Latest Generation

Leader in the super medium category

Belonging to the AWFamily of products, the AW189 (8.3/8.6 tonne) combines superior payload and range with advanced technologies to successfully operate a wide range of missions. Unique features of the helicopter include the main transmission’s capability to run without oil for 50 minutes and a built-in Auxiliary Power Unit (APU). The AW189, equipped with new Safran Aneto-1K engine, will extend the range of operations of the aircraft to high altitude and high temperature conditions.

Missions & Features

Mission ready

The AW189 represents the benchmark for luxury transportation, featuring the most stylish interior design layouts where comfort, style and attention to details are essential attributes. Class-leading speed and low internal vibration and noise, along with fine Italian craftsmanship, provide exceptional passenger comfort ensuring an unforgettable journey.

Outstanding technology and safety

The cockpit features an advanced, open-architecture avionics suite to minimise pilot workload, enhancing situational awareness. The built-in APU allows pre-flight cabin conditioning whilst rotors are not turning, providing consistent cabin conditions even in extremes of external temperature.

Exceptional cabin flexibility

The largest passenger cabin in its class can accommodate up to 14 passengers in a spacious and bright environment, providing option for sliding or hinged doors. The AW189 features the latest technology in cabin entertainment with wireless integration of personal devices and helicopter systems, providing a perfect mix of comfort, style and quality.

Tailor-made solutions

Every detail of the helicopter is tailored to meet the customer’s expectations. The experienced design teams, who have worked with customers around the world, offer specialist advice on the perfect mix of features and high-quality furnishings.

Mission ready

The AW189 is characterised by class-leading speed, range and payload and ensures the highest performance in demanding Search and Rescue (SAR) and Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) missions, even in icing conditions. Its long range and endurance provide an enormous advantage for medical and rescue services operations.

Outstanding technology and safety

The AW189 features an advanced avionics suite with fully integrated digital glass cockpit, incorporating superior situational awareness technologies and a comprehensive range of sensor options.  In case of electrical emergency the APU ensures the continued operation of the rescue equipment (hoist and lights), radios and medical devices in flight.

Exceptional cabin flexibility

The AW189 features the largest cabin in its class and a spacious baggage compartment accessible from the passenger cabin in flight as well as from two external doors. The helicopter can accommodate up to 9 personnel with up to 3 stretchers and a full suite of life-support equipment. Large sliding doors ensure easy stretcher loading also during hoist operations.

The digital revolution

Using advanced in-house developed avionics and systems, the cabin mission console and the cockpit are integrated to provide a single digital environment. The AW189 provides market-leading search patterns and SAR advanced features to automate critical mission phases in all environmental conditions.

Mission ready

The AW189 is the benchmark for long-range operations and has the capacity to operate in all-weather conditions, day and night, delivering high speed and superior performance also in hover and Cat. A. The helicopter features all the equipment and avionics needed to successfully carry out offshore missions and a spacious cabin to ensure a comfortable journey for passengers.

Outstanding technology and safety

The AW189 exceeds the airworthiness requirements of the most recent European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)/Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amendments in the transport category, qualifying the aircraft for the most IOGP requirements of the major Oil and Gas companies. The cockpit design incorporates advanced situational awareness technologies which reduce crew workload.

Exceptional cabin flexibility

The AW189 benefits from the widest cabin in its class, configured with 16 seats as standard with the option of a high-density 19-seat layout. Seats are aligned to large push-out windows, exceeding Type IV emergency exits requirements. The cabin can be quickly reconfigured for MEDEVAC operations. The helicopter features large sliding doors to allow quick passenger entry/egress and offers a high-capacity baggage compartment, externally accessible from both sides.

Extensive multi-role capability

The large, comfortable cabin with flat floor can be also reconfigured for Limited SAR (Lim. SAR) operations. The AW189 is the only super-medium helicopter with a Full Ice Protection System (FIPS) in addition to a Limited Ice Protection System (LIPS) to operate in what would be prohibitive conditions for other helicopters.

Technical data


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