR).
In my opinion this aircraft would be an awesome addition to the Infinite Flight fleet because of it’s versatility.
It does combine the two worlds of planes and helicopters.
Yes I do know it’s still in the certification process but all signs do speak for a finished certification process in 2018 and the first customer delivery not long afterwards.
And one more time, yes I do know that there isn’t even a helicopter mechanic in Infinite Flight.
But due to the reason that the developers do not seem to be afraid of big challenges (Global) I am pretty confident that they will be able to do this as well.