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Maritime

AW101 Multi-Role
Maritime Helicopter

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Superior Mission
Performance

Multi-Mission Capability

Largest in Class Cabin

Operationally Proven

AW101

MARITIME

AW101 Maritime
The AW101 delivers unrivalled role flexibility and provides a
cost-effective solution to a wide range of maritime helicopter
requirements.
The AW101 provides:
New technology design with substantial future growth
potential
Proven maturity, benefiting from extensive development
and certification testing
Operational experience in the harshest of environments
Largest cabin in class
Long range and endurance - over 900 nm demonstrated
Class leading OEI performance
Ship or shore based Maritime operations
Testing and qualification to military and civil standards

Customer Support & Training

Safety & Survivability

Modern Technology

Complete Maritime
Multi-role Flexibility

Cost-effective through life support and training

AW101

TOTAL MULTI-ROLE FLEXIBILITY


NEW CONCEPT
The AW101 is the latest variant of the EH101 helicopter.
The EH101 was designed for military, maritime and civil
roles. Its design and development was fully supported
by an extensive program of government and industry
funded research into the future requirements for medium
lift helicopters. Designed, developed and produced by
AgustaWestland, the AW101 has been in operational
service since 1999.
This brochure describes the maritime variant of the
AW101, which features new higher power engines and next
generation main rotor blades for enhanced hot and high
performance, and new cockpit displays for reduced pilot
workload and increased mission effectiveness.
FLEXIBLE AND COST-EFFECTIVE
The AW101 provides the flexibility and cost-effectiveness
demanded by its customers through:
New Technology
Large Capacity and Long Range
High Safety Levels
Superior Performance
Total Product Support
MULTI-ROLE DESIGN
The AW101 is a fully marinised helicopter with exceptional
multirole capabilities. Designed for autonomous ship borne
operations from small frigates, the AW101 delivers unrivalled
performance, safety and multi-mission flexibility for all
specialist and routine maritime roles.

HARSH OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS


The AW101 has proven operational capability in the harshest of
environments, from the extreme cold / icing conditions of the North
Atlantic, to the extreme hot of the Arabian Gulf:
Temperature range from -40C to ISA+35C
Single Pilot IFR Operations, Day and Night
Cross wind takeoff, landing and hover up to 40 kts
Operations in known icing conditions when equipped with the
(optional) Full Ice Protection System
Deck operations in wind speed up to 50 kts with (optional)
Deck Lock engaged
Takeoff / Landing operations with typical ship roll angles of 10
Advanced rotor blade design maximises situational awareness
in reduced visibility conditions.

1.95 m
1.80 m
Cargo Door

Rear Ramp Door


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6.50 m

LARGE CAPACITY
2.00 m

2.49 m

0.90 m
Personnel Door

1.83 m
1.95 m
1.80 m
Cargo Door

Rear Ramp Door

6.50 m

2.00 m

2.49 m

0.90 m
Personnel Door

LARGEST CABIN IN CLASS


With the largest cabin in its class, the AW101 provides
customers with greater operational flexibility. Extensive role
equipment provisions throughout the airframe, coupled
with a comprehensive range of optional equipment, enable
the AW101 to be configured for simultaneous roles, thereby
increasing operational effectiveness.
CABIN CAPACITY
Standard - 26 fully equipped troops
High density - 38 troops or passengers
Emergency evacuation - up to 54 survivors
Simultaneous roles - mission console plus 16 troops
Full standing height (1.83 m).

CABIN ACCESS
Large starboard sliding cabin door (1.80 m x 1.55m)
allows easy access for stretchers and equipment
Port airstair door (0.90 m x 1.83 m)
Rear ramp opening (2.25 m x 1.95 m) for loading cargo,
passengers and vehicles
Rapid ingress/egress of personnel for insertion /
boarding operations using dual hoist, multiple fast
roping/rappelling positions and large rear ramp.
VOLUME
Cabin volume excluding the ramp area is 27.56 m3
Ramp area adds 2.66 m3
FLOOR AREA
15 m2 flat usable cabin floor area

AW101

MULTI-MISSION CAPABILITY
The AW101 is a versatile multi-role platform, capable of a wide
range of specialised and routine maritime missions:
ANTI-SURFACE WARFARE (ASuW):
Fully integrated mission system with advanced 360 Radar
Passive Surveillance with ESM and EO device
Two long range anti-ship missiles
ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE (ASW):
Fully autonomous ASW operations
Active Dipping Sonar and two Sonobuoy carrousels
Four torpedoes or four depth charges
AIRBORNE MINE COUNTER MEASURES (AMCM):
Excellent endurance ideal for mine hunting, neutralisation
and sweeping missions
Large cabin and rear ramp aperture compatible with future
AMCM systems
High power margins and OEI safety for towing missions
AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL:
Advanced 360 Radar for Surface / Ground / Air
surveillance
Fully integrated mission system (Radar, EOSS, AIS and
IFF Interrogator)
Twin engine cruise extends endurance > 5 hours
PATROL AND INTERDICTION:
Long range surveillance with HD Electro Optics and Radar
Weapons options, including 12.7 mm machine gun
Multiple fast roping/rappelling stations for insertion /
boarding
ADDITIONAL ROLE CAPABILITIES:
Amphibious Support (Troop / Vehicle / Equipment)
Search and Rescue / Combat Search and Rescue
Special Forces Missions
Logistics Support: Ship to Ship / Ship to Shore
Casualty / Medical Evacuation
Humanitarian Relief

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SUPERIOR MISSION PERFORMANCE


LONG RANGE
With a typical range of 750 nm (over 1,300 km) in standard
configuration and a large capacity cabin, the AW101 is the
most capable maritime helicopter available in the world today.
The AW101 has demonstrated over 900 nm continuous flying
with auxiliary fuel tanks.
In addition to its already excellent range capabilities, the
AW101 range can be further extended when using the optional
Air-to-Air refuelling (successfully demonstrated with C-130
aircraft) and Hover-In-Flight refuelling capabilities (frequently
used by AW101 maritime operators).

Air-to-Air Refuelling capability

CLASS LEADING OEI CAPABILITY


The AW101 is equipped with three civil certified (FAA Type
Certificate E8NE) General Electric CT7-8E engines, each
controlled by dual channel FADEC units. This engine
configuration provides:
Superior One Engine Inoperative (OEI) performance can
safely complete mission with two engines
Minimised exposure in critical phases of flight; takeoff,
landing and hovering
Twin Engine Cruise (TEC) option to further extend the
superior range capability
Horizontal and vertical separation in engine installation to
tolerate small arms fire

AW101

COMPLETE MARITIME
MULTI-ROLE FLEXIBILITY

STANDARD EQUIPMENT
AIRFRAME

POWERPLANT & APU

Fully marinised, modular airframe


of aluminium alloy and composite
construction

Three CT7-8E engines with integral


inlet particle separators

Constant cross section cabin

Auxiliary Power Unit for engine start


and ground power

Port cabin door and starboard


sliding cargo door

AIRFRAME SYSTEMS

Cabin windows jettisonable for


emergency exit
Crashworthy seats

Three integrated hydraulic power


supplies with an emergency
accumulator

Standard provisions for role


equipment

Two 90kVa generators with a 25kVa


generator driven by the APU
Four or Five crashworthy self sealing
fuel tanks
Pressure and gravity refuelling

ROTORS AND CONTROLS


Robust, retractable tricycle landing
gear with steering and braking
system

Five-blade composite articulated


main rotor system with elastomeric
bearings

Active Control of Structural


Response (ACSR) vibration control
system

Advanced technology composite


main rotor blades

Primary, secondary and standby


pitot static systems

Four-blade articulated tail rotor with


elastomeric bearings

Anti-iced windscreens with wash /


wipe system

Three duplex main rotor servo


actuators, one duplex tail rotor servo
actuator

Anti-iced engine intakes

Pilot and co-pilot flying controls

Environmental Conditioning System

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OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
ANTI-SURFACE / SUBMARINE
WARFARE (ASUW / ASW)
Active Dipping Sonar

SELF PROTECTION
Armoured cockpit seats

Sonobuoy Dispensers

Armoured cockpit and cabin floor and


sidewalls

Fully Integrated Mission Console

Armoured gunner positions

Tactical Mission Computer with


Secure Data Link

Crew served weapons 7.62mm /


12.7mm (windows, doors and ramp)

Stores Management System

Fully integrated Defensive Aids Suite

Weapon Carriers
ELECTRO / AVIONICS OPTIONS
AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE AND
CONTROL (ASaC)
Command and Control Station
Multi-Mode Surveillance Radar

360Search radar
Nose mounted search / weather radar
Electro-Optics Sighting System

AIS & IFF Interrogator Systems

Tactical mission computer, including


data link

Network Enabled Data Link

Helmet mounted display with tracker


Rover receiver

AIRBORNE MINE COUNTER


MEASURES (AMCM)
Provisions for Mine Hunting, Sweep
& Neutralisation Systems

PTP video uplink / downlink


Cabin briefing display
UHF Tetra and HF radio

Sensor Operator Console

Secure radios

Sensor Carriage, Deployment &


Recovery System

IFF Transponder
SATCOM

Towing System, including Winch


Assembly

Digital Map System

FURNISHINGS
Customised soundproofing and trim
Cockpit jump seat
Crashworthy cabin troop seats
Crashworthy aisle troop seats
Stowage cabinets and shelves
UTILITY EQUIPMENT
Wirestrike protection system
Cargo hook (3000kg or 4500kg)
with camera system
Internal auxiliary fuel tank

EGPWS
TCAS
TACAN
Doppler Velocity Sensor
Direction Finder / PLS
Obstacle Warning System
Mission Data Recorder
OEI Training Mode
EXTERNAL LIGHTING
Formation lighting system
Additional hover floodlight

Internal cargo handling system

OVER WATER OPERATIONS

Fast roping system (port, starboard,


rear ramp positions)

Flotation system
14 man life raft (up to 2)

Air-to-Air Refuelling

Underwater Locator Beacon

Hover-In-Flight Refuelling

Portable ELT

Folding main rotor head


Folding tail system
Deck Lock system
Full Ice Protection System
Air conditioning pack
SAR EQUIPMENT

TRANSMISSION
Main gearbox with dual lubrication
system and 30 minute run-dry
capability
Accessory gearbox, Intermediate
gearbox and Tail Rotor gearbox with
interconnecting drive shafts
Quantitative debris monitoring

Two Multi-function Control and


Display Units (MCDUs)
Dual duplex digital Automatic Flight
Control System
Health and Usage Monitoring
System (HUMS)

Rotor brake

Comprehensive navigation suite,


including EGI, AHRS, dual Air Data
Units and dual Rad Alts

AVIONICS

Full IFR navigation suite including


dual civil GPS, dual VOR / ILS /
DME, ADF

Glass cockpit with five multiconfigurable 10 x 8 LCD units


Two Integrated Standby instruments
Two Aircraft Mission Management
Computers (AMMCs) with Data
Transfer Module

Cockpit and Cabin


Intercommunication System

Primary electric rescue hoist


Secondary (role fit) electric rescue
hoist
Stokes litter, including stowage
Stretcher rack (4 stretchers)
Medical treatment module
Cargo door hand rails
Bubble windows in rear fuselage
Wireless Intercom System
Rotating observer crew seats
Sea tray

Two V/UHF multi-mode radios


ATC / Mode S Transponder

AW101

MODERN TECHNOLOGY

MODERN COCKPIT & AVIONICS

The AW101 incorporates the latest technological advances


with fully integrated avionics architecture, state of the
art main rotor blade design, a unique active vibration
management system and the latest in sensor technologies.

Five multi-function, 10 x 8 LCD displays


Synthetic Vision ready architecture
Fully integrated core avionics system
Single pilot IFR operation

LOW WORKLOAD ERGONOMIC COCKPIT

AFCS

The AW101 is equipped with an advanced cockpit design that


reduces crew workload by continuously monitoring systems
and only providing warnings if crew action is necessary.

The fully coupled digital, dual-redundant Automatic Flight


Control System performs:
Search patterns and SAR approaches
Automatic transitions to and from the hover
Cable hover, hover hold and hover trim control modes
Category II instrument approaches
IFR navigation (inc. procedural APP, DEP, Enroute, Holds)
MISSION SENSORS



Search / Weather Radar


Electro-Optics Sighting System
Automatic Identification System
Obstacle Warning System

NAVIGATION
Embedded GPS / INS and Attitude Heading and
Reference System
Dual RadAlt, Dual Air Data Systems, Doppler
Full IFR Navigation suite including Civil GPS
COMPREHENSIVE, INTEGRATED HEALTH & USAGE
MONITORING SYSTEM (HUMS)
HUMS ensures the maximum safe life of components is
achieved to minimise operating costs and maintenance.
Provides real time monitoring of flight 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)

ACSR (ACTIVE CONTROL OF STRUCTURAL RESPONSE)

Acceleration - G

An award winning system that uses computer controlled


forces to reduce the helicopters basic vibration to very
low levels. Effective throughout the flight envelope, ACSR
contributes to:
Reduced life cycle costs
Reduced structural fatigue
Greater avionic systems reliability
Improved crew work environment and survivor comfort
Built in redundancy

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Traditional Vibration
Attenuation

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ACSR

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0
60

80

100

120

True Airspeed - Knots

140

160

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SHIP OR SHORE BASED


The AW101 routinely operates from ship or shore bases
around the world. Existing variants are cleared to operate
from a variety of vessels ranging from small Type 23 Frigates
up to Helicopter Assault Carriers.
The flight characteristics of the AW101 are designed
specifically for ship operations in extreme weather conditions.
Large main and tail rotor thrust margins and excellent control
response provides the agility needed for operations in rough
sea states. The wide tricycle undercarriage and negative
thrust capability ensures stability during landing and takeoff
operations.
For maximum flexibility, the AW101 can be equipped with an
(optional) Deck Lock system, enabling 360 rotation on the
deck for optimal positioning. This feature, coupled with the
complementary deck handling system assures maximum
safety during deck movements in adverse conditions up to
Sea State 6.
The AW101 can be equipped with an optional main rotor and
tail rotor folding system, enabling stowage, transport and
maintenance, even within a confined hangar space.

AW101 FOLDED DIMENSIONS

5.23 m
(Top of Beanie)

5.72 m

15.75 m

AW101

SAFETY & SURVIVABILITY


MEETS CIVIL AND MILITARY SAFETY STANDARDS

SURVIVABILITY

Designed from the outset to meet demanding military and


civil requirements, the AW101 provides the highest levels
of safety and survivability for all missions, in the most
demanding conditions, both day and night.

Three engine configuration provides superior One Engine


Inoperative performance
Structural design and dynamic system components
incorporate multiple load paths
Multiple redundancy in avionic system architecture to permit
continued operation following system malfunction or failure
Robust transmission design with demonstrated
30 minute run-dry capability after total loss of lubrication
Redundancy and physical separation in all flight critical
systems, transmission and engine installations
High levels of ballistic tolerance to ensure safe continued
flight following hits from small arms
High agility and power margins provide excellent flying
qualities

SAFETY
Fully integrated HUMS monitoring of engines and
transmission provides advanced warning of any potential
failure before safety is compromised
Automatic monitoring of systems to alert crew of
conditions requiring immediate attention
Cabin doors on both sides of fuselage
Cockpit crew dedicated emergency exits
Cabin windows act as additional emergency exits
Emergency flotation gear
Flight data and cockpit voice recorders
Automatically Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter
Helicopter Emergency Egress Lighting System

CRASHWORTHINESS
Structural design that meets military and the latest civil
20g crash cases
Airframe structure designed to withstand impact without
compromising cabin volume
Outstanding landing gear strength and energy absorption,
designed to withstand the loads imparted during deck
landings and operations on rough terrain
Fire extinguisher system with infra red and fire wire
detection systems in engine bays
Crashworthy and self-sealing fuel tanks
Crashworthy seats for all crew and passengers

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CIVIL CERTIFIED BY:


CAA - United Kingdom
FAA - USA
RAI / ENAC - Italy
JCAB - Japan
EASA

MILITARY QUALIFIED BY:


United Kingdom
Italy
Canada

MARITIME

CUSTOMER SUPPORT & TRAINING


THROUGH LIFE SUPPORT
With more than 50 years of experience in supporting its
products, AgustaWestland is committed to high quality
through life support and has significant experience in
developing bespoke solutions to meet its customers exacting
support requirements.
AgustaWestlands Customer Support and Services
organisation can deliver an extensive range of support
solutions tailored to meet customers unique operational
needs, from conventional spares purchase and extended
warranty programmes through to fully integrated turn-key
support solutions.
RELIABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY
The AW101 has completed extensive reliability and
maintainability testing, including 10,000 hours of
development and intensive flight trials. It is now deployed
on operations in a wide range of operations across the
world, ranging from the extreme cold arctic conditions
of the northern Atlantic to the harsh hot and high desert
environments. This extensive operational experience
and feedback is utilised by AgustaWestland to continually
review and improve AW101 reliability and maintainability to
maximise fleet availability.
TRAINING SOLUTIONS
AgustaWestland designs, develops and delivers integrated
training solutions and services for the AW101 in the live and
virtual training domains, from type conversion through to full
operational and mission capability.
AgustaWestland training solutions for the AW101 are
tailored to meet individual customer needs and operational
requirements. This includes the ability to provide flight
and mission simulators and training services that meet
internationally recognised standards. These devices can
be employed to support type rating qualification (VFR and
IFR), recurrent operational and mission training, replacing
live flying hours and improving flight safety and operational
effectiveness.
AgustaWestland operates primary training sites that
cover the full range of products and customer training
requirements. These currently include Training Academies in
the UK, Italy and the USA.

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AW101

PERFORMANCE
ALL ENGINES OPERATING
ISA
Maximum Cruise Speed
Recommended Cruise Speed
Best Range Fuel Flow*
Best Endurance Speed
Hover In Ground Effect
Oblique Rate of Climb
ISA +20C
Hover In Ground Effect
ISA +35C
Hover In Ground Effect
ONE ENGINE INOPERATIVE
ISA
Maximum Weight to HIGE
Oblique Rate of Climb
Service Ceiling
ISA +20C
Service Ceiling
ISA +35C
Service Ceiling

150 knots
139 knots
1686 lb/hr
84 knots
10850 ft
2067 ft/min

278 km/h
257 km/h
764 kg/h
155 km/h
3307 m
10.5 m/s

7950 ft

2420 m

4350 ft

1325 m

31967 lb
1100 ft/min
10900 ft

14500 kg
5.6 m/s
3322 m

8350 ft

2545 m

5300 ft

1615 m

1884 kW
1855 kW
1522 kW
1880 kW

2527 shp
2488 shp
2041 shp
2522 shp

4161 kW
3955 kW
3715 kW
3096 kW
2774 kW

5580 shp
5304 shp
4982 shp
4152 shp
3720 shp

* At typical mid mission mass

ENGINE RATINGS
AEO Take-off (5 min)
AEO Intermediate (30 min)
AEO Maximum Continuous
OEI Contingency (2 min)
(2 engines only)
TRANSMISSION RATINGS
AEO Take-off (2.5 min)
AEO Intermediate (30 min)
AEO Maximum Continuous
OEI Contingency (2.5 min)
OEI Continuous

PERFORMANCE SCENARIO
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Time on Station (hours)

6
5
4
3
2
1
0

50

100

150

200

Radius of Action (nm)

12

250

300

350

AW101 ASuW Configuration


- 4 Crew
- Integrated Mission Console
- Advanced 360 Radar & High Definition EO
- 2 x Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles
Take-off from Ship, ISA Conditions
Cruise at Recommended Cruise Speed
Loiter at Best Endurance Speed
Fuel Reserves for 20 minutes

MARITIME

AW101 CHARACTERISTICS
DIMENSIONS
Overall length (rotors turning)
Overall height (rotors turning)
Rotor diameter

22.83 m
6.66 m
18.60 m

74.92 ft
21.83 ft
61.02 ft

15600 kg
6000 kg
4536 kg

34612 lb
13228 lb
10000 lb

4-Tank fuel system (crashworthy self sealing)


5-Tank fuel system (crashworthy self sealing)

3275 kg
4108 kg

1081 USG
1357 USG

Optional Auxiliary Cabin Fuel Tanks


Small Auxiliary Tank
Large Auxiliary Tank

519 kg
1111 kg

171 USG
367 USG

WEIGHTS
Maximum Gross Weight
Typical Useful Load - Internal
External Cargo Capacity
FUEL CAPACITY

4.10 m Dia

6.66 m
5.09 m
4.11 m

3.82 m

1.58 m

6.99 m
22.83 m

4.55 m

18.60 m
2.78 m
2.80 m

19.30 m

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