Helicopter operators face constant demands to increase efficiency and cut costs. To meet this challenge, Leonardo has introduced the AWFamily of advanced helicopters: the AW169, AW139 and AW189. Each boasts high performance flight characteristics and safety features, as well as a common cockpit layout and design philosophy. The result is real cost savings in training, maintenance and support.
Mission versatility is essential for modern helicopter operations. The AW09 is a next-generation, high performance, single-engine helicopter offering the built-in versatility to tackle multiple missions. Formerly known as SH09, it is developed by Swiss company, Kopter Group, acquired by Leonardo in 2020. Capable of carrying up to eight passengers, the AW09 delivers next-generation technology and safety, allowing operators to go further and do more.
The AW09 is optimised for numerous roles, including passenger transport, utility, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and security missions. Its combination of high cruise speed, long range and low noise profile make it a flexible and efficient solution for today’s rotary wing market.
The spacious, versatile and quiet cabin features a flat floor and high ceiling to maximise the available space, as well as individual crashworthy seats. The interior can be reconfigured quickly and easily for multi-mission operations and there are sliding and clamshell doors for easy access.
The superior solution When the mission demands the ultimate blend of range, endurance, safety and flexibility, the AW101 is the superior solution – an advanced and highly capable multi-mission platform that can be configured for a range of primary and secondary roles. Sophisticated avionics and mission systems, allied with long range and endurance provide persistence for all missions in the most extreme environments.
The AW109 GrandNew responds to the market demand for a helicopter that blends performance, speed, payload and operational flexibility, together with lower environmental impact. Capable of operating in the most severe conditions, it is a top-of-the-range light twin-engine multi-role helicopter, offering the highest safety through advanced navigation and situational awareness technology.
With best-in-class lifting capability, superior range and outstanding performance, the multi-role AW109 Trekker enables operators to tackle even the most demanding missions. The twin-engine AW109 Trekker is a flexible, rugged and reliable aircraft that offers a high payload and a spacious cabin that can be reconfigured quickly, making it ideally suited to a wide range of applications.
Military operators require a helicopter that can perform under all conditions, day and night. The AW109 TrekkerM, the military version of the AW109 Trekker, is the new multi-mission, light twin-engine helicopter that delivers rugged and reliable capability allied with outstanding mission flexibility, high performance and speed.
Military commanders require versatile helicopter assets that can perform both land and maritime operations in the harshest environments. The proven, cost-effective AW109M is a powerful light twin-engine military helicopter that provides high performance and exceptional versatility for the most demanding missions.
The AW119Kx is the first light single-engine helicopter to meet all IFR standards and offers modern avionics suite and a spacious interior to enable flexibility in role. Operators worldwide benefit from the highest productivity levels among single-engine helicopters, combined with the safety provided by redundancy of main systems, as well as payload and performance at the top of its category.
Mission flexibility is crucial to military helicopter operations. The AW119M provides exceptional multi-mission performance, allied with the ability to operate in challenging environments, day and night. The light single-engine AW119M is the military version of the AW119Kx and is the only helicopter in its class with the inherent safety provided by redundant main systems.
Modern helicopter operations require a combination of flexibility, high performance, proven technologies, and exceptional safety features. The multi-mission AW139 brings an unrivalled pedigree, as the best-selling twin-engine helicopter in its class with more than 1,000 units in service with customers worldwide.
The multi-mission AW139M, the military version of the AW139, meets the demand of military and government missions to perform day and night, in the most challenging environments. It combines advanced technology and high power margins with inherent safety and survivability, alongside the flexibility to add dedicated role equipment, including optional internal and external weapon systems.
Military helicopters must be equipped to perform the most demanding missions in the harshest operating environments. The AW149 is a latest-generation medium multi-mission military helicopter that delivers the highly effective and survivable capability required by today’s armed forces, combining advanced technologies, equipment and weapons with unparalleled safety and performance characteristics.
The AW159 answers the requirement for a multi-mission military helicopter capable of autonomous detection, identification and attack of land and naval targets. The fifth-generation, twin-engine AW159 delivers unparalleled warfighting capability, combining advanced avionics and mission systems to maximise situational awareness and tactical advantage.
Capable of operating in harsh and hostile environments, the AW159 has class-leading characteristics including a suite of self-protection measures to ensure rapid tactical assessment in any operational theatre. The helicopter also features a comprehensive weapons system with the ability to strike at an enemy at stand-off ranges across all domains.
The AW169 meets the growing demand for a next-generation helicopter that combines class-leading performance with superior range and safety. The versatile AW169 brings unrivalled operating capability in the most challenging conditions. It also features a unique-in-class Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) mode that ensures mission-readiness with rotors stopped and enhanced ground safety.
Today’s ultra-demanding military missions require a helicopter capable of performing in the most extreme environments. The AW169M – the military version of the AW169 – is the new light intermediate twin-engine helicopter with the class-leading performance and multi-role capability to operate both day and night in austere, urban and challenging ‘hot and high’ conditions.
The AW189 is the superior multi-mission solution for today’s demanding operations, combining exceptional payload and range with advanced technologies. Belonging to the AWFamily, the AW189’s unique features include a main transmission with 50-minute run dry capability and a built-in Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) as well as the option of new Safran Aneto-1K engines to enhance hot and high performance.
The AW249 meets emerging requirements for a latest generation combat helicopter to operate in a rapidly evolving battlespace over the next 30 years. The only new combat helicopter currently in design, it will combine advanced technologies, outstanding performance and high survivability, together with low operating costs.
The AW609 represents a revolution in point-to-point transportation by air, combining the speed, range, and comfort of a fixed-wing aircraft with the convenience and flexibility of a helicopter. The AW609 TiltRotor is ideally suited to a range of missions including VIP and Executive Transport, Parapublic, Medical and Rescue Services and Energy Services, delivering an unprecedented level of performance. Flying at almost twice the speed of a conventional helicopter, the AW609 features a comfortable pressurised cabin designed for cruising efficiently at 25,000 ft. Digital VFR/IFR avionics feature triple-redundant fly‑by‑wire controls to reduce pilot workload and maximise situational awareness.
The AW609 is designed for flight into known icing conditions and meets the highest FAA requirements for both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters including single-engine operation and autorotation.
Rotary Unmanned Air Systems (RUAS) are bringing a new level of capability to civil and military missions. Leonardo’s state-of-the-art, unmanned AWHERO is a versatile dual-use platform that can operate day and night, over land and sea. It is a reliable, cost-effective solution for diverse roles and is the only RUAS in its class designed with safety features such as systems redundancy.