AW109 Trekker Light Twin Engine Helicopter Takes To Skies

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  • 03:37 PM, March 3, 2016
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AW109 Trekker Light Twin Engine Helicopter Takes To Skies
AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter (Image:Finmeccanica)

Finmeccanica announced the maiden flight of the new AgustaWestland AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter.

A prototype aircraft took to the air for the first time today at the Helicopter Division’s Cascina Costa facility (Italy), the company said in a statement Wednesday.

A total of two prototypes will be used for the programme development as it progresses towards EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification, which is expected by year end.

The helicopter has a maximum take-off weight of 3,175 kg (7,000 lb) and a speed of 168 knots (311 km/h).

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