Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: AgustaWestland N.V.

Primary manufacturer: AgustaWestland N.V.

Parent type: AgustaWestland A129/AW129

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Tandem

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 3.35 m 11.0 ft
Overall Length: 14.29 m 46.9 ft
Overall Width: 11.90 m 39.0 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 12.28 m 40.3 ft
Airframe Width: 3.60 m 11.8 ft
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


Max Gross Weight (ground): 4,100 kg 9,039 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 4,100 kg 9,039 lb
Empty Weight: 2,529 kg 5,575 lb
Useful Load: 1,571 kg 3,463 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.617
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 11 m/s 2,090 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 3,290 m 10,794 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 2,390 m 7,841 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 269 km/h 145 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 4,725 m 15,502 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 561 km 303 nm
Max Endurance: 3 hrs 3 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Number of engines: 2
Designation: RR Gem 2-1004D turbine
Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated:  
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: 11.90 m 39.04 ft
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Swept outer leading edge
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 111.22 m² 1197.2 ft²
Disc Loading: 36.86 kg/m² 7.550 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 2
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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