Leonardo Helicopters AW119 Koala – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

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Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Leonardo Helicopters AW119 Koala
AIRCRAFT NAME
AW119 Koala
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Leonardo Helicopters
MAX RANGE (30 MIN RESERVE)
264 nm
SPEED
140 kts
PASSENGERS
7 people
ACQUISITION COST
$465000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PT6B-37A 1
WINGSPAN
9.4 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
No

Aircraft History

The Agusta 119 Koala is a light/medium single-engine helicopter based on the A109 Power. It uses the A109 Power fuselage, as well as dynamic system, except that it uses one turbine engine instead of two. In addition, the fuselage is mounted on skids instead of a retractable, wheeled gear.
 
The cabin has two compartments and the pilot compartment has two seats. The passenger cabin has five or six seats in two facing rows. Alternatively, two litters can be loaded through the side doors and placed one on each side of the cabin. In this configuration, there is also room for two medical attendants.
 
The Agusta 119 Koala drivetrain uses a single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B-37 engine, a four-bladed, fully articulated rotor and a two-bladed tail rotor. The main rotor blades are made of composites. The tail rotor blades are made of aluminum, as is the fuselage.
 
The design of the original Agusta 109 was launched in the mid-1960s. Development of the A109 Power was started in 1983, as was development of the A 119 Koala. The first flight of the Agusta 119 Koala prototype took place in 1995. Certification to the standards of FAR 27 was obtained in 2000 and first deliveries started the same year.