Robinson 44 Raven – 1 Pilot – 3 Passengers

Robinson’s R44 Raven Series Helicopters provide excellent reliability, responsive handling, and altitude performance, making the R44 the ideal helicopter for private, business, and utility applications.

Engine Lycoming O-540, six cylinder, carbureted Lycoming IO-540, six cylinder, fuel injected
Horsepower Derated to 225 for takeoff and 205 continuous Derated to 245 for takeoff and 205 continuous
Max Gross Weight 2400 lb (1089 kg) 2500 lb (1134 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight
(including oil & std avionics)
1445 lb (655 kg) 1500 lb (680 kg)
Standard Fuel (29.5 gal) 177 lb (80 kg) 177 lb (80 kg)
Auxiliary Fuel (17.0 gal) 102 lb (46 kg) 102 lb (46 kg)
Pilot, Passengers and Baggage
with Standard Fuel
778 lb (353 kg) 823 lb (373 kg)
Cruise Speed* up to 113 kts (130 mph) up to 116 kts (134 mph)
Maximum Range (no reserve)* approx 300 nm (350 sm) approx 300 nm (350 sm)
Hover Ceiling IGE 6400 ft @ 2400 lb 8950 ft @ 2500 lb
Hover Ceiling OGE 4000 ft @ 2300 lb 7500 ft @ 2300 lb
Rate of Climb over 1000 fpm over 1000 fpm
Maximum Operating Altitude 14,000 ft 14,000 ft
Electrical System 28 volt 28 volt

Robinson 66 Turbine – 1 Pilot – 4 Passengers

The Robinson R66 Turbine retains many of the design features of the R44, including a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic, and an open interior cabin configuration. Notable differences are the R66’s increased reserve power, improved altitude performance, fifth seat, and large baggage compartment. Popular upgrades including HID landing lights, leather seats, and a stereo audio control panel are standard in the R66.

Engine Rolls-Royce RR300 300 shp turboshaft; derated to 270 shp for takeoff and 224 shp continuous
Maximum Gross Weight 2700 lb (1225 kg)
Approximate Empty Weight
(including oil & std avionics)
1280 lb (581 kg)
Fuel Capacity (73.6 gal) 493 lb (224 kg)
Pilot, Passengers and Baggage with Maximum Fuel 927 lb (420 kg)
Cruise Speed up to 125 kts (144 mph)
Maximum Range (no reserve) approx 350 nm (400 sm)
Hover Ceiling IGE at Maximum Gross Weight over 10,000 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE at Maximum Gross Weight over 10,000 ft
Rate of Climb over 1000 fpm
Maximum Operating Altitude 14,000 ft
Electrical System 28 volt

Bell 206 Jet Ranger – 1 Pilot – 4 Passengers

The Bell 206 JetRanger is a single-engine five-seat light utility helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Bell Helicopter Company, today Bell Helicopter Textron , since 1986 produced in Bells commercial helicopter plant in Mirabel, Quebec (Canada). The Bell 206 was also license-built in Italy by Agusta (Agusta-Bell 206).
Crew 1
Passengers 4
Propulsion 1 Turboshaft Engine
Engine Model Allison 250-C20B
Engine Power 313 kW 420 shp
Speed 241 km/h 130 kts
150 mph
Service Ceiling 6.096 m 20.000 ft
Range 693 km 374 NM
430 mi.
Empty Weight 730 kg 1.609 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight 1.451 kg 3.200 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail) 2/2
Main Rotor Diameter 10,15 m 33 ft 4 in
Tail Rotor Diameter 1,58 m 5 ft 2 in
Rotor Disc Area 80,9 m² 871 ft²
Length (Fuselage) 9,89 m 32 ft 5 in
Length 11,96 m 39 ft 3 in
Height 2,91 m 9 ft 7 in
First Flight 10.01.1966
Production Status in production
ICAO Code B06
other TCDS TC Canada H-92
Data for (Version) Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Variants Bell 206A, 206A-1, 206B, 206B-2, 206B-3, Agusta-Bell 206A, 206A-1, 206B

Bell 206 Long Ranger – 1 Pilot – 5 Passengers, 6 if one is a child

Whether for corporate transport, HEMS, support for energy or parapublic operators, the Bell 206L4 has what it takes to accomplish the mission. Featuring a high-inertia two-bladed rotor system, and patented suspension system that delivers a smooth ride. The Bell 206L4 can comfortably hold up to six passengers and one pilot.

SPEEDS at max gross wt
VNE 130 kts 241 km/h
Max Cruise 125+ kts 232+ km/h
Range at VLRC* 325 nm 602 km
Max Endurance* 3.7 hrs
Standard Seating 1+6
Maximum Seating 1+6
Standard Fuel 111 US gal 419 litres
Cabin Volume** 80 ft³ 2.3 m³
Aft (Baggage) Compartment Volume 16 ft³ 0.45 m³
Empty Weight (Base Aircraft) 2,331 lbs 1,057 kg
Max Gross Weight (Internal) 4,450 lbs 2,018 kg
Max Gross Weight (External Load) 4,550 lbs 2,064 kg
Useful Load (Internal, Base Aircraft) 2,119 lbs 961 kg
Cargo Hook Capity 2,000 lbs 907 kg
*Max GW, ISA, Std fuel – no reserves at sea level

**Does not include copilot volume of 20 ft³/0.6 m³

Bell 407 – 1 Pilot – 6 Passengers

The Bell 407GXP integrates reliability, speed, performance and maneuverability with a cabin configurable for an array of missions and payloads. Its Rolls-Royce 250-C47B/8 turbine FADEC engine delivers exceptional hot and high performance with the ability to cruise at 133 kts/246 km/h. Its spacious cabin has five club-passenger seats with an additional passenger seat in the cockpit in single pilot operations. For added passenger comfort, the Bell 407GXP also provides a very quiet and smooth ride in virtually all weather conditions.

SPEEDS at max gross wt
VNE 140 kts 259 km/h
Max Cruise 133 kts 246 km/h
Range at VLRC* 337 nm 624 km
Max Endurance* 4.0 hrs
Standard Seating 1+6
Maximum Seating 1+6
Standard Fuel 127.8 US gal 438.8 litres
Aux Fuel 19 US gal 71.9 liters
Cabin Volume** 85 ft³ 2.4 m³
Baggage Compartment Volume 16 ft³ 0.5 m³
Empty Weight (Base 407GXP Aircraft) 2,692 lbs 1,221 kg
Max Gross Weight (Internal) 5,000 lbs 2,268 kg
Max Gross Weight (Internal) 5,250 lbs 2,381 kg
Max Gross Weight (External Load) 6,000 lbs 2,722 kg
Useful Load (Internal, Standard, Base 407GXP) 2,308 lbs 1,047 kg
Useful Load (Internal, Optional, Base 407GXP) 2,558 lbs 1,160 kg
Cargo Hook Capity 2,646 lbs 1,200 kg
*Std Max GW, ISA, Std fuel – no reserves at sea level

**Does not include copilot volume of 20 ft³/0.6 m³

Bell 430 – 2 Pilots, Twin-Engine – 6 Passengers

The Bell 430 is an American twin-engine light-medium helicopter built by Bell Helicopter. It is a stretched and more powerful development of the Bell 230, which, in turn, was based on the earlier Bell 222. Wikipedia

The Bell 430 features several significant improvements over the 230, the most significant of these being the new four-blade, bearingless, hingeless, composite main rotor. Although both the 230 and 430 are powered by Rolls-Royce (Allison) 250 turboshaft engines, the 430’s engines are 10% more powerful. Other changes include the 1 ft 6 in (46 cm) stretched fuselage, providing for two extra seats, an optional EFIS flight deck, and a choice of either skids or retractable wheeled undercarriage.

Maximum external load capacity is 3,500 lb (1,585 kg).

Range: 373 mi
Top speed: 162 mph
Cruise speed: 159 mph
Wingspan: 42? 0?
Length: 50?
Weight: 5,304 lbs

Engine type: Allison Model 250

Airbus H125 – 1 Pilot – 5 Passengers, 6 if one is a child

The H125 (formerly known as AS350) AStar is a single-engine workhorse with the best performance in its category. Built and certified in the United States, this cost-effective helicopter accommodates five to six passengers in all forward-facing seats. High performance, enhanced maneuverability and reduced pilot workload make Airbus Helicopters, Inc.’s H125 the preferred rotary-wing aircraft for a growing number of U.S. civilian users, air medical services and law enforcement agencies. The H125 offers fast cruise speeds, 30 minute take-off power, long engine TBOs (6,000 hours mature) and low DMCs.

Max weight: 5,225 lbs.      Capacity: 1 pilot + 5/6 passengers
Powerplant: 1 Turbomeca Arriel 2D        Fast cruise: 137 kts.
Empty weight of standard aircraft: 2,816 lbs.

Maximum takeoff weight: 5,225 lbs.    Useful load: 2,409 lbs.

Usable fuel capacity (standard tank): 143 gal.

Powerplant: 1 Turbomeca Arriel 2D

Cabin volume: 105.94 cu. ft.

Baggage compartment volume: 35.3 cu.ft.

Standard seating capacity: 1+5

Never exceed speed: 155 kts.    Fast cruise speed: 133 kts.

Maximum range (with no reserves): 336 nm.

“For those who love flying, the ability of the helicopter to hover and move in any direction from the hover with complete control gives a thrill and fascination that is not found in any other form of powered flight.” ~Fay, John (1976), The Helicopter, History, Piloting and How it Flies, publisher: David & Charles, page 106.”

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