AW149

AW149

MULTI-MISSION PERFORMANCE

The AW149 is the brand new medium category helicopter, designed to provide versatile battlefield support, with excellent performance characteristics and competitive economics, certified to the latest CS29 standards.

 

The aircraft provides excellent payload and range capabilities and features a large, unobstructed cabin for rapid reconfiguration to meet mission demands.

 

The cockpit features advanced, open-architecture systems with Helicopter Division software, which enables the easy integration of customer-specific avionics and mission systems quickly and cost-effectively.
Operators benefit from a modern, effective MSG-03 maintenance concept.

 

Leading Features

MTOW: 8 tonnes class

Power plant: 2 x General Electric GE CT7-2E1 (2,000 shp class each) with FADEC and built-in particle separator  and one APU (60 kW)

Crew/passengers: 1 or 2 pilots with 18 troops

Technical Data

Weight

MTOW

8

tonne class

Powerplant

Two engines, General Electric GE CT7 - 2 E1 with FADEC

AEO Take off power                                    2 x 1,479 kW           2 x 1,983 shp

OEI 2.5 min contingency power                    1,570 kW                 2,104 shp

One APU (60 kW)

Accommodation

Pilots/Troops

1 or 2 + 18 troops
Up to 6 Stretchers

Performance (ISA, S.L., MGW)

VNE (IAS)

313

km/h

169

kt

Cruise Speed

287

km/h

155

kt

Rate of Climb

9.9

m/s

1,960

ft/min

HOGE

2,673

m

8,770

ft

Range*

800

km

430

nm

Endurance*

4 hour

Dimensions

Overall lenght **

17.60

m

57

ft

09

in

Overall height **

5.06

m

16

ft

07

in

Cabin Volume

 

 

11.2

cu. m

395.5

cu. ft
Baggage Volume     2.4 cu. m 85 cu. ft
* No reserve, with std tanks
** Rotors turning

Equipment

  • Air conditioning system
  • Anti / de-icing system
  • Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
  • Cargo hook kit (2720 kg / 6000 lb)
  • Emergency flotation system
  • External electrical hoist kit (272 kg / 600 lb) with utility hoist light (single & dual winch systems)
  • Wire strike protection
  • Closed circuit refueling system
  • Main cabin bubble window
  • Fast roping kit
  • Integrated particle segmentation system
  • Auxiliary fuel tanks
  • Pressurised refuelling system
  • External life rafts
  • External search light
  • Cabin mission console

Avionics

  • 4 Axis autopilot
  • Cockpit voice & flight data recorder
  • FLIR
  • NVG compatible lighting
  • Health and Usage Monitoring System
  • Weather radar / Search radar
  • Emergency locator system
  • Moving Map System
  • Fully integrated avionics system, compatible with an MIL-STD-1553B data bus, with four 6” x 8” color active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCD)
  • Flight Data monitoring (FDM)
  • HTAWS / EGPWS
  • SATCOM with flight following
  • IFF
  • HF radio
  • Crypto Comms

Armament

  • Rocket launcher 7/12/19 tubes 70/81 mm
  • Window mounted machine gun 7.62 mm
  • Machine gun-pod 12.7/20 mm
  • Machine gun-pod 12.7 mm with 3 tubes 70 mm rockets
  • Provision for air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles
  • Self sealing fuel tanks
  • Ballistic protection
  • Door mounted machine gun 12.7mm

 

MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT USE

 

Search and Rescue

AW149 is the latest-generation, scalable helicopter platform, designed to perform Search and Rescue (SAR) missions, day or night, in all conditions.
 
A high volume, unobstructed cabin, high technology and leading-edge performance enables class-leading mission capability.
 
The AW149 sets the standard with a low workload fully integrated glass cockpit, spacious constant section cabin equipped with a wide range of mission equipment, and comprehensive sensor and weapon options. High levels of performance, long range and safety ensure operational capability in the most challenging conditions.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Two powerful GE CT7-2E1 engines, delivering high speed for rapid response and superior hover performance for safety
  • NVG-compatible integrated glass cockpit with 4 axis AFCS, dual Flight Management System (FMS), advanced avionics and systems minimise pilot workload and provide excellent situational awareness, maximising mission effectiveness and safety
  • 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, mission console, video down-link, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Largest cabin in its class (11.2 m3 / 395.5 ft3), featuring large flat floor space with accommodation for seats, stretchers, mission console and weapon mounts; wide doors provide exceptional accessibility and rappelling / fast roping
  • Accommodation for at least 2 stretchers (longitudinally and transversally) 8 personnel, mission console and SAR equipment with easy access to the entire patients body from both sides
  • Italian Military Type Certificate; exceeds EASA / FAA Part 29 airworthiness requirements; main gearbox has unparalleled 50 minute ‘dry-run’ capability; damage tolerance, redundant systems, energy-absorbing landing gear, fuselage and seats for safety and survivability

Law Enforcement and Security

AW149 is the latest-generation, scalable helicopter platform, designed to perform a wide range of law enforcement and security missions, day or night, in all conditions.
 
A high volume, unobstructed cabin enables multiple configurations for multi-role versatility, including observation, search and find, tracking / pursuit, border and coastal surveillance missions.
 
The AW149 sets the standard with a low workload fully integrated glass cockpit, spacious constant section cabin equipped with a wide range of mission equipment, and comprehensive sensor and weapon options. High levels of performance, long range and safety ensure operational capability in the most challenging conditions.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Two powerful GE CT7-2E1 engines, delivering high speed for rapid response and superior hover performance for safety
  • NVG-compatible integrated glass cockpit with 4 axis AFCS, dual Flight Management System (FMS), advanced avionics and systems minimise pilot workload and provide excellent situational awareness, maximising mission effectiveness and safety
  • 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, mission console, video down-link, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Largest cabin in its class (11.2 m3 / 395.5 ft3), featuring large flat floor space with accommodation for seats, stretchers, mission console and weapon mounts; wide doors provide exceptional accessibility and rappelling / fast roping
  • Italian Military Type Certificate; exceeds EASA / FAA Part 29 airworthiness requirements; main gearbox has unparalleled 50 minute ‘dry-run’ capability; damage tolerance, redundant systems, energy-absorbing landing gear, fuselage and seats for safety and survivability

Maritime

AW149 is the latest-generation, scalable helicopter platform, designed to perform a wide range of missions, day or night, in all conditions.
 
A high volume, unobstructed cabin enables multiple configurations for maritime multi-role versatility, including Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Search and Rescue (SAR), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW) and amphibious support.
 
The AW149 sets the standard with a low workload fully integrated glass cockpit, spacious constant section cabin equipped with a wide range of mission equipment, and comprehensive sensor and weapon options. High levels of performance, long range and safety ensure operational capability in the most challenging conditions.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Excellent handling and power margins for ship operations provided by advanced rotor system and two powerful GE CT7-2E1 engines
  • NVG-compatible integrated glass cockpit with 4 axis AFCS, dual Flight Management System (FMS), advanced avionics and systems minimise pilot workload and provide excellent situational awareness, maximising mission effectiveness and safety
  • Latest generation modular open systems architecture enables integration of wide range of mission equipment including radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, mission console, data-link, weapons, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Largest cabin in its class (11.2 m3 / 395.5 ft3), featuring large flat floor space with accommodation for seats, stretchers, mission console and weapon mounts; wide doors provide exceptional accessibility and rappelling / fast roping
  • Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capability using active dipping sonar, sonobuoys and torpedoes; Anti-Surface Unit Warfare (ASUW) using machine guns, rockets and air-surface missiles
  • Italian Military Type Certificate; exceeds EASA / FAA Part 29 airworthiness requirements; main gearbox has unparalleled 50 minute ‘dry-run’ capability; ballistic tolerance, armour protection, redundant systems, energy-absorbing landing gear, fuselage and seats for safety and survivability

Land

AW149 is the latest-generation, scalable helicopter platform, designed to perform a wide range of missions, day or night in all conditions.
 
A high volume, unobstructed cabin enables multiple configurations for multi-role versatility, including troop transport, utility support and personnel recovery.
 
Best-in-class performance, even in extreme hot-and-high conditions and state-of-the-art integrated digital avionics and mission systems reduce crew workload and increase situational awareness.
 
Energy absorbing landing gear and crashworthy crew seats, fuel tanks and air frame maximise survivability for operations in hostile environments.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Two powerful GE CT7-2E1 engines, combined with the advanced rotor system provide superior performance and handling for battlefield operations in confined areas
  • NVG-compatible integrated glass cockpit with 4 axis AFCS, dual Flight Management System (FMS), advanced avionics and systems minimise pilot workload and provide excellent situational awareness, maximising mission effectiveness and safety
  • Latest-generation, modular open systems architecture enables integration of wide range of mission equipment, including: radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, mission console, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Largest cabin in its class (11.2 m3 / 395.5 ft3), featuring large flat floor space with accommodation for seats, stretchers, mission console and weapon mounts; wide doors provide exceptional accessibility and rappelling / fast roping capability
  • Accommodation for at least 2 stretchers (longitudinally and transversally) 8 personnel, mission console and SAR equipment with easy access to the entire patients body from both sides
  • Italian Military Type Certificate; exceeds EASA / FAA Part 29 airworthiness requirements; main gearbox has unparalleled 50 minute ‘dry-run’ capability; ballistic tolerance, armour protection, redundant systems, energy-absorbing landing gear, fuselage and seats for safety and survivability

 

 

 

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