AOASimulations new project: the AW609 tiltrotor for X-Plane

The team behind the development of the V-22 Osprey for X-Plane is working on yet a new tiltrotor, aimed at the civil market: the AW609.

AOA Simulations announces AW609 tiltrotor

AOA seems to be capitalizing on their experience with the Osprey (a very smart move) and is now developing yet another one of these amazing birds.

While not technically an helicopter (both the Osprey and the AW609 are, technically, airplanes), they fall into a category in-between the fixed and rotary-wing universes where the skills you have acquired as a helicopter pilot will be of much use.

The project is still in a very early stage.

According to a post on their Facebook page:

I'm proud to announce our new project for X-Plane 11: the Leonardo AW609 TiltRotor.

While I will continue to work on the F-35A, Franco, our new team member, who made the external model of the Osprey, will work in parallel with David on this new addon.

The AW609 is aimed at the civil aviation market, in particular VIP customers and offshore oil and gas operators.

Tiltrotor fans will certainly be happy!

Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.

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