AW189

AW189

LATEST GENERATION PERFORMANCE

The AW189 is the latest-generation, high performance 8.3 / 8.6 tonne twin-engine helicopter, designed to answer the growing market demand for a versatile, affordable, multirole platform.

 

The platform exceeds the most recent FAA and EASA Part 29 safety standards, ideal for demanding SAR and offshore operator requirements and benefits from an industry-leading 50 minutes ‘dry-run’ capability on the main gearbox.

 

The cockpit features an advanced, open-architecture avionics suite with fully digital glass cockpit, incorporating advanced situational awareness technologies to minimise pilot workload and optimise mission-effectiveness.

 

Leading Features

MTOW: 8,300/8,600 kg

Powerplant: 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 and up to 19 passengers

Technical Data

Certification category

EASA CS-29/FAR Part 29

Dimensions

Overall length*

17.60

m

57

ft

09

in

Overall height

5.06

m

16

ft

07

in

Rotor Diameter

14.60

m

47

ft

11

in

Propulsion

Powerplant

2 x General Electric CT7-2E1 Turboshaft with FADEC,
(2000 shp class each), and 1 x APU (60 kW)

Engine Rating

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

Weight

Max Take Off weight (MTOW)

8,300/8,600*

kg

18,298/18,960*

lb

Capacity

Crew

 

 

 

1-2

Passenger seating

 

 

 

Up to 19

Baggage compartment

2.4

cu. m

85

cu. ft

Performance

VNE (IAS)

313

km/h

169

kt

Cruise Speed

269-287

km/h

145-155

kt

Rate of Climb

9.9

m/s

1,960

ft/min

HOGE

2,673

m

8,770

ft

Range**

907

km

490

nm

Endurance**

 

 

4 h 40 min

 
* An optional MTOW (Internal) of 8,600 kg (18,960 lb) is available as a kit
** No reserve

Equipment

  • Air conditioning system
  • Anti / de-icing system
  • Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
  • Cargo hook kit (2722 kg / 6000 lb)
  • Emergency flotation system
  • External electrical hoist kit (272 kg / 600 lb - single & dual winch systems)
  • Wire strike protection
  • Main cabin bubble window
  • Fast roping kit
  • Auxiliary fuel tanks
  • Pressurised refuelling system
  • External life rafts
  • External search light
  • Cabin mission console
  • HEELS

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, with four 8” x 10” color active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCD)
  • Flight Data monitoring (FDM)
  • HTAWS
  • SATCOM with flight following
  • V/UHF AM/FM Tactical radio
  • HF radio
  • TCAS II
  • Direction Finder
  • AIS Naval Transponder

Interiors

  • EMS Self Contained Equipment
  • MEDEVAC stretcher system
  • Passenger entertainment system
  • Cockpit / Cabin separation wall
  • Cabin Mission Console for SAR / Law Enforcement

 

CIVIL-COMMERCIAL USE

 

Executive and Private

The AW189 is the latest-generation 8.3 / 8.6 tonne, twin-engine helicopter.

 

Class-leading speed and low internal vibration and noise minimise time airborne and provide exceptional passenger comfort.

 

An Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) provides air conditioning whilst rotors are not turning, ensuring consistent cabin conditions in hot weather, on the ground.

 

Luxury materials and fine Italian craftsmanship ensure the highest possible quality and a unique flying experience.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Exceeds the airworthiness requirements of the most recent EASA / FAA amendments in the transport category (Part 29)
  • The largest passenger cabin in its class to accommodate passengers in a spacious, comfortable and quiet environment
  • The main gearbox benefits from an unparalleled 50 minute ‘dry-run’ capability
  • The AW189 is powered by two GE CT7-2E1 engines, delivering high speed and superior performance in hover and Cat. A
  • The open-architecture avionics suite includes a fully digital glass cockpit with four 8”x10” displays (AMLCD), a 4-axis dual-duplex digital automatic flight control system (DAFCS) and dual Flight Management Systems (FMS), minimising pilot workload during VFR/IFR flight

 

EMS and Rescue Services

The AW189 is the latest-generation 8.3/8.6 tonne, twin-engine helicopter.

 

The AW189 is a brand new 8.3/8.6 tonne, twin-engine helicopter, designed to answer the growing market demand for a versatile and affordable platform. Characterised by class-leading speed, range, payload and versatility ensures the highest performance in demanding SAR, MEDEVAC and humanitarian operations. Belonging to the Helicopter Division Family of products with AW169 and market-leading AW139, mixed-fleet operators can leverage the advantage of a common design philosophy across platforms.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Exceeds the airworthiness requirements of the most recent EASA/FAA amendments in the transport category (Part 29)
  • Features the largest cabin in its class (11.2 m3 / 395.5 ft3), featuring a large, flat floor space with accommodation for at least 2 stretchers (longitudinally and transversally) 8 personnel, mission console and SAR equipment
  • Easy access to the entire patients body from both sides
  • The AW189 is powered by two GE CT7-2E1 engines, delivering high speed and superior performance in hover and Cat. A conditions
  • The main gearbox benefits from an unparalleled 50 minute ‘dry-run’ capability
  • The open-architecture avionics suite includes a fully digital glass cockpit with four 8”x10” displays (AMLCD), a 4-axis dual-duplex digital automatic flight control system (DAFCS) and dual Flight Management Systems (FMS), minimising pilot workload during VFR/IFR flight

Police and Security

AW189 is ideally suited to security operations at day or night, even in harsh conditions.

 

The helicopter can be configured with a wide range of advanced sensors, role and communication equipment.

The spacious cabin features excellent accessibility and flexibility in seating configuration alongside rapidly configurable options, including a fast rope system and cargo hook used in a variety of special forces and utility operations.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Exceeds the airworthiness requirements of the most recent EASA / FAA amendments in the transport category (Part 29)
  • The largest cabin in its class (11.2 m3 / 395.5 ft3), featuring: large, flat floor space with accommodation for stretchers, mission console and several configuration for special forces operations
  • Fast rope system and cargo hook
  • The main gearbox benefits from an unparalleled 50 minute ‘dry-run’ capability
  • The AW189 is powered by two GE CT7-2E1 engines, delivering high speed and superior performance
  • The open-architecture avionics suite includes a fully digital glass cockpit with four 8”x10” displays (AMLCD), a 4-axis dual-duplex digital automatic flight control system (DAFCS) and dual Flight Management Systems (FMS), minimising pilot workload during VFR/IFR flight

Oil and Gas

The AW189 is the latest-generation 8.3 / 8.6 tonne, twin-engine helicopter, designed to answer the growing ‘offshore’ market demand for a versatile and affordable platform.

 

Belonging to the Helicopter Division Family of products with AW169 and market-leading AW139, mixed-fleet operators can leverage the advantage of a common design philosophy across platforms.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Large, flat floor space with accommodation for up to 19 passengers (4 rows aligned with emergency exit windows)
  • Exceeds the airworthiness requirements of the most recent EASA/FAA amendments in the transport category (Part 29), qualifying for the most stringent guidelines of the major OGP companies
  • The main gearbox benefits from an unparalleled 50 minute ‘dry-run’ capability
  • Powered by two GE CT7-2E1 engines, delivering high speed and superior performance in hover and Cat. A
  • The open-architecture avionics suite includes a fully digital glass cockpit with four 8”x10” displays (AMLCD), a 4-axis dual-duplex digital automatic flight control system (DAFCS) and dual Flight Management Systems (FMS), minimising pilot workload during VFR/IFR flight

Utility

The AW189 is the latest-generation 8.3 / 8.6 tonne, twin-engine helicopter, designed to meet the requirements of a variety of utility missions and satisfy the demand of a broad range of customers.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Hook load capacity (2,722 kg / 6,000 lb) extends operational capability for roles such as fire-fighting and external cargo lift
  • Exceeds the airworthiness requirements of the most recent EASA / FAA amendments in the transport category (Part 29)
  • The main gearbox benefits from an unparalleled 50 minute ‘dry-run’ capability
  • The AW189 is powered by two GE CT7-2E1 engines, delivering high speed and superior performance
  • The open-architecture avionics suite includes a fully digital glass cockpit with four 8”x10” displays (AMLCD), a 4-axis dual-duplex digital automatic flight control system (DAFCS) and dual Flight Management Systems (FMS), minimising pilot workload during VFR/IFR flight

 

MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT USE

 

Head of Government and State Transport

The AW189 is the latest-generation 8.3 / 8.6 tonne, twin-engine helicopter.

 

Class-leading speed and low internal vibration and noise minimise time airborne and provide exceptional passenger comfort.

 

An Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) provides air conditioning whilst rotors are not turning, ensuring consistent cabin conditions in hot weather, on the ground.

 

Operators  benefit from the state-of-the-art platform, whilst passengers experience safe, comfortable flight in an elegant environment. The AW189 provides safe, secure and reliable operations. All weather, day and night capability in the harshest climates ensures that efficient point to point transportation is available when required.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Largest passenger cabin in its class accommodates VVIP passengers in a spacious, luxurious, comfortable, low vibration and quiet environment
  • Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) provides cabin air conditioning ensuring consistent cabin conditions in hot weather, on the ground, whilst rotors are not turning
  • 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
  • Two powerful GE CT7-2E1 engines, delivering superior hover performance for safety and high speed for productivity
  • 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 government / military communications, advanced navigation systems, weather radar and defensive aids

Search and Rescue

The AW189 is the latest-generation 8.3 / 8.6 tonne, twin-engine helicopter, designed for day or night, all-weather SAR operations.

 

The AW189 features a low workload fully integrated glass cockpit, spacious constant section cabin equipped with a wide range of mission equipment, and comprehensive sensor options, providing operators with versatile SAR capability.

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; wide doors provide exceptional accessibility both when the helicopter is on ground or during winching operations
  • 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
  • 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

The AW189 is the latest-generation 8.3 / 8.6 tonne, twin-engine helicopter, designed for day or night, all-weather law enforcement and security operations.

 

The AW189 features a low workload fully integrated glass cockpit, spacious constant section cabin equipped with a wide range of mission equipment, and comprehensive sensor options, providing operators with true multi-mission capability, including observation, search and find, tracking / pursuit, border and coastal surveillance operations.

 

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
  • 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

 

 

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