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Proven Leader Ready Now Wide Body Comfort Cabin Layout The Finishing Touch Large Capacity Long Range 1 2 3 4 5

Operational Survivability 6 Safety and Survivability Modern Technology Specication Performance Customer Support Customer Benets 7 8 13 17 18 20



When it comes to ying a Head of State, only the best helicopter will do. That is why the AW101 medium-lift executive aircraft is the right choice. AW101 VVIP combines the most advanced technologies, mission systems and manufacturing expertise with a proven, mature aircraft design to deliver a superior helicopter system. TRIED AND TESTED The AW101 design has logged missions around the world, including the Middle East and the Balkans AW101s have been delivered to customers world-wide. THE BEST CHOICE FOR THE VVIP AW101 VVIP is a helicopter for the 21st Century with its advanced and integrated avionics, navigation, communications and security systems AW101 is a safe, mature and technologically superior helicopter Three powerful engines provide signicant safety margins in critical moments of ight With the largest cabin in its class and the latest vibration reduction technology, AW101 provides the best VVIP suite in the sky Benets from the latest AW101 product developments, with new more powerful engines, enhanced environmental control and avionic systems



Designed with the comfort of its passengers in mind, the AW101 cabin measures 1.83 m in height and a full 2.49 m width. The cabin height allows passengers to walk around and stretch their legs or to sit back and enjoy the spacious surroundings. WIDE BODY CABIN LAYOUTS The wide body cabin provides the customer with a limitless range of layout options to meet the most exacting standards for the transport of Heads of State or Leaders of Government and Industry.



New environmental cooling system - Installed under the cabin oor to keep cabin space advantage - Ground operating capability for pre-ight cooling Unique, award-winning ACSR anti-vibration system that provides the smooth ride and feel of an airplane Passenger doors at front and rear of the cabin Low internal noise levels.

Acceleration - G

.2 .14 .1 .05 0 60 80 100 120 140 160 Required Military Specication Desired Level Traditional Vibration Attenuation ACSR

True Airspeed - Knots



INDIVIDUAL DESIGNS Custom interiors for Heads of State and corporate clients are available, beneting from the knowledge and experience of AgustaWestland. Every interior is individually designed and crafted to satisfy the customers unique requirements. PERSONALISED EQUIPMENT OPTIONS AW101 has the space to ensure VVIPs are provided with the highest levels of comfort and all the facilities that can be expected aboard an executive aircraft. Cabin environmental control system with enhanced air conditioning Video entertainment systems with personal monitors Custom-designed seats and furniture Music and radio sound system Galley facilities Washroom facilities VVIP interphone system Secure communications


THREE CABINS IN ONE AW101s 6.5 m long main cabin provides space for two or three distinct accommodation zones. Separate cabins help maintain VIP cabin environment with airstair open and minimises cabin noise during ight. OPTIONS INCLUDE: Private suite with separate airstair entrance Communications equipment Self-contained suite for aides and accompanying personnel Separate access for aides and accompanying personnel Galley Washroom Emergency medical treatment equipment

1.80m Cargo Door


1.83m 1.95m Rear Ramp Door D 6.50m



0.90m Personnel Door



LONG RANGE, HIGH SPEED No other helicopter delivers such long range capability, performance and value with a spacious wide body cabin. 1,000 km range (4 fuel tanks) 150 knots cruise speed Day / Night Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Operations All weather Barcelona operations -45C to +50C.

Dublin London Berlin Brussels Paris Bern

Prague Bern

Sarajevo Rome


Kuwait Bahrain Riyadh Doha Muscat


Kuala Lumpur

Ottawa New York Washington Indianapolis



Fully Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (DAS) options, including: Directed Infra Red Countermeasures (DIRCM) Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS) Radar Warning Receivers (RWR) Laser Warning Receivers (LWR) - 360 azimuth coverage - Integrated with RWR display Automatic Chaff and Flare counter-measure dispensing system (CMDS) - Six dispensers with any combination of chaff and ares - Supports manual or automated operation - Fully programmable response




SURVIVABILITY High agility and power margins provide excellent ying qualities and added safety when operating from restricted sites and roof top helipads Widely separated engines and critical systems maximize survivability Multiple load paths and high system redundancy greatly increase survivability Proven 30 minute gearbox run-dry capability after total loss of oil Optional self-sealing fuel tanks MEETS CIVIL AND MILITARY SAFETY STANDARDS The AW101 meets, and in many cases exceeds, the most stringent safety standards currently laid down by civil and military airworthiness authorities around the world. CIVIL CERTIFIED BY: CAA - United Kingdom FAA - USA RAI/ENAC - Italy JCAB - Japan EASA MILITARY QUALIFIED BY: United Kingdom USA (NAVAIR) - ongoing

Italy Canada

SAFETY Fully integrated HUMS monitoring of engines and transmission provides advanced warning of any potential failure before safety is compromised Cabin windows act as additional emergency exits Cabin doors on both sides of fuselage Cockpit crew dedicated emergency exits Emergency otation gear keeps aircraft aoat in sea state 6 Flight data and cockpit voice recorders Automatically Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ADELT)

20G CRASHWORTHINESS Crashworthy fuel system with self- sealing breakaway couplings Airframe structure designed to withstand impact without compromising cabin volume Crashworthy seats for crew and cabin High energy absorption landing gear Reinforced cabin oor


LOW WORKLOAD ERGONOMIC COCKPIT Advanced dark cockpit design reduces crew workload by continuously monitoring systems for the crew and only providing warnings if crew action is necessary. MODERN COCKPIT & AVIONICS Full colour, integrated electronic instrument system Optimum presentation of data for low crew workload Single pilot operation Fully integrated core avionics system

AFCS Fully coupled digital, dual-redundant automatic ight control system performs: Standard search patterns Automatic transitions to and from the hover Category II approaches Normal piloting functions AFCS modes include: Altitude and airspeed hold Heading and vertical speed acquire Transition down and up Hover hold and trim Navigation SENSORS Weather Radar TCAS GPWS NAVIGATION Embedded GPS/INS homing Doppler Full IFR RADNAV suite

COMPREHENSIVE, INTEGRATED HEALTH & USAGE MONITORING SYSTEM (HUMS) HUMS ensures the maximum safe life of components is achieved to keep operating costs and maintenance to a minimum. Provides real time monitoring of ight critical systems and components Gives warnings of potential failures before they become a safety hazard In-Built Check Out System (IBCOS) Built-In Test Equipment (BITE)

MONITORING SYSTEM Airframe Avionics Fault Detection (Parallel Testing) (Requested Testing) Engines Wear Debris Performance Transmission Wear Debris Low Cycle Fatigue Thermal Fatigue Thermal Creep Torque HEALTH MONITORING USAGE MONITORING Aircraft Operating Parameter G


MULTIPLE LOAD PATHS AND DAMAGE TOLERANCE Structure designed with multiple load paths for increased safety and damage tolerance Main rotor head incorporates multiple load paths

ROTOR HEAD Elastomeric bearings reduce maintenance 5% hinge offset for greater agility

COMPOSITE BLADES 30% greater efciency than conventional blades of similar size Greater damage tolerance Nominal 10,000 hour life Reduced maintenance requirements SYSTEM REDUNDANCY Three hydraulic systems Dual electrical generation system with APU generator and battery backup Dual fuel booster pumps with fuel tank crossfeed system; any engine can be supplied from any fuel tank

ACSR (ACTIVE CONTROL OF STRUCTURAL RESPONSE) An award winning system that uses computer controlled forces to reduce the helicopters basic vibration to very low levels. Effective throughout the ight envelope, ACSR contributes to: Reduced life cycle costs Reduced structural fatigue Greater avionic systems reliability Improved crew work environment and survivor comfort







MODERN AIRFRAME Simple, modular design Fail safe and damage tolerant design Large carrying capacity Extensive corrosion protection Crashworthy design Low maintenance requirements

MAIN ROTOR GEARBOX Advanced load sharing design Four reduction stages including nal epicyclic output Damage tolerant mountings Dual lubrication circuits 30 minute run-dry capability Independent load paths for each engine input up to third reduction stage

POWERPLANTS ENGINES: Three engine conguration Superior one engine inoperative (OEI) performance can safely complete mission with two engines Modern engines with FADEC and inlet particle separator AUXILIARY POWER UNIT: Provides air power to start main engines Provides electrical and hydraulic power when main engines are not in use ICE PROTECTION Capable of all weather operations including ight into known icing conditions with integrated ice protection system LIGHTNING STRIKE PROTECTION Tested to worst case, full threat (200,000 A) environment Immunity to multiple burst and multiple strike effects Proven whole aircraft system and test equipment bench tests



4.10m DIA




7.00m 22.85m


2.80m m

18.60m DIA




AIRFRAME Modular airframe of aluminium alloy and composite construction Constant cross section cabin Integral footsteps, handholds, work platforms and walkways for easy access to transmission and rotor system Sliding fairings and access panels for easy access Cabin windows jettisonable for emergency exit Crashworthy pilots and copilots seats Active Control of Structural Response (ACSR) active vibration control system Cockpit and cabin environmental control system Anti-iced windscreens with washing and wiping systems Retractable tricycle landing gear with steering and braking system High levels of corrosion protection Port cabin door (sliding or airstair) Starboard sliding cabin cargo door Two easy access avionics cabinets Two jettisonable cockpit emergency exits Primary and standby pitot static systems Cockpit, cabin and avionic bay environmental control systems POWERPLANT & FUEL SYSTEM Three CT7-8E (RTM322 option) engines with integral inlet particle separators Auxiliary Power Unit for engine start and ground power Three air starters Four crashworthy fuel tank system with option of selfsealing tanks Single-point pressure refuelling and defuelling Gravity refuelling point for each fuel tank Fuel gauging system Fuel system control panel Duplex fuel boost pumps HYDRAULIC SYSTEM Three integrated hydraulic power supplies Emergency accumulator Hydraulic system control panel



ROTORS AND CONTROLS Five-blade composite articulated main rotor system with elastomeric bearings and dual load paths Composite main rotor blades with optional de-icing system Four-blade articulated tail rotor Three duplex main rotor servo actuators One duplex tail rotor servo actuator Pilot and co-pilot ying controls AVIONICS Glass cockpit with colour electronic LCD units Two ight/navigation display mode selectors Two avionic system management computers Data transfer module Multifunction control and display units Dual duplex digital automatic ight control system Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) Cockpit caution warning system Power systems display mode selector Standby instruments Central warning system Communication and navigation suite Cockpit and Cabin Intercommunication System (ICS) ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Two 90 kVA generators One 25 kVA generator One 25 Ahr battery AC and DC ground power points Cockpit lighting Quantitative debris monitors Cabin lighting Rotor brake Anti-collision lights and navigation lights Two landing lights, one steerable Emergency lighting system Electrical generation system control panel TRANSMISSION Main gearbox with three engine inputs and dual lubrication system Accessory gearbox Intermediate gearbox and tail rotor gearbox with interconnecting driveshafts



WEIGHTS kg Maximum Gross Weight Typical Useful Load in VVIP conguration 15600 5300 lb 34392 11685

FUEL CAPACITIES Two standards of fuel tanks are available offering increasing levels of protection 4-Tank Installation Crashworthy Tanks Self-Sealing Tanks Litres 4160 4094 US Gallons 1100 1080 kg 3328 3275

POWERPLANT RATINGS - CT7-8E or RTM322 (option)* ENGINE RATING 5 min Take-off 30 min IRP 2 min Contingency Max Continuous ENGINES OPERATING 3 3 2 3 shp 2527 2488 2522 2041 kW 1884 1855 1881 1522

TRANSMISSION RATING RATING kW 2.5 min Take-off 30 min Take-off Max Continuous 2.5 min OEI Continuous OEI 4161 3955 3715 3096 2774 shp 5580 5304 4982 4152 3720 % ROTOR SPEED NR 102 102 102 102 102 % TORQUE 112 106.5 100 125 112

* The gures in this chart are for CT7-8E. RTM322 gures are projected to be similar



ALL ENGINES OPERATING ISA Maximum Cruise Speed Recommended Cruise Speed Best Range Fuel Flow** Best Endurance Speed Hover In Ground Effect Hover Out of Ground Effect Oblique Rate of Climb ISA +20C Hover In Ground Effect Hover out of Ground Effect ISA +35C Hover In Ground Effect Hover Out of Ground Effect ONE ENGINE INOPERATIVE ISA Maximum Weight to HIGE Oblique Rate of Climb Service Ceiling ISA +35C Service Ceiling CAT A (SAFE FLYAWAY) PERFORMANCE ISA+35C, 4500 ft (1371 m), Maximum Gross Mass 15600 kg with the CT7-8E engine The three-engine AW101 has 75% of take-off power available for OEI yaways, compared with 60% for typical two-engine helicopters 6900 ft 2103 m 31859 lb 1130 ft/min 10000 ft 14451 kg 5.7 m/s 3050 m 4900 ft Sea Level 1493 m 8400 ft 1300 ft 2560 m 396 m 150 knots 136 knots 1686 lb/hr 84 knots 11300 ft 3500 ft 2067 ft/min 278 km/h 252 km/h 764 kg/h 155 km/h 3444 m 1067 m 10.5 m/s

4500 4000 3500 T/O: Sea Level 3 Crew Fuel reserve: 30 minutes Criuse at best altitude

Payload (kg)

3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 0 100 200 300 400 = 2000 ft ISA = 2000 ft ISA+20 = 2000 ft ISA+35




Range (nm)
** At typical mid mission mass



CUSTOMER SUPPORT The AW101 benets from the continuous application of an extensive Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) process. The delivered aircraft meets demanding supportability requirements while operators receive efcient, cost-effective product support services. A comprehensive database of support information generated by Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) is continuously improved by feedback from operators PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE The AW101 benets from: Maintenance Planning within LSA using MSG-3 (Maintenance Steering Group 3) logic Civil Airworthiness Authorities Maintenance Review Board Scheduled maintenance tasks performed after a minimum of 200 ying hours UK MoD contract for maximum preventative maintenance of 1.7 man hours per ying hour INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS The AW101 IETPs comprise: State-of-the-Art electronic publishing technology Fully validated data held on an extensive modular database Specication S1000D chapter structure and illustrated parts catalogue Hyperlinks to electronic ground station download facility RELIABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY The AW101 has undergone the most intensive reliability and maintainability development and maturity testing. The results have shown that all targets for the helicopter have been exceeded. It has completed over eight years of operation in a wide range of military and civil roles. MATERIAL SUPPORT The operators spares pack is based on: Analysis of the dened maintenance tasks Specic aircraft conguration Innovative, cost-effective support arrangements tailored to operator requirements Operators can be fully involved in the analysis, which uses the LSA database and a comprehensive Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) based on a version of the Equipment Designer Cost Analysis System (EDCAS).



CUSTOMER TRAINING The AW101 is supported by training centres with the latest training technologies, training pilots and maintainers in all aspects of the AW101 operations and maintenance. Our training services include: Training needs analysis, course design and media selection Development and preparation of courseware and course materials Computer Based Training Delivery of On-Site Courses Comprehensive, long-term Training Services Turn-key Training Solutions and Equipment Supply Simulators Cockpit Procedure Trainers Part-Task Trainers REPAIR AND OVERHAUL Factory Repair and Overhaul is supported by comprehensive facilities covering all aspects of the aircraft, including: Airframe Rotor blades Avionics Transmissions Hydraulics Repair and Overhaul can also be established at customers facilities to provide a highly responsive service.



The AW101 provides unmatched role exibility providing customers with a cost-effective solution to a wide range of VVIP requirements. AW101 offers the following crucial advantages for VVIP Operations: Unique safety characteristics provided by three-engine conguration and advanced monitoring systems Large, clear cabin volume that enables passengers to move around freely at their leisure and provides unrivalled space for VVIPs Low levels of cabin noise and vibration, equivalent to xed wing aircraft New engines with increased performance capabilities to achieve essential demands for hot and high operations Proven availability, reliability and maintainability levels that surpass all similar helicopter types Unsurpassed exibility demonstrated by multirole operations in the worlds most demanding environments Enhanced environmental cooling systems for comfort in high temperature environments.

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October 2009