Leonardo to add extra baggage pod to AW189

Leonardo to add extra baggage pod to AW189

30-Nov-2020 Source: HeliHub.com

One of the AW189 development aircraft was noted last week with a new feature at the rear of its fuselage.   Leonardo have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they are test flying a “rear pod”, to provide additional storage/baggage capabilities of up to 7-10 bags.

The kit is aimed at offshore operators, ) for the AW189 super medium, primarily for offshore transport operations. This solution is expected to achieve certification by Spring 2021.

Data from market intelligence specialists Parapex Media shows a total of 42 AW189/149s produced are currently in offshore use, out of a total 72 delivered to customers to date.

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com


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