How far can we fly?
The maximum range of the AW109 variant equates to around 400 miles (London to Aberdeen) whilst the A119KX variant can reach Cape Wrath on the northern Scottish coastline.
How fast do the aircraft fly?
Typical cruise speeds are around 165 mph which equate to the following approximate flight times.
- London to Lake District - 1hr 30 min
- London to Salcombe – 1hr 5 mins
- London to Southwold – 40 mins
- London to Edinburgh - 2hr
Fleet information is detailed below. Please get in touch via 'contact us' or 'WhatsApp' and our team will provide any further information about our helicopters you may require, including further specifications, certificates and maintenance history.
AW109 (Thunder 1)
Thunder 1 (AW109) was acquired brand new from Agusta in 2020 and is a master of style and performance featuring a streamlined, stylish shape and unrivalled elegance in its interior finishes, in addition to advanced avionics.
The GrandNew is a new top-of-the-range helicopter of the AW109 light twin helicopter family. It represents the continuous evolution of the original concept to provide modern solutions to meet market requirements in a multitude of applications. Positioned at the upper end of the light twin CS/FAR 27 segment (3,175 kg – 7,000 lb), the GrandNew features high performance capabilities, providing levels of cabin space and payload previously available only on intermediate category helicopters, whilst retaining attractive economics typical of the light twin category.
The GrandNew’s spacious, unobstructed passenger cabin (2.30 m – 7 ft 7 in max length) is easily accessible through large sliding cabin doors (1.40 m – 4 ft 7 in), one on each side of the fuselage. A comprehensive selection of interiors and mission equipment makes the GrandNew a suitable platform for a multitude of roles, including Executive/VIP transportation, EMS, Law Enforcement, Offshore and various Utility operations.
The GrandNew’s 815 shp new generation Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207C turbo-shaft engines with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) ensure outstanding performance capabilities both hovering and in flight, including full Cat. A/Class 1 capability, whilst retaining low fuel burn characteristics. The payload/range characteristics and the very high cruise speed give the GrandNew capabilities which are unique in its category.
The new glass-cockpit with a redesigned layout provides excellent visibility and an ergonomic working space for the pilots. The new full digital, scalable avionic system incorporates the Cobham’s 3D Synthetic Vision EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrument System) with FMS (Flight Management System), HTAWS (Helicopter Terrain Awareness Warning System), HITS (Highway In The Sky) and flight recording embedded functions to deliver ultimate situational awareness and cutting edge automated flight management capabilities. State-of-the-art digital avionics for single/dual pilot IFR operation and a four-axis dual duplex digital autopilot coupled with a Flight Director are typical features of the helicopter which maximise safety of operations and ensure a low pilot workload. A new Radio Management System (RMS) permits the centralized management of radio communication and navigation systems of the helicopter while the Integrated Display System (IDS) provides aircraft/engine data monitoring, crew alert and maintenance data pages.
WEIGHT (MGW) INTERNAL LOADS
3,175 KG - 7,000 LB
WEIGHT (MGW) EXTERNAL LOADS
3,200 KG - 7,055 LB
12.96 M - 42 FT 06 IN *ROTORS TURNING
3.40 M - 11 FT 02 IN
MAX ENDURANCE (5,000 FT, ISA, MGW)*
4 H 22 MIN *WITH AUXILIARY FUEL TANKS - NO RESERVE
AW119KX (Thunder 2, 3 & 4)
These helicopters were acquired brand new from Agusta in 2020 alongside our AW109. The AW119KX is the fastest and most powerful single-engine helicopter with a unique combination of cost-effectiveness, high speed and flexibility. With its spacious, comfortable and elegantly appointed cabin, tailored to customer requirements, the AW119KX offers more room than any other single-engine helicopter on the market, and can comfortably accommodate up to six passengers, who benefit from a large, separate baggage compartment. In addition to market leading safety features, the speed and range envelope of the AW119KX out perform any other machine in its class.
The AW119KX allies exceptional on-board technology with excellent flying qualities and best-in-class levels of safety typical of light twin category helicopters. The Garmin G1000H VFR glass cockpit enhances situational awareness allowing the pilot to benefit from HTAWS (Helicopter Terrain and Warning System) information displayed onto both of the AW119KX’s large display units. This feature allows pilots to operate with enhanced levels of safety in reduced visibility and challenging weather.
WEIGHTS (MGW) INTERNAL LOADS
2,850 KG - 6,283 LB
WEIGHTS (MGW) EXTERNAL LOADS
3,150 KG - 6,945 LB
12.92 M 42 FT 05 IN *ROTORS TURNING
3.60 M - 11 FT 10 IN
MAXIMUM ENDURANCE (@5,000 FT, ISA, MGW)*
5 HR 16 MIN *WITH AUXILIARY FUEL TANKS - NO RESERVE