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A109

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Aircraft
Name A-109
Manufacturer AGUSTA
Wing Rotary
Position Four-blade main rotor
Tail Two-blade tail rotor
WTC Light
APC A
Type code H2T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Position Above cabin
Landing gear Skids or tricycle retractable
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

AGUSTA Stingray
AGUSTA Grand
AGUSTA Hkp15
AGUSTA Power
AGUSTA AW-109
AGUSTA MH-68 Stingray
AGUSTA A-109
AGUSTA A-109 Grand
AGUSTA A-109 Power
AGUSTA AW-109 Grand
AGUSTA AW-109 Power
AGUSTA AW-109 Nexus
AGUSTA A-109 Nexus
AGUSTA Nexus
DENEL A-109
SABCA A-109


AGUSTA A-109

AGUSTA A-109 AGUSTA A-109 3D

Description

Twin engined utility and corporate helicopter. About 80 were produced between 1976 and 1980.

Technical Data

Wing span 11 m36.089 ft
Length 13.08 m42.913 ft
Height 3.32 m10.892 ft
Powerplant 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada 206C or Turboméca Arrius 2K1 turboshafts, 423 kW or 426 kW each.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada PW200, Turboméca Arrius

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS 90 kts IAS 100 kts IAS 100 kts MACH TAS 125 kts MACH IAS 130 kts IAS 100 kts Vapp (IAS) 40 kts
Distance 0 m ROC 1600 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD 1000 ft/min MCS kts Distance 0 m
MTOW 26002,600 kg
2.6 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL163 ROD 1000 ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 332332 nm
614,864 m
614.864 km
2,017,270.343 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving A109

  • A109, vicinity London Heliport London UK, 2013 (CFIT FIRE HF WX) (On 16 January 2013, an Augusta 109E helicopter positioning by day on an implied (due to adverse weather conditions) SVFR clearance collided with a crane attached to a tall building under construction. It and associated debris fell to street level and the pilot and a pedestrian were killed and several others on the ground injured. It was concluded that the pilot had not seen the crane or seen it too late to avoid whilst flying by visual reference in conditions which had become increasingly challenging. The Investigation recommended improvements in the regulatory context in which the accident had occurred.)