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In-service airframes

Aerospatiale Dauphin 2 SA365N:

Aerospatiale has been successful in selling nearly 350 Dauphin 2 twin-turbine helicopters, mostly in the utility market. The craft is in commercial airline service with some operators, one of which is New York Helicopter. Seating nine to 13 passengers, the helicopter carries a useful load of 4,176 lbs., has a cruise speed of 158 kts. and a range of 490 nm.

Specifications

Dimensions:

Length 44 ft. 2 in.

Span (main rotor) 39 ft. 1 in.

Height 13 ft. 2 in.

Width 6 ft. 6 in.

Cabin length 13 ft. 6 in.

Cabin width 6 ft. 2 in.

Seats 9-13

Weights:

Maximum weight 8,818 lb.

Empty weight 4,700 lb.

Engines:

Two Turbomeca Arrial 1 C, 700 shp ea.

Performance:

Range 490 nm

Useful load 4,176 lb.

Cruise speed 158 kts.

Service ceiling 15,000 ft.

Unpressurized

Price: $1.72 million

Deliveries: 206

Orders: 130

Aerospatiale Super Puma AS332:

The Aerospatiale Super Puma is in commercial operations with various operators in Europe. The craft has two civil versions, the C and the L. The C version, which is being phased out of production, has a range of 348 nm and a cruise speed of 151 kts. The L is a stretched version of the C seating up to 20 passengers in a civil version. The craft has a range of 459 nm and a cruise speed of 144 kts.

Specifications (AS332 L)

Dimensions:

Length 61 ft. 4 in.

Span (main rotor) 51 ft. 2 in.

Height 16 ft. 4 in.

Width 9 ft. 8 in.

Cabin length 22 ft. 3 in.

Cabin width 6 ft.

Cabin height 5 ft. 1 in.

Seats (29 in. pitch) 20

Weights:

Maximum weight 18,960 lb.

Empty weight 9,560 lb.

Engines:

Two Turbomeca Makilas 1A, 1,755 shp ea.

Performance:

Range 459 nm

Useful load 9,400 lb.

Cruise speed 144 kts.

Service ceiling 13,780 ft.

Unpressurized

Price: $4.15 million

Deliveries: 122

Orders: 108

Bell 222:

A multi-use helicopter, the Bell 222 seats six in the basic version and eight to nine in the utility version for commuter-level operations. Cruise speed is approximately 140 kts. and the maximum payload range is 344 nm.

Specifications (222UT)

Dimensions:

Length 36 ft. 6 in.

Span (main rotor) 42 ft.

Height 12 ft.

Cabin length 16 ft.

Seats 6-9

Weights:

Maximum takeoff weight 8,250 lb.

Empty weight 4,874 lb.

Engines:

Lycoming LTS101-750C-1 Twin, 653 shp ea.

Performance:

Maximum range 415 nm

Cruise speed 134 kts.

Unpressurized

Price: $1.175 million

Beech 1900:

Beech's production of the 1900 airliner continues at a moderate pace. As of Sept. 30, 47 airplanes had been delivered. Deliveries to five airlines are scheduled in 1986 (Beech does not report order book details). The aircraft seats 19 passengers, has a maximum payload range of 750 nm and cruising speed of 256 kts., and sells for $3.055 million fully equipped.

Specifications

Dimensions:

Length 57 ft. 10 in.

Span 54 ft. 6 in.

Height 14 ft. 11 in.

Cabin length 39 ft. 5 in.

Cabin width 4 ft. 5 in.

Cabin height 4 ft. 8 in.

Seats (30 in. pitch) 19

Weights:

Maximum takeoff weight 16,600 lb.

Maximum zero fuel weight 14,000 lb.

Empty weight 8,700 lb.

Engines:

Two Pratt & Whitney of Canada PT6A-65B engines, 1,100 shp ea. with Hartzell 4 bladed, 109.5 in. dia. propellers.

Performance:

Maximum range 950 nm

Maximum payload range 750 nm

Cruise speed 256 kts.

TO field length, max. load (SL,ISA) 3,800 ft.

Service ceiling 25,000 ft.

Pressurized

Price: $3.055 million

Deliveries: 47

Beech C99:

The Beech C99, an updated version of Beech's 99 aircraft, rolled out in July 1981. The transport has been re-engined with Pratt & Whitney PT6A-36 engines. It now has a maximum range of 891 nm, a maximum payload range of 744 nm, a cruise speed of 248 kts. and seats 15 passengers.

Specifications

Dimensions:

Length 44 ft. 7 in.

Span 45 ft. 11 in.

Height 14 ft. 4 in.

Cabin length 18 ft. 8 in.

Cabin width 4 ft. 7 in.

Cabin height 4 ft. 9 in.

Seats (28 in. pitch) 15

Weights:

Maximum takeoff weight 11,300 lb.

Empty weight 6,124 lb.

Engines:

Two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-36 engines, 715 shp ea. with Hartzell 3 bladed, 93.4 in. dia. propellers.

Performance:

Maximum range 891 nm

Maximum payload range 744 nm

Cruise speed 248 kts.

TO field length, max. load (SL,ISA) 3,700 ft.

Service ceiling 25,000 ft.

Unpressurized

Price: $1.869 million

Deliveries: 64

Boeing Vertol 234:

The 44-passenger Boeing Vertol Model 234 is a long-range helicopter used mostly for off-shore operations. The aircraft is in commercial airline service with a few operators including British Airways. Two Avco Lycoming AL5512 engines power the helicopter giving it a cruise speed of 145 kts. and a maximum payload range of 574 nm.

Specifications

Dimensions:

Length 99 ft.

Span (main rotor) 60 ft.

Height 18 ft. 6 in.

Cabin length 30 ft. 2 in.

Cabin width 7 ft. 5 in.

Cabin height 6 ft. 5 in.

Seats 44

Weights:

Maximum takeoff weight 48,500 lb.

Empty weight 25,900 lb.

Engines:

Two Avco Lycoming AL5512 engines with 4,075 takeoff shp. …

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