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Leonardo AW139 Enters BlueRoom

Updated: Aug 28, 2023



Overview

The Leonardo AW139 is a state-of-the-art multi-mission helicopter, renowned for its flexibility, high performance, cutting-edge technologies, and exceptional safety features. As the best-selling twin-engine helicopter in its class, the AW139 has over 1,000 units in service worldwide.


With the ability to carry up to 15 passengers in a spacious cabin, the AW139 boasts the best power reserve in its class. It's part of the AWFamily of advanced rotorcraft, sharing common design philosophy, safety features, and high-performance flight characteristics.


Key Features
  • Power and Performance: Powered by 2 Pratt & Whitney PT6C-67C Turboshafts with FADEC, the AW139 offers a maximum cruise speed of 306 km/h and a maximum range of 1,187 km with auxiliary fuel tank.

  • Safety and Technology: The AW139 is equipped with state-of-the-art integrated avionics, a fully digital glass cockpit, and safety features like the Obstacle Proximity Lidar System (OPLS). Options for Full Ice Protection System (FIPS) and Limited Ice Protection System (LIPS) are available.

  • Exceptional Cabin Flexibility: The cabin can be adapted for various missions, including Search and Rescue (SAR) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS), accommodating up to four stretchers and five medical attendants.

  • Dimensions: Overall length of 16.66 m, height of 4.98 m, and rotor diameter of 13.8 m.


BlueRoom and AW139: A Perfect Synergy

Real Response's BlueRoom is at the forefront of mixed reality training, providing immersive experiences in simulated hazardous or hard-to-access environments. The AW139's versatile design and common use for aeromedical evacuation (AME) and Search and Rescue (SAR) make it an ideal candidate as the first civilian aircraft for integration with Blueroom.


Use Cases for BlueRoom and AW139
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Training: BlueRoom can simulate real-life medical emergencies within the AW139's cabin, allowing trainees to practice patient care and stretcher handling in a controlled environment.

  • Search and Rescue (SAR) Training: The AW139's SAR capabilities can be replicated in BlueRoom, offering realistic training scenarios for rescue missions, including navigation, communication, and equipment handling.

  • Security and Energy Services Training: BlueRoom can create custom scenarios tailored to the AW139's use in security patrols or energy services, enhancing the training experience for pilots and crew members.

Conclusion

The Leonardo AW139's advanced features and versatile design present significant opportunities for ground-based training through BlueRoom. Flight crews operating this aircraft can benefit from realistic, immersive training experiences tailored to their specific needs. We can see a lot of potential for integrating the AW139 with BlueRoom, enhancing the quality and effectiveness of training for civilian aviation. If you want to learn more about how BlueRoom can transform your training approach with the AW139, please contact us.



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