The AgustaWestland AW109A is a twin-engine light utility helicopter, produced by AgustaWestland of Italy. The A109A is the initial production model, powered by two Allison Model 250-C20 turboshaft engines. The A109A can be configured in 4 or 5-seat VIP layouts, or can accommodate up to 6 passengers, with a forward-facing bench seat in the rear and a forward- or backward-facing bench seat in the front. The A109A is well suited for passengers/VIP transportation, freight-carrying, emergency medical services, and search and rescue operations. The A109A was superseded by the upgraded A109A Mk II, featuring upgraded transmission and 450shp Allison 250 C20R/1 engines.
The average hourly rental rate of the AW109-A is around 1,400 USD per hour.