MD Helicopters MD 500E

  • Summary
  • Performance
  • Weights
  • Dimensions
  • Engine
  • Avionics
  • Cabin
  • Other
  • Warranty
Aircraft Type
MD 500E
Base Aircraft Price (USD)
$ 2,750,000Show price
Direct Operating Cost
$ 398
DOC / nm
$ 2.95
DOC / nm / Seat
$ 0.74
Max Cruise Speed (ktas)
135
Max Range (nm)
258
Useful Load (lbs)
1483
Total Seats
4
Cockpit
2
Standard Cabin Seats
2
Max Cabin Seats
3
Min Crew
1
Flight Deck (Base Spec)
Gyro / Analog
Flight Rules
VFR
Certification
FAA / EASA
OEM Verification
Un-Verified

The MD 500E® helicopter delivers the highest speed, payload and productivity in its class. With a five-bladed main rotor and your choice of a 420-shp Rolls-Royce 250-C20B or 450-shp Rolls-Royce 250-C20R turbine engine, the MD 500E offers unparalleled versatility for the broadest range of customer-defined missions.

 

The capability and sophistication of the MD 500E belies its low price and basic equipment level. The large, flat floor provides plenty of room for cargo, and the useful internal load of 1,519 pounds (689 kg) is ideally suited for most utility operations. Delivering high speed, payload and productivity with low direct operating cost, the MD 500E is equally as impressive for its responsive agility and reliability.

 

HIGH SPEED. GREATER VISIBILITY. RELIABLE.

Like others in the MD 500 Series, the MD 500E features ample cabin space for up to five with unsurpassed visibility. Proven reliability of the derated turbine engine, fail-safe design and a worldwide network of factory-authorized service centers assure customer satisfaction.