(ANSAmed) – DUBAI, JANUARY 11 – Expo 2020 Dubai is
focusing this week on travels and connectivity and the attention
dedicated by the Italian pavilion to this theme is connected to
Leonardo’s AW609 tiltrotor, which is part of the exhibition. The AW609, the Italian company said in a statement, will
revolutionize transport. Leonardo stressed how the AW609
represents a first of the company in the aviation sector and is
the only aircraft of this kind to have a civil certification.
The tiltrotor can take off vertically like a helicopter and fly
offering passengers the comfort of an airplane.
Able to operate missions of a different kind, including
medical transport, the transport of passengers, search and
rescue missions, the AW609 can fly at a speed of more than 500
km/h with a range of action of nearly 1,400 km, which can reach
over 2,000 with auxiliary tanks. To integrate its strategy on
the urban aviation of the future, at Expo Dubai Leonardo has
also built, with Emirati partner Falcon Aviation Services, a
terminal for new helicopters with a concept representing the
last frontier of vertical mobility.
Spaces for travellers are conceived to host showrooms for
commercial and cultural activities, inside a structure built
with sustainable materials which can be easily changed or
reallocated when the needs of urban transport and cities change.