The Agusta AW109 is a light weight, twin engine, eight seat, multipurpose helicopter. The AW109 has the capacity for one or two pilots and six to seven passengers. The empty weight is 3461 lb (2000 kg) and the maximum takeoff weight is 6283 lb (2850 kg). The maximum speed is 177 mph (154 knots, 285 km/h). The A109C variant is an eight-seat civil version powered by two Allison 250-C20R-1 turboshaft engines.