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Agusta / AgustaWestland A109 / AW109

Agusta A109BA, Belgian Air Component, H40, c/n 0340 © Karsten Palt
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A109 / AW109

Light Utility Helicopter

The Agusta A109 respectively AW109 is a light eight-seat twin-engine multi-purpose helicopter produced by the Italian manufacturer Agusta (today AgustaWestland) since 1971. The A109 is in use of both civil and military operators.
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelAllison / Rolls-Royce 250-C20B
Engine Power (each)313 kW420 shp
max. Cruise Speed278 km/h150 kts
  173 mph
max. Speed (vne)311 km/h168 kts
  193 mph
Service Ceiling4.572 m15.000 ft
Rate of climb503 m/min1650 ft/min
Range948 km512 NM
589 mi.
Empty Weight1.418 kg3.126 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.600 kg5.732 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4/24/2
Main Rotor Diameter11,00 m36,1 ft
Tail Rotor Diameter2,03 m6,7 ft
Rotor Disc Area95,0 m²1023 ft²
Length (Fuselage)11,45 m37,6 ft
Length13,04 m42,8 ft
Height3,40 m11,2 ft
First Flight04.08.1971
Production Statusin production
ICAO CodeA109
Data for (Version)Agusta A109A Mk II
VariantsA109LUH, A109 Power, A109S Grand

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