Helicopters with the Longest Range

Which Helicopters have the longest ranges?


Helicopters with the Longest Range


Which Helicopters have the longest ranges?

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Helicopters with the Longest Range

Often, when you work in and with helicopters you begin to wonder which are the best, which helicopters lift the most weight and which is the helicopter with the longest range. While some of the best and most efficient helicopters have been predominantly used in military missions, some are available for public and commercial use. The following list is comprised of both military and commercial helicopters. Some operators continue to use these aircraft after purchasing them from government agencies while some are retired.

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  • 1. The Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne (1,225 Miles)

    The Lockheed AH-56A was manufactured in the US and took its first flight in 1967. However, shortly after, development was cancelled and it’s successor, the modern day Apache began development. Powered by a General Electric T64-GE-16 turbo-shaft engine, the Cheyenne was designed to be fast with it’s long and slim framework and retractable gear.

  • 3. Bell Agusta BA609 (852 Miles)

    The Bell Agusta BA609 was conceived with the idea of being an ultimate mission aircraft to perform missions such as offshore operations, executive transport, medical transport, search and rescue operations and law enforcement. It is a VTOL twin-engine tilt-rotor that can exceed the speed and range of rotor-craft but take off and land in areas that were typically only the domain of helicopters.

  • 5. Airbus H175 (EC175) (782 Miles)

    Produced by Airbus Helicopters, the H175 (formally the EC175) launched at a heli-expo in Houston on the 24th of February of 2008. Airbus had initially predicted that approximately 800-1,000 EC175s would be sold over a period of time of 20 years. The H175 is powered by two 1,325 kW (1,775 shp) class, Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)-equipped Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67E turbo shaft engines, which provide for a 5,000-hour time between overhaul (TBO) and on-condition maintenance.

  • 7. Westland Sea King HAS Mk5 (764 Miles)

    This medium-lift transport and utility helicopter was manufactured by Westland Helicopters and uses submersible hydro-acoustic buoys and long range radar, coupled with advanced acoustic processing technology. Around 85 of these aircraft were manufactured prior to it’s stop in production.

  • 9. Kaman UH-2 Seasprite (670 Miles)

    Developed by Kaman Aircraft Corp, the Kaman UH-2 Seasprite is a ship-based naval helicopter featuring a single-engine design, using a 1250 shaft horsepower GE T58-GE-8B turbo-shaft engine. Prior to it’s retirement from the Us Navy in 2001, 40 UH-2 variants were modified to accommodate two engines, doubling their power.

  • 2. Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey (1,011 Miles)

    Developed by Bell Helicopter and Boeing Rotor-craft Systems for the US Military, the V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission military tilt-rotor. Capable of both vertical takeoff or takeoff from very short landing strips, it first took flight in 1989 and was introduced in 2007. The Osprey is the world’s first production tilt-rotor and is powered by a Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engine.

  • 4. Sikorsky X2 (808 Miles)

    The X2 was developed as a demonstration to prove that it is possible for a helicopter to cruise at a speed of 250 knots. In 2014 the X2 had two derived models. The s-97 Raider and the SB-1 Defiant. The SB-1 was submitted to the US Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program for consideration and was approved in 2014.

  • 6. Sikorsky S-62R (779 Miles)

    The S-62R, medium transport SAR (search and rescue) helicopter has a hydraulic rear ramp allowing for wheeled vehicles to be loaded straight on board. While Sikorsky no longer manufactures the helicopter, it is still being manufactured under Agusta. The US Air Force and Coast Guard both have utilized the aircraft, with it being under the name of HH-3F “Pelican” for the USCG.

  • 8. Agustawestland AW139 (742 Miles)

    The Agustawestland AW139 is a twin-engined transport helicopter with a 5-blade fully articulated main rotor and a 4-blade tail rotor and retractable landing gear. Developed by both Agusta and Bell Helicopters it includes a titanium rotor hub, composite blades, and retractable tricycle landing gear.

  • 10. Sikorsky S-92 (621 Miles)

    Built for the civil and military sector, the Sikorsky S-92 is a popular aircraft for remote operations and commercial projects. Featuring four-bladed GE CT7-8A turboshaft engines, an aluminum airframe and some composite components. The S-92 reportedly met the FAR part 29 “run dry” requirement by asserting the loss of oil pressure in the main gear box is “extremely remote”.

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