Air International 2019-04
I.Frain - Tilting towards the future /Commercial/
Leonardo's nine-seat, eight-tonne AW609 tiltrotor is one of the most unusual-looking aircraft around.
Lifting and hovering like a helicopter then transitioning to forward flight like a conventional fixed-wing aircraft gives the AW609 potential in various applications.
N609TR, wearing its previous colour scheme, photographed during a demonstration flight at Heli Expo in 2014.
In search and rescue configuration the AW609's pressurised cabin allows space for medical personnel to administer treatment to patients in either the single or dual stretcher configurations.