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AW169  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 10 February 2016
Maiden Flight: 10 May 2012
Total Production: 198
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Leonardo Helicopters
Parent System: AW169
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 10 February 2016
Maiden Flight: 10 May 2012
Total Production: 198
Family Members: AW169 AAS
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Description: The AgustaWestland AW169 is a new generation multi-purpose twin engine light transport utility helicopter in the 4.5-ton class. It has been designed to meet the demands of the commercial and government operators for EMS/SAR, law enforcement, passenger and offshore transport and utility markets. Incorporating an advanced aerodynamic rotor design for enhanced performance, the aircraft will deliver the highest levels of safety. The AW169 eco-friendly design also benefits from extensive use of composites, advanced airframe aerodynamics, next generation navigation avionics and state-of-the-art systems. Besides, the aircraft can be customized with weather radar, FLIR, rescue hoist, cargo hook, search light and medical interior. AgustaWestland launched the state-of-the-art AW169 aircraft at the Farnborough air show on July 19, 2010. The company forecast is to produce almost 1,000 helicopters over the next 20 years.

The AW169's avionics suite provides maximum situational awareness and all-weather operations, including a full digital NVG compatible cockpit with three 8x10 inches large area displays (AMLCD) with enhanced graphics capability. A 4-axis digital automatic flight control system (DAFCS) with dual Flight Management System (FMS) minimizes crew workload allowing single/dual pilot VFR/IFR operations. The avionics suite also complies with satellite-based navigation, communication and surveillance requirements and has the capability to perform satellite-based IFR LPV (localizer performance with vertical guidance) approaches to maximize round-the-clock utilization of the helicopter. Terrain Awareness Warning Systems, airborne collision avoidance systems and the innovative Guardian obstacle detection device can be added to the standard avionic configuration.

The AW169 will be powered by two advanced FADEC-controlled Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210 turboshaft engines featuring high power with maximum efficiency and low emissions. It will be able to carry two pilots and up to 8/10 passengers, or alternatively two stretchers, in the large unobstructed main cabin accessible via two large sliding cabin doors. The AW169 has been developed in accordance with the FAA/EASA Part 29 certification standards and complies with full crashworthy structure and seats, engine burst containment and one engine inoperative (OEI) capability in the entire envelope. It AW169 has been engineered with maximum maintainability with high TBOs (Time Between Overhaul) for the power plant and main components, a reduced number of life-limited parts, high reliability and low maintenance requirements to maximize operational effectiveness.

AW169 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 8
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 2,000 shp (1,492 kW)
Volume
Cabin Volume: 6.30 metric ton (222 cu ft)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 4,500 kilogram (9,921 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AW169 News

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Sunday, November 12, 2017Falcon Aviation Places Order for Three AW169 Helicopters
Monday, October 16, 2017Travis County Orders Three AW169 Helicopters
Wednesday, October 4, 2017Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust Orders Two AW169s
Tuesday, October 3, 2017AW169 to Support Chinese Polar Scientific Exploration Missions
Uni-Fly Orders Two AW169 Helicopters
Wednesday, July 26, 2017Norwegian Police Directorate Orders Three AW169 Helicopters
Monday, June 19, 2017LCI Places Order for Nine AW139, AW169 and AW189 Helicopters
Thursday, April 6, 2017Argentina National Police Orders AW169 Helicopter
Tuesday, March 7, 2017Milestone Aviation Orders Six AW139 and Three AW169 Helicopters
Wednesday, December 14, 2016Sino-US Intercontinental Places Order for 30 AW139 and AW169 Helicopters

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Argentina2
Aircraft ordered by Argentine National Gendarmerie (1)
Australia4
Aircraft ordered by Linfox (3); VIP customer (1)
Canada3
Aircraft ordered by Capitale Helicoptere (3)
China16
Aircraft ordered by Sino-US Intercontinental (15); Polar Research Institute of China (1)
Denmark2
Aircraft ordered by Uni-Fly A/S (2)
Germany2
Aircraft ordered by HeliService International GmbH (2)
Ireland16
Aircraft ordered by Lease Corporation International (13); Milestone Aviation (3)
Italy7
Aircraft ordered by Elitaliana (6); HoverFly (1)
Japan3
Aircraft ordered by ITC-Aerospace (2); Asahi Shimbun (1)
Malaysia3
Aircraft ordered by Weststar Aviation Services (3)
New Zealand2
Aircraft ordered by Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust (2)
Norway4
Aircraft ordered by Norsk Luftambulanse (1); Norwegian Police Directorate (3)
South Korea2
Aircraft ordered by Helikorea (2)
Spain10
Aircraft ordered by Grupo INAER (10)
Switzerland3
Aircraft ordered by REGA (3)
Turkey3
Aircraft ordered by Kaan Air (3)
United Arab Emirates10
Aircraft ordered by Falcon Aviation Services (5); Dubai Police (5)
United Kingdom27
Aircraft ordered by Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (2); Exclases Holdings (2); Specialist Aviation Services (12); Starspeed Ltd (2); Sloane Helicopters (2); Avincis Group (2); Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust (1); Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (1); Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust (1)
United States of America9
Aircraft ordered by Waypoint Leasing (6); Travis County, Texas (3)

Grand Total 14822
Propulsion Systems
PW210x2
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