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!

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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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