Leonardo Helicopters GrandNew: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Leonardo Helicopters GrandNew is a variant of the AW109. Leonardo Helicopters (formerly AgustaWestland) also market the AW109 Power and AW109 Trekker as separate helicopters.

Missions: Airborne Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Executive, Airline, EMS

First delivery:  1971 (as the Agusta A109)

Category:  Twin Engine

List price: $6.3m


Maximum speed (Vne): 154 kts 285 km/hr

Long Range Cruise Speed Range: 521 nm/964 km (no reserve)


Maximum takeoff gross weight: 6,283 lb 2,850 kg

Empty weight: 3,461 lb 2,000 kg

Passengers (crew):  up to 7 (2 pilots)

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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