29-Sep-2021 Source: Leonardo
During the past months, the AW09 crew made an in-depth evaluation of all improvements installed on P3 early 2021.
Significant data were gathered in handling qualities and performance with a number of aerodynamic modifications tested.
Also, assessments of the human factors confirm that the Garmin cockpit is well suited for the AW09.
Evaluating the aircraft at 16,000ft was a great achievement within the programme in expanding the altitude envelope.
All these tests contribute to the final preparation of PS4 and PS5.