Sikorsky S-300

We have 3 Sikorsky S-300 helicopters in use. Two of them are based in Krems – one in Linz. The S-300 is a perfect fit for sightseeing- and photo flights.

The Sikorsky S-300 (earlier Hughes 300C, or Hughes 269C) is a light helicopter, which is used for pilot training, surveillance purposes, police tasks, agricultural missions and civil use. It is equipped with a piston engine.

Technical Data

  • Type: Light Utility Helicopter
  • Maiden Flight: October 1956
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Production Status: in production
  • Crew: 1
  • Loading Capacity: 1-2 Passengers
  • Main Rotor Blades: 3
  • Tail rotor Blades: 2
  • Main Rotor Diameter: 8,18m
  • Tail Rotor Diameter: 1,30m
  • Main Rotor Disc Area5: 2,60m2
  • Fuselage Length: 6,76m
  • Total Length: 9,40m
  • Height: 2,67m
  • Empty Weight: 476kg
  • Max. Takeoff Weight: 930kg
  • Max. Speed: 175 km/h (94 kts)
  • Cruise Speed: 152 km/h (82 kts)
  • Max. Operating Altitude: 4.450m (14.600 ft)
  • Range: 300 km (162 NM)
  • Fuel Consumption: 45 l/h
  • Fuel Capacity: 113l Haupttank, 72l Zusatztank, Avgas 100LL
  • Endurance: 2 h
  • Engine: 1x Lycoming HIO-360-D1A
  • Power: 140 kW

Bell 206

We have 2 Bell 206 JetRangers in our Fleet. The helicopters are based in Krems and Linz. The JetRanger seats up to 5 passengers (incl. Pilot) and therefore fits perfectly for sightseeing flights.

The Bell 206 type is a helicopter family of the US-American manufacturer Bell Helicopter. The Bell 206 and its developments are likely the most successful commercial civil helicopters ever built.

Technical Data

  • Type: Light Utility Helicopter
  • Maiden Flight: 10th of January 1966
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Production Status: in production
  • Crew: 1
  • Loading Capacity: 4 Passengers
  • Main Rotor Blades: 2
  • Tail Rotor Blades: 2
  • Main Rotor Diameter: 10,16m
  • Tail Rotor Diameter: 1,58m
  • Main Rotor Disc Area: 80,90m2
  • Fuselage Length: 9,89m
  • Total Length: 11,96m
  • Height: 2,91m
  • Empty Weight: 820 kg
  • Max. Takeoff Weight: 1.520 kg (with external load), 1.452 kg (with internal load)
  • Max. Speed: 240 km/h (130 kts)
  • Cruise Speed: 185 km/h (100 kts)
  • Max. Operating Altitude: 6.000m (19.680 ft)
  • Range: 500 km (270 NM)
  • Fuel Consumption: 100 l/h
  • Fuel Capacity: 315l Jet A1
  • Endurance: 2 h 45 min
  • Engine: 1x Allison 250-C20B
  • Power: 309 kW

Sikorsky S-76B

The Sikorsky S-76 Spirit is a medium size utility helicopter. This machine is powered by two gas turbines, has a 4 blade main rotor and a 4 blade tail rotor as well as a retractable landing gear. The prototype conducted its maiden flight on 13th of March 1977.

Technical Data

  • Type: Medium Utility Helicopter
  • Maiden Flight: 22nd of June 1984
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Production Status: not in production any more
  • Crew: 1-2
  • Loading Capacity: 12 Passengers or 2.131kg of load
  • Main Rotor Blades: 4
  • Tail Rotor Blades: 4
  • Main Rotor Diameter: 13,41m
  • Tail Rotor Diameter: 2,44m
  • Main Rotor Disc Area: 141,20m2
  • Fuselage Length: 13,41m
  • Total Length: 16,00m
  • Height: 4,42m
  • Empty Weight: 2.540kg
  • Max. Takeoff Weight: 4.671kg
  • Max. Speed: 287 km/h (155 kts)
  • Cruise Speed: 232 km/h (125 kts)
  • Max. Operating Altitude: 4.572m (15.000 ft)
  • Range: 748 km (404 NM)
  • Fuel Consumption: 471 l/h
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.084l
  • Endurance: 2 h 18 min
  • Engine: 2x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B-36B
  • Power: 2x 732 kW

AW 139

The AW 139 is a twin-engine, medium helicopter with 15 seats. It has been first developed in the 1990s by the Italian manufacturer Agusta together with the US-American manufacturer Bell Helicopter under the name AB139. After Bell stepped out of the deal, Agusta got together with the english company Westland and continued with the project under the name Agusta Westland AW139.

The maiden flight of the AW139 prototype was executed on 3rd of February 2001 in Vergiate, a town in northern Italy, the first production helicopter flew on 24th of June 2004, the first one was delivered to the customer a year later. Until the end of 2008, over 430 orders (of which 200 are already delivered) out of 40 countries were taken. Since May 2010, an optional De-Icing-System is available.

Technical Data

  • Type: Medium Utility Helicopter
  • Maiden Flight: 3rd of February 2001
  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • Production Status: in production
  • Crew: 2
  • Loading Capacity: 15 Passengers
  • Main Rotor Blades: 5
  • Tail Rotor Blades: 4
  • Main Rotor Diameter: 13,80m
  • Tail Rotor Diameter: 2,70mm
  • Main Rotor Disc Area1: 49,60m2
  • Fuselage Length: 13,52m
  • Total Length: 16,65m
  • Height: 4,94m
  • Empty Weight: 4.819 kg
  • Max. Takeoff Weight: 6.400 kg
  • Max. Speed: 309 km/h (167 kts)
  • Cruise Speed: 290 km/h (157 kts)
  • Max. Operating Altitude: 5.931m (19.460 ft)
  • Range: 1.061 km (573 NM)
  • Fuel Consumption: 398 l/h
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.568l main tank, 500l auxiliary tank
  • Endurance: 5 h 13 min
  • Engine: 2x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67C
  • Power: 2x 1.252 kW

AW 169

The AgustaWestland AW169 is a 10 seat, twin engine turbine helicopter made by the Italian company AgustaWestland. The AW169 has been introduced to the public on 19th of July 2010. The Approval of the 4,5 tons heavy helicopter is according to CS-29, the maiden flight was conducted on 10th of May 2012 at the base of AgustaWestland in Cascina Costa near Samarate. In July and November 2012, two prototypes were added to the testing fleet. The fourth prototype had its maiden flight on 31st of January in Cascina Costa. Until end of 2012, 70 orders for this new helicopter type were made. The production has begun and the first delivery was planned to take place in the 2nd quarter of 2014. The helicopter got its EASA-approval on 15th of July 2015.

Technical Data

  • Type: Medium Utility Helicopter
  • Maiden Flight: 10th of May 2012
  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • Production Status: in production
  • Crew: 1-3 (Cpt., Co-Pilot., HHO)
  • Loading Capacity: 8 Passengers
  • Main Rotor Blades: 5
  • Tail Rotor Blades: 3
  • Main Rotor Diameter: 12,12m
  • Tail Rotor Diameter: 2,40m
  • Main Rotor Disc Area: – m2
  • Fuselage Length: 12,19m
  • Total Length: 14,65m
  • Height: 4,50m
  • Empty Weight:
  • Max. Takeoff Weight: 4.600 kg
  • Max. Speed: 306 km/h (165 kts)
  • Cruise Speed: 260 km/h (140 kts)
  • Max. Operating Altitude: > 4.572m (> 15.000 ft)
  • Range: 820 km (443 NM)
  • Fuel Consumption: 263 l/h
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.130l
  • Endurance: 4 h 20 min
  • Engine: 2x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A
  • Power: 2x 746 kW

BK 117

The BK 117 is a light, twin-engine utility helicopter, developed in 1979 in a cooperation between the german manufacturer Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) and the japanese Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI). The model following the BK 117, the bigger and state-of-the-art BK 117 C-2, named EC145 by Airbus Helicopters (earlier Eurocopter), had its maiden flight in 2000. Today the manufacturer is called Airbus Helicopters. All versions were built in Japan too, the BK 117 C-2 (EC145) and the BK 117 D-2 (H145) are in production there too.

Technical Data

  • Type: Light Utility Helicopter
  • Maiden Flight: 13th of June 1979
  • Country of Origin: Germany/Japan
  • Production Status: not in production any more
  • Crew: 1/2
  • Loading Capacity: 7-10 Passengers
  • Main Rotor Blades: 4
  • Tail Rotor Blades: 2
  • Main Rotor Diameter: 11,00m
  • Tail Rotor Diameter: 1,96m
  • Main Rotor Disc Area: 95,00m2
  • Fuselage Length: 9,91m
  • Total Length: 13,00m
  • Height: 3,83m
  • Empty Weight: 1.723kg
  • Max. Takeoff Weight: 3.350kg
  • Max. Speed: 278 km/h (150 kts)
  • Cruise Speed: 250 km/h (135 kts)
  • Max. Operating Altitude: 5.182m (17.000 ft)
  • Range: 500 km (270 NM)
  • Fuel Consumption: 188 l/h
  • Fuel Capacity: 697 l Jet A1
  • Endurance: 3 h 42 min
  • Engine: 2x Lycoming/Honeywell LTS101-750B-1
  • Power: 2x 442 kW

MBB BO 105

The Bölkow BO 105 is a light utility helicopter manufactured by Messerschmitt-Nölkow-Blohm (MBB), later Eurocopter and now Airbus. The BO 105 was introduced with the new hingeless rotor head, which was equipped with glass fibre rotor blades. For the first time, a tin engine drivetrain with two turbines was used.

Technical Data

  • Type: Light Utility Helicopter
  • Maiden Flight: 23rd of February 1963
  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Production Status: not in production any more
  • Crew: 1/2
  • Loading Capacity: 4 Passengers
  • Main Rotor Blades: 4
  • Tail Rotor Blades: 2
  • Main Rotor Diameter: 9,84m
  • Tail Rotor Diameter: 1,90m
  • Main Rotor Disc Area: 76,00m2
  • Fuselage Length: 8,56m
  • Total Length: 11,86m
  • Height: 3,00m
  • Empty Weight: 1.256kg
  • Max. Takeoff Weight: 2.500kg
  • Max. Speed: 269 km/h (145 kts)
  • Cruise Speed: 241 km/h (130 kts)
  • Max. Operating Altitude: 5.182m (17.000 ft)
  • Range: 670 km (362 NM)
  • Fuel Consumption: 133 l/h
  • Fuel Capacity: 570l Jet A1
  • Endurance: 4 h 20 min
  • Engine: 2x Allison/Rolls-Royce 250-C20B
  • Power: 313 kW

H120

The Airbus Helicopters H120 „Colibri“ (earlier Eurocopter EC 120) is a five seat, single turbine engine, light helicopter built by the german-french manufacturer Airbus Helicopters.

Technical Data

  • Type: Light Utility Helicopter
  • Maiden Flight: 9th of June 1995
  • Country of Origin: Germany/France
  • Production Status: in production
  • Crew: 1
  • Loading Capacity: 4 Passengers
  • Main Rotor Blades: 3
  • Tail Rotor Blades: 8 (Fenestron)
  • Main Rotor Diameter: 10,00m
  • Tail Rotor Diameter: 1,00m
  • Main Rotor Disc Area: 81,70m2
  • Fuselage Length: 9,60m
  • Total Length: 11,52m
  • Height: 3,40m
  • Empty Weight: 1.680kg
  • Max. Speed: 278 km/h (150 kts)
  • Cruise Speed: 222 km/h (120 kts)
  • Max. Operating Altitude: 6.096m (20.000 ft)
  • Range: 732 km (395 NM)
  • Fuel Consumption: 95 l/h
  • Fuel Capacity: 411 l Jet A1 (80l in an optional supply tank)
  • Endurance: 4 h 20 min
  • Engine: 1x Turbomeca Arrius 2F
  • Power: 335 kW continuous power, 376 kW takeoff power

H 125

The H 125 Ecureuil (french for squirrel), manufactured by Airbus Helicopters (earlier Eurocopter and Aérospatiale) is a light utility helicopter with one turbine engine. It was the first helicopter type of Aérospatiale that was produced on an assembly line. Additionally, the “Starflex” rotor head was introduced with this type of helicopter, which only had a quarter of moving parts compared to the usual type built. This extended the maintenance intervals and reduced the production expenditure drastically.

Technical Data

  • Type: Light Utility Helicopter
  • Maiden Flight: 26th of June 1974
  • Country of Origin: France/Germany
  • Production Status: in production
  • Crew: 1
  • Loading Capacity: 5-6 Passengers (depending on equipment)
  • Main Rotor Blades: 3
  • Tail Rotor Blades: 2
  • Main Rotor Diameter: 10,69m
  • Tail Rotor Diameter: 1,86m
  • Main Rotor Disc Area: 89,8m2
  • Fuselage Length: 10,93m
  • Total Length: 10,93m
  • Height: 3,34m
  • Empty Weight: 1.018 kg
  • Max. Takeoff Weight: 2.250 kg
  • Max. Speed: 287 km/h (155 kts)
  • Cruise Speed: 235 km/h (127 kts)
  • Max. Operating Altitude: 7.010m (23.000 ft)
  • Range: 467 km (252 NM) (normal cruise speed, without reserve)
  • Fuel Consumption: 170 l/h
  • Fuel Capacity: 540l Jet A1
  • Endurance: 3,1 h
  • Engine: 1x Turbomeca Arriel 2B1
  • Power: 632 kW takeoff power, 543 kW continuous power