This was the prototype of the A1019 Type series. 1 pilot + 7 PAX for VFR operations.

An excellent description of the aircraft can be found in the following reference,

Source: "Agusta A.109 Hirundo", FLIGHT International, 25 January 1971, Pages 127-130


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Leonardo S.p.A, Helicopter Division

Primary manufacturer: Costruzioni Aeronautiche Giovanni Agusta

Parent type: AgustaWestland A109/AW109

Aircraft status: Status unknown


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height:  
Overall Length:  
Overall Width: 11.00 m 36.1 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length:  
Airframe Width:  
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Source: "Agusta A.109 Hirundo",FLIGHT International, 25 January 1971, Pages 127-130

Max Gross Weight (ground): 2,450 kg 5,401 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 2,450 kg 5,401 lb
Empty Weight:  
Useful Load:  
Empty Weight Fraction:  
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 1,899 m 6,230 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 4,694 m 15,400 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 276 km/h 149 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling:  
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 680 km 367 nm
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: Allison 250-C20 turbine
Manufacturer: Allison Engine Company
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 298 kW 400 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 11.00 m 36.09 ft
RPM: 385.0 rpm 385.0 rpm
Direction of Rotation: Counterclockwise
Hub Type: Fully articulated
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 95.03 m² 1023.0 ft²
Disc Loading: 25.78 kg/m² 5.280 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed: 221.74 m/s 727.5 fps

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 2.03 m 6.66 ft
Configuration: Pusher
Direction of Rotation: Top blade aft
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 2
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 3.24 m² 34.8 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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