Airbus H145 gross weight increase
Airbus Helicopters has introduced an optional 3,800kg Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) for the H145 which enables operators to take off with up to 100kg more useful load. The increase is linked to a temporary restricted flight envelope until 100kg of fuel has been consumed, approximately twenty minutes after takeoff, and requires logging of AGW times ‘with a slight impact on direct maintenance costs,’ the manufacturer says.
Axel Humpert, Airbus Helicopters’ Head of H145 Programme said, “The new AGW is a significant increase for a light-twin helicopter… offering the possibility to carry, for example, more fuel, mission equipment or passengers.”
With a hike in AGW to 3.8 tonnes, the H145’s useful goes up by 100kg