AgustaWestland AW169

AgustaWestland AW169

A multi-purpose twin engine light transport utility helicopter in the 4.5 ton class, the AW169 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210 turboshaft engines.

The mockup of the AW169 was presented for the first time at Farnborough 2010. The prototype first flew on May 10, 2012. Was joined by two more aircraft later that year and a fourth in 2013. Enters full scale production in January 2015 with a initial book order of 150 aircraft. Achieves EASA Certification in July 2015.

As of February 2019, more than 200 AW169 have been ordered by over 70 customers in nearly 30 countries. The 70 helicopters in service have logged more than 24,500 flight hours worldwide

On December 2019, the Vergiate plant in Italy where all AW169 are built, delivered the 100th helicopter.

In 2020, the AW169 was selected for the Italian Army Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) programme. The resulting UH-169B will be fitted with skids landing gear.

As of July 2020, the AW169 order book exceeds 220 aircraft

Certified in 2021, the new Phase 7 core avionics software release and the performance increase packages deliver greater performance in all conditions.

As of December 2021, over 130 AW169s which logged 100,000 flight hours are in operation, totaling more than 290 orders and options been signed around the world to be use in energy industry support, air ambulance, executive/corporate transport, law enforcement, utility, fire-fighting and government duties.

Specifications AW169

Engine 2 x PW C PW210 1000 shp
Capacity 2 + 8
Length (m) 12.19
Height (m) 3.88
Blades 5
Rotor diam. (m) 12.12
Disc area (m2) 362
Weight (kgs)     Max: 4600
Speed (km/h)     Max: 306
Range (km) 800
Ceiling (m) 4600
Rate/Climb (m/min)

  Derivatives & Versions of AW169


2013 The AW169 AAS is an advanced twin-engine helicopter first unveil at the 2013 US Army Aviation Association of America Annual Professional Forum a ...

2019 Government / military variant. Special equipment includes a hoist, NVG (Night Vision Goggle) compatible cockpit, advanced communication system, ...
AW169 (skids)

2022 Announced at European Rotors 2022, the AW169 is now available with skids, retractable or fixed landing gear options providing the market with a ...

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