AgustaWestland AW109 Power Specs, Interior, and Price

AgustaWestland AW109 Power Specs, Interior, and Price – AW109 Power is a lightweight, twin-engined utility helicopter manufactured by AgustaWestland, Italy. AW109 helicopters can be configured for various missions including search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement, air ambulances, coast guards, border patrols, surveillance, passenger transportation, advanced training, and emergency medical services. AW109 Power first flight took place in 1995 and began operating in 1997.

At present the AW109 Power helicopter is operating with various institutions including the Philippine Navy and Philippine Air Force. The helicopter is operated by the Philippine Air Force's 15th Strike Wing on missions such as close range support, armed air reconnaissance, front air control, and armed escort.

AgustaWestland AW109 Power helicopter

AgustaWestland AW109 Power Specs

The AW109 Power airframe is made of lightweight aluminum alloy. This helicopter has a length of 13.4 m, width 7.8 m, and a maximum height of 3.5 m. The diameter of the main and tail rotors are 11 m and 1.94 m, respectively.

The AW109 Power helicopter propulsion system consists of a four-bladed main rotor and a long-tailed boom with a two-bladed tail rotor. The helicopter is equipped with a tricycle landing gear with energy absorbing struts enabling safe landing on rough terrain.

Various mission equipment can be optionally installed on AW109 Power helicopters such as rescue hoists, cargo hooks, engine air particle separators, external loudspeakers, pulsed chip detectors, rappelling hooks, retractable lights, and Bambi buckets.

AW109 Power helicopters are equipped with various safety features including emergency flotation, hydraulic booster hydraulic systems and double wire strikes, snowboard kits / slump protective pads, fire extinguishers, fully separated fuel systems, reinforced windshields, rotor brakes, and electrical systems double.

AgustaWestland AW109 Power specs

AgustaWestland AW109 Power Engine

The AW109 Power helicopter is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada turboshaft engines of the PW206C type. The engine can produce a maximum power output of 477 kW and is equipped with a full authority digital engine control system (FADEC).

The AW109 Power helicopter can fly with a maximum cruise speed of 285 km / h with a climbing rate of 9.8 m / s. IGE and OGE ceilings are 5,059 m and 3,596 m respectively. The helicopter can reach the 5,974 m service ceiling with one engine out of operation.

This helicopter has a maximum take-off weight of 3,000 kg and is equipped with a fuel system of 605 l three cells, 699 l four cells, and 835 l five cells.

AgustaWestland AW109 Power interior

AgustaWestland AW109 Power Cabin and Interior

The AW109 Power helicopter cabin can accommodate up to 7 passengers. The cabin has a volume of 3.5 m³ and can be easily configured to fit a variety of mission equipment. It is equipped with luggage compartments that can be extended up to 2.3 m to accommodate special mission loads.

The interior mounted on the cabin includes soundproofing, heating and air conditioning to provide a comfortable atmosphere for passengers. The cabin is equipped with two large sliding doors and double-glazed acrylic windows.

AgustaWestland AW109 Power cockpit

AgustaWestland AW109 Power Cockpit and Avionics

The AW109 Power helicopter's cockpit can accommodate a single pilot or two pilots. The fully digital cockpit is equipped with six LCD instruments to display navigation and flight information. The cockpit is compatible with NVG which will increase pilot situational awareness when operating day and night.

The AW109 Power avionics suite includes a three-axis automatic duplex flight control system (AFCS), radar altimeter, weather radar, global positioning system (GPS), moving maps, instrument flight rules (IFR), navigation and communication systems, gyrocompass and transponders.

It also includes a tactical radio, infrared camera (FLIR) / television with low light (LLTV), automatic direction guidance (ADF), stormscope, emergency locator transmitter (ELT), and cockpit voice recorder and flight data.

AgustaWestland AW109 Power Price and Orders

The price of the latest AW109 Power helicopter is around US $ 4.8 million. More than 470 have been ordered by more than 50 countries worldwide for police, EMS (emergency medical service), VIP/ corporate and military applications.

AgustaWestland received orders from the Philippine Navy for 3 Power AW109 maritime helicopters in March 2013. Orders for 2 additional helicopters were made in February 2014.

The Mauritian Air Force made reservations for an undisclosed AW109 Power helicopter for a reconnaissance mission and border patrol in June 2013.
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