X-Trident AW109SP for X-Plane 11 and 12

Three years after the release of their latest helicopter -- the CH-47 for X-Plane -- X-Trident is back with a new release for both version 11 and 12 of X-Plane.

X-Trident AW109SP for X-Plane 11 and 12

The new project is the result of a very long research and development cycle and X-Trident welsome us "to a new era of Helicopter Simulation".

The company doesn't say a lot more about their release. In fact, they let the rather long features list do all the talking.

X-Trident AW109SP for X-Plane 11 and 12X-Trident AW109SP for X-Plane 11 and 12

Considering all the previous products that X-Plane has given us, this should be another interesting product.

Official features list

3D Model

  • Accurate modeling of both interior and exterior
  • Detailed and fully articulated rotor head
  • Per-livery configurable accessories (antennas, camera, step)
  • Fully animated cockpit elements (all switches, knobs, buttons, circuit breakers and controls)
  • Separate controls for console, pedestal and overhead lights (with night and day mode)
  • Separate controls for position, anti-collision, taxi, landing and search lights
  • Animated doors

Instruments and controls

  • Full digital instrument panel (3D cockpit and popup mode)
  • dual EDU (with standard and reversionary mode)
  • dual RTU
  • mission display (currently implemented functions: digital map and front facing camera view)
  • four EFIS (two PDF, two ND) – Synthetic vision for PFD, relative
  • elevation map for ND, with country borders, airspace, airways, traffic (obstacles require user provide database examples for UK and US-NY provided)
  • standby instrument advanced weather radar available as free download for Windows and Linux
  • Dual audio control panel
  • Functional circuit braker panel, fuel management panel, overhead panel, pedestal panel
  • Functional switches, and buttons on cyclic and collective grips
  • Aural warning system (incl. TAWS and TCAS)
  • Crew alerting system for EDU and EFIS


  • Four channels autopilot with ILS and RNAV capabilities
  • SAS, ATT and all upper modes selectable
  • Flight planning using AIRAC procedures (user updatable)
  • Custom FADEC with fully automatic engine start sequence (manual start possible)
  • OEI training mode
  • Engine load sharing with selectable Torque or TOT priority
  • Torque limiter and power limiter
  • Auto hovering and auto take off (Transition Up mode)

Flight model

  • Realistic performances across most of the envelope (mercilessly tested by three real-life pilots AND X-Plane simmers)
  • Autorotation
  • VRS (native in XP11, custom implementation in XP12)


  • Four liveries provided
  • Paint kit available as free download
  • Quick guide (pdf)
  • Tutorials (pdf)
  • Checklist (pdf)
  • Manufacturer’s quick reference videos for EFIS apply almost 1:1 for supported functions.

You can purchase the X-Trident AW109SP for X-Plane 11 and 12 at the .org.