G-HCOM is an A109SP (Grand New) and the latest addition to the Apollo Air fleet – The GrandNew is the next generation of the proven Agusta 109 Grand platform, with a new digital glass-cockpit and a composite material fuselage. The new 4-axis digital duplex autopilot provide the pilots with situational awareness and flight management capabilities never achieved before on the light twin class. Designed using the latest technology, the GrandNew offers high performance capabilities, a large luxurious cabin and low environmental footprint. With a cruise speed in excess of 150kts the Grand New will get you there on time, every time.
Twin Engine – Required for public transport in poor weather and at night.
IFR – Able to fly in poor weather and operate in and above the cloud layer with only one pilot (SPIFR)
With an endurance of approximately 2.5 hours (depending on configuration and passenger load) the A109 offers a very impressive 400+nm range.
The A109 is the Ferrari of the sky’s, with a cruise speed of approximately 150kts (in excess of 175MPH) the 109 will get you where you need to be quicker than almost any other civilian helicopters.