AW119 Koala Profile

AW119 Koala Profile

The AgustaWestland AW119 Koala is an eight-seat utility helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine produced for the civil market. Agusta A119 Koala is targeted at operators favoring lower running costs of a single-engine aircraft over redundancy of a twin.

Role : Utility helicopter
First flight : February 1995
Introduced :2000
Produced : 2000-Present
Number built : 91 as of March 19, 2007
Unit cost :$USD 1.85 million
Developed from : Agusta A109
Manufacturer : Agusta, later AgustaWestland

The AW119 Koala designation was first applied to a proposed 11-seat stretched version of the A109 in the 1970s,but this was never actually built. The design itself was derived from Agusta’s highly successful A109, but with only a single engine.

A key selling point is its wide-body fuselage, seating passengers three-abreast in the cabin. The actual cabin volume is approximately 30% greater than other helicopters in its class. The A119 allowing for two litters and medical attendants to be carried in the medevac role, whereas most similar-sized helicopters can only carry one.


AW119 Koala Specifications

-General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Capacity: 6-7 passengers
  • Length: 13.01 m (42 ft 8 in)
  • Rotor diameter: 10.83 m (35 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 3.77 m (12 ft 4 in)
  • Disc area: 92.1 m² (991 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 1,430 kg (3,152 lb)
  • Loaded weight: kg (lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 2,720 kg (5,997 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B-37A turboshaft, 747 kW (1,002 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 267 km/h (166 mph, 144 knots)
  • Ferry range: 991 km (618 miles, 535 nm)
  • Service ceiling: 6,096 m (20,000 ft)
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