Compare Bell 505 JetRanger X vs MD Helicopters MD 500E vs MD Helicopters MD 530F

Bell 505 JetRanger X
MD Helicopters MD 500E
MD Helicopters MD 530F
ManufacturerBellMD HelicotpersMD Helicotpers
Aircraft Type505 JetRanger XMD 500EMD 530F
Base Aircraft Price (USD)$1,445,000$ 2,750,000$ 3,400,000
Direct Operating Cost$ 441$ 398$ 480
DOC / nm$ 3.53$ 2.95$ 3.59
DOC / nm / Seat$ 0.71$ 0.74$ 0.90
Max Cruise Speed (ktas)125135134
Max Range (nm)306258216
Useful Load (lbs)150014831509
Total Seats544
Cockpit222
Standard Cabin Seats322
Max Cabin Seats-33
Min Crew111
Flight Deck (Base Spec)Garmin G1000HGyro / AnalogGarmin G500H
Flight RulesVFRVFRVFR
CertificationFAA / EASAFAA / EASAFAA / EASA
OEM VerificationVERIFIEDUn-VerifiedUn-Verified
Weights
MTOW (lbs)368030003100
MTOW External Load (lbs)447535503750
Max External Load (lbs)200020692159
BEW (lbs)218015171591
Useful Load (lbs)150014831509
Fuel Capacity (lbs)568.5403403
Useful Load Max Fuel (lbs)931.510991125
Max Baggage Weight (lbs)250--
Dimensions
Rotor Diameter (ft)3726.427.5
Width (ft)6.51--
Overall Height (ft)10.658.78.7
Length (ft)42.4830.932.2
Cabin Height (ft)2.75--
Cabin Width (ft)4.66--
Cabin Length (ft)7.17--
Cabin Volume (cu. ft)137--
Baggage Volume Ext. (cu. ft)18--
Engine
No. of Engines111
ManufacturerBellMD HelicotpersMD Helicotpers
ModelArrius 2R250-C20B250-C30
Horsepower505420650
FADECDual-ChannelNoNo
TBO (hrs)400035002000
Fuel TypeJetFuelJetFuelJetFuel
Fuel Capacity (gal)84.856464
Fuel Burn (gph)32.33535
Avionics
Flight DeckGarmin G1000HGyro / AnalogGarmin G500H
Flight RulesVFRVFRVFR
Standby InstrumentDigital--
EFISGEA-71H--
FMS1--
PFD1-1
MFD1-1
GPS1-1
Flight Director1--
Transponder111
VHF Com111
VHF NAV1-1
Cabin
Total Seats544
Cockpit222
Standard Cabin Seats322
Max Cabin Seats-33
Min Crew111
Other
Gear TypeLow SkidsHigh SkidsHigh Skids
Rotorhead2-Blade Teetoring5-Blade Articulated5-Blade Articulated
Tail Rotor2-Blade2-Blade2-Blade
Warranty
Pilot Training Credits111
Airframe (Yrs)311
Airframe (Hrs)1000--
Engine (Hrs)1000--
Avionics (Yrs)-22
Performance
Max Cruise Speed (ktas)125135134
Long Range Cruise (ktas)112135134
Max Speed (Vne)134--
Max Range (nm)306258216
Range Seats Full (nm)306258216
Endurance (hrs)3.92.82.8
Max Climb Rate (fpm)-1770-
Service Ceiling (ft)186101600018700
Hover IGE (ft)144501130016000
Hover OGE (ft)10460950014400
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