Air International 2019-01
D.Marcellino - AW169 in Italy /Parapublic/
Airgreen AW169 I-ROBS flying in the high mountains of its typical daily operating environment.
Winching a rescuer and stretcher. Note the large sliding door that allows the stretcher to be brought into the cabin while the helicopter flies away, and the seated position of the helicopter technician, with his feet on the footboard.
In winching operations at high altitude in very cold temperatures, the AW169 gives the pilot plenty of confidence in maintaining its position even when operating with a single engine at heavy weight.
A HEMS crew. From left to right: a doctor from 118 Piedmont Health Service, a rescuer from CNSAS, a pilot from Airgreen, a helicopter technician from Airgreen and a paramedic from 118 Piedmont.
A view of the passenger cabin in fully equipped HEMS configuration. On the left are the two front seats, at centre the stretcher, and the on right the two rear seats, with the stretcher in between.
The cockpit features three large displays and, below, the two touchscreen displays, designed to provide an intuitive working environment for pilots..
A close-up on a display showing an image in synthetic vision, which in conjunction with the helicopter terrain awareness warning system aids the pilot's situational awareness.
The pilot can manage the touchscreen displays on the integrated display control unit by using a button on the cyclic pitch control.