Small Helicopters that are Popular with Private Buyers
February 11, 2021
Air travel especially with helicopters is deemed a luxurious means. Some people make it even more luxurious by owning private helicopters. Helicopters are known to cost a fortune. Some of the small helicopters prevalent among private buyers include:
The Robinson R22 is a light utility helicopter which has a top speed of 180 km/h. The helicopter was designed in 1973 by Frank Robinson and is manufactured by the Robinson HelicopterCompany. The two-seater aircraft has a reciprocating engine and goes for about £270,000.
The Sikorsky S-76 is a chopper which is commonly bought by individuals. Currently, a unit of this aircraft goes for 12 million Euros. The 13-seat helicopter with a top speed of 287 km/h has an engine type called Allison Model 250. Notable features of this aircraft are the main and tail rotors, each with four blades, retractable landing gear and twin turboshaft engines.
The Bell 222/330 is a small American chopper manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It has a wingspan of 12 metres, length of 15 metres and has a speed of up to 240 km/h. This light helicopter uses a Lycoming LTS101 engine. It is used as an executive or a utility chopper. On 13th August 1976, it made its first flight.
This is a popular aircraft bought by individuals. Currently, a single unit costs £32,000,000. It weighs 7030 kilograms and can travel at a speed of up to 306 km/h. It has a Generic Electric T700 engine type manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. The helicopter has safety features such as engine burst containment, flaw tolerance and bird strike capability.
Eurocopter EC120 Colibri
This is a five-seat light utility helicopter with a single Turbomeca Arrius engine. It has a cruise speed of 200 km/h and a top speed of 280 km/h. The 9.6m long chopper is popular among private buyers and goes for €1.5 million as at 2013.