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Name AW-169
Body Narrow
Wing Rotary
Position Five-blade main rotor
Tail Four-blade tail rotor
Type code H2T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Position In fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2

Manufacturered as:




The AgustaWestland AW169 is a twin-engine, 10-seat helicopter currently developed by AgustaWestland.

Technical Data

Wing span 12.12 m39.764 ft
Length 14.65 m48.064 ft
Height 4.50 m14.764 ft
Powerplant 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210 turboshaft engine, 750 kW each.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada PW200

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 150 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 45004,500 kg
4.5 tonnes
Ceiling FL ROD ft/min APC
WTC Range 500500 nm
926,000 m
926 km
3,038,057.745 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving A169

  • A169, Leicester UK, 2018 (On 27 October 2018, a single pilot Augusta Westland AW169 lifted off from within the Leicester City Football Club Stadium, but after a failure of the tail rotor control system, a loss of yaw control occurred a few hundred feet above ground. The helicopter began to descend with a high rotation rate and soon afterward impacted the ground and almost immediately caught fire, which prevented those onboard surviving. An Investigation is being conducted by the UK AAIB.)