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The Helicopter Aficionado’s Guide to the Leonardo AW169

WinAir Presents: The Helicopter Aficionado’s Guide to the Leonardo AW169 helicopter—infographic highlights essential information on Leonardo Helicopters’ latest generation light-intermediate twin-engine multi-role helicopter

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The Helicopter Aficionado’s Guide to the Leonardo AW169 infographic was created using information that was obtained from Wikipedia’s “AgustaWestland AW169” article and Leonardo Helicopters’ “AW169” webpage. It showcases key data on typical aircraft uses, vital statistics, general characteristics, and performance outputs.

The Leonardo AW169 Helicopter is a state-of-the-art, twin-engine, 10-seat, 4.8 tonne helicopter. It was designed to be similar to the larger AW139 and AW189 helicopters. As a result, the AW169 shares common aircraft components, avionics, and cockpit elements with these helicopters. The AW169 is available for civilian and commercial use or for military purposes as the AW169M variant. In terms of its civil-commercial use, this aircraft is frequently utilized for executive/private transport, medevac/air ambulance services, search and rescue missions (SAR), security services/law enforcement, aerial utility services, and energy services/offshore missions.

With respect to its aeromedical applications, the AW169 is well suited for life-saving missions, as it can come equipped in HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) configuration. In terms of its police/law enforcement applications, the AW169 can incorporate an assortment of role-based equipment, such as a cargo hook, hoist, loudspeakers, searchlights, video cameras, internal weapons, and so on. For the Executive/Corporate traveler, the AW169 can be delivered in VIP configuration, as Leonardo currently offers a variety of VIP interiors.

To further appeal to the VIP and aeromedical markets, the AW169 has an auxiliary power unit (APU) mode, which provides operators with the ability to run all cabin equipment and environmental control systems without having the rotors turned on. This means that an air ambulance could operate with all its medical equipment fully functioning before a flight, or a VIP helicopter could be ready and waiting for corporate travelers with a cool cabin, without having to run the helicopter’s rotors. Since this aircraft can carry up to 10 passengers, it is the perfect fit for offshore energy service missions.

The AW169 achieved first flight May 10, 2012, and was introduced into service in 2015. Since that date, the aircraft has built up a reputation as a highly versatile, easily configurable, and powerful aircraft. With a maximum speed of 306 km/h (190 mph), a range of 820 km (510 mi), and a flight endurance of approximately four hours and twenty minutes, this helicopter is both quick and capable of participating in longer missions. It can also carry auxiliary fuel tanks, which makes this helicopter that much more valuable.

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The Helicopter Aficionado’s Guide to the Leonardo AW169


Introducing The Leonardo AW169 Helicopter

The Leonardo AgustaWestland AW169 is a twin-engine, 10-seat, 4.8t helicopter that is developed and manufactured by Leonardo’s helicopter division.[3]

It was designed to utilize a high degree of commonality with the larger AW139 and AW189.[4]


Typical Aircraft Uses

  • Executive and Private Transport
  • Medevac Services / Air Ambulance
  • Search and Rescue Missions
  • Security Services / Law Enforcement
  • Aerial Utility Services
  • Energy Services / Offshore Missions


Vital Statistics[8]

  • Role: Multi-role Helicopter
  • Manufacturer: Leonardo S.p.A; AgustaWestland
  • First Flight: May 10th, 2012
  • Introduction: 2015
  • Status: Active Service
  • Primary User: Various police agencies
  • Produced: 2015–present
  • Number Built: $8.5 Million


General Characteristics[10]

  • Crew: one or two
  • Capacity: 8 to 10 passengers, plus 250 kg (551 lbs) baggage and cargo; or 1 stretcher, plus 7 medical attendants; or 2 stretchers, plus 5 medical attendants
  • Length: 14.645 m (48 ft 1 in)
  • Width: 2.530 m (8 ft 4 in) Horizontal stab 3.205 m (10 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 4.50 m (14 ft 9 in)
  • Gross Weight: 4,850 kg (10,692 lb)
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 4,800 kg (10,582 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney PW210A turboshaft with FADEC (1,000 shp class each)


Performance Outputs[10]

  • Maximum Speed: 306 km/h; 190 mph (165 kn)
  • Never Exceed Speed: 306 km/h; 190 mph (165 kn) Power on with both engines operative
  • Range: 820 km (510 mi; 443 nmi)
  • Endurance: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Rate of Climb: 1,700 ft/min (8.6 m/s)


Manage Maintenance Processes on Helicopters like the AW169 Simply in WinAir


Managing the maintenance activities on robust and versatile aircraft like the Leonardo AW169 can be achieved with ease in WinAir. The software has both the power and flexibility to manage even the most complex aircraft type. WinAir has numerous clients worldwide who operate with the AW169 in their fleet. For these aviation operations, WinAir is considered to be an essential and indispensable tool in their fleet maintenance programs. Not only does the software manage aircraft maintenance activities, but it ensures accurate data, streamlines and expedites processes, and plays a leading role in helping aviation operations with maintaining compliance.

To further assist its clients with their processes and procedures, WinAir offers a variety of services, which include an implementation consultation, project management, data migration, training, aircraft template services, hosting, integrations, and client success. With respect to its aircraft template and data migration services, WinAir has an in-house Aircraft Services team that has the skills, expertise, and direct industry experience to build aircraft templates to exact requirements. Our Aircraft Services team can transition any aircraft fleet into WinAir quickly and with minimal business disruptions. As a result, these services expedite the implementation timeline, assure for quality, and ensure that you are working with clean data from the start.

“The Leonardo AW169 is a well-designed machine that is both innovative and modern,” says WinAir Aircraft Services Representative, Richard Leroux. “It was an absolute delight to work on this helicopter template. Whether your fleet is comprised solely of AW169 helicopters or any other aircraft type, our Aircraft Services team can save you time when implementing your maintenance activities into WinAir, so that you can focus on your daily operations.”

With the latest release of the company’s software, WinAir Version 7, businesses worldwide are benefiting from its focus on compliance, accurate data, and aircraft reliability. This focus, coupled with WinAir’s additional services, offers aviation operations a winning combination. WinAir has software packages that are bundled with all the features and functionality that Operators, Heliops, MROs, and CAMOs require to improve how they manage their business. For companies that are seeking something more specific or all-encompassing, WinAir also offers Custom and All Inclusive package options.


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