Helicopters for Sale

Helicopters, otherwise referred to as rotorcraft utilize rotor blades that propel quickly enough to provide the lift needed for flight. Unique from fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters are capable of vertical take-off and landing, making them ideal to operate into and out of tight spaces, and hovering (making them ideal for surveillance and inspection work).

 A wide range of turbine helicopters and piston helicopters are operated around the world, fulfilling an equally wide range of missions. The smallest manned piston helicopters seat just two people (including the pilot), whereas the largest multi-engine turbine helicopters can be configured to carry more than 12 passengers in luxury (plus crew).

 However, the key difference between turbine and piston helicopters, reflected in their name, is in their engine types…

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Bell 429

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Bell 429

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North America + Canada, United States - FL, For Sale by Southern Cross Aircraft LLC
  • Year 2012
  • S/N 57080
  • Total Time -
• 2 owners since new • 6 pax • Weather Radar Primus 660 • Aux. Fuel Tank • 4th Axis Autopilot • Fresh HSI • 7500 lbs
2 owners since new
Updated 16 Jul 2024
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Airbus/Eurocopter AS 350B-2

Price: £1,150,000
Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by Aero Asset
  • Year 2000
  • S/N 3337
  • Total Time 1740
HIGHLIGHTS One owner from new Low time VIP configuration Engine PBH with Safran 2 axis Autopilot
Engine PBH with Safran
Updated 24 Jun 2024
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Airbus/Eurocopter EC 145

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Asia, Thailand, For Sale by Jetcraft
  • Year 2012
  • S/N 9564
  • Total Time 780
ELT C406-N HM Medevac Approved Eight Passenger Configuration
Eight Passenger Configuration
Updated 28 Jun 2024
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Airbus H125

Price: €3,575,000
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Airbus H125

Price: €3,575,000
Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by Aero Asset
  • Year 2023
  • S/N 9440
  • Total Time 12
HIGHLIGHTS Manufacturer Warranty VIP configured Dual Hydraulic Circuit Garmin Avionics Suite including GFC 600A 3 Axis Autopilot 12 hours total time
12 hours total time
Updated 17 Jun 2024

Airbus H135T3

Price: USD $5,995,000 Price Reduced
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Airbus H135T3

Price: USD $5,995,000 Price Reduced
North America + Canada, United States - CA, For Sale by Aero Asset
  • Year 2019
  • S/N 2090
  • Total Time 741
HIGHLIGHTS VIP ACH Interior Engines Enrolled in SBH Helionix step 3.1 Concorde Lead Acid Battery Installation Fixed Parts for Aux Fuel
Fixed Parts for Aux Fuel
Updated 26 Jun 2024
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Leonardo AW109SP GrandNew

Deal pending
Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by Castle Air
  • Year 2011
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 1000
Introducing another remarkable addition to our fleet. This aircraft is loaded with numerous optional features and includes engine programs to
Pratt & Whitney Gold ESP
Updated 12 Jul 2024

Airbus/Eurocopter AS 350B3+

Price: €1,950,000
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Airbus/Eurocopter AS 350B3+

Price: €1,950,000
Europe, France, For Sale by Aero Asset
  • Year 2008
  • S/N 4565
  • Total Time 1123
HIGHLIGHTS Low time Auto Pilot, Aircon, Floats 2 private owners since new
Auto Pilot, Aircon, Floats
Updated 31 May 2024

Airbus H145 D2

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Airbus H145 D2

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North America + Canada, United States - CA, For Sale by Avpro Inc.
  • Year 2015
  • S/N 20030
  • Total Time 939.8
One U.S. Corporate Owner Since New Meticulously Maintained Safran 5Star Engine Program Airbus Hcare Program Comfort Improvement Kit Safran
Meticulously Maintained
Updated 20 Jun 2024
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Airbus/Eurocopter EC 120B

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Europe, Monaco, For Sale by AeroBuyNow SARL
  • Year 2002
  • S/N 1340
  • Total Time 3585
No Damage History All Logs Since New Always Hangared 1,040 Kg Empty Weight. Fresh 100FH/12M 500FH/24M 1000FH/24M Inspections
1000FH/24M Inspections
Updated 22 Apr 2024
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Airbus/Eurocopter H225

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North America + Canada, United States - OR, For Sale by Aero Asset
  • Year 2015
  • S/N 2905
  • Total Time 773
HIGHLIGHTS Offshore operation configured Very low time since new Fresh major maintenance including 1-2-3 & 6YR inspections Emergency floatation, Cargo
Fresh major maintenance inspections
Updated 17 Apr 2024
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Agusta A109E Power

Deal pending
Middle East, Iraq, For Sale by Aero Asset
  • Year 2008
  • S/N 11745
  • Total Time 2531
HIGHLIGHTS VIP Config w/ Aircon 600 lb Hoist Provisions Emergency Floats Provisions Light EMS Kits w/ Full EMS provisions
Emergency Floats Provisions
Updated 17 Jun 2024

Bell 505 Jetranger X

Price: USD $1,950,000
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Bell 505 Jetranger X

Price: USD $1,950,000
Europe, Monaco, For Sale by AeroBuyNow SARL
  • Year 2021
  • S/N 65362
  • Total Time 237
No Damage History All Logs Since New Always Hangared Airframe Warranty Validity Until August 2025 or 1000 FH Engine on SBH 5Star
All Logs Since New - ndh
Updated 10 Apr 2024

Airbus H145

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Airbus H145

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North America + Canada, United States - MD, For Sale by Avpro Inc.
  • Year 2015
  • S/N 20026
  • Total Time 786
Two U.S. Corporate Owners Since New Meticulously Maintained & Always Hangared Safran 5Star Engine Program Airbus Hcare Program New Paint 2020
meticulously maintained - low hours
Updated 26 May 2024

Bell 429

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Bell 429

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Asia, India, For Sale by JetHQ
  • Year 2010
  • S/N 57013
  • Total Time 4260
Recent Engine Overhaul Five (5) Place Executive Seating Incr. Gross Weight 7,500 LB | Enh. Sound Proofing 4-Axis AP | Dual Pilot IFR | CVFDR
Five (5) Place Executive Seating
Updated 20 Mar 2024

Airbus H125

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Airbus H125

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Europe, Monaco, For Lease by AeroBuyNow SARL
  • Year 2022
  • S/N 9274
  • Total Time 112
Discover the ultimate solution for your aerial needs! Lease the versatile Airbus Helicopter H125 today. Offering unparalleled performance and reliability,
spacious cabin and advanced technology
Updated 12 Mar 2024

Airbus H125

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Airbus H125

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Europe, Monaco, For Sale by AeroBuyNow SARL
  • Year 2021
  • S/N 9209
  • Total Time -
Climb to new heights with the 2021 Airbus H125 helicopter. Experience unparalleled performance and safety in this state-of-the-art aircraft. Perfect for
specs, video, brochure coming soon
Updated 12 Mar 2024

Bell 206B III

Price: USD $499,000 No VAT
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Bell 206B III

Price: USD $499,000 No VAT
Australia & NZ, New Zealand, For Sale by Volation Aviation
  • Year 1985
  • S/N 8681
  • Total Time 8945
Much like how AIRBUS have Helibras building H125's in Brazil, BELL Helicopters had a JV with Leonardo to build
100% civilian certified for Part 135
Updated 19 Jun 2024

Agusta AW119Kx

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Agusta AW119Kx

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North America + Canada, United States - FL, For Sale by Southern Cross Aircraft LLC
  • Year 2024
  • S/N 15016
  • Total Time -
The helicopter has been assembled at Dixie Jet were it just received a US Certificate of Airworthiness on June 24, 2024 (entry
Zero hours since delivery
Updated 08 Jul 2024
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McDonnell Douglas 600N

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Asia, Hong Kong, For Sale by Asian Sky Group
  • Year 2000
  • S/N RN059
  • Total Time 2272
Low hours • 1 Pilot + 6 Pax configuration • Garmin GNS-530 GPS/Com • Garmin GTX-327 Transponder • Bendix/King KY96A Com • Artex ELT C406
Bendix/King KY96A Com
Updated 08 Nov 2023

Bell 214

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Bell 214

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Asia, Hong Kong, For Sale by Asian Sky Group
  • Year 1976
  • S/N 28008
  • Total Time 9027
• Utility Configuration • Cargo Hook • Dual Cargo Mirror Assembly • Flexible Seat
Utility Configuration
Updated 29 Sep 2023
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FAQs: Helicopter for Sale

Here are the most Frequently Asked Questions for Helicopter for sale
  • Which are the top helicopter manufacturer companies today?

    Today’s leading turbine helicopter manufacturers include Airbus, Bell, Enstrom, Leonardo, MD Helicopter, Robinson, and Sikorsky. Buyers shopping the pre-owned market will find additional out-of-production models available, including those produced by Agusta, Eurocopter, and others. Popular piston helicopters are built by Enstrom (F-28F and 280FX), Guimbal (Cabri G2), Robinson (R22 and R44 Raven) and Schweizer (300C). Again, buyers shopping the pre-owned piston helicopter market will find additional out-of-production models available, including, for example, the Bell 47.

  • What are helicopters used for?

    Turbine helicopters are popular with corporations needing business and VVIP transportation. High-net-worth-individuals also own these aircraft as personal transportation. Some of the other roles and industries Turbine Helicopters are commonly utilized in are police work, medevac, aerial surveillance, offshore, media, tourism and more. Meanwhile, Piston helicopters are very popular with flight schools. They are also used for personal, owner-flown transportation, and are useful for certain types of surveillance work, tourism, site inspection, and news gathering.

  • How much do helicopters cost?

    Buyers seeking a pre-owned turbine helicopter can expect an average ask price of $1.465m, according to JETNET data (April 2022) which accounts for new and used helicopter prices. The highest ask price in July 2021 was $9.950m. Piston helicopters, meanwhile, can cost anywhere between under $68k up to approximately $708k (per JETNET),

Helicopter Overview

By Matt Harris

Both Piston and Turbine helicopters are diverse and are used across a wide variety of roles and industries. These include executive travel, emergency services, military, construction, oil and offshore, tourism, search and rescue, news and media, and a diverse range of other aerial works. 

Popular models available today include aircraft built by Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Enstrom, Leonardo, Robinson and Sikorsky

What is a Turbine Helicopter?

Generally larger than piston helicopters, turbine helicopters are powered by one or more gas turbine engines. Comprised of compressor, combustion chamber, turbine and gearbox assembly, these are more powerful and complex engines than are used on piston helis, inevitably making them more expensive to operate but broadening their appeal to market sectors piston helicopters cannot serve.

 

Popular turbine helicopter models on the market today carry anywhere between four and 20, -plus passengers (depending on category and configuration).

 

Turbine helicopters tend to be grouped by engine and weight, including Single-Engine Turbines, Light Multi-Engine Turbines, Medium Multi-Engine Turbines, and Heavy Multi-Engine Turbines.

 

What is a Piston Helicopter?

Generally smaller than turbine helicopters, piston helicopters operate with a piston engine (also called a reciprocating engine), with Lycoming being a leading piston helicopter engine manufacturer today. Less powerful and complex than the engines used by turbine helicopters, piston engines are also less expensive to operate.

 

The popular piston helicopters on the new and pre-owned market carry between two and four people (including pilot), and have a range between 160 and 300 nautical miles (per Conklin & de Decker).


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