AW169

AW169

NEXT GENERATION VERSATILITY

 

The AW169 is the latest-generation 4.6 tonnes twin-turbine helicopter, featuring class-leading performance for versatile capability in the most demanding operating conditions.

 

The aircraft exceeds the most demanding market and regulatory requirements, including the most recent FAA and EASA Part 29 standards for performance and safety.

 

Pilots benefit from an advanced open-architecture avionics suite with fully digital glass cockpit and excellent external visibility for optimised situational awareness and minimised workload.

 

Operators benefit from a large, rapidly reconfigurable cabin, with constant-height cross section and easy access for adaptability to a variety of missions.

 

Leading Features

MTOW: 4.6 tonnes

Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A (1,000 shp class each)

Crew/Passengers: 1 or 2 pilots with 10 or 8 passengers

Technical Data

Weight

4.6 tonnes

       

Propulsion

2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A series turboshafts (1,000 shp class each) with FADEC

       

Leading Features

Certification Category

EASA CS-29 / FAR Part 29 Latest Amendments

     

Cat. A Capability

Vertical Cat. A / Class 1 up to ISA+20 at S.L.

     

Hovering Performances

Optimised for Hot & High operations

     

External Dimensions

Overall Length*

14.65

m

48

ft

01

in

Overall Height*

4.50

m

14

ft

09

in

Rotor Diameter

12.12

m

39

ft

09

in

Tail Rotor Clearance

2.16

m

7

ft

01

in

Fuselage Clearance

0.50

m

1

ft

08

in

Internal DImensions                                        

Cabin Dimension

                             Width           2.05 m / 6 ft 09 in
Height         1.32 m / 4 ft 04 in
Length**     2.77 m / 9 ft 01 in

Internal Volumes

Main cabin

6.3

cu. m

222

cu. ft.

Baggage compartment

1.4

cu. m

49.44

cu. ft

Capacity

Flight Crew

1 / 2

Passenger seating

Up to 10

* Rotors turning 
** Dual Pilot configuration

Equipment

  • Auxiliary fuel tanks
  • Retractable landing gear
  • Rescue hoist
  • Cargo hook
  • Emergency floatation and life rafts
  • External cameras
  • Fast roping / Rappelling system
  • Wire strike protection system
  • Mission console
  • External loudspeakers
  • HEELS (Helicopter Emergency Exit Light System)
  • Search light
  • External lighting for night rescue

Avionics

  • Full digital glass cockpit with 3 Active Matrix LCD 10” x 8” Displays
  • Dual Aircraft Monitoring & Mission Systems
  • 4-axis dual-duplex  digital automatic AFCS
  • Next Generation Multi-sensor Navigation system (dual Rad Alt, dual GNSS SBAS and GBAS provision, WAAS/EGNOS)
  • Extended range of communication and surveillance equipment (included Enhanced Transponder/ADS-B)
  • Traffic and terrain avoidance systems (TCAS II, HTAWS/SVIS)
  • Digital Map
  • Emergency Avionics systems (CVR/FDR, ELT, ADELT)
  • Enhanced  Vision System
  • HUMS (Health and Usage Monitoring system)
  • HFDM (Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring)
  • Direction Finder
  • FLIR System
  • SATCOM
  • Weather radar
  • Search/weather radar
  • Lights NVG compatible

 

Civil-Commercial Use

 

Executive and Private

The AW169 is the world’s most modern light-intermediate helicopter.
 

Operators benefit from the state-of-the-art platform, whilst passengers experience safe, comfortable flight in an elegant environment.
 

LEADING FEATURES

  • A spacious, quiet and bright 6.3m3 air-conditioned cabin with 1.4m3 baggage compartment, with luxurious, bespoke interiors
  • Compliant with the most stringent safety standards of FAA/EASA Part 29
  • Powered by 2 powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines with FADEC, delivering high speed, minimising time airborne for passenger comfort and superior performance in hover
  • The open architecture avionics suite includes full digital glass cockpit and provides the pilot with maximum situational awareness

EMS and Rescue Services

AW169 is ideally-suited to life-saving primary and secondary EMS and rescue missions.
 

The AW169 is easily adaptable, rapidly reconfigurable and uniquely designed around the patient needs, ensuring that air medical professionals can be there when it counts, providing the best care.
 

LEADING FEATURES

  • The largest cabin in its class with flat floor and constant cross-section height for maximum versatility
  • Accommodation for 2 wheeled stretchers longitudinally and transversally
  • Exceeds the highest safety standards and most recent EASA/FAA requirements
  • Easy access to the entire patient body from both sides of the cabin
  • Accommodation for a full suite of advanced life support equipment
  • Well-lit, comfortable operating environment
  • Large sliding doors (1.60 m / 5 ft 3 in wide) for easy patient entry and egress

Police and Security

The AW169 is the latest-generation light intermediate twin-turbine helicopter, designed to meet the most stringent civil certification safety requirements for a wide range of law enforcement and security operations.
 

LEADING FEATURES

  • Versatility to incorporate a variety of role equipment, including: hoist, cargo hook, search lights, loudspeakers, FLIR systems, mission console, video down/up link, internal weapon and modular ballistic protection for cockpit and cabin
  • Inherent multi-role capability for flexibility of operation
  • Features the largest cabin in its class; unobstructed and regular in shape. Capacity for up to 8 law enforcement officers or up to 3 stretchers
  • Accommodation for a mission console, with 4 seats and 1 stretcher
  • NVG-compatible Cockpit Display System (CDS) based on three large AMLCD displays. Cockpit ergonomic design, improved visibility, excellent handling characteristics and low vibration levels minimise pilot fatigue, allowing the crew to concentrate on achieving mission objectives

Oil and Gas

The AW169 is the latest-generation light intermediate twin-turbine helicopter.
 

Ideally suited to demanding offshore missions; capable of carrying up to 10 passengers in comfort and safety, the platform exceeds the industries latest regulatory requirements (EASA/FAA Part 29, JAR OPS 3/EU-OPS).
 

LEADING FEATURES

  • The advanced airframe and rotor aerodynamic design provide superior performance and Cat. A class 1 take-off and landing capability even in ‘hot and high’ conditions
  • Safety features include crashworthiness, lightning strike, bird strike, main gearbox 40 minute ‘dry-run’ capability
  • Powered by 2 powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines with FADEC, delivering high cruise speed, which minimises time airborne for passenger comfort and superior performance in hover
  • Exceptional external visibility and leading-edge avionics maximise pilot’s situational awareness, critical for safe flight in demanding operations

Utility

The AW169 is the latest-generation light intermediate twin-turbine helicopter.
 

Designed to exceed the most demanding market and regulatory requirements; it features a large, rapidly reconfigurable cabin, adaptable to a variety of utility missions.

High levels of performance, long range and safety ensure operational capability in the most challenging conditions.
 

LEADING FEATURES

  • Features the largest cabin in its class (6.3 m3). The unobstructed cabin facilitates rapid interior configuration changes to accommodate a range of mission equipment
  • Two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines, with FADEC, combined with the advanced aerodynamics of the airframe and rotors to provide superior ‘hot and high’ performance, even in Cat. A, Class 1 conditions
  • Exceptional external visibility and leading-edge avionics maximise pilot’s situational awareness, critical for safe flight in demanding operations

 

Military and Government Use

 

 Head of Government and State Transport

AW169 is the brand new, state-of-the-art 4.6 tonnes twin-engine helicopter, to meet the most stringent civil-certification safety requirements.
 

Featuring an advanced glass cockpit, state-of-the-art avionics, 4-axis digital autopilot, full digital electronic engine control (FADEC) and dual channel Flight Management System (FMS) for reduced pilot workload. The spacious, constant-section cabin provides passengers a comfortable flying experience in an elegant environment.

All weather, day and night capability in the harshest climates ensures that efficient point to point transport is available to operators, whenever it is required.
 

LEADING FEATURES

  • A spacious, quiet and bright 6.3m3 air-conditioned cabin with 1.4m3 baggage compartment, with luxurious, bespoke interiors
  • Compliant with the most stringent safety standards of JAR / FAR 29; damage tolerance, redundant systems, crashworthiness and (optional) self-sealing fuel tanks for safety and survivability
  • Powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines with FADEC, delivering superior hover performance for safety and high speed for productivity
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload NVG compatible integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent situational awareness, maximising mission effectiveness and safety
  • Latest-generation modular open systems architecture enables integration of wide range of mission equipment including government / military communications, advanced navigation systems, weather radar and defensive aids

Search & Rescue

AW169 is the brand new, state-of-the-art 4.6 tonnes twin-engine helicopter, engineered to meet the most demanding SAR mission requirements.
 

Featuring an advanced glass cockpit, state-of-the-art avionics, 4-axis digital autopilot, full digital electronic engine control (FADEC) and dual channel Flight Management System (FMS) for reduced pilot workload. The spacious, constant-section cabin can be equipped with a comprehensive range of mission equipment and sensor options.

Highest levels of performance, long range and safety ensure operational capability in the most challenging conditions.
 

LEADING FEATURES

  • Two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines, with FADEC, combined with the advanced rotor system provide superior ‘hot and high’ performance and handling for SAR operations in confined areas
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload NVG compatible integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent situational awareness and maximise mission effectiveness
  • Latest-generation modular open systems architecture enables integration of wide range of mission equipment including multi-band radios, radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Unobstructed, spacious cabin with flat floor allows configuration changes to meet operational requirements; accommodation for 2 stretchers or mission console with 4 seats and 1 stretcher; easy access to the entire patient body from both sides of the cabin; full suite of advanced life support equipment
  • Large sliding doors (1.60 m / 5 ft 3 in wide) enable use of hoist and rapid entry / egress on ground
  • Redundant systems, crashworthiness and self-sealing fuel tanks for survivability and safety

Law Enforcement and Security

AW169 is the brand new, state-of-the-art 4.6 tonnes twin-engine helicopter, engineered to meet the most stringent civil-certification safety requirements, the platform provides true multi-mission capabilities, including observation, search and find, tracking / pursuit, border and coastal surveillance operations.
 

Featuring an advanced glass cockpit, state-of-the-art avionics, 4-axis digital autopilot, full digital electronic engine control (FADEC) and dual channel Flight Management System (FMS) for reduced pilot workload. The spacious, constant-section cabin can be equipped with a comprehensive range of mission equipment and sensor options.

Highest levels of performance, long range and safety ensure operational capability in the most challenging conditions.
 

LEADING FEATURES

  • Two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines, with FADEC, combined with the advanced rotor system provide superior ‘hot and high’ performance
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload NVG compatible integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent situational awareness and maximise mission effectiveness
  • Mission equipment including multi-band radios, radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, mission console, video down-link, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook, internal weapons and modular ballistic protection for cockpit and cabin
  • Largest cabin in its class; up to 8 personnel or mission console with 4 seats and 1 stretcher; wide doors provide exceptional accessibility and rappelling / fast roping
  • Redundant systems, crashworthiness and self-sealing fuel tanks for survivability and safety

Training

AW169 is the brand new, state-of-the-art 4.6 tonnes twin-engine helicopter, engineered to satisfy the operational requirements of the most demanding operational training missions.
 

Featuring an advanced glass cockpit, state-of-the-art avionics, 4-axis digital autopilot, full digital electronic engine control (FADEC) and dual channel Flight Management System (FMS) for reduced pilot workload. The spacious, constant-section cabin can be equipped with a comprehensive range of mission equipment and sensor options.

Highest levels of performance, long range and safety ensure operational capability in the most challenging conditions.
 

LEADING FEATURES

  • Two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A engines, with FADEC, combined with the advanced rotor system provide superior ‘hot and high’ performance and handling
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload NVG compatible integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems, and exceptional external visibility, provide excellent situational awareness and maximise training effectiveness
  • Latest-generation modular open systems architecture enables integration of wide range of mission equipment and weapons
  • Mission equipment including military communications, radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Unobstructed, large spacious cabin (6.3 m3) enables rear crew training; including use of mission consoles
  • Coordinated front crew and rear crew mission and operational training conducted using systems representative of operational helicopters.

 

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