Helicopters, also known as choppers or rotorcraft, are the ultimate utility vehicle and a versatile private air charter option. Rotorcraft offer distinct accessibility advantages over fixed-wing aircraft. A helicopter can take-off and land vertically, so an airstrip is not required for landings. A helicopter can land wherever there is flat and unobstructed terrain. Another key advantage of helicopters is their ability to hover. The ability to hover is essential for various helicopter missions such as search and rescue, emergency extractions, firefighting, and heavy-lift operations. Executive helicopters such as the Bell 407 Textron are typically configured to hold 4 to 7 passengers. Average speed for a helicopter is around 140 knots, with typical range capabilities of 400 to 500 statute miles.
The Airbus H145 is the ultimate multi-function helicopter for charter operations on land and at sea. The Airbus H145 is at the top of its class in the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter category.
The Bell 206 JetRanger is a general purpose helicopter that comfortably seats four passengers with a cruising speed of 110 knots and range of 385 miles (about 3 flight hours). The JetRanger is ideally suited for tours, utility missions, aerial surveying, corporate transport and executive helicopter charter.
Formerly named the Eurocopter EC-155, the Airbus H155 helicopter brings together the best of both worlds with regard to versatility and comfort. This medium twin-engine helicopter is designed for a broad range of missions, including corporate, offshore transport, medical evacuation, search and rescue and police operations.
The Bell 407 Textron is a multi-mission capable rotorcraft with advanced computer controls. Its smooth ride and large air-conditioned executive cabin make it the ideal choice for private charter flights. The Bell 407 Textron holds up to six passengers and cruises at 130 knots. The executive charter configured Bell 407GXP features high visibility windows, and is fully equipped with emergency flotation devices.
The Kawasaki BK117 C1 is a twin-turbine helicopter designed for maximum mission versatility. It is one of the world’s leading Air-Ambulance and Search & Rescue helicopters.