A versatile, new generation twin engine light intermediate category helicopter, the AW169 has been designed in response to the growing market demand for an aircraft that delivers high performance, meets all the latest safety standards and has multi-role capabilities.
The 4.5 tonne AW169 incorporates several new technology features to provide the highest levels of safety and operational benefits for its customers. The AW169 is set to be the most advanced and cost effective helicopter in its class for a number of applications such as passenger and offshore transport, EMS, SAR, law enforcement, and utility.
The AW169 is on schedule to obtain certification in 2014 together with a comprehensive set of mission kits, dedicated support services and training tools immediately available. More than 100 AW169s have already been ordered by more than 30 customers in over 10 countries worldwide to perform a range of roles. The AW169 is part of the AgustaWestland Family of new generation helicopters that includes the AW139 and AW189 models, which posses the same high performance flight characteristics and safety features as well as sharing a common cockpit layout, design philosophy and maintenance concept. This commonality will allow more effective operations for customers operating helicopter fleets across the 4 to 8.5 tonne categories
The AW169, the only new generation helicopter in its class for more than 30 years.