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.
The versatile light single-engine helicopter
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. It is developed by 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 AW101 embodies advanced design and technology coupled with long range and endurance, which provide operational persistence for all missions. The versatility of the AW101 platform and a full range of on-board equipment allow operators to configure the helicopter for a wide range of roles including Maritime, Battlefield/Personnel Recovery and SAR. This mission versatility, combined with the most spacious cabin in its class featuring large side sliding doors and rear access ramp, makes the AW101 the most advanced, flexible and capable multi-role helicopter available today.
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-role, light twin-engine helicopter that delivers rugged and reliable capability allied with outstanding mission flexibility, high performance and speed.
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-role 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.
Today’s training missions demand platforms that are effective across the training spectrum. The AW119T is the ideal solution, combining unmatched versatility, superior power margins and precise handling characteristics. A single aircraft configuration covers all training requirements from ab initio through to advanced training, while the helicopter features outstanding manoeuvrability and a robust design together with best-in-class levels of safety.
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.
Boasting superior performance, advanced safety design features, and state-of-the-art avionics, the AW139 can carry up to 15 passengers in a spacious cabin, all with the best power reserve of any helicopter in its class.
The AW139 is part of the AWFamily of advanced rotorcraft. This shared DNA enables customers to benefit from the common design philosophy, safety features and high-performance flight characteristics that are the hallmarks of the AW169, AW139 and AW189 family.
The multi-role 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 battlefield missions in the harshest environments. The AW149 is a latest-generation medium multi-role 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 Multi-Role AW159 delivers unparalleled tactical capability through advanced avionics and mission systems in a compact and robust aircraft. As an evolution of the highly successful Lynx helicopter, the AW159 provides new technologies and capabilities whilst building on military operational experience gained across both Maritime and Land domains.
The AW169 meets the growing demand for a next-generation helicopter in the light-intermediate category that combines best-in-class performances with superior range and safety. The versatile AW169 brings unrivalled operating capabilities 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 combines 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.
AWHERO is the leading 200 kg class rotary UAS leveraging on Leonardo’s strength and extensive experience in rotorcraft development and system integration.
It is capable of providing operational superiority in complex roles and tasks ensuring maximum mission availability and effectiveness.
AWHERO is also at the forefront of Crewed-Uncrewed Teaming, channeling Leonardo expertise in rotorcraft and uncrewed systems. When operating alongside Leonardo’s helicopters, it significantly enhances mission’s operational efficiency and effects during land, littoral and blue-water operations.