To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Heli-Expo 2019: Leonardo target 2021 AW609 military certification

5th March 2019 - 18:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in Atlanta


The soon to be civil certified AW609 tiltrotor is also expected to receive a military type certification in approximately 2021 – subject to customer demand.

During a company press conference, Gian Piero Cutillo, MD at Leonardo suggested that the aircraft was making expected progress toward certification, with military interest being particularly strong in export and domestic markets, particularly in the Middle East.

‘We now see the light at the end of the tunnel [in terms of FAA certification and are] focused on delivery next year to our [UAE] partner,’ he said.

‘On our roadmap there is the civil certification and

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 1 free story per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

Tim has experience writing …

Read full bio

Share to