The new state-of-the-art 8 tonne class AW189 is designed in answer to the growing market demand for a versatile, affordable, multirole helicopter. Optimised to operate in harsh conditions undertaking long range, deep water missions typical of the Offshore industry, the AW189 combines high performance, competitive operating economics and superior passenger comfort. Exceeding the most recent FAA and EASA Part 29 safety requirements and the stringent safety needs of the Oil and Gas industry, the AW189 is the helicopter of choice for demanding operations.
PARAPUBLIC: All Weather Day and Night, VFR/IFR certified, the AW189 will operate seamlessly in the harsh conditions prevalent in Offshore operations. The spacious cabin is configured with 16 seats as standard. Seating options include a high density 18 seat layout or an ultra long range 12 seat configuration. High cruising speed and a very high payload due to a highly efficient rotor system, together with superior O.E.I capability, make the AW189 ideally suited to the safest Offshore operations with the lowest operational costs. Next Generation avionics expands further operational capabilities, contributing to safety by enhancing situational awareness and reducing crew workload.
SAR: Long range SAR missions benefit from the superior combination of range and payload available on the AW189. The spacious unobstructed cabin provides ample room to accommodate rescue crew, longitudinal and transversal stretchers and mission consoles.
UTILITY: Ideal for day/night airborne parapublic operations even in harsh conditions, the AW189 may be configured with a wide range of advanced sensors, role and communication equipment. The generous cabin space, excellent accessibility and flexibility in seating configuration together with quickly removable options such as a fast rope system and cargo hook makes the AW189 particularly suited to a variety of special forces and utility operations.
VIP: A combination of speed and low internal vibration and noise deliver exceptional passenger comfort. The use of an Auxiliary Power Unit on the ground to provide air conditioning ensures passengers remain comfortable whatever the outside temperature without the need to engage rotors. The finest interiors are available to complete the cabin in the most luxurious manner suited to the VVIP passenger.