AgustaWestland AW109 Power

In response to the operators’ requests, AgustaWestland carried out a new modification, which was designated AW109E Power (A109) (AgustaWestland AW109 Power), and integrated the successfully reliable A109K2 design and powerful motors. Initially, the P & WCP206C was selected, with a power of 640l.c., but then the choice was on the Turbomeca Arrius2K1, power of 750hp.

The chassis, which is not retractable, is available on the A109K2, has given way to a new place, the main racks of which are retractable in the sponsons (and not in the fuselage, as on previous models of the 109 model). Also, the tail part was re-modified, for example, the keel has already become, and the lower keel has become smaller. The rotor has a titanium sleeve with elastomeric bearings.

AW109 Power is a versatile helicopter, representative of the legendary 109 family, which is an example of a successful combination of high performance and low operating costs. Excellent flight characteristics that are not surpassed by the level of reliability and safety have enabled the AW109 Power model to earn trust and respect in the military, commercial, state sphere. This helicopter successfully performs the functions of VIP and corporate transport, is used for medical, search and rescue, and maritime operations, it is used by law enforcement services, border services, and performs the functions of monitoring and patrolling.

Also, military versions of AW109 are in service with many countries. The AW109 Power is highly regarded by pilots and technicians for its good performance, simplicity, and reliability in service, flexibility of use, and excellent LTX and high speed. The helicopter is certified for flight operations by one pilot in the PVP, also fully complies with the requirements of Category “A”. The AW109 Power features Pratt & Whitney engines with FADEC (Digital Integrated Control System). A significant reduction in the load on the pilot is obtained by transmitting information using six multifunctional LCD monitors.

High levels of safety and comfort along with grace and elegance create a unique image of this model. In this configuration, the helicopter has a stylish and roomy cabin, good visibility, and a small level of noise and vibration meets the most excellent standards and requirements for comfort. AW109Power is equipped with a modern avionics system, which is represented by seven LCD monitors. The machine can also be equipped with a step with an electric drive, satellite communications, and other additional options at the discretion of the customer.

AW109 Power combines the best achievements in the field of rescue and search and significantly surpasses all modern counterparts. The spacious cockpit for medical personnel and patients is completely separated from the cockpit. The internal layout also includes the installation of the necessary medical equipment to care for the injured during the trip: power supplies, oxygen cylinders, as well as the entire set of medical equipment for emergency operations.

The AW109 Power is perfect for marine complex operations. This is the fastest helicopter in its class, certified for single-pilot PVP flights. Compliance with the requirements of Category “A” allows you to work without reducing the required load. The transformability of the interior makes it possible to solve a wide range of tasks at sea. The helicopter can be equipped with several necessary options, for example, an emergency splashdown system and life rafts.

Specifications

  • Flight Range: 948km
  • Cruising speed: 254km / h
  • The highest flight height: 5974m
  • The highest take-off weight: 3000kg
  • Cabin Height: 1.28m
  • Cabin Length: 2.10m
  • Amount of passengers: 7
  • Cabin Width: 1.59m
  • Height: 3.50m
  • Length: 11.45m
Graduated from Embry-Riddle Aviation University with a master's degree in aviation science. He began his career as an aviation researcher in local periodicals. Has a pilot license. Now are the author and developer of the Plane Worlds.