BASE PRICE: $ 5,365,000
The Light AW109 is one of the most popular offerings from the helicopter division of the Italian aerospace conglomerate Leonardo. This twin-engine helicopter has always been especially appreciated in the VIP/Corporate market where over 50% of the fleet is still serving today.
The original version of the AW109 first flew on August 4, 1971, prior to entering service in 1976. The model went since through a long series of avionics and engine enhancements.
The AW109 Trekker is the latest updated version, based on the AW109 Grand lengthened cabin and featuring a pair of FADEC equipped Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207C engines together with an enhanced avionics configuration from Genesys Aerospace allowing for single-pilot IFR. The AW109 Trekker fixed landing skids make it particularly suitable for landing on yachts.
|Max Endurance||4h20 min|
|Maximum Cruise Speed||152 kts|
|Economy Cruise Speed||–|
|Service Ceiling||20,000 ft|
|Hover IGE Ceiling||15,120 ft|
|Hover OGE Ceiling||9,600 ft|
|Maximum Takeoff||7,000 lbs|
|Basic Operating||3,682 lbs|
|Usable Fuel||1,080 lbs|
|Maximum Payload||2,822 lbs|
|Number of Engines||2|
|Manufacturer||Pratt & Whitney Canada|
|Takeoff Power||572 shp|
|Max Continuous Power||572 shp|
The AW109 offers a large bright cabin very popular with the VIP/corporate passengers. Large sliding doors on both sides ensure easy entry and exit, while the luggage compartment offers high load capacity.
A large number of aftermarket cabin configurations have been developed over time form leading Italian design and fashion houses such as Pininfarina and Versace.