Tilting towards the future

COMMERCIAL LEONARDO AW609

Ian Frain looks at Leonardo’s AW609 tiltrotor

Leonardo’s nine-seat, eight-tonne AW609 tiltrotor is one of the most unusual-looking aircraft around.
Leonardo

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), the famous Renaissance artist and engineer, drew and painted the future as he envisioned it, including a design of a rotorcraft: the very first helicopter.

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