Agusta A-119 Koala

  • CountryItaly
  • TypeLight utility helicopter
  • Powerplants1st prototype - One 595kW (800shp) Turboméca Arriel 1 turboshaft driving a four blade main rotor and two blade tail rotor. Production aircraft - One 747kW (1002shp) takeoff rated Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B-37 turboshaft.
  • PerformanceMax cruising speed 260km/h (140kt). Service ceiling 17,915ft. Hovering ceiling in ground effect 10,890ft, out of ground effect 8040ft. Max range 653km (352nm). Endurance 3hr 45min.
  • WeightsMax takeoff with an internal load 2600kg (5732lb), max takeoff with a sling load 2850kg (6283lb).
  • DimentionsMain rotor diameter 11.00m (36ft 1in), length overall rotors turning 13.10m (43ft 0in), fuselage length 11.07m (36ft 4in). Main rotor disc area 95.0m2 (1022.9sq ft).
  • CapacityOne pilot and passenger on flightdeck. Main cabin seats six in standard configuration. In an EMS configuration can accommodate two stretcher patients.
  • ProductionEntered production in 1999. Planned annual production rate of 20 to 25 aircraft per year. 60 sold at time of writing. Basic aircraft unit cost approx $US1.7m. Second assemly line to be established at Denel in South Africa.

Agusta's most current helicopter, the widebody A-119 Koala is a moderately expansive single turbine controlled helicopter intended for a scope of utility transport missions where it bodes well for work in solitary when the excess of a twin is not needed.

Agusta started advancement chip away at the Koala in 1994, prompting the first model's lady flight in ahead of schedule 1995. A second model flew later in that same year. Agusta initially planned to increase accreditation for the A-119 in late 1996 yet this was postponed until late 1998. One reason for the postponement has been solid deals interest for the A-109e Power, an alternate to improve the A-119's execution in light of client criticism. Generation conveyances are anticipated 1999.

The Koala's enormous offering gimmick is its huge "widebody" fuselage. Agusta says the lodge is 30% bigger than the lodges of another current creation single motor helicopter. A measure of the lodge size is that it can suit two stretcher patients in an EMS part, alongside two restorative orderlies. Most other single motor helicopters normally are prepared for a solitary stretcher due to an absence of space (Agusta sees therapeutic recovery administrators as prime potential Koala clients).

Access to the fundamental lodge is by means of two extensive sliding entryways, one either side of the fuselage. A stuff compartment in the back of the fuselage is likewise available in flight.

The main model Koala was controlled by a Turbomã©ca Arriel 1 turboshaft yet it was consequently reengined with a 747kw (1002shp) takeoff appraised Pratt & Whitney Canada Pt6b-37, which fueled the second model and will emphasize in generation airplane. An alternate outline gimmick is the Koala's composite four sharpened steel principle rotor which offers a titanium completely explained upkeep free center point with elastomeric orientation and composite hold.

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