AgustaWestland AW139
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AgustaWestland AW139. A photo. History. Characteristics.

AgustaWestland AW139

AgustaWestland AW139 is two motor transport helicopter in its class to Bell412 and SikorskyS-70. It embodied a lot of new technical solutions, and it is being sold actively exported.

AW139 development started with the project of the company "AgustaBell" AB139. The prototype of this machine took off for the first time 03.02.2001 at the airport of the plant "Agusta" in Vergiat. The first helicopter was lifted into the air 24.06.2002, and deliveries to the 2003 began.

The designation was changed to AW139 when Bell sold its share to Westland and left the project. At 2007, a second factory was opened in Philadelphia to serve the American market. The helicopter is currently used in approximately 30 countries.

AgustaWestland AW139

AgustaWestland AW139 photo

In 2004-2006 AW139 participated in the competition, which has been declared by the US Army for a light utility helicopters (to replace the aging OH-300 58 and UH-1). "AgustaWestland" presented model L3Communications, but lost UH72ALakota, created on the basis of EurocopterES635.

The AW139 helicopter has fewer components and parts than the earlier machines of a similar firm. Its strengths also lie in the availability of systems and the use of integrated avionics, which makes maintenance easier. Modern five-blade main rotor and retractable landing gear provide fast and smooth flight.

AgustaWestland AW139 photo

AgustaWestland AW139 photo salon

Two engines Pratt & Whitney (Canada) РТ6С67С, power in 1531л.с. (1142kW) gives the helicopter impressive properties with the highest take-off weight of 6400kg. AW139 has a higher power output than any other twin-engine medium helicopter of this class, and has a greater cruising speed under various load options, even in fairly difficult meteorological conditions. As an option, complete protection against icing consequences is provided. The helicopter fully complies with the strictest international standards. This made it possible to classify it as “A” (the ability to fly with one full motor on one motor) without restriction in a wide range of operating conditions, including hot and high-altitude climate. This useful quality opened the way for the helicopter to the markets of the Far and Middle East.

For a great level of customer support by "of AgustaWestland" Danish aviation company "VAЁg" called the first and only AW139 "Spirit" Agusta ". AW139 reached safety record that is playing to consumers who have a need for the sea to fly, an important role for example, supply transportation between the oil derricks and the shore.

AgustaWestland AW139 photo booths

AgustaWestland AW139 photo booths

Among modern technology called integrated avionics system HoneywellPrimusEpic, AFCS (Digital Azul for four axes), the FADEC (digital engine control system) and 4 color LCD active matrix size 152,4h203,2mm.

The spacious cabin with two large doors able to place up to 15 people. There is a capacious luggage compartment with access from the outside and from the cockpit.

Features AW139 helicopter:

  • Range: 573km

  • Cruising speed: 274km / hour

  • The highest altitude: 6096m

  • The highest take-off weight: 6400kg

  • Cabin height: 1.42m

  • interior length: 2.70m

  • The greatest number of passengers: 4-15

  • Interior width: 2.10

  • Height: 3.72m

  • Length: 13.52m

AgustaWestland AW139. Gallery.

AgustaWestland AW139 on takeoffAgustaWestland AW139 in flight side viewAgustaWestland AW139 in flight over water

AgustaWestland AW139 preparation for flightAgustaWestland AW139 before take-off side viewAgustaWestland AW139 closeup

AgustaWestland AW139 after take-off rear viewAgustaWestland AW139 in flightAgustaWestland AW139 flies

AgustaWestland AW139 on the runway after the flightAgustaWestland AW139 after takeoffAgustaWestland AW139 cockpit

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