Flight Trials Begin For Third Prototype AW609

Credit: AW609: AgustaWestland
LONDON—Leonardo has begun flight trials of the third prototype AW609 commercial tiltrotor as it targets certification of the high-speed rotary-wing aircraft by 2018. The prototype, dubbed AC3, took to the air at the company’s Philadelphia facility on Jan. 30 and had already completed several test...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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