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Agusta / Westland begins certification of the AW-609 convertoplane

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Agusta / Westland begins certification of the AW-609 convertoplane

Agusta / Westland has completed the development of the AW-609 convertoplane. The total flight time of two test samples of the apparatus was about 1000 hours.


According to Finmekkanik, the program is currently moving into the certification phase of the Federal Civil Administration aviation, which is expected to be completed in 2017.

Agusta / Westland also collaborates with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to resolve all formalities before the AW-609 convertoplane is offered in the commercial market.

Currently, Agusta / Westland is building a third AW-609 prototype at the Verdzhat plant, which will join the flight test program in the 2014 year. The fourth prototype will be included in the certification program later, which will allow you to try out a new set of avionics in flight.

Rockwell Collins will supply a fully integrated cockpit for the AW-609, including 14-inch touchscreen displays, integrated flight control systems, satellite navigation systems, collimator indicators, etc. The kit will provide the crew with increased situational awareness and reduce the workload of the pilot.

At the 2014 Heli-Expo 25 in February, the X-tail AW-609 performed a demo flight in the presence of potential customers.

The avionics and AW-609 controls resemble the equipment of an ordinary helicopter and therefore the retraining of pilots will not cause difficulties. AW-609 focuses primarily on the civilian market and, according to plans, will be used to perform a wide range of tasks, including law enforcement, transport of goods and passengers, border control, drug trafficking and illegal migration, and search and rescue operations, and also the evacuation of distress.

It is assumed that the machine will be in demand, first of all, for servicing offshore oil and gas fields. Compared to helicopters, the AW-609 tiltrotor provides greater flight range, speed and comfort in “airplane” mode. At the same time, like the helicopter, the device can land vertically on small platforms.

According to “Finmeccanic”, in the “asset” of the AW-609 convertoplan there is a flight for the distance of 320 nautical miles (580 km) from Mesa (pieces of Arizona) to Long Beach airport (pieces of California) in 1 h 35 min. (with a headwind of 15-20 knots) at a cruising speed of 250 knots and an altitude of 20 thousand feet.
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  1. Salamander
    Salamander 20 March 2014 14: 03
    +20
    Not a bad thing ... We wouldn’t be hurt by this, at least for special forces.



    We carry out a small upgrade:

    1. RBLip
      RBLip 20 March 2014 14: 42
      +7
      Quote: Salamander
      We carry out a small upgrade:


      how support for Armata-2 will go laughing
    2. inkass_98
      inkass_98 20 March 2014 15: 46
      +9
      Quote: Salamander
      We carry out a small upgrade:

      Well, yes, we only have such a technique laughing
  2. starhina01
    starhina01 20 March 2014 14: 04
    0
    The idea is good, but one thing confuses me: why did the vaunted convertiplanes often fall among Americans?
    1. Atlas
      Atlas 20 March 2014 14: 09
      +2
      And what does not fall?
      1. Igor39
        Igor39 20 March 2014 16: 00
        0
        And in tests he was fired from DShK?
        1. StolzSS
          StolzSS 20 March 2014 21: 29
          0
          He does not hold the DShK (((this is already so clear ...
    2. Saburo
      Saburo 20 March 2014 14: 21
      +3
      Only seven disasters in 160 serial Osprey. Not the best statistics. But this is a payment for a custom design, because no one has ever built serial convertiplanes before.

      And as for the AW-609, I won’t be surprised if some Gazprom buys a couple of pieces. But for the military, he is not suitable. But for the Coast Guard or the Ministry of Emergencies is quite suitable.
      1. cerko
        cerko 20 March 2014 14: 33
        0
        It would be quite suitable for freight and passenger transport in the east of the country
        1. Saburo
          Saburo 20 March 2014 14: 48
          +3
          Hard to tell. Estimated value is close to $ 30 million. An-2 or Mi-8 will cost much less. Moreover, the cabin there is not very spacious for transporting goods.
      2. Roman 1977
        Roman 1977 20 March 2014 14: 41
        +10
        The Western Internet was bypassed by this photo of an American Marine with a cigarette and a can of energy drink against the background of the fallen Osprey in Afghanistan, which he himself made on his mobile phone and posted on the network:
        “We flew on missions on Ospreys for several months, they were constantly leaking hydraulics, so we got used to it. This time the crew commander also said OK and we flew. The flight ended somewhere in the middle of the planned 45 minutes - there was a strong pop , then the propellers got up, the flight was at night, it was not visible from the outside from what height we were falling. We landed on a ledge, the whole body howled from the impact. The rear ramp was blocked, we had to get out through the gunner's right hatch.
        They took up defensive positions, and the shelling began 10 minutes later. The Osprey crew almost immediately took another helicopter - and we thought that "the captain is the last to leave his ship." We were ordered to guard the apparatus.
        In about a week, he was dismantled and taken away. It's good that we were supported by tankers and infantrymen. "

        http://nosikot.livejournal.com/1257958.html

        1. Saburo
          Saburo 20 March 2014 14: 57
          +3
          Incidentally, the causes of this disaster remained unclear, because the tiltrotor, along with the black boxes, was blown up due to the fact that evacuation was impossible. But the main cause of the disaster is still not a technical malfunction, but enemy fire or a pilot’s mistake.
        2. jjj
          jjj 20 March 2014 17: 22
          +2
          It turns out that screws of this diameter do not have autorotation
    3. Professor
      Professor 20 March 2014 14: 51
      +3
      Quote: starhina01
      The idea is good, but one thing confuses me: why did the vaunted convertiplanes often fall among Americans?

      "Often" - what is the accident rate per 100000 flight hours?
    4. novobranets
      novobranets 20 March 2014 15: 01
      +6
      The tiltrotor is a conceptually new aircraft. It is not surprising that he has not yet had "childhood illnesses". Do you think the first helicopters didn't fall? I dare to assure you, they fell, and how. The design of convertiplanes is constantly improving and I think they have a great future. And it also has a number of advantages over helicopters.
    5. Native grandfather
      Native grandfather 20 March 2014 15: 41
      +5
      Quote: starhina01
      The idea is good, but one thing confuses me: why did the vaunted convertiplanes often fall among Americans?

      Of course they do. Because they are afraid of descending and ascending currents. At which tiltroplanes begin to throw on one wing. And from such a position they can no longer get out and, accordingly, bzdynk on the ground. Just imagine that during a vertical landing (takeoff) an air hole forms under one of the propellers. (A sharp gust of wind or something else) And both engines work synchronously. One screw "falls through" and the second pulls up. That's the whole problem, which the states still cannot compensate for. Never will I fly tiltrotors.
      A couple more kopecks. In an emergency, the helicopter can glide on "planes". The tiltrotor stupidly flies down like a stone.
      1. Native grandfather
        Native grandfather 20 March 2014 16: 09
        -1
        And more, guys. You are missing the fact that the amers in this area never got a fig. Have you noticed that their planes are very similar to ours? During the Vietnam Wars, the United States could make fast and powerful aircraft. But they didn’t. they turned out to be too heavy and not agile. But they had a chance. A Russian pilot in the Far East hijacked one modern fighter jet straight from combat duty. It was then that the Americans understood what kind of alloy to make and how. Then let's remember an airplane with forward swept wings. America flew off tons of billions of greens to develop it, but they did not manage to create the necessary material. Russian SU-47 "Berkut" flies. And it flies well. Now the aircraft are of the 5th generation. Amer - took off and after 5 minutes (exaggerated) fuel ran out. Our half of the day (again exaggerated) will fly, and even more so on oversound without the use of afterburner. Let's take a look at the tiltrotor. Americans again bang billions into it and it's all to no avail. Ours just don't want to do it. Because two lifting screws on the axis of the transverse axis of the fuselage utopia. I described the reason above. Uncontrolled obstruction on one wing.
        So do not flatter yourself to this beauty.
        1. lelikas
          lelikas 20 March 2014 16: 24
          +3
          Quote: Native grandfather
          Noticed that their planes are very similar to ours?

          This is called aerodynamics.
          Their school of aircraft construction is one of the best, the difference is that where we take simplicity and ingenuity - they tumble a bunch of dough put a tricked out mechanism.
          The Germans dabbled with the wing with the reverse sweep, the Americans launched their x-29 in the 84th year ....
          About the fifth generation in general, the song -F-22 - no, have not you heard?
          1. AlNikolaich
            AlNikolaich 20 March 2014 20: 30
            +2
            Quote: lelikas
            About the fifth generation in general, the song -F-22 - no, have not you heard?

            Heard, heard. Great machine! The best of the American. True 4 ++ generation. But the Americans decided that the flight hour was too expensive, and the device itself was not cheap. As a result, the program was closed.
            Now they are trying to introduce the penguin fe-35. The story about him is known to everyone!
            IMHO, someday Fe-35 can be imprisoned to the level of the aircraft. Only sawed a few hundred billion. $. But apparently, it will be essentially a different machine, and even outwardly ...
        2. serega.fedotov
          serega.fedotov 20 March 2014 16: 42
          -1
          It is enough to recall F18 how much screech was, and then quietly forgot it, because the radars see it perfectly, and fly it sucks.
          1. super-vitek
            super-vitek 20 March 2014 20: 06
            +4
            You mean the F-18 "Hornet" ??? It flies perfectly, and it is not made using stealth technology. So its radars should be seen !!! Or is there some other F18?
        3. starhina01
          starhina01 20 March 2014 19: 06
          0
          thanks for the clarifications hi
        4. Nayhas
          Nayhas 20 March 2014 21: 18
          +3
          Quote: Native grandfather
          Noticed that their planes are very similar to ours?

          So the Americans so all promising projects in the press exaggerated, in the magazines that the Soviet intelligence delivered to the library secret. We have any development in response to the western one.
          Quote: Native grandfather
          It was then that the Americans realized how to make metal alloys and how

          Native grandfather, explain how to find out the technology of its smelting by a piece of metal? Psychics cause?
          Quote: Native grandfather
          Then let's remember a plane with wings of reverse sweep. America flew into its development tons of billions of greenery, but they failed to create the necessary material.

          Northrop Grumman X-29 flew much earlier than the Pogosyanovsky Su-47, more than ten years.
          Quote: Native grandfather
          Russian SU-47 "Berkut" flies. And it flies well.

          Where is it flying? Where does it fly?
          Quote: Native grandfather
          Now 5th generation aircraft. Amersky - took off and after 5 minutes (exaggerated) the fuel ran out.

          If not exaggerated, how much? 6 minutes? So the Americans are stupid, they cannot fly for more than "five" minutes, it becomes scary ...
          Quote: Native grandfather
          Let's look at the tiltrotor. the Americans are banging billions into him again and all to no avail. Ours simply do not want to do it.

          Exactly, we spent billions, but there’s not even a tiltrotor, mockups are popping people up with photoshop.
          Quote: Native grandfather
          So do not flatter yourself to this beauty.

          Of course it’s not worth it, since we don’t have it, then it’s not worth it, otherwise they will begin to compare ...
        5. vadim dok
          vadim dok 20 March 2014 22: 54
          +5
          Of course, it was the Americans who copied our flying fortresses and much more! And in general, Boeing is a perfect dermo!. Superjet is better !!!
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    6. stillrat
      stillrat 20 March 2014 20: 50
      +2
      the colleague didn’t fall, but continues to fall and will fall in view of the technical features of the constructive (so to speak)
  3. Al_lexx
    Al_lexx 20 March 2014 14: 11
    +6
    Uhh! What a beautiful bird!
    As far as I know, the development and refinement of such a scheme is not a trivial matter. Of course, I would like our rescue services, marines, etc. to have something like that. But it seems that now is not up to it.
  4. alex47russ
    alex47russ 20 March 2014 14: 18
    +2
    Ours will come up with something soon too! Now there is an incentive!
    1. valokordin
      valokordin 20 March 2014 15: 12
      +1
      Quote: alex47russ
      Ours will come up with something soon too! Now there is an incentive!

      And charge it to Chubais or Poghosyan.
    2. s1н7т
      s1н7т 20 March 2014 16: 58
      0
      Quote: alex47russ
      Ours will come up with something soon too! Now there is an incentive!

      Ours have come up with such crap a long time ago, it seems. For years, in the late 70s, they talked about a plane that can take off and land in a helicopter, and in flight the propellers, like, stood in an airplane.
  5. Gagarin
    Gagarin 20 March 2014 14: 51
    +20
    There was a terrific idea with ECIP, it is a pity that it was quietly buried.
    I think it would be no worse than finishing envelopes when fine-tuning.
    1. valokordin
      valokordin 20 March 2014 15: 16
      +4
      Quote: Gagarin
      There was a terrific idea with ECIP, it is a pity that it was quietly buried.
      I think it would be no worse than finishing envelopes when fine-tuning.

      This was done by none other than the former governor and former director of the Saratov aircraft factory
      1. AlNikolaich
        AlNikolaich 20 March 2014 20: 53
        +2
        Quote: valokordin
        This was done by none other than the former governor and former director of the Saratov aircraft factory

        Yes, Ipatov and Ermishin not only this project, they and the whole aircraft factory finished off.
        Now there is a mess and construction sites.
        I think it will pour out for them. Question-When ???
        1. Nayhas
          Nayhas 20 March 2014 21: 19
          +2
          Quote: AlNikolaich
          I think it will pour out for them. Question-When ???

          And right after Serdyukov ...
          1. AlNikolaich
            AlNikolaich 20 March 2014 21: 34
            +1
            Quote: Nayhas
            And right after Serdyukov ...

            Not funnyooo .... crying
    2. Native grandfather
      Native grandfather 20 March 2014 15: 47
      +1
      That really was the thing. Sorry ruined the idea.
      1. Andriuha077
        Andriuha077 20 March 2014 17: 36
        +1
        Particularly effective statists sold to the States.

        http://topwar.ru/16867-letatelnyy-apparat-ekip-russkoe-nlo.html
    3. AlNikolaich
      AlNikolaich 20 March 2014 20: 50
      +1
      Quote: Gagarin
      There was a terrific idea with ECIP, it is a pity that she was quietly buried

      Two large radio-controlled models (the size of a Gazelle) were made, One of them flew!
      Now one device is in the Noginsk Military Technical Museum. The second seems to have been sold to the Chinese, according to another version, the roof of the hangar fell on it (just like on Buran) ...
  6. Gagarin
    Gagarin 20 March 2014 14: 54
    +2
    The main plus is the ability to fly on the aquarium (if you don’t lie) makes it a transport of the future.
  7. Bargus
    Bargus 20 March 2014 15: 01
    +2
    And our designers have been working on this for a long time (http://topwar.ru/20847-konvertoplan-mi-30-proekt.html) but only until they advertise a lot about the progression how far they have come, it’s a mystery if this product is shown to be no worse than the Americans.
  8. pilot_66
    pilot_66 20 March 2014 15: 01
    +12
    Here is the right aircraft carrier laughing
  9. ZU-23
    ZU-23 20 March 2014 15: 02
    +3
    In order to consider such a device to be full-fledged, it must be faultlessly trouble-free, because it is essentially 2 helicopters and 2 aircraft in one, if at least one side is buggy, then it will tumble like a boomerang.
  10. moremansf
    moremansf 20 March 2014 15: 07
    +1
    There is no limit to perfection !!!
    1. RBLip
      RBLip 20 March 2014 15: 12
      +3
      Quote: moremansf
      There is no limit to perfection !!!

      new Russian satellite?
  11. Stinger
    Stinger 20 March 2014 15: 12
    +1
    Naval underground plane.
  12. Smiles to you
    Smiles to you 20 March 2014 15: 16
    +1
    In a year or so, the other, comrades from the Middle Kingdom will begin the release. Moreover, they will say that this "Own" development and from scratch. Waiting for .. lol ... And on the subject: I think it would not be superfluous on the "Kuza" and "Mistrals".
  13. propolsky
    propolsky 20 March 2014 15: 20
    0
    An interesting little thing with a propeller, Carlson would envy. But only if in flight one breaks down, what should I do?
    1. Native grandfather
      Native grandfather 20 March 2014 15: 51
      0
      fall. As it has been more than once. And they were launched into the series, only after Obama's PR flight on it. Although at the time of the flight, their Osprey was not brought to mind.
  14. Smiles to you
    Smiles to you 20 March 2014 15: 29
    0
    Quote: propolsky
    An interesting little thing with a propeller, Carlson would envy. But only if in flight one breaks down, what should I do?

    As V. Vysotsky sang "Mirrr to your home" ...
  15. Orc-xnumx
    Orc-xnumx 20 March 2014 15: 50
    0
    A cloned Osprey! What is the "civil market"?
  16. Falcon5555
    Falcon5555 20 March 2014 15: 58
    +1
    Interestingly, it can fly horizontally in the position shown in the photo? If so, what supports it in the air? Small wings that should be blown by propellers from top to bottom and therefore should not seem to create lift? Propellers themselves installed at such an angle, of course, cannot hold it. What then?
  17. Smiles to you
    Smiles to you 20 March 2014 16: 04
    +1
    Quote: Falcon5555
    Interestingly, it can fly horizontally in the position shown in the photo? If so, what supports it in the air? Small wings that should be blown by propellers from top to bottom and therefore should not seem to create lift? Propellers themselves installed at such an angle, of course, cannot hold it. What then?

    During a horizontal flight, the engines turn and turn into a regular plane ...
    1. Falcon5555
      Falcon5555 20 March 2014 16: 20
      -1
      The question was not about that.
  18. serega.fedotov
    serega.fedotov 20 March 2014 16: 37
    +1
    Learn how you need to cut the budget: an apparatus that takes off worse than a helicopter / although it does not require much field preparation / flies worse than an airplane, but costs more than both.
  19. Barakuda
    Barakuda 20 March 2014 16: 53
    +2
    Quote: serega.fedotov
    Learn how you need to cut the budget: an apparatus that takes off worse than a helicopter / although it does not require much field preparation / flies worse than an airplane, but costs more than both.

    That's right. In fact, this is a temptation for the Chinese, in order to start copying ... distracting from reality. smile
  20. kafa
    kafa 20 March 2014 17: 40
    +1
    if you sit exactly on the pope you can skip a lot. and then go out with a horn against the terminator lol
  21. APASUS
    APASUS 20 March 2014 19: 13
    0
    The intended operation confuses him. To confirm the reliability of this equipment, send it to Afghanistan, then it will be clear what kind of car it is. In the conditions of dust, heat, temperature differences and, of course, the ability of local personnel to serve would be enough to pronounce him whether he would or would not !?
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  23. Simple
    Simple 20 March 2014 19: 44
    0
    Willy Messerschmitt-Messerschmitt Me 408 Rotor-Jet had an interesting idea.

    http://www.pra.org/publicdl/Articles%20General/germanvstolrotorcraft.pdf

    Video from 37: 27 minutes presented to the ME-508 project.