9-Sep-2021 Source: Kopter
Leonardo, the owner of Kopter since April 2020, participated on the 4th of September in the 25th anniversary celebration of the Hunterverein at Mollis airfield showcasing on static and flight display an AW189 super medium helicopter from its Training Academy. The AW189 is the largest type in the AW Family, reaching a gross weight of up to 8.6 tonnes and combining superior payload and range at competitive cost for a wide range of missions.
Along the AW189, Leonardo and Kopter exhibited the AW09, the new generation single-engine high-performance helicopter currently under development at the Kopter facilities in Switzerland.
“It is a great pleasure for us to present on top of our AW09 that people in Switzerland know well, another great model of Leonardo’s helicopter product range, the AW189. We would like to sincerely thank the Hunterverein for the invitation. We are very much looking forward to meeting the representatives of the hosting municipality, the Canton of Glarus and the Swiss Federation,” explains Paul de Jonge, Head of Marketing at Leonardo Helicopters. “We are very proud to have added Switzerland to Leonardo Helicopter’s domestic markets and to develop our presence in the country through Kopter that is set to become our center of excellence for new light helicopters.”
Kopter will indeed play a key role within Leonardo, first with the AW09 and then strongly contributing to study and develop innovative technologies, through projects focusing on noise optimisation and hybrid/electric propulsion.