A revolution in aircraft performance

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The AW609 is a revolution in point-to-point aerial transportation, combining the speed, range, and comfort of a fixed-wing airplane with the convenience and flexibility of a helicopter. The AW609 TiltRotor is ideally suited to a wide range of missions including VIP and Executive Transport, Parapublic, Medical and Rescue Services and Energy Services, delivering an unprecedented level of performance.

Flying at almost twice the speed of a conventional helicopter, the AW609 features a comfortable pressurised cabin designed for cruising efficiently at 25,000 ft. Digital VFR/IFR avionics feature triple-redundant fly‑by‑wire controls to reduce pilot workload and maximise situational awareness. 

The AW609 is designed for flight into known icing conditions and meets the highest FAA requirements for both fixed-wing airplanes and helicopters including single-engine operation and autorotation. 

Missions & Features

Mission ready

In time-critical scenarios the AW609’s combination of fixed and rotary-wing performance greatly improves response times and coverage area during Search and Rescue (SAR) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) missions. Its speed and range easily overcome the challenge of distance for rapid transport of patients or organs to medical centres. 

Outstanding technology and safety

The AW609’s advanced Night-Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion avionics, with three touchscreen displays, enable greater situational awareness, while the fully digital, triple redundant fly-by-wire flight control system reduces pilot workload.

Exceptional cabin flexibility

The AW609’s wide cabin door can easily handle a rescue basket, while two stretchers can be quickly loaded thanks to the low entry sill. Uninterrupted medical care can be provided on board in the pressurised interior due to the smooth turboprop-like flight profile. Up to five medics can care for a patient in a fully medically equipped cabin.

Mission ready

As rigs move further offshore, the AW609’s high speed and long range will set new standards for vertical lift. For long-distance, deep-water operations, the AW609 can carry up to nine passengers further and faster than a conventional helicopter. This revolutionary capability opens up new remote exploration opportunities, eliminates mixed fleets and provides a faster response in the delivery of time-critical parts and personnel.
The AW609 maximises rig-crew productivity with flight times typically half those of helicopters, while its capability to fly into known icing conditions above bad weather allows minimum disruption to operations to offshore helipads and ship decks.

Outstanding technology

To meet the demanding requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 25 and Part 29, and new tiltrotor-specific standards, the AW609 is designed with Transport Category performance, equipped with twin Pratt & Whitney PT6C-67A engines with One Engine Inoperable (OEI) and autorotation capability, 30-minute run-dry transmissions, and an ice-protection system allowing it to fly in known icing conditions.

Exceptional cabin flexibility

The AW609 can accommodate up to nine passengers in the safety and comfort of its composite pressurised cabin. Its flexible layout allows an easy reconfiguration to accommodate two stretchers and medical gear to support an emergency evacuation. 

Mission ready

The AW609 TiltRotor represents the next generation of point-to-point transportation for parapublic and security missions. This multi-role aircraft can be configured for numerous applications including special operations, utility, homeland security, naval, and personnel recovery.

Outstanding technology and safety

The AW609’s integrated Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion avionics  enable operators to gain the maximum benefit from equipment required for security missions, while the twin Pratt & Whitney PT6C-67A engines with One Engine Inoperable (OEI) capability as well as the fully digital, triple redundant fly-by-wire flight control system and the triple redundant hydraulic and electrical systems, allow the AW609 to operate safely in a wide range of conditions.

Exceptional cabin flexibility

The AW609’s wide cabin door and low sill enables easy access for passengers and cargo, while the pressurised cabin enables greater crew safety and productivity. The interior can be further adapted to meet a wide range of security missions.

Multi-mission capability

The AW609 is a highly flexible platform which can be configured for numerous applications to give parapublic and security organizations the multi-mission capability they need to meet today’s rapidly evolving requirements.

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