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Leonardo has debuted a full-scale cabin mock-up of its next-generation AW09 single-engine helicopter at EBACE 2024 in Geneva (May 28-30). This new model, featuring an exclusive VIP-corporate transport cabin layout and paint scheme, marks its entry into the Agusta-branded product range. The AW09 offers a unique blend of superior cabin space, advanced technology, and sustainability features, paired with the distinguished customization, comfort, and service of the Agusta VIP brand.

The unveiling at EBACE sets the stage for a European demonstration tour this summer, including stops in Paris and London, as well as appearances at key exhibitions throughout the year.

The AW09 stands out with its excellent visibility from both cockpit and cabin, enhancing flight quality for pilots and passengers. It boasts the largest cabin and most generous legroom in the single-engine class, offering multiple elegant interior layouts from 4+1 to 3+3+2 seating. The airframe design ensures unobstructed side access and unique rear access. Interior themes such as Desert Dawn, Cedar Woods, Ocean Twilight, and Dark Cosmos, inspired by nature and modernity, reflect Agusta’s standards.

The helicopter’s five-bladed main rotor and shrouded tail rotor enhance comfort, ground clearance, and safety, ensuring a smooth flight. Operators benefit from the Agusta For You service and maintenance package and the Leonardo Helicopters Customer Portal, designed to increase aircraft availability and reduce costs by covering both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

The AW09, designed as a digital helicopter, supports data transmission for technical support, maintenance, and flight efficiency, offering unparalleled capabilities in the single-engine market. Owners can track their helicopter’s manufacturing and testing progress via the Customer Portal, making the ownership experience comprehensive from day one.

The AW09 has received positive feedback globally for its exceptional characteristics and multirole capabilities, significantly evolving the light single-engine segment. With over 100 Preliminary Sales Contracts worldwide, the AW09 strengthens Leonardo’s competitive position in this category, promising long-term growth and innovation.

The AW09 continues to generate a very positive response from all geographies worldwide as the programme development progresses. Rotorcraft companies and private operators highly welcome the AW09 for its outstanding characteristics and multirole capabilities that represent a significant evolution compared to existing products in this category. The AW09 perfectly complements Leonardo’s product range in the Long Light Single-segment, introducing an all-new design aircraft to sustain long-term competitive positioning in this weight category. The total number of Preliminary Sales Contracts for the AW09 is exceeding 100 units globally and continues to grow.

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