Compare Airbus Helicopters H135 vs Bell 407GXi vs Bell 429 GlobalRanger

Airbus Helicopters H135
Bell 407GXi
Bell 429 GlobalRanger
ManufacturerAirbus HelicoptersBellBell
Aircraft TypeH135407GXi429 GlobalRanger
Base Aircraft Price (USD)$6,150,000$3,225,000$7,500,000
Direct Operating Cost$ 861$ 589$ 931
DOC / nm$ 6.33$ 4.43$ 6.29
DOC / nm / Seat$ 0.79$ 0.74$ 0.79
Max Cruise Speed (ktas)136133148
Max Range (nm)342337365
Useful Load (lbs)312423002535
Total Seats968
Cockpit222
Standard Cabin Seats756
Max Cabin Seats756
Min Crew111
Flight Deck (Base Spec)HelionixGarmin G1000H NXIBell BasiX-Pro
Flight RulesIFRVFRIFR
CertificationFAA / EASAFAA / EASAFAA / EASA
OEM VerificationUn-VerifiedVERIFIEDVERIFIED
Weights
MTOW (lbs)657050007000
MTOW External Load (lbs)657060008000
Max External Load (lbs)264631003000
BEW (lbs)344627004465
Useful Load (lbs)312423002535
Fuel Capacity (lbs)1110856.261453
Useful Load Max Fuel (lbs)201414431082
Max Baggage Weight (lbs)-250-
Dimensions
Rotor Diameter (ft)343536
Width (ft)-25.426.37
Overall Height (ft)12.610.213.25
Length (ft)33.541.443
Cabin Height (ft)-3.94
Cabin Width (ft)-55
Cabin Length (ft)--6.58
Cabin Volume (cu. ft)173125130
Baggage Volume Ext. (cu. ft)-1674
Engine
No. of Engines212
ManufacturerAirbus HelicoptersBellBell
ModelArrius 2B2+M250-C47E/4PW207D1
Horsepower6608621100
FADECYesYesYes
TBO (hrs)400035004000
Fuel TypeJetFuelJetFuelJetFuel
Fuel Capacity (gal)-127.8216.9
Fuel Burn (gph)-4676
Avionics
Flight DeckHelionixGarmin G1000H NXIBell BasiX-Pro
Flight RulesIFRVFRIFR
Standby InstrumentDigitalGyro-
EFIS-GEA-71HB-
FMS-11
Autopilot3-Axis-1 x 3-Axis
PFD211
MFD-11
GPS112
AHRS11-
Flight Director--2
ADC-1-
Transponder112
VHF Com122
VHF NAV112
Cabin
Total Seats968
Cockpit222
Standard Cabin Seats756
Max Cabin Seats756
Min Crew111
ConfigurationGreen Interior--
Other
Gear TypeHigh SkidsLow SkidsLow Skids
Rotorhead4-Blade Articulated4-Blade Articulated4-Blade Articulated
Tail RotorEnclosed Fenestron2-Blade4-Blade
Warranty
Pilot Training Credits-12
MTX Training Credits--1
Airframe (Yrs)-33
Airframe (Hrs)-10001000
Engine (Hrs)-10001000
Performance
Max Cruise Speed (ktas)136133148
Long Range Cruise (ktas)130120130
Max Speed (Vne)140140155
Max Range (nm)342337365
Range Seats Full (nm)342337304
Endurance (hrs)3.644
Max Climb Rate (fpm)1560-2750
Service Ceiling (ft)-1894018710
Hover IGE (ft)132501355014130
Hover OGE (ft)72001194011290
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