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AW169 AgustaWestland twin-engine light multipurpose helicopter
 
 
 
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Description
The AW169 is light helicopter designed and maanufactured by the Italian aviation Company AgustaWestland. The AgustaWestland AW169 is a new generation multi-purpose twin engine light intermediate helicopter designed in response to the growing market demand for higher mission flexibility and multi-role capability in the 4.5 ton class. Announced by the company at the Farnborough International Air Show on 19 July 2010, the prototype first flew on 10 May 2012. In April 2013, AgustaWestland has officially unveiled the latest generation AW169 AAS military helicopter during a dedicated ceremony held at the Army Aviation Association of America Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas in United States. The testing program will involve three more prototypes, with the second and third AW169s planned to join the effort later in 2012, and the fourth in 2013. Certification of the AW169 is anticipated for 2014. Engineered to satisfy the operational and mission requirements of the most demanding parapublic and commercial operators, the AW169 employs new technologies to achieve unique adaptability across multiple applications with very competitive economics. AgustaWestland’s focus is to provide the highest safety levels even in the most challenging environments. Designed in accordance with the latest FAA/EASA Part 29 certification standards, the AW169 complies with the most stringent safety requirements, including: full crashworthy airframe and seats, large windows for quick emergency egress, engine burst containment, proven 30-min dry-run capability for the main gearbox, one engine inoperative (OEI) capability in all flight phases, even in challenging hot and high conditions. Safety on the ground is ensured by high clearance of both the main and the tail rotors. The AW169 is designed for superior performance to deliver maximum versatility in the most demanding operating conditions world-wide. The helicopter has full vertical Cat.A/Class 1 capability even in hot and high conditions and high power margins to allow excellent hovering and controllability characteristics. A high cruising speed, and very competitive payload/range characteristics boost the type’s productivity and overall operating attractiveness.
 
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Design
The AW169 benefits from the roomiest cabin in its class, featuring a constant height section and easy accessibility through two large sliding doors (1.60m wide). The flat floor can be configured to accommodate seating and dedicated mission equipment, ensuring a comfortable, unconstrained working space for even the most demanding operators in a variety of applications.
Avionics
The cockpit of the AW169 combines the latest generation avionics, with unprecedented levels of external visibility to provide maximum situational awareness. The open architecture avionics suite includes full digital glass cockpit with three 8” x 10” displays (AMLCD), a 4-axis dual-duplex digital automatic flight control system (DAFCS) and dual Flight Management System (FMS), all ensuring minimum workload and single/dual pilot VFR/IFR capability. The avionics suite complies with the NextGen satellite-based IFR navigation (RNAV/RNP, vertical navigation and precision approaches capability) and advanced communication and surveillance requirements (ADS-B).
Propulsion
The AW169 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210 series turboshafts (1,000 shp class each). The AW169 is fitted with two new generation FADECcontrolled turboshaft engines, designed for maximum efficiency, low Specific Fuel Consumption and low emissions. The latest generation rotor-system, in addition to being tailored to minimise noise signature for urban area operations, has high aerodynamic efficiency ensuring low drag and reduced fuel burn.
Mission capabilities
Ideal for airborne Law Enforcement operations, the AW169 can integrate advanced electro-optical and communications mission equipment. The generous cabin space and exceptional accessibility enhances operational effectiveness and flexibility. A dedicated rappelling and fast roping capability makes the aircraft also an ideal platform for special forces missions.
 
Specifications
Type
Light helicopter
Current Country users
Australia, United Kingdom,
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Country producer
Italy - United Kingdom
Crew
1 or 2 pilots with 8 / 10 passengers
Engine
2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210 series turboshafts (1,000 shp class each)
Speed
260 km/h maximum
Avionics
Full digital glass cockpit with 3 Active Matrix LCD 10” x 8” Displays,Dual Aircraft Monitoring & Mission Systems, 4-axis dual-duplex digital automatic AFCS, Next Generation Multi-sensor Navigation system (dual Rad Alt, dual GNSS SBAS and GBAS provision, WAAS/EGNOS), Extended range of communication and surveillance equipment (included Enhanced, Transponder/ADS-B), Traffic and terrain avoidance systems (TCAS II, HTAWS/SVIS), Digital Map, Emergency Avionics systems (CVR/FDR, ELT, ADELT), Enhanced Vision System, HUMS (Health and Usage Monitoring system), HFDM (Helicopter, Flight Data Monitoring), Direction Finder, FLIR System, SATCOM, Weather radar, Search/weather radar, Lights NVG compatible
Weight
4,500 kg
Range
km maximum
Dimension
Length: 14.65 m; Rotor: 12.12 m; Height: 4.50 m
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AW169 AgustaWestland light multirole helicopter technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Italy Italian Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry technology
AW169 AgustaWestland light multirole helicopter technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Italy Italian Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry technology
AW169 AgustaWestland light multirole helicopter technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Italy Italian Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry technology
AW169 AgustaWestland light multirole helicopter technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Italy Italian Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry technology
 
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