AW109 Power

AW109 Power

PROVEN PERFORMANCE, WORLDWIDE

AW109 Power delivers outstanding multi-role flexibility for government and commercial operators.

 

Operators benefit from high cruise speed and excellent performance, with competitive acquisition and direct operating costs. The platform is mission-capable day or night, for single or dual pilot IFR operations and compliant with JAR OPS 3 requirements for Category A operations, even at Max Take-Off Weight (MTOW).


FADEC-controlled twin-turbine engines and redundancy in all critical systems ensure safety of operation in the most demanding circumstances.

 

Leading Features

MTOW: 2,850 / 3,000 kg

Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206C (Take-Off: 2 x 640 shp) or 2 x Turbomeca Arrius 2K1 (Take-Off: 2 x 670 shp) 

Crew/Passengers: 1 or 2 pilots with 6 or 7 passengers

Technical Data

Weights

Max take off (int./ loads)

2850 / 3000

kg

6283 / 6614

lb

Max take off (ext./ loads)

3000

kg

6614

lb

Basic empty weights

1590

kg

3505

lb

Engine Rating (2 x Pratt & Whitney PW206C)

Take off power (5 min)

2 x 477

kW

2 x 640

shp

Maximum continuous power

2 x 423

kW

2 x 567

shp

O.E.I. max contingency power (2.5 min)

546

kW

732

shp

O.E.I. max continuous power

500

kW

670

shp

Engine Rating (2 x Turbomeca Arrius 2K1)

Take off power (5 min)

2 x 500

kW

2 x 670

shp

Maximum continuous power

2 x 425

kW

2 x 570

shp

O.E.I. max contingency power (2.5 min)

560

kW

750

shp

O.E.I. max continuous power

500

kW

670

shp

Transmission Rating

Take off power (5 min)

671

kW

900

shp

Maximum continuous power

671

kW

900

shp

O.E.I. max contingency power (2.5 min)

478

kW

640

shp

O.E.I. max continuous power

417

kW

560

shp

Fuel Capacity

3-cell fuel system

605

l

160

USgal

4-cell fuel system

699

l

185

USgal

5-cell fuel system

835

l

221

USgal

Crew

Pilot / Passengers

1 / 7

External Dimensions

 

 

Length (rotors turning)

13.04

m

42

ft

09

in

Length (rotors stopped)

11.45

m

37

ft

07

in

Width (rotor blades at 45°)

7.80

m

25

ft

07

in

Maximum height

3.50

m

11

ft

06

in

Main rotor diameter

11.00

m

36

ft

11

in

Tail rotor diameter

1.94

m

6

ft

04

in

MR tip blade ground clearance

2.45

m

8

ft

00

in

Fuselage ground clearance

0.40

m

1

ft

04

in

Performance (ISA, 2850 kg / 6283 lb)

VNE

311

km/h

168

kt

Max cruise speed

285

km/h

154

kt

Rate of climb

9.8

m/sec

1930

ft/min

Hovering IGE (TOP)

5059

m

16600

ft

Hovering OGE (TOP)

3596

m

11800

ft

Service ceiling (MCP)

5974

m

19600

ft

OEI max service ceiling

3993

m

13100

ft

Max Range*

932

km

503

nm

Max endurance*

4 h 45 min


(*) With 221 USgal fuel, no reserve, @5000 ft

Equipment

  • 185 or 221 USgal fuel system
  • Airframe hour meter
  • All weather covers
  • Baggage compartment extension (up to 2,3 m)
  • Bambi bucket
  • Cargo hook (1000 kg) with rear view mirror
  • Dual controls
  • Emergency flotation system
  • Passenger step electrically operated RH
  • Engines air particle separator
  • Engine compartment fire extinguishers
  • External loudspeakers
  • External hoist (272 kg / 600 lbs)
  • Pulsed chip detectors
  • Radio master switch with ground function
  • Rappelling hooks (2 LH + 2 RH)
  • Reinforced windshield
  • 450 W retractable light
  • Rotor brake
  • Pilot / co-pilot windshield wipers
  • Wiper switch on cyclic grip
  • Snow skis kit / slump protection pads kit
  • Strobe lights on horizontal stabilizer
  • Searchlight
  • Wire strike protection system

Avionics

  • AC system (2 inverters)
  • ADF
  • AFCS 3-axis duplex
  • DME
  • Gyrocompass
  • ICS pilot / co-pilot
  • Pilot / co-pilot LCD EADI / EHSI NAV instruments
  • Transponder (mode S)
  • Vertical gyro #1 & #2
  • CVR/FDR (Cockpit Voice & Flight Data Recorder)
  • HF/SSB radio
  • Moving map
  • NVG compatibility (internal & external lights)
  • IRIDIUM satellite telephone
  • Stormscope
  • TAS
  • ELT (3 frequencies)
  • Flight director & autotrim
  • FLIR
  • GPS intefaced with EHSI
  • Marker beacon
  • Radio altimeter
  • Stand by ADI
  • VHF-COM/NAV #1 & #2
  • VHF/FM radio
  • VHF/UHF - AM/FM radio
  • Weather radar displayed on the LCDs

Interiors

  • Air conditioning
  • Active Noise Reduction (ANR) headsets
  • Cabin double layer acrylic windows
  • Convertible interior (6 places / single or dual stretchers)
  • Executive interior
  • VIP interior
  • Customised VIP interior finishing
  • Foldable stretchers
  • Central bench see-through modification
  • Sliders on pilot/co-pilot and cabin doors windows
  • Sliding & rotating medical seat
  • EMS interior (single / dual stretchers)
  • Passenger conversion kit for EMS interior (6 passengers)
  • EMT interior (Emergency Medical Transport - 1 stretcher)
  • Entertainment system
  • Pilot seat headrests
  • Pilot multipurpose holder
  • Pilot console tray
  • Rear cabinet
  • Rear cabinet with bar
  • Silent / super silent soundproofing
  • Drawers (under central bench)
  • Vibration dampers

 

CIVIL-COMMERCIAL USE

 

Executive and Private

AW109 Power is a fast, modern light twin-engine helicopter with a large, comfortable cabin and state-of-the-art cockpit.
 


LEADING FEATURES

  • Large passenger cabin, with bespoke interior finishes, providing outstanding levels of elegance
  • Modern soundproofing minimises noise in the cabin for comfort in flight
  • Two larger rear windows provide improved visibility
  • A complete package of avionics systems to allow single / dual-pilot IFR flight, providing pilots situational awareness, minimising workload for optimised mission effectiveness

EMS and Rescue Services

AW109 Power is a fast, modern light twin-engine helicopter, ideally suited to demanding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) missions.

 

Life-saving aero-medical operations are enabled by low acquisition and operating costs.
 


LEADING FEATURES

  • Modular provision for medical equipment installation and storage box for further equipment and oxygen
  • Accommodation for up to 4 medical assistants (with 1 stretcher)
  • Accommodation for 2 easily-embarkable stretchers
  • Reversible co-pilot seat
  • High ground clearance and rugged landing gear for operations on unprepared terrain

Police and Security

AW109 Power provides operators outstanding multi-role flexibility, high performance and leading-edge mission equipment; maximising operational success.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Rapidly reconfigurable interior for multi-role conversion provides operational flexibility
  • Accommodation for mission consoles and installation of stretcher(s) extends operational versatility
  • External noise signature well below the ICAO defined limits minimises disruption and provides stealth on mission
  • Excellent performance, including CAT. A up to maximum take-off weight
  • Excellent flying qualities, high controllability and manoeuvrability

Utility

AW109 Power provides operators outstanding mission flexibility and high performance, maximising operational success.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Unobstructed, spacious cabin (3.5 m3 / 124 ft3) allows easy configuration changes to suit operational requirements
  • Quick convertible interior specifically designed to maximise operational flexibility and quick role conversion even at field level
  • The AW109 Power can be equipped with either Pratt & Whitney or Turbomeca engines controlled by a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system
  • A complete package of avionics systems to allow single / dual-pilot IFR flight grants
  • pilots situational awareness and reduced workload to favour mission effectiveness

Training

AW109 Power is a fast, modern light twin-engine helicopter featuring a state-of-the-art cockpit, providing the total training solution for frontline pilots.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • A unique feature of the AW109 Power is the centrally-located observer seat, providing an unrivalled view of the cockpit for additional learning and training opportunities
  • Equipped with either Pratt & Whitney or Turbomeca engines controlled by a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system
  • A complete avionics suite allows single / dual-pilot IFR flight  for maximum situational awareness and reduced workload

 

MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT USE

 

Search and Rescue

AW109 Power provides Search and Rescue (SAR) operators with a high speed, high performance twin-engine helicopter with leading-edge mission equipment to ensure operational success.

 

High power margins provide excellent performance, ensuring safe operation in the most demanding operating environments.

 

 LEADING FEATURES

  • More than 140 kts cruise speed, providing rapid response
  • Excellent performance, including “CAT. A” up to maximum take-off weight , excellent flying qualities, high controllability and manoeuvrability enable operations in confined areas
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent  situational awareness and maximises mission effectiveness
  • Versatile, high volume cabin, with space for 4 medical attendants and a single stretcher or 2 attendants in dual stretcher configuration, with access to the whole patient body
  • Wide range of SAR mission equipment including multi-band radios, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Large sliding doors allow for swift, easy loading and unloading of personnel

Law Enforcement and Security

AW109 Power provides law enforcement and security agencies with a high speed, high productivity helicopter, with inherent mission flexibility.  

 

Outstanding multi-role flexibility, high performance and leading-edge mission equipment maximise operational success. High power margins provide excellent performance, enabling the AW109 Power to safely operate in the most demanding environments.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Excellent performance, including “CAT. A” up to maximum take-off weight , excellent flying qualities, high controllability and manoeuvrability enable operations in confined areas
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent  situational awareness and maximises mission effectiveness
  • Wide range of mission equipment including multi-band radios, radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Rapidly reconfigurable cabin with space for mission consoles and /or installation of stretcher(s) provides operational flexibility; wide doors provide exceptional accessibility and rappelling, fast roping; internal weapon mount
  • External noise signature well below the ICAO defined limits enables covert operations

Maritime

The AW109 Power light, multi-purpose twin-engine maritime helicopter provides maritime commanders with outstanding mission flexibility, to perform Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Search and Rescue (SAR), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW) missions.

 

High performance, high speed and excellent situational awareness maximise operational success. Operators benefit from high productivity, controllability and manoeuvrability, excellent flying qualities, robustness and inherent safety.  

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Excellent power margins for ship operations provided by either Pratt & Whitney or Turbomeca engines controlled by a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent  situational awareness and maximises mission effectiveness
  • Unobstructed, spacious cabin (3.5 m3 / 124 ft3) allows easy configuration changes to suit operational requirements; wide doors provide exceptional accessibility and rappelling, fast roping; internal weapon mount
  • Wide range of mission equipment including multi-band radios, radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Retractable wheeled undercarriage for ease of handling on ship and ashore

Land

The AW109 Power light, multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter provides military operators with outstanding mission flexibility to conduct utility support, armed reconnaissance and close air support missions.

 

High performance, high speed and excellent situational awareness maximise operational success. Operators benefit from high productivity, controllability and manoeuvrability, excellent flying qualities, robustness and inherent safety.  

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Hot & High performance provided by either Pratt & Whitney or Turbomeca engines controlled by a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent  situational awareness and maximises mission effectiveness
  • Unobstructed, spacious cabin (3.5 m3 / 124 ft3) allows easy configuration changes to suit operational requirements; wide doors provide exceptional accessibility and rappelling, fast roping; internal weapon mount
  • Wide range of mission equipment including multi-band radios, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Retractable wheeled undercarriage for ease of ground handling

 

 

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