Leonardo is hoping to achieve certification of its long-awaited AW609 commercial tiltrotor by year-end. It has been more than a decade in the making, and the manufacturer is hoping it can steal a lead in the expected market for high-speed rotorcraft. But the company does not plan to stop with the AW609. It envisages a family of tiltrotor platforms ranging from small unmanned systems all the way up to 20-seat aircraft. Leonardo is currently gearing up for its Next-Generation Commercial ...


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