Compare Airbus Helicopters H135 vs Bell 429 GlobalRanger vs MD Helicopters MD 902 Exlplorer

Airbus Helicopters H135
Bell 429 GlobalRanger
MD Helicopters MD 902 Exlplorer
ManufacturerAirbus HelicoptersBellMD Helicotpers
Aircraft TypeH135429 GlobalRangerMD 902 Exlplorer
Base Aircraft Price (USD)$6,150,000$7,500,000 $7,250,000
Direct Operating Cost$ 861$ 931$ 988
DOC / nm$ 6.33$ 6.29$ 7.54
DOC / nm / Seat$ 0.79$ 0.79$ 0.94
Max Cruise Speed (ktas)136148131
Max Range (nm)342365317
Useful Load (lbs)312425353125
Total Seats988
Cockpit222
Standard Cabin Seats766
Max Cabin Seats766
Min Crew111
Flight Deck (Base Spec)HelionixBell BasiX-ProGarmin G500H
Flight RulesIFRIFRVFR
CertificationFAA / EASAFAA / EASAFAA / EASA
OEM VerificationUn-VerifiedVERIFIEDUn-Verified
Weights
MTOW (lbs)657070006500
MTOW External Load (lbs)657080006900
Max External Load (lbs)264630003000
BEW (lbs)344644653375
Useful Load (lbs)312425353125
Fuel Capacity (lbs)111014531065
Useful Load Max Fuel (lbs)201410822151
Dimensions
Rotor Diameter (ft)343633.9
Width (ft)-26.37-
Overall Height (ft)12.613.2512
Length (ft)33.54340.6
Cabin Height (ft)-4-
Cabin Width (ft)-5-
Cabin Length (ft)-6.58-
Cabin Volume (cu. ft)173130-
Baggage Volume Ext. (cu. ft)-74-
Engine
No. of Engines222
ManufacturerAirbus HelicoptersBellMD Helicotpers
ModelArrius 2B2+PW207D1PW207E
Horsepower6601100710
FADECYesYesNo
TBO (hrs)400040004000
Fuel TypeJetFuelJetFuelJetFuel
Fuel Capacity (gal)-216.9159
Fuel Burn (gph)-7665
Avionics
Flight DeckHelionixBell BasiX-ProGarmin G500H
Flight RulesIFRIFRVFR
Standby InstrumentDigital--
FMS-1-
Autopilot3-Axis1 x 3-Axis-
PFD211
MFD-11
GPS121
AHRS1--
Flight Director-2-
Transponder121
VHF Com121
VHF NAV121
Cabin
Total Seats988
Cockpit222
Standard Cabin Seats766
Max Cabin Seats766
Min Crew111
ConfigurationGreen Interior--
Other
Gear TypeHigh SkidsLow SkidsLow Skids
Rotorhead4-Blade Articulated4-Blade Articulated5-Blade Articulated
Tail RotorEnclosed Fenestron4-BladeNOTAR
Warranty
Pilot Training Credits-21
MTX Training Credits-1-
Airframe (Yrs)-31
Airframe (Hrs)-1000-
Engine (Hrs)-1000-
Performance
Max Cruise Speed (ktas)136148131
Long Range Cruise (ktas)130130131
Max Speed (Vne)140155-
Max Range (nm)342365317
Range Seats Full (nm)342304317
Endurance (hrs)3.643.4
Max Climb Rate (fpm)156027502120
Service Ceiling (ft)-1871021200
Hover IGE (ft)132501413010650
Hover OGE (ft)7200112908780
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