AW09

AW09 prototype close to final shape

AW09 prototype close to final shape

21-Dec-2021Source: Kopter

The AW09 third prototype (P3) is now fitted with new upper cowlings as part of aerodynamic improvements of the Type Certification design. The evolution of the helicopter has involved many aspects of the original design the most relevant of which are rotors, blades, flight controls and fuselage aerodynamics. All of these modifications are aimed at... Read more

AW09 flight tests move forward in Switzerland

AW09 flight tests move forward in Switzerland

29-Sep-2021Source: 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... Read more

Leonardo puts its stamp on Kopter – SH09 renamed AW09

Leonardo puts its stamp on Kopter – SH09 renamed AW09

21-Apr-2021Source: HeliHub.com

On the first anniversary of Kopter becoming part of Leonardo Helicopters, the Italian manufacturer has announced a new branding to bring the SH09 helicopter into the the Leonardo nomenclature – from now on it will be known as the AW09. The visual branding of the AW09 includes the Kopter logo after the “9”, which refers... Read more

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