Bell/Agusta BA609 can fly where jets can't, it has twice the range of a helicopter, and its speed makes it ideal for a businessman in a hurry.
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Bell/Agusta BA609 Tiltrotor combines the speed, altitude, and comfort of a turboprop with the vertical takeoff and landing capabilities of a helicopter.
Having a service ceiling of 25,000 feet, this versatile aircraft will be certified to fly into known icing conditions and extreme climates, from Arctic to desert. With seating up to nine passengers and at twice the speed of typical helicopters of comparable capacity, the BA609 is designed to be the best multi-mission aircraft available. Proposed missions for the BA609 include Executive Transport, Off-shore operations, Search and Rescue, Medical Transport and Law Enforcement.
Conversely, covering vast distances in a hurry without typical delays required to accommodate fixed-wing aircraft, is reason enough to consider the BA609 Tiltrotor for any fleet. Add up the BA609's unique capabilities and performance characteristics, it's excellent value and low lifecycle costs, and the result is superior personalized transportation. Simply stated, the BA609 is simply one of the most useful and versatile aircraft in aviation history.
Until the advent of the BA609, many aviation tasks have been performed using a combination of private or chartered helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft in concert with scheduled airline flights. The BA609 Tiltrotor offers the vertical takeoff and landing capability of a helicopter, with the cruising speed, altitude, and range of a fixed wing aircraft. It represents a totally new approach to executive transportation, search and rescue, and law enforcement applications.
The unique characteristics of the BA609 Tiltrotor will provide tightly scheduled executives a solution to the problem of getting from here to there in the shortest possible time with a noise level which is remarkably low. Designed for low life cycle maintenance and maximum operational flexibility, the Tiltrotor offers operators highly cost-effective, point-to-point transportation at cruise speeds up to 275 knots and at ranges up to 1350 kilometres.
For the price of 10 million dollar BA609s offer a truly unique flight experience for any corporate need. ■