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The Leonardo AW109 Trekker has received an EASA type certificate, the manufacturer said at the end of 2017. Deliveries are expected to start this quarter, with more than 40 aircraft on order.
Leonardo’s Trekker is based on the AW109/Grand range of aircraft. It features skid landing gear and a Genesys Aerosystems glass cockpit. The light twin is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada full authority digital engine control (FADEC) PW207C turbine engines.
Key market segments for the new aircraft, Leonardo said, are public service and utility. The cabin can accommodate up to six passengers; one stretcher with three or four medical attendants; or two stretchers and two medical attendants. The aircraft can also operate with a single pilot, allowing the potential for an addition passenger to be carried in the cockpit.