Leonardo Starts Up AW609 Tiltrotor Assembly Line In U.S.

Credit: AW609: Dmitry Mottl
PHILADELPHIA—Assembly of the first production AW609 civil tiltrotor has begun at Leonardo Helicopters’ plant here, but certification could slip into 2020. William Sunick, head of tiltrotor marketing, says Aircraft 5 is the first “Leonardo 609,” incorporating all the modifications developed by the...

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