Leonardo, Kopter take part in Hunterverein
By Helicopters Staff
Leonardo, the owner of Kopter since April 2020, on September 4 participated in the 25th anniversary celebration of the Hunterverein at Mollis airfield, underlining its commitment to Switzerland, Glarus and local communities.
At Hunterverein, Leonardo showcased an AW189 super medium helicopter from its training academy, as both static and flight displays. The AW189 is the largest type in the AW family, reaching a gross weight of up to 8.6 tonnes, combining payload and range.
Along the AW189, Leonardo and Kopter exhibited the AW09, the new generation single-engine high-performance helicopter currently under development at the Kopter facilities in Switzerland.
“We are very proud to have added Switzerland to Leonardo Helicopter’s domestic markets and to develop our presence in the country through Kopter that is set to become our centre of excellence for new light helicopters,” said Paul de Jonge, Head of Marketing at Leonardo Helicopters.
In addition to developing the AW09, Kopter will contribute to the study and development of innovative technologies, explains Leonardo, through projects focusing on noise optimization and hybrid/electric propulsion.