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AgustaWestland AW109

AgustaWestland AW109SP HB-ZRT REGA

  • Role: SAR/utility helicopter
  • Manufacturer: Anglo-Italian manufacturer AgustaWestland
  • First flight: 4 August 1971
  • Introduction: 1976
  • Status: Active service In production
  • Produced: 1971-present

Specifications (AW109 Power with PW206C)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 or 2
  • Capacity: 6 or 7 passengers
  • Length: 11.448 m (37 ft 7 in) fuselage
  • Width: 2.88 m (9 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 3.50 m (11 ft 6 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,590 kg (3,505 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 2,850 kg (6,283 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206C Turboshaft engine, 418 kW (561 hp) each
  • Main rotor diameter: 11.00 m (36 ft 1 in)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 285 km/h (177 mph; 154 kn)
  • Ferry range: 932 km (579 mi; 503 nmi)
  • Rate of climb: 9.8 m/s (1,930 ft/min)