AW101

AW101

THE SUPERIOR SOLUTION

The AW101 combines the most advanced technologies, safety by design, mission systems and leading-edge manufacturing to provide a proven platform for Heads of State and VVIP operators.

 

Featuring the largest cabin in its class, 2.49m wide and 1.83m high, passengers are able to walk in the spacious environment, which can be fitted with a range of fixtures and equipment, finished in highest quality materials to customers exacting standards.

 

The aircraft has been proven in the world's most extreme environments, from the Arctic to the Antarctic.

 

Leading Features

MTOW: 15,600 kg

Powerplant: 3 x GE CT7-8E (Take-Off: 3 x 2,527 shp) with FADEC

Crew/passengers: 2 pilots and up to 30 passengers

Technical Data

Weights

Max take Off (int. / ext. loads)

15600

kg

34390

lb

Engine Rating (3 x CT7-8E)

Take-Off power (5 min)

3 x 1884

kW

3 x 2527

shp

Intermediate (30 min)

3 x 1855

kW

3 x 2488

shp

Maximum Continuous Power

3 x 1522

kW

3 x 2041

shp

OEI Max Contingency (2 min)

2 x 1880

kW

2 x 2522

shp

Fuel Capacity (VVIP version)

4 cell tanks (self-sealing)

4094

l

1081

USgal

Fuel Capacity (Utility version)

5 cell tanks (self-sealing)

5135

l

1357

USgal

Crew

 

Pilot

2

Passengers

30

External Dimensions

Overall length

22,83

m

74,92

ft

Overall height

6,66

m

21,83

ft

Main rotor diameter

18.60

m

61,00

ft

Performance

Cruise speed

278

km/h

150

kt

Hovering IGE

3307

m

10850

ft

Max Range (Utility version)

1360

km

735

nm

Max Endurance (Utility version)

6 h 30 min

 

Equipment

  • Robust airframe, designed to satisfy latest crashworthiness requirements
  • Three powerful CT7-8E engines with integral inlet particle separators
  • Composite main and tail rotor blades with optional ice protection
  • Retractable tricycle landing gear with steering and braking system
  • Five crashworthy, self sealing fuel tanks, including fuel gauging system
  • Three independent hydraulic systems
  • 2 x 90 kVA generators, 1 x 25 kVA generator, 1 x 25 Ahr battery
  • Large rear ramp for troop / cargo movements
  • Large sliding door for hoisting, fast roping, cargo loading
  • Sliding gunner windows in forward cabin
  • Air-to-Air Refueling probe
  • Hover in-flight refuelling provisions
  • Cabin cargo winch
  • Roller conveyor for palleted freight
  • Wire Strike Protection System
  • Formation lighting system
  • Primary and Secondary electric rescue hoists and hover trim controller
  • Fast roping/abseiling kit
  • Electric blade and tail fold
  • Cargo hook
  • Full Ice Protection System
  • Emergency flotation gear
  • 14 Man Life Raft (up to 2)

Avionics

  • NVG compatible glass cockpit with 5 off multi-configurable 10” x 8” LCD units
  • Two Aircraft Mission Management Computers (AMMCs) with Data Transfer Module
  • Two Multifunction Control and Display Units (MCDUs)
  • Dual duplex digital automatic flight control system
  • Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS)
  • Integrated standby instruments
  • Comprehensive communication and navigation suite
  • Cockpit and cabin intercommunication system
  • Belly mounted 360 degree Surveillance Radar
  • Nose mounted Search / weather radar
  • Integrated mission console
  • Electro-Optics System
  • SATCOM
  • Digital map system
  • EGPWS
  • TCAS
  • TACAN
  • Doppler velocity sensor
  • Obstacle Warning System
  • Direction Finder and Personnel Locator Systems
  • High intensity search light and loud speaker
  • Mission data recorder
  • Point-to-Point video uplink / downlink
  • Tactical Mission Computer, including Data Link
  • Active dipping sonar and sonobuoy dispensing
  • Helmet Mounted Display with optional tracker
  • Integrated Defensive Aids Suite, including missile, laser, radar warning, active countermeasures.

Armament

  • Armoured protection in cockpit, cabin and seats
  • Anti-ship missiles and torpedoes
  • Crew Served Weapons (3 x 12.7mm/7.62mm machine guns)
  • Multi-purpose rocket / cannon pods
  • Air to air missiles
  • Air to surface missiles

 

MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT USE

 

Head of Government and State Transport

The AW101 combines the most advanced technologies, mission equipment, security features, outstanding comfort and manufacturing expertise to deliver a superior helicopter system.
 
With its latest-generation integrated avionics, navigation, communications, safety and security systems, the AW101 offers a unique solution to the most extreme operational requirements of the 21st Century.
 

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Three powerful GE CT7-8E turboshaft engines with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) provide excellent Hot & High Performance and One Engine Inoperative (OEI) capability
  • Inherent high levels of safety, reliability and availability; survivability and crashworthiness
  • Low workload Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible glass cockpit, fully integrated communications, navigation, avionics, flight and mission management systems provide excellent situational awareness and safety
  • Exceptional levels of cabin comfort; low noise and vibration with air conditioning
  • Largest cabin in class; 1.83m height provides stand-up headroom; 2.49m width provides space for luxury seats and furnishings; forward air-stair door for VVIP ingress and egress; rear air-stair door for staff ingress and egress
  • Extensive range of interior furnishings and systems including VVIP and VIP seats, staff seats, secure communications, in-flight information, in-flight entertainment, washroom, shower, medical equipment and ballistic protection
  • Defensive Aids suite comprising Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), Laser Warning System (LWS), Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS), Countermeasures Dispensing System (CMDS), and Directed Infra-Red Countermeasures (DIRCM)

Search and Rescue

Ultra-long range SAR operations are the domain of the AW101, the world’s best SAR helicopter.
 
Three engines provide exceptional “hot and high” capability and the best One Engine Inoperative (OEI) performance.
The largest cabin in class can be configured with seats, stretchers and medical equipment to meet  a wide range of search and rescue requirements; with space for up to 16 stretchers.
In flight re-fuelling extends the AW101’s exceptional range and endurance to provide SAR coverage in the most remote locations and full rotor blade ice protection ensures operations in the harshest of winter conditions.
 
AW101 provides the highest levels of safety, reliability and availability. Operating world-wide,  day and night, in all weathers and extremes of temperature, AW101 equipped with advanced communications, navigation, search and rescue mission equipment and systems, sets the standard by which other SAR helicopters are judged.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Three powerful GE CT7-8E turboshaft engines with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) provide excellent Hot & High Performance and One Engine Inoperative (OEI) capability
  • Low workload Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible glass cockpit with integrated Flight Management System (FMS) and Digital AFCS
  • Fully integrated avionics suite and mission systems provide excellent situational awareness and mission effectiveness
  • Largest cabin in class with large sliding door and rear ramp for ease of personnel ingress, egress; up to 30 troop seats or 12 stretchers
  • Extensive range of SAR equipment including Electro Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loud speakers, single or dual rescue hoist, patient treatment area and medical equipment, fast rope and rappelling system
  • Inherent high levels of safety, reliability and availability; survivability and crashworthiness

Maritime

The ultimate multi-mission maritime helicopter. The 15 tonne class AW101 provides operators with complete multi-role maritime capabilities, including: Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Anti Surface Warfare (ASuW), Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW), Airborne Surveillance and Control (ASaC), Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM), VERTREP,  Amphibious Support and Search and Rescue (SAR).
 
Designed from concept to operate in the harshest maritime environments, including high sea state with associated deck motion conditions and equipped with the most advanced technologies and maritime mission systems and exceptional One Engine Inoperative (OEI) performance, the AW101 extends operational theatre horizons to provide force projection for Maritime Commanders.
  
LEADING FEATURES

  • Three powerful GE CT7-8E engines with FADEC, highly responsive main rotor system with negative pitch, excellent tail rotor authority, high decent rate undercarriage, harpoon deck-lock and proven deck handling system enable operations in severe weather and high sea states
  • Powered main rotor blade and tail fold minimise hangar space requirements
  • Low workload Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible glass cockpit, fully integrated avionics suite and mission systems provide excellent situational awareness, rapid tactical assessment and mission effectiveness
  • Network enabled capability to Find, Fix and Strike; Data Link enables integration into the digital battle space
  • ASuW mission system includes maritime radar, Electronic Support Measures (ESM), Electro Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, 2 Anti-Ship Missiles (ASM), rockets and guns
  • ASW mission system includes maritime radar, Electronic Support Measures (ESM), Active Dipping Sonar (ADS), sonobuoys and up to 4 torpedoes
  • Largest cabin in class with large sliding door and rear ramp for ease of personnel ingress, egress and loading of cargo; extensive role equipment including troop seats, stretchers, cargo hook, rescue hoist and internal weapon mounts
  • Inherent high levels of survivability and crashworthiness, ballistic tolerant design, self sealing tanks and armour protection

Land

The ultimate multi-mission battlefield helicopter.The 15 tonne-class AW101 provides battlefield commanders with unrivalled troop transport, utility support, CASEVAC/MEDEVAC, search and rescue, and combat search and rescue capabilities.
 
AW101 provides the highest levels of safety, reliability and availability. Three engines provide exceptional “hot and high” capability and One Engine Inoperative (OEI) performance. Full rotor blade ice protection ensures operation in the harshest winter conditions.
 
Combat proven and in operation from the Arctic to the Antarctic, the AW101 combines advanced technologies, comprehensive communications, navigation, air-refuelling capability, sensors, weapons and role equipment. Cost-effective through-life support and comprehensive training is available, for ongoing operational success.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Low workload Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible glass cockpit, fully integrated avionics suite and mission systems provide excellent situational awareness, rapid tactical assessment and mission effectiveness
  • Largest cabin in class with large sliding door and rear ramp for ease of personnel ingress, egress and loading of cargo; up to 30 troop seats or 12 stretchers, 3 NATO pallets
  • Extensive role equipment including Electro Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, cargo hook, rescue hoist, internal weapon mounts and external weapon carriers for missiles, rockets and guns
  • Three powerful GE CT7-8E turboshaft engines with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) provide excellent Hot & High Performance and One Engine Inoperative (OEI) capability
  • Inherent high levels of survivability and crashworthiness, ballistic tolerant design, self sealing tanks and armour protection
  • Defensive Aids suite comprising Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), Laser Warning System (LWS), Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS), Countermeasures Dispensing System (CMDS), and Directed Infra-Red Countermeasures (DIRCM)

 

 

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