Finmeccanica re-brands SW-4 as AW009, and signs LOI with police operator

Finmeccanica re-brands SW-4 as AW009, and signs LOI with police operator

2-Mar-2016 Source: Finmeccanica

On the first day of Heli-Expo 2016, the Helicopter Division of Finmeccanica presented an evolution of the light single-engine SW-4 commercial helicopter, now designated the AW009. The new model provides improved levels of comfort, reduced maintenance and operating costs as well as an all new integrated avionics suite, and in the future, the option of a more powerful engine. The AW009 can be equipped for training, law enforcement, emergency medical and passenger transport missions.

Finmeccanica Helicopter Division has received an initial Letter of Interest from the Riverside Police Department of California.

Finmeccanica Helicopter Division has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AAL USA of Huntsville, Alabama, to facilitate avionics integration and FAA certification, expected by year end.

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