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McDonnell Douglas - MD500E

The MD 500EŽ helicopter delivers the highest speed, payload and productivity in its class.

The MD 500EŽ light turbine helicopter allows easy configuration conversions from a deluxe, five-place executive transport to a utility cargo carrier.

Standard high clearance skids permit operations in rough terrain. The proven reliability of the de-rated turbine engine, fail-safe design and a worldwide network of factory-authorised service centers assure pilot and passenger satisfaction.

With a five-bladed main rotor and our choice of a 420-shp Rolls-Royce 250-C20B, the MD 500EŽ is the best performing helicopter in its class.

 

Specifications

WEIGHT
Maximum Gross Weight1363 kg
Empty Weight775 kg
Useful Load588 kg
Useful Load with Full Fuel400 kg
Maximum External Load500 kg

PERFORMANCE
Service Ceiling16,000 ft
Hover Ceiling, IGE8,500 ft
Installed Horsepower420 hp

CAPACITIES
Crew1
Passengers4

ROTOR BLADES
Main5
Tail4
SPEED
VNE (Maximum Air Speed)152 kts
Cruise130 kts

RANGE
Maximum Range260 nm
Endurance (No Reserve)2 hrs

FUEL
Fuel Capacity242 ltrs

ENGINE
ManufacturerAllison
Model250-C20B

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CAA AOC#68839
Windhawk Helicopters Ltd, 179 Brookby Road, R.D.2, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Ph: +64 3 572 9132 - Fax: +64 3 572 9139 - Cell: +64 21 223 5362
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