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Multi Engine Turbine Helicopter Comparisons

Trying to decide on what helicopter to buy or wondering if that machine you're considering is actually the best choice ? The charts below (WORK IN PROGRESS) compare similar multi engine turbine helicopters' performance and costs. Most information is from the manufacturers . Please e-mail me if you disagree with any information provided and I will review it ... DO NOT USE THE INFORMATION BELOW FOR PLANNING PURPOSES - LOOK AT THE CHARTS AND DO YOUR OWN CALCULATIONS

Multi Engine Turbine Helicopters Base Price NewDirect Operating Cost / HrM.A.U.W.Empty WeightUseful LoadMax Sling LoadMax Range **Fast CruiseHOGE ceiling ISA
AS 355 NP$3.5 million$ 5732 lbs3285 lbs2447 lbs2000 lbs385 nm120 knots7180 ft
MD 902$6 million$ 660 (2007)6250 lbs3375 lbs2875 lbs3000 lbs257 nm134 knots10400 ft
EC 135 P2i / T2i$6 million$ 6415 lbs3208 lbs3208 lbs lbs340 nm140 knots6600 ft
A109 Grand$6 million$ 6614 lbs3510 lbs3104 lbs2005 lbs356 nm154 knots10 000 ft
Bell 429$6 million$ 6930 lbs4290 lbs2640 lbs2200 lbs350 nm142 knots8000 ft
EC 145$7.5 million$ 7904 lbs3977 lbs3927 lbs3307 lbs370 nm133 knots2530 ft
Bell 430 (Wheels)$8 million$ 9300 lbs5364 lbs3936 lbs2800 lbs275 nm143 knots6200 ft
EC 155B1$9.5 million$ 10846 lbs5774 lbs5072 lbs3527 lbs427 nm143 knotsNot at MAUW
S-76C++$10 million$ 11700 lbs7005 lbs4695 lbs3300 lbs380 nm155 knots3300 ft
Bell 412 EP$8 million$ 11900 lbs6863 lbs5037 lbs4500 lbs402 nm120 knots5200 ft
AW 169$10000 lbs(est)145 knots
AW 139$13 million$14110 lbs7985 lbs6125 lbs5500 lbs437 nm167 knots5500 ft
AW 189$18000 lbs(est)145 knots
Bell 525$18000 lbs(est) lbs lbs lbs500 nm150 knots ft
EC 175$ million$ 17196 lbs10150 lbs7046 lbslbsnmknots6000 ft(est)
AS 332 L1$15mil$18960 lbs9920 lbs9040 lbs9920 lbs454 nm141 knots7546 ft
AS 332 L2$16mil$20502 lbs10410 lbs10092 lbs11020 lbs447 nm150 knots6430 ft
EC 225$17mil$24251 lbs11587 lbs12664 lbs11020 lbs443 nm141 knots1510 ft
S-92$20mil$26500 lbs16875 lbs9625 lbs10000 lbs600 nm153 knots7000 ft
AW 101$30mil$34392 lbs lbs lbs lbs540 nm150 knots ft

Notes:

  • Base selling price is estimated and actual price will depend on configuration, dealer and other factors.
  • Stated operating costs are generally less than actual operating costs. Figures are highly estimated, based on manufacturer's data when available.
  • M.A.U.W. is max all up weight, internal.
  • External load figures are the lowest of : a. Hook rating or b. Useful load (external load limits) less 500-800 lbs (pilot and 300-600 lbs of fuel, depending on consumption).
  • ** Range figures are at economical cruise speed, sea level, ISA, standard tanks, NO RESERVE.
  • HOGE (hover out of ground effect) figures are at Max internal weight, ISA, take off power.

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