AW09

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.

Multi-mission solution

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.

Versatile cabin

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.

Missions & Features

Mission ready

The AW09 sets a new benchmark in the light single-engine helicopter market for passenger transport missions combining comfort, flexibility and a cabin that offers the most generous legroom in its category. Quick conversion among multiple seat layouts with up to 8 passengers is made possible, according to mission needs, thanks to the flat floor, independent crashworthy seats and largest cabin volume in its category.

Next-generation technology

The AW09 features a state-of-the-art glass cockpit with Garmin G3000H integrated flight deck for enhanced situational awareness and safety. The five-blade fully composite rotor system brings superior manoeuvrability and a smooth flight. The helicopter is powered by a full FADEC Honeywell HTS900 engine.

Superior flying experience

The low vibration levels combined with powerful air conditioning and heating system guarantee a comfortable and quiet flight. The AW09’s window design offers a stunning view outside the helicopter, adding to a superior flying experience.

Mission ready

Utility operations demand both performance and flexibility. The AW09 is optimised for a range of missions from firefighting to aerial lift. The helicopter offers excellent sling-load figures and an unrivalled internal cargo capability thanks to the largest cabin volume in its class.

Next-generation technology

The AW09 features a state-of-the-art glass cockpit with Garmin G3000H integrated flight deck for enhanced situational awareness and safety. The five-blade fully composite rotor system brings superior manoeuvrability and a smooth flight. The helicopter is powered by a full FADEC Honeywell HTS900 engine.

Flexible capability

The AW09’s flat floor and unobstructed access, combined with the widest cabin on the market, bring the flexibility needed for utility missions. The helicopter has a 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) external load capacity, while the multi-attachment prepared floor can accommodate several cargo box configurations. Excellent hot and high performance enables operations in the toughest conditions.

Mission ready

When lives are on the line, the AW09 provides operators with a versatile and reliable asset that is ready to tackle a range of primary and secondary Emergency Medical Services (EMS) missions. The helicopter’s compact footprint enables operations from unprepared surfaces and tight landing zones.

Next-generation technology

The AW09 features a state-of-the-art glass cockpit with Garmin G3000H integrated flight deck for enhanced situational awareness and safety. The five-blade fully composite rotor system brings superior manoeuvrability and a smooth flight. The helicopter is powered by a full FADEC Honeywell HTS900 engine.

Flexible cabin space

The flexible cabin can accommodate up to three medical crew and one stretcher in addition to the pilot. The cabin is designed for optimal access to the patient, while the multi-attachment prepared floor and high ceiling enable the installation of a range of medical equipment.

Mission ready

Security missions demand a rapid response capability. The AW09’s high cruise speed, endurance of up to five hours and advanced on-board technology combine to ensure mission effectiveness when it is needed most. The helicopter’s low noise and vibration levels provide the optimum working environment.

Next-generation technology

The AW09 features a state-of-the-art glass cockpit with Garmin G3000H integrated flight deck for enhanced situational awareness and safety. The five-blade fully composite rotor system brings superior manoeuvrability and a smooth flight. The helicopter is powered by a full FADEC Honeywell HTS900 engine.

Robust and versatile

The AW09 gives security operators the ability to take off and land on unprepared surfaces thanks to the robust landing skids and shrouded tail rotor. The helicopter features the widest cabin on the market with a range of options for seating layout and equipment installation.

Technical data

Contacts

Leonardo
Via Giovanni Agusta, 520
21017 Cascina Costa di Samarate (VA) – Italy
T: +39 0331 229111
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