AgustaWestland2014-10-14 05:24:35

Agusta Westland will be showing off some of its market leading range of commercial helicopters at this year's Helitech International 2014 including the all new AW169 in emergency medical service configuration alongside the market leading AW189 super medium twin-engined helicopter.

AW169 - New Generation Capabilities

More than 120 orders have been placed for the new generation AW169 intermediate class twin-engine helicopter to perform a wide range of missions including, air ambulance, law enforcement, corporate transport, utility and offshore transport. Deliveries of the AW169 will commence next year following civil certification. The AW169 is the first all new helicopter in its class for more than 30 years.

For air ambulance operations the AW169 offers the largest cabin in its class and features a flat floor and constant cross-section whilst providing accommodation for two stretchers (including wheeled stretcher), longitudinally or transversally. The cabin also provides easy access to the entire patient body from both sides and space for a full suite of advanced life support equipment.

For corporate and VIP transport the AW169 cabin can accommodate up to 10 passengers. The AW169 can be equipped with a cabin noise and vibration reduction system as well as a range of advanced in-flight entertainment and cabin lighting systems. When combined with the finest hand crafted materials the AW169 cabin offers outstanding levels of comfort for passengers.

The AW169 is powered by two 1000 shp class PW210A turboshaft engines enabling the aircraft to cruise at more than 140 knots and provide vertical Cat.A/Class 1 capability as maximum all up weight, even in hot conditions. The AW169 is being certified in accordance with EASA CS-29 / FAR Part 29 latest Amendments and will be the only helicopter in its class to meet the very latest safety standards.

AW189 - Market Leading Super Medium Twin

The AW189 was designed in response to growing market demand for a versatile, affordable, multirole super medium class helicopter. The new 8.3 ton, twin-engine helicopter is optimized for long range offshore transport and SAR missions and has already received over 130 orders, including options and framework agreements, in more than 10 countries from 15 customers, making it the outright market leader in its class. The AW189 is now in service with deliveries having been made to Bristow, Gulf Helicopters and Weststar Aviation Services.

The spacious cabin is configured with 16 seats as standard with the option for a high density 18 seat layout or a long range 12 seat configuration. The cockpit design, incorporating the latest in advanced situational awareness technologies, reduces crew workload and enhances safety. The AW189 meets the very latest international regulatory safety requirements (EASA / FAA Part 29, JAR OPS 3 / EU-OPS). The AW189 is unique in having a 50 minute ‘run-dry' capable main gear box, exceeding current certification standards and offering unmatched safety and reliability for long range offshore operations.

A comprehensive range of support and training services for the type have been developed including virtual and ground maintenance trainers, an AW189 Flight Training Device (FTD) and an AW189 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) to assist the entry into service of this new generation super medium twin engine helicopter.

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