AW109 Power

The AW109 Power is a versatile aircraft that offers the highest level of benefits for commercial, government and military markets, combining optimum performance with cost-effectiveness. The Power’s flexibility allows it to perform executive transport with stylish elegance, offshore and emergency medical services or conduct surveillance and patrol missions for police forces. In addition, the AW109 Power serves a variety of missions for military forces. The Power is valued by operators and pilots alike for its outstanding performance, reliability and ease of maintenance combined with mission flexibility, high speed and productivity. It is single pilot IFR certified and can perform Category “A” take-offs from elevated helipads without any payload reduction, while complying with the European regulations relating to Class 1 performance helicopters. The AW109 Power can be equipped with either Pratt & Whitney or Turbomeca engines controlled by a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system. Pilot workload is reduced by way of a digital glass cockpit with six liquid crystal instrument displays.
The AW109 Power features a large passenger cabin with a number of refinements to interior accommodation that generate an outstanding level of elegance. The elegant interior has been exclusively designed to meet the highest standards of comfort with internal noise further reduced, courtesy of new soundproofing. The aircraft is also fitted with an advanced avionics suite. Two larger rear windows provide improved visibility. Cockpit instrumentation has been upgraded to a seven liquid crystal display configuration.
The AW109 Power EMS combines the finest patient care environment with an airframe exceeding today’s demands. Its spacious patient/medical staff cabin is completely separate from the cockpit, allowing 2 or 3 attendants full access to the two longitudinally placed litters without disruption to the cockpit. The internal layout includes provision for the installation of all necessary medical equipment to treat patients whilst in transit. Two standard rails are positioned both in the cabin rear bulkhead and on upper side panels which include outlets for oxygen, emergency air and power.
The AW109 Power HPS sets new standards in terms of safety, mission capability and versatility. In the standard marine pilot transfer configuration, the Power is equipped with three rear seats and one central swivelling seat used by the hoist operator. The AW109 Power HPS offers today's harbour pilot authorities a modern, safe, and efficient way to increase a port's productivity while decreasing port congestion.
Offering outstanding multi-role flexibility for law enforcement missions, the AW109 Power's key features include high speed, excellent performance, high aircraft availability, cost-effective in both acquisition and direct operating costs and low environmental impact. A wide range of law enforcement mission equipment and systems make the Power a true multi-role helicopter able to satisfy a wide range of missions.
The AW109 Power is the best solution for an embarked light twin helicopter, due to its multi-mission effectiveness, the extensive corrosion protection and high sea state operation capability. The Power can perform its mission when many other helicopters would be confined to the ships’ hangar.
The AW109, together with AgustaWestland’s established and professional training services, provides the total training solution for today’s frontline pilots. The AW109 twin engine, single/dual IFR certified helicopter provides a modern, safe and versatile training platform. It has the high speed performance, airframe configuration and avionics fit that emulate the majority of frontline helicopters.

Technical Data

Max take off (int./ loads) 2850 / 3000* kg 6283 / 6614 lb
Max take off (ext./ loads) 3000 kg 6614 lb
Basic empty weights 1590 kg 3505 lb

Engine Rating (2 x Pratt & Whitney PW206C)
Take off power (5 min) 2 x 477 kW 2 x 640 shp
Maximum continuous power 2 x 423 kW 2 x 567 shp
O.E.I. max contingency power (2.5 min) 546 kW 732 shp
O.E.I. max continuous power 500 kW 670 shp

Engine Rating (2 x Turbomeca Arrius 2K1)
Take off power (5 min) 2 x 500 kW 2 x 670 shp
Maximum continuous power 2 x 425 kW 2 x 570 shp
O.E.I. max contingency power (2.5 min) 560 kW 750 shp
O.E.I. max continuous power 500 kW 670 shp

Transmission Rating
Take off power (5 min) 671 kW 900 shp
Maximum continuous power 671 kW 900 shp
O.E.I. max contingency power (2.5 min) 478 kW 640 shp
O.E.I. max continuous power 417 kW 560 shp

Fuel Capacity
3-cell fuel system 605 l 160 USgal
4-cell fuel system 699 l 185 USgal
5-cell fuel system 835 l 221 USgal

Pilot / Passengers 1 / 7

External Dimensions    
Length (rotors turning) 13.04 m 42 ft 09 in
Length (rotors stopped) 11.45 m 37 ft 07 in
Width (rotor blades at 45°) 7.80 m 25 ft 07 in
Maximum height 3.50 m 11 ft 06 in
Main rotor diameter 11.00 m 36 ft 11 in
Tail rotor diameter 1.94 m 6 ft 04 in
MR tip blade ground clearance 2.45 m 8 ft 00 in
Fuselage ground clearance 0.40 m 1 ft 04 in

Performance (ISA, 2850 kg / 6283 lb)
VNE 311 km/h 168 kt
Max cruise speed 285 km/h 154 kt
Rate of climb 9.8 m/sec 1930 ft/min
Hovering IGE (TOP) 5059 m 16600 ft
Hovering OGE (TOP) 3596 m 11800 ft
Service ceiling (MCP) 5974 m 19600 ft
OEI max service ceiling 3993 m 13100 ft
Max Range** 948 km 512 nm
Max endurance** 4 h 51 min

(*) 3000 kg / 6614 lb with the application of the increased Gross Weight Kit
(**) With 221 USgal fuel, no reserve, @5000 ft


  • 185 or 221 USgal fuel system
  • Airframe hour meter
  • All weather covers
  • Baggage compartment extension (up to 2,3 m)
  • Bambi bucket
  • Cargo hook (1000 kg) with rear view mirror
  • Dual controls
  • Emergency flotation system
  • Passenger step electrically operated RH
  • Engines air particle separator
  • Engine compartment fire extinguishers
  • External loudspeakers
  • External hoist (272 kg / 600 lbs)
  • Pulsed chip detectors
  • Radio master switch with ground function
  • Rappelling hooks (2 LH + 2 RH)
  • Reinforced windshield
  • 450 W retractable light
  • Rotor brake
  • Pilot / co-pilot windshield wipers
  • Wiper switch on cyclic grip
  • Snow skis kit / slump protection pads kit
  • Strobe lights on horizontal stabilizer
  • Searchlight
  • Wire strike protection system


  • AC system (2 inverters)
  • ADF
  • AFCS 3-axis duplex
  • DME
  • Gyrocompass
  • ICS pilot / co-pilot
  • Pilot / co-pilot LCD EADI / EHSI NAV instruments
  • Transponder (mode S)
  • Vertical gyro #1 & #2
  • CVR/FDR (Cockpit Voice & Flight Data Recorder)
  • HF/SSB radio
  • Moving map
  • NVG compatibility (internal & external lights)
  • IRIDIUM satellite telephone
  • Stormscope
  • TAS
  • ELT (3 frequencies)
  • Flight director & autotrim
  • FLIR
  • GPS intefaced with EHSI
  • Marker beacon
  • Radio altimeter
  • Stand by ADI
  • VHF-COM/NAV #1 & #2
  • VHF/FM radio
  • VHF/UHF - AM/FM radio
  • Weather radar displayed on the LCDs


  • Air conditioning
  • Active Noise Reduction (ANR) headsets
  • Cabin double layer acrylic windows
  • Convertible interior (6 places / single or dual stretchers)
  • Executive interior
  • VIP interior
  • Customised VIP interior finishing
  • Foldable stretchers
  • Central bench see-through modification
  • Sliders on pilot/co-pilot and cabin doors windows
  • Sliding & rotating medical seat
  • EMS interior (single / dual stretchers)
  • Passenger conversion kit for EMS interior (6 passengers)
  • EMT interior (Emergency Medical Transport - 1 stretcher)
  • Entertainment system
  • Pilot seat headrests
  • Pilot multipurpose holder
  • Pilot console tray
  • Rear cabinet
  • Rear cabinet with bar
  • Silent / super silent soundproofing
  • Drawers (under central bench)
  • Vibration dampers


AW109 Power Emergency Medical Service
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AW109 Power Executive Transport
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AW109 Power Law Enforcement
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