Bell / Agusta BA-609

Tiltrotor Utility Aircraft

Bell / Agusta BA-609 © Aldo Bidini
Photo ©: Aldo Bidini (photos at airliners.net)
The Bell / Agusta BA-609 is a twin-engined eleven-seat civil utility tiltrotor aircraft under development by Bell/Agusta Aerospace Company a joint venture of Bell Helicopter Textron (USA) and AgustaWestland (Italy).
Crew1-2
Passengers6 - 9
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67A
Engine Power (each)1445 kW1938 shp
max. Cruise Speed509 km/h275 kts
  316 mph
Service Ceiling7.620 m25.000 ft
Range1.389 km750 NM
863 mi.
Empty Weight4.765 kg10.505 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight7.631 kg16.823 lbs
Wing Span10,00 m32 ft 10 in
Rotor Blades (main/tail)3
Main Rotor Diameter7,90 m25 ft 11 in
Rotor Disc Area49,0 m527 ft
Length13,31 m43 ft 8 in
Height4,50 m14 ft 9 in
First Flight06.03.2003
Production Statusunder development
ICAO CodeB609
Data for (Version)Bell / Agusta BA-609