AgustaWestland AW119 Koala

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The AgustaWestland AW119 Koala, produced by AgustaWestland since 2016, is an eight-seat utility helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine produced for the civil market. Introduced as the Agusta A119 Koala prior to the Agusta-Westland merger, it is targeted at operators favoring lower running costs of a single-engine aircraft over redundancy of a twin.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • A119: Designation for the original production version.
  • AW119: Designation for the A119 following the merger of Agusta and Westland Helicopters.
  • AW119 MkII: Improved version, featuring redesigned rotors, greater payload, and better fuel efficiency; maximum take-off weight: 2,850 kg (6,283 lb).
    • AW119 Ke: Improved version, featuring redesigned rotors, greater payload, and better fuel efficiency.
    • AW119 KXe: Successor to the Ke model, produced in Philadelphia, USA and Hyderabad, India.
  • TH-73A Thrasher: Military training variant, selected by the US Navy on January 13th 2020 to replace its fleet of TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopters. Its first flight was made on December 20th 2018.

Users[edit | edit source]

  • Algeria
    • Algerian Air Force
  • Australia
    • Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
  • Bangladesh
    • Bangladesh Air Force
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
    • Helicopter Service of Republika Srpska
  • Brazil
    • State of Goiás
    • State of Santa Catarina
    • State of Rio Grande de Sul
  • Ecuador
    • Ecuadorian Air Force
  • Finland
    • Finnish Border Guard
  • Israel
    • Israeli Air Force
  • Republic of Korea
    • National Police Agency
  • Latvia
    • State Border Guard
  • Malaysia
    • Weststar General Aviation
  • Mexico
    • Mexico State Government
  • Portugal
    • Portuguese Air Force
  • United States
    • New York Police Department - replaced by Bell 429
    • Phoenix Police Department
    • United States Navy
    • University of New Mexico Hospital Lifeguard Air Ambulance

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