The AgustaWestland AW609 is Designed For Targeted Civil Aviation

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 11, 2016
References: leonardocompany & gizmag
The AgustaWestland AW609 is an extraordinarily well designed tiltrotor aircraft that is currently undergoing ground testing and, once cleared for full action, is set to make air-based transportation easier for many.

This particular aircraft is capable of attaining a cruising speed of 509 km/h whilst operating at an altitude of 25,000 feet. It can carry between six and nine passengers in addition to two crew members.

Ultimately, it's quite clear that the workings of the AgustaWestland AW609 make it ideal for use in the elite civil aviation market as an airplane that can be used to ferry VIP customers, or indeed as a transportation device to get people to offshore infrastructure sites. The aircraft is even offered in passenger, surveillance, search and rescue and medivac versions, proving its versatility and unquestioned utility in a variety of settings.