“The AgustaWestland AW609, formerly the Bell/Agusta BA609, is a twin-engined tiltrotor VTOL aircraft with a configuration similar to the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. It is capable of landing vertically like a helicopter while having a range and speed in excess of conventional rotorcraft. The AW609 is aimed at the civil aviation market, in particular VIP customers and offshore oil and gas operators.

General characteristics[edit]
Crew: 1 or 2
Capacity: 6 to 9 passengers or 5,500 lb (2,500 kg) payload
Cabin height: 4 ft 8 in (1.42 m)
Cabin width: 4 ft 10 in (1.47 m)
Cabin length: 13 ft 5 in (4.09 m)
Length: 44 ft (13.4 m)
Height: 16 ft 3 in (5.0 m) nacelles vertical; 21 ft 10 in (6.7 m) nacelles horizontal
Wingspan: 38 ft 5 in (11.7 m)
Width with rotors: 60 ft 5 in (18.4 m)
Rotor diameter: 25 ft 10 in (7.9 m) each
Rotor area: 981.75 sq ft (91.2 m2)
Empty weight: 10,483 lb (4,755 kg)
Useful load: 5,500 lb (2,500 kg)
Fuel: 2,480 lb (1,120 kg)
Fuel burn: 1,000 lb (450 kg) per hour
Max. takeoff weight: 16,800 lb (7,600 kg), 18,000 lb (8,200 kg) STOL
Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67A turboshaft, 1,940 shp (1,447 kW) each

Performance[edit]
Maximum speed: 275 kn (509 km/h; 316 mph); 293 kn (543 km/h; 337 mph) tested
Cruise speed: 260 kn (482 km/h; 299 mph)
Range: 750 nmi (1,390 km; 860 mi). With external tanks: 1,100 nmi (2,000 km; 1,300 mi)
Ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,600 m),6,000 ft (1,800 m) HOGE
Rate of climb: 1,500 ft/min (7.6 m/s)
Gravity load: +3.1, -1.0 g
Disk loading: 15.8 lb/sq ft (77.1 kg/m2)”

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