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MD Helicopters MD Explorer:

MD Helicopters MD Explorer:

MD Helicopters MD Explorer is the largest aircraft built by the US based company. The light utility twin helicopter was designed in the 1990s by the McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems. The helicopter was originally built as the MD900 Explorer and

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A guide to the 4 major helicopter manufacturers

A guide to the 4 major helicopter manufacturers

A quick look at the four major Helicopter manufacturers that Helicopter Investor cover. Airbus Helicopters Headquarters: Marseille Provence Airport Head of company: Guillaume Faury Although it was known as Eurocopter up until 2014, Airbus Helicopters has a long and various

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Airbus Helicopters AS332 C1e: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Airbus Helicopters AS332 C1e: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The AS332 C1e Super Puma helicopter was unveiled at Heli-Expo 2014. The AS332 C1e Super Puma can also be operated as a VIP transport carrying eight to 12 passengers with two pilots. The AS332 C1e Super Puma has a number

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PZL-Swidnik W-3A Sokol: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

PZL-Swidnik W-3A Sokol: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The PZL-Swidnik W-3A Sokol is a multi-purpose, twin engine helicopter, built by PZL-Swidnik (now AgustaWestland Swidnik) in Poland. The helicopter was primarily built for the Polish military but has been more recently used for fire-fighting. Sokol is the Polish word

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Boeing Model 107: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Boeing Model 107: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Boeing Model 107 is the civilian variant of the CH-46 Sea Knight military helicopter used by the US Navy and US Marines. The helicopter was retired from military service in 2004. The Boeing Model 107 is a twin engined

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Russian Helicopter Ka-32: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Russian Helicopter Ka-32: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The civilian Ka-32 is based on the Ka-27 ‘Helix’ helicopter built for the Russian military. The most common version seen in Europe will be the Ka-32A11BC used for fire-fighting using an external Bambi bucket in Spain and Portugal. Being a

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Bell 412EPI: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Bell 412EPI: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Bell 412EPI is the newest civil version of the Bell 412. The 412EPI is fitted with a modern glass cockpit. Missions: Oil & Gas, Offshore, VIP/Corporate First delivery: 2013 World fleet: Over 850 (all variants) Category: Twin Engine Performance

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Airbus Helicopters AS365 N3+: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Airbus Helicopters AS365 N3+: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Dauphin family of helicopters has been in production since 1975. The Airbus Helicopters AS365 N3+ is the latest version of the Dauphin still  in production.  The EC155 is effectively the AS365 N4 before it was re-designated. The company developed

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Leonardo Helicopters AW119Kx: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Leonardo Helicopters AW119Kx: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The AW119Kx is an upgraded variant of the AW119Ke helicopter. The AW119Kx traces its heritage back to the AW119 Koala. Missions: Airborne Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, VIP/Corporate, EMS Category: Single Engine Performance Maximum speed (Vne): 152 kts 282 km/hr

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MD Helicopters MD600N: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

MD Helicopters MD600N: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The MD Helicopters MD 600N is a light utility civilian helicopter. It is stretched version of the MD520N and carries a total of eight people. Like the MD520N, the MD600N has no tail rotor (NOTAR). The MD600N made its first

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