AW139

AW139

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The AW139 is the market-leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter - the benchmark for safety design features, performance capabilities and productivity in challenging multi-role operations all over the world.

 

The aircraft features leading edge technology, including a Honeywell Primus Epic fully integrated avionics system and 4-axis digital AFCS and benefits from the best-in-class power reserve and outstanding power to weight ratio, which provides Category A performance capabilities with no limitations in a wide range of operating conditions, including ‘hot and high’.
Passengers and mission operators benefit from the largest, most comfortable cabin in the intermediate twin-engine class.

Leading Features

MTOW: 6,400/6,800 kg

Powerplant: 2 x Pratt &Whitney Canada PT6C-67C (Take-Off: 1,679 shp)

Crew/passengers: 1 or 2 pilots with 15 passengers

Technical Data

Weights

Max Take Off weight (MTOW)

6400 / 6800*

kg

14110 / 14991*

lb

Max useful load

2650 / 3050

kg

5843 / 6724

lb

Engine Rating (2 x  Pratt & Whitney PT6C - 67C)

Take off power (5 min)

2 x 1252

kW

2 x 1679

shp

Maximum continuous power

2 x 1142

kW

2 x 1531

shp

O.E.I. max contingency power

1396

kW

1872

shp

O.E.I. max continuous power

1252

kW

1679

shp

Transmission Rating

Take off power (5 min)

1641

kW

2200

shp

Maximum continuous power

1491

kW

2000

shp

O.E.I. min contingency power

1193

kW

1600

shp

O.E.I. max continuous power

1044

kW

1400

shp

Fuel Capacity

Standard

1568

l

414

USgal

Auxiliary

500

l

132

USgal

Crew

Pilots / passengers

1 - 2 / 15

External Dimensions

Length (rotors turning)

16.66

m

54

ft

08

in

Overall height

4.98

m

16

ft

04

in

Main rotor diameter

13.80

m

45

ft

03

in

Performance (ISA, 6400 kg / 14110 lb)

VNE (SL)

310

km / h

167

kts

Max cruise speed (SL)

306

km / h

165

kts

Rate of climb (SL)

 10.9

m / s

 2140

ft / min

Hovering IGE (TOP)

4682

m

15360

ft

Hovering OGE (TOP)

2478

m

8130

ft

Service ceiling (MCP)

6096

m

20000

ft

Max range **

1250

km

675

nm

Max endurance **

5 h 56 m

* An Increased Gross Weight up to 7000 kg (15430 lb) is available as a kit
         ** With 1654 kg fuel - no reserve - @ 6000 ft

Equipment

  • Engine air particle separators
  • Closed circuit refuelling system
  • Auxiliary fuel tank (500 litres / 132 USgal)
  • Full Ice Protection System (FIPS)
  • Wire strike protection
  • Blade folding and ship deck mooring
  • Single/dual rescue hoist (272 kg / 600 lb) with hoist light and monitoring camera
  • Fast roping/rappelling
  • Cargo hook (2200 kg / 4850 lb) with monitoring cameras
  • External loudspeakers
  • Self contained EMS/MEDEVAC kit
  • Snow skis/Slump protection pads
  • Cabin bubble windows
  • Emergency floats
  • Life rafts
  • Search lights
  • Marking for high visibility main rotor blades
  • Customized painting scheme with metallic colours
  • All weather covers

Avionics

  • Cockpit Voice Recorder & Flight Data Recorder (CVR/FDR)
  • Weather radar
  • Weather/search radar
  • 4-axis Digital Automatic Flight Control System (DAFCS) with SAR modes & FMS SAR patterns
  • Mode S diversity transponder with Extended Squitter (ADSB-Out)
  • Two GPS modules (GNSS/SBAS - Global Navigation Satellite System/Satellite Based Augmentation System)
  • Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS)
  • Helicopter Operations Monitoring Programme (HOMP)
  • NVG compatibility (cockpit, cabin & external lights)
  • SATCOM Iridium satellite phone
  • TCAS I & II
  • FLIR
  • Digital HD video recorder
  • Video downlink
  • Helicopter Emergency Exit Light System (HEELS)
  • Auto-Deployable ELT (ADELT)
  • Moving map
  • Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS)
  • Enhanced Vision System (EVS)
  • HF radios
  • Tactical radios
  • Maritime radios

Interiors

  • Passenger cabin hinged doors
  • Silent/Super silent/Extra silent soundproofing
  • Electrically operated passenger steps (left and right)
  • Environmental Control System
  • Active Noise Reduction (ANR) headsets
  • High density utility kit configuration (15 passengers)
  • Cockpit/cabin separation wall
  • Passenger Address (PA) system
  • Cabinets
  • Multi-purpose cubby
  • Audio/video entertainment systems with LCD monitors
  • VIP interphone system with secure communications
  • Offshore interior
  • SAR interior
  • EMS interiors
  • Law Enforcement interior
  • Corporate/VVIP interior

Increased Gross Weight (IGW) 7.0t kit

This new kit allows to increase the gross weight of the aircraft to 7,000 kg / 15,430 lb.

 

The new Increased Gross Weight (IGW) 7.0t kit, combined with an optimized airframe and new enhanced role equipment, also results in significant weight reductions, more than 300kg of additional useful load in a typical offshore configuration*. In this configuration, the IGW 7.0t kit will increase the radius of action up to 165nm with 12 passengers and from 185nm to 230nm when transporting 8 passengers.

 

The IGW 7.0t kit can also be retrofitted to in-service AW139s. Helicopter Division will provide retrofit proposals on request. Download the leaflet to find out more on the IGW 7.0t kit.

 

*typical offshore configuration includes: emergency floats and rafts, air conditioning, cabin liners with soundproofing, crashworthy passenger seats and adaptive anti-vibration system.

 

CIVIL-COMMERCIAL USE

 

Executive and Private

Designed to meet the rigorous standards of those who demand the best.
 
The AW139 surpasses all other intermediate twin-engine helicopters in capability, speed, ride quality and passenger cabin space.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • The largest passenger cabin in its class to accommodate passengers in a spacious, comfortable and quiet environment
  • Best-in-class performance with a cruise speed of 165 knots / 306 kph
  • Constructed with energy-absorbing landing gear, fuselage and seats all designed to meet the rigorous JAR / FAR 29 standards
  • State-of-the-art avionics, with large displays work together with the 4-axis digital autopilot with auto hover and full digital electronic engine control (FADEC) to minimise pilot workload

EMS and Rescue Services

The AW139 is the market-leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter.
 
Operators worldwide benefit from unparalleled safety, performance and operational capability. AW139 belongs to the Helicopter Division Family of products with AW169 and AW189, which provides training and maintenance savings for mixed-fleet operators.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Fastest cruise speed and highest power to weight ratio in its category
  • Certified Cat. A Class 1 performance at Maximum Gross Weight (40°C at Sea Level), enabling Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) in confined areas and on uneven terrain
  • The only helicopter in its class to fully satisfy the latest FAR29 and AIROPS regulations, incorporating crashworthiness and survivability features
  • The largest internal volume in its class, with accommodation for 2-4 stretchers with up to 5 seats
  • Large sliding doors provide unobstructed access to the rapidly reconfigurable, flat-floor cabin for easy loading and unloading of patients on the ground and during hoisting operations

Police and Security

Designed to exceed the rigorous standards of federal, state and local airborne law enforcement authorities.
The AW139 provides the flexibility to perform a wide range of law enforcement missions, including area patrol, officer transport, command and control, fire support missions, medical evacuation, and search and rescue operations.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • The best-in-class performance with a cruise speed of 165 knots / 306 km/h, a range in excess of 675 nm / 1250 km, endurance up to 6 hours, and superior hover performance
  • Exceptional O.E.I. capability for unparalleled safety during the rapid deployment of personnel
  • The largest passenger cabin in its class maximises working room and mission flexibility. With 8 m3 / 283 ft3 of cabin space the AW139 can seat up to 15 passengers or 8 deployable law enforcement officers and 2 armed crew members for aircraft protection
  • State-of-the-art Honeywell Primus Epic® avionics and large displays work together with the 4-axis digital autopilot with auto hover and Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) to minimise pilot workload

Oil and Gas

The AW139 is the market-leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter.
 
Ideally suited to demanding offshore missions, with superior speed, range and single engine capability together with excellent handling characteristics.
 
AW139 is the flagship of the Helicopter Division Family of products with AW169 and AW189, providing mixed-fleet operators the advantage of a common design-philosophy across platforms.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Compliant with the most stringent industry guidelines the AW139 is capable of carrying up to 15 passengers in comfort and safety
  • Providing offshore operators with best-in-class performance: a cruise speed of 165 knots / 306 kph, a max range of 675 nm/1250 km, endurance up to 6 hours and superior hover performance
  • Category “A” (Class 1) superior performance from a helipad at maximum take-off weight
  • Full Ice Protection System (FIPS) is available for flying in known ice conditions
  • Large, brightly lit, versatile cabin (8 m3 /283 ft3) can be configured in a variety of layouts with large sliding doors for ease of entry / egress
  • State-of-the-art avionics and large displays, together with the 4-axis digital autopilot with hover mode and full digital electronic engine control (FADEC) minimise pilot workload and optimise operational efficiency

Utility

The AW139 is the market-leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter.
 
Designed to meet the requirements of a variety of utility missions for a broad range of customers, the AW139 surpasses all other intermediate twin engine helicopters in capability, speed, range and versatility.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Compliant with the most stringent industry guidelines, capable of carrying up to 15 passengers in comfort and safety
  • Best-in-class performance with a cruise speed of 165 knots / 306 kph, a max range of 675 nm/1250 km, endurance up to 6 hours and superior hover performance
  • Category “A” (Class 1) superior performance from a helipad (elevated or at ground level) at maximum take-off weight
  • Large, brightly lit, versatile cabin (8 m3 /283 ft3) can be configured in a variety of layouts
  • State-of-the-art avionics and large displays, together with the 4-axis digital autopilot with hover mode and full digital electronic engine control (FADEC) minimise pilot workload and optimise operational efficiency

 

MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT USE

 

Head of Government and State Transport

Designed to meet the rigorous standards of those who demand the best.
The AW139 surpasses all other intermediate twin-engine helicopters in capability, speed, ride quality and passenger cabin space.

 
Operators  benefit from the state-of-the-art platform, whilst passengers experience safe, comfortable flight in an elegant environment.
 
All weather, day and night capability in the harshest climates ensures that efficient point to point transportation is available when the mission calls.
 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Largest passenger cabin in its class to accommodate passengers in a spacious, comfortable and quiet environment
  • Powerful  Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engines with FADEC, delivering best-in-class hover performance and high speed (165 knots/306 kph) for productivity and safety
  • Single/dual-pilot VFR/IFR low workload NVG-compatible integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems, providing excellent situational awareness, maximising mission effectiveness and safety
  • 4-axis digital autopilot with auto-hover and full digital electronic engine control (FADEC) to minimise pilot workload
  • Compliant with the most stringent safety standards of JAR / FAR 29; damage tolerance, redundant systems, energy-absorbing landing gear, fuselage seats and (optional) self-sealing fuel tanks for safety and survivability

Search and Rescue

The AW139 is the market-leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter.
 
Operators worldwide benefit from unparalleled safety, performance and operational capability. AW139 belongs to the Helicopter Division Family of products with AW169 and AW189, which provides training and maintenance savings for mixed-fleet operators.
 
Operators benefit from a low workload, fully integrated glass cockpit; spacious constant-height 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 

  • Fastest cruise speed and highest power to weight ratio in its category
  • Two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engines, with FADEC and an advanced rotor system provide superior ‘hot and high’ performance and exceptional One Engine Inoperative (OEI) capability for unparalleled safety (Cat. A Class 1 performance at Maximum Gross Weight at 40°C at Sea Level) and handling for SAR operations in confined areas
  • State-of-the-art Honeywell Primus Epic® VFR / IFR low workload NVG compatible integrated glass cockpit with 4-axis digital autopilot, advanced avionics and systems provide excellent  situational awareness and maximise mission effectiveness
  • Optional 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 volume in its class, with accommodation for 2-4 stretchers with up to 5 seats
  • Large sliding doors and flat-floor cabin enable use of hoist and rapid entry / egress on ground
  • The only helicopter in its class to fully satisfy the latest FAR29 and AIROPS regulations, incorporating crashworthiness and survivability features

Law Enforcement and Security

Designed to exceed the rigorous standards of federal, state and local airborne law enforcement authorities.
 
The AW139 provides the flexibility to perform a wide range of law enforcement/security missions, including observation, search and find, tracking/pursuit, border and coastal surveillance.
 
Operators benefit from a low workload, fully integrated glass cockpit; spacious constant-height 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

  • The best-in-class performance with a cruise speed of 165 knots / 306 km/h, a range in excess of 675 nm / 1250 km, endurance up to 6 hours, and superior hover performance
  • Two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engines, with FADEC and an advanced rotor system provide superior ‘hot and high’ performance and exceptional One Engine Inoperative (OEI) capability for unparalleled safety
  • State-of-the-art Honeywell Primus Epic® VFR / IFR low workload NVG compatible integrated glass cockpit with 4-axis digital autopilot, 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 passenger cabin in its class maximises working room and mission flexibility.
  • 8 m3 / 283 ft3 of cabin space can accommodate up to 15 passengers or 8 deployable law enforcement officers and 2 armed crew for aircraft protection
  • Redundant systems, crashworthiness and self-sealing fuel tanks for survivability and safety

 

 

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