Leonardo AW169

The Leonardo AW169 is a cutting-edge twin-engine multi-purpose helicopter designed and manufactured by Leonardo S.p.A. It represents the latest evolution in rotorcraft technology, offering superior performance, versatility, and safety features tailored to meet the demands of various missions.

Leonardo AW169
The AW169 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW210A turboshaft engines, delivering outstanding speed, range, and agility. It can achieve a maximum speed of approximately 155 knots (287 km/h) and has a range of around 440 nautical miles (815 km) with standard fuel tanks.
Despite its compact size, the AW169 offers impressive cabin space and flexibility. It can accommodate up to 10 passengers in comfortable seating configurations, making it suitable for a wide range of missions, including corporate and VIP transport, emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement, and utility operations.
The AW169 incorporates state-of-the-art safety features and systems, including advanced avionics, a full digital glass cockpit, and an integrated Vehicle and Health Monitoring System (VHMS). It also features crashworthy seats, energy-absorbing landing gear, and redundant systems to enhance safety and survivability.
Passengers aboard the AW169 enjoy a luxurious and comfortable environment, thanks to its spacious cabin, ergonomic seating, and advanced noise reduction technologies. The cabin layout can be customized to meet specific mission requirements, offering amenities such as climate control, entertainment systems, and panoramic windows for excellent visibility.
Mission Capabilities
The AW169 is highly versatile and adaptable to various mission profiles. It excels in roles such as executive and VIP transport, EMS with its dedicated medical interior, SAR with its hoist and winch capabilities, law enforcement with optional mission equipment, and utility operations including aerial work and cargo transport.
Global Adoption
The AW169 has gained widespread acceptance and is operated by civil and government agencies, corporations, and private operators worldwide. Its advanced capabilities, combined with Leonardo's renowned customer support and service network, make it a preferred choice for demanding missions in diverse environments.

Overall, the Leonardo AW169 sets a new standard in the medium-sized helicopter category, offering unmatched performance, safety, and versatility to meet the evolving needs of operators across different sectors.

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Technical Characteristics

The Leonardo AW169 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A turboshaft engines, each capable of producing approximately 1,000 shaft horsepower (SHP).
Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW)
The AW169 has a maximum takeoff weight of approximately 4,600 kilograms (10,141 pounds).
Maximum Cruise Speed
It has a maximum cruise speed of approximately 155 knots (287 kilometers per hour).
The AW169 has a maximum range of approximately 440 nautical miles (815 kilometers) with standard fuel tanks.
Rotor System
The helicopter features a five-bladed main rotor system and a tail rotor, providing excellent lift capability, stability, and maneuverability.
Equipped with advanced digital avionics systems, including a glass cockpit with integrated flight management systems, autopilot, and communication/navigation equipment.
Cabin Configuration
The spacious cabin of the AW169 can accommodate up to 10 passengers in a comfortable seating arrangement. It can also be configured for specialized missions such as VIP transport, emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue (SAR), or utility operations.
Cargo Capacity
In addition to passenger transport, the AW169 offers significant cargo capacity for carrying equipment, supplies, or other payloads as needed.
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Operational Characteristics

Offshore Operations
While primarily designed for onshore operations, the Leonardo AW169 can be used for limited offshore missions with appropriate configurations and equipment.
VIP Transport
With its spacious and comfortable cabin, the AW169 is frequently utilized for VIP and corporate transport missions, providing passengers with a luxurious travel experience.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
The helicopter can be equipped with medical equipment and configured for EMS operations, allowing for the rapid transport of patients to medical facilities in critical situations.
Search and Rescue (SAR)
Equipped with hoist and winch capabilities, the AW169 can conduct search and rescue missions in challenging environments, including overwater and mountainous terrain.
Utility Operations
The AW169 is capable of performing various utility operations, including aerial work, cargo transport, and external load lifting, making it a versatile asset for industries such as construction, firefighting, and logistics.

Overall, the Leonardo AW169 is a highly capable and versatile helicopter, offering exceptional performance, safety, and operational flexibility to meet the diverse needs of operators in sectors such as VIP transport, emergency services, utility operations, and more

MEDEVAC Versions

Westair Helicopters’ MEDEVAC versions of these helicopters are equipped with specialized medical equipment, including stretchers and medical kits. Specially trained crew members, including medical personnel, are onboard to operate effectively and efficiently during emergency situations.

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Medical Interior
Medical Interior: The AW169 can be equipped with a specialized medical interior tailored for MEDEVAC operations. This interior includes:

Medical stretcher(s) with secure attachment points for patient transport.

Foldable medical seats or benches for medical personnel.

Communications Equipment
Communications Equipment: The helicopter is equipped with advanced communication systems to facilitate coordination between the flight crew, medical personnel, and ground medical facilities. This includes:

Two-way radios or secure communication systems for real-time communication.

Satellite phones or other long-range communication devices for remote areas with limited terrestrial coverage.

Navigation and Safety Equipment
The AW169 is outfitted with advanced navigation and safety equipment to ensure safe and efficient MEDEVAC operations, including:

GPS navigation systems for accurate positioning and route planning.

Weather radar and other meteorological instruments for monitoring weather conditions along the flight path.

Terrain awareness and warning systems (TAWS) to alert the crew of potential obstacles or hazards.

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Patient Compartment
The AW169's cabin is configured to accommodate one medical stretcher securely anchored to the floor. The patient compartment is designed to provide ample space for medical personnel.
Seating for Medical Personnel
Foldable medical seats or benches are installed in the cabin to allow medical personnel to sit comfortably while attending to the patient. These seats may include safety restraints to ensure the safety of medical staff during flight.
Accessibility and Loading
The helicopter features wide cabin doors and spacious interior dimensions to facilitate easy loading and unloading of patients on stretchers. Additionally, the AW169 may be equipped with a winch or hoist system to facilitate patient extraction in remote or inaccessible locations.
Emergency Lighting and Accessibility
The AW169 is equipped with emergency lighting systems to ensure visibility and accessibility during nighttime or low-light conditions. Cabin doors are designed for quick and easy opening in case of emergency evacuation.