The fourth AW609 goes airborne

Here’s what Leonardo got for Christmas: the successful first flight of its fourth AW609 tiltrotor prototype, which took to the air on Dec. 23. This aircraft is fully representative of the final production version, including a glass cockpit from Collins Aerospace!

The AW609 is the first civilian tilt rotor to be mass produced. The AW609 first customer will accept the it in 2020!


This looks really cool! Looks like it’s hopefully going to have a bright future. I did a works experience placement in Collins Aerospace :)

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Hope so! Been around since 03!

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Wait!, so like anyone can just now buy a VTOL just like a 172 or something? …in 2020

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Just an FYI this is now in final production stages and will began mass production in 2020!!

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