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MD Helicopters MD500E: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

MD Helicopters MD500E: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The MD Helicopters MD500E has its origins in the Hughes 500 helicopter. Many of the smaller US police units will operate this helicopter in traffic control and aerial pursuit. MD Helicopters is a Lynn Tilton company based in the US.

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Leonardo Helicopters AW189: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Leonardo Helicopters AW189: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The AW189 is a 16 seat twin engine helicopter and in the 8 tonne class, designed for the offshore energy market but has many varied other uses. Competitors are the Eurocopter EC175, EC225 and Bell 525 Relentless.

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Sikorsky S-76D: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Sikorsky S-76D: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Sikorsky’s S‑76D is the newest variant of the S-76 Spirit family, the helicopter is capable of many different missions including: Airborne Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Offshore, Executive, Airline and EMS.

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Bell 525 Relentless: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Bell 525 Relentless: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Bell 525 Relentless is the company’s newest helicopter, capable of carrying up to 16 passengers and travelling 400 nautical miles.

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Airbus Helicopters AS355 NP Twin Squirrel: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Airbus Helicopters AS355 NP Twin Squirrel: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Eurocopter AS355 Twin Squirrel can be used for airborne law enforcement, search and rescue, offshore, executive and EMS.

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Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The AS350 B3e is currently the most up to date variant of the AS350 Ecureull (Squirrel) helicopter. In the USA it is marketed as the AS350 A-Star.

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Leonardo Helicopters AW169: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Leonardo Helicopters AW169: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The AW169 is a 10 seat medium sized twin engine helicopter and is in the same class as the Eurocopter SA365 Dauphin 2 or EC155. AgustaWestland’s AW169 can be used for a range of missions including: airborne law enforcement, search and rescue, offshore, executive and EMS.

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Bell 429: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Bell 429: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Bell 429 can be used for airborne law enforcement, search and rescue, offshore, executive and EMS missions. It is a larger cabin version of the Bell 427 helicopter. The Bell 429 can accommodate a stretcher and has the option of having rear clamshell doors.

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Bell 412: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Bell 412: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The Bell 412 is a derivative of the Bell 212, which is a civil version of the Bell UH-1 Huey. The newest civil variant is the Bell 412EP. Bells’ Bell 412 can be used for Airborne Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Offshore, Executive, Airline and EMS.

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Bell 206L4 LongRanger 4: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Bell 206L4 LongRanger 4: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Bell’s 206L4 LongRanger 4 can be used for a wide range of missions including Airborne Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Offshore, Executive, Airline and EMS. The Bell 206L4 LongRanger is currently the most up to date variant of the Bell 206 helicopter. The LongRanger is itself a larger cabin variant of the Bell 206 JetRanger.

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