GrandNew

The AW109 GrandNew is a modern top-of-the-range light twin-engine helicopter and offers outstanding performance, speed, payload, excellent operational flexibility as well as high safety through advanced navigation and situational awareness technology. Designed to operate in all environmental conditions, the aircraft can perform a wide range of missions so that operational demands are fully met.

Executive and Private Transport
The AW109 GrandNew is the fastest helicopter in its class, characterized by unrivalled elegance in its interior finish and a stylish shape. Developed with advanced technology and a high level of safety to perform operations in all weather conditions, the AW109 GrandNew is the benchmark for Private and Executive helicopter owners.

Medical and Rescue Services
The AW109 GrandNew has been designed to operate in the challenging conditions associated with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Search and Rescue (SAR) missions over land and water. The helicopter fully complies with safety, performance and effectiveness requirements to successfully carry out these missions anytime and anywhere.

Security Services
The AW109 GrandNew fully meets the demands of today’s Law Enforcement and Security Agencies, worldwide: all-weather capability, advanced technology, low environmental impact, superior maneuverability, high levels of safety for the crew and for the public they serve.

GrandNew / Avionics

 

New Avionics for New Capability

Single pilot IFR; dual control cockpit configuration, based on a full digital avionics system architecture.

Compliance with Next Generation Requirements

The GrandNew’s breakthrough avionics suite is fully compliant with CNS (Communication Navigation and Surveillance) requirements, through RNAV (Area Navigation)/RNP (Required Navigation Performance) GNSS based navigation and ADS capabilities, thanks to:

  • Dual GPS / SBAS (Satellite Based Augmentation System) receivers, dual Air Data System (ADS), dual Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS), dual VOR / ILS system, radar altimeter, ADF, and DME
  • Mode S Transponder with ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) capabilities.

Automatic Navigation from Departure To Approach
The GrandNew sets a new benchmark for operational capability; a state-of-the-art navigation suite, based on a dual Flight Management System (FMS) and an advanced digital dual-duplex 4-axis autopilot incorporates advanced ‘point in space’ navigation and GNSS / SBAS capabilities for lateral and vertical guidance during in-flight procedures, including approach operations to LPV minima.

Glass-Cockpit for Reduced Crew Workload and Excellent External Visibility
An ergonomic glass-cockpit integrates FMS, SVS, and HTAWS functions to reduce crew workload, enhancing mission capabilities and safety during all operations. An optional dedicated 8.4” central cockpit display increases situational awareness and allows the pilot to monitor and implement systems such as:

  • Digital Map System
  • Enhanced Vision System
  • FLIR (Forward Looking Infra Red)

Cargo hook cameras.

 

GrandNew / Specifications

 

 

Weight characteristics
Max Take-Off Weight     3 175 kg
Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207C
Max takeoff power (5 min)     2x 735 shp
Max cruise Speed     289

km/h

Hover IGE     4 750

m

Hover OGE     3 050

m

Crew / Passengers:     1-2/7-6

 

Service Ceiling:     4,880

m

Maximum Range (ISA, MGW)        859

km

Maximum Endurance (ISA, MGW)     4 h 31 min