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 412 EPI

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Bell 412 EPI

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North America + Canada, United States - NC, For Sale by Southern Cross Aircraft LLC
  • Year 2018
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 20
Factory delivery 2018 20 hours since new Factory Warranty in place - Fully Transferable to new owner  
Updated 13 Feb 2019

McDonnell Douglas Helicopter 600N

Price: USD $775,000
South America, Brazil, For Sale by Southern Cross Aircraft LLC
  • Year 1998
  • S/N 0013
  • Total Time 924.9
One Owner Since New Low Time / Low Cycles No Damage History / No Incidents Always Hangered
Updated 19 Jan 2021

Airbus/Eurocopter EC 135T2+

Price: USD $2,650,000

Airbus/Eurocopter EC 135T2+

Price: USD $2,650,000
Europe, Russian Federation, For Sale by ArcosJet
  • Year 2008
  • S/N 0741
  • Total Time 1960
PRICE REDUCED! Excellent Condition Well-equipped EC135T2+. Carefully Stored in Hangar Only and Very Well Maintained. No any Damage or
very well maintained
Updated 08 Jul 2021

Airbus/Eurocopter EC 130B4

Price: USD $1,650,000

Airbus/Eurocopter EC 130B4

Price: USD $1,650,000
Europe, Russian Federation, For Sale by ArcosJet
  • Year 2007
  • S/N 4309
  • Total Time 2110
PRICE REDUCED! 144-month Inspection Completed in October 2020. Very Nice Condition. Fully Airworthy with a Valid Export CofA. Ready to Immediate
Very Nice Condition
Updated 08 Jul 2021

Bell 505 Jetranger X

Price: USD $1,720,000 Price Reduced

Bell 505 Jetranger X

Price: USD $1,720,000 Price Reduced
Europe, Poland, For Sale by Clip Group
  • Year 2020
  • S/N 65253
  • Total Time 26
As owner, we are proud to present this BRAND NEW Bell 505. Price from Bell in this configuration (including ferry to
BRAND NEW Bell 505
Updated 15 Jul 2021

Agusta A109E Power

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Europe, Switzerland, For Sale by SPARFELL
  • Year 2007
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 2100
Off-Market 2007 Agusta A109E Power EASA Compliant Engines on Aerodynamics Powerplan Well maintained IFR Compliant 5+1 Passenegrs Configuration Always hanagred
Updated 03 Jun 2021

Airbus H135

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Airbus H135

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by Castle Air
  • Year 2018
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 180
New to market - Unique VIP 2018 Airbus H135 P3 with only 180hrs. The aircraft has the Helionix upgrade to 3.1.1 and
Updated 21 May 2021

Airbus/Eurocopter EC 155B1

Price: USD $3,495,000

Airbus/Eurocopter EC 155B1

Price: USD $3,495,000
North America + Canada, United States - MD, For Sale by Avpro Inc.
  • Year 2006
  • S/N 6746
  • Total Time 1375
• Fresh Hots April 2021 • 12 Year Main Gear Box Inspection Jan. 2019 by Sterling Helicopters • Garmin GNS 725 MFD GPS Receiver w/ ADS-B In &
APM 2000 4-Axis AFCS w/Flight Director
Updated 13 May 2021

Airbus H130

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Airbus H130

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Middle East, Kazakhstan, For Sale by ArcosJet
  • Year 2014
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 690
Excellent "as new" H130. Careful use for the owner's flights only. One owner since new. Very well in- time maintenance. 
Updated 06 May 2021

Airbus/Eurocopter EC 120B

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Asia, Sri Lanka, For Sale by JetHQ
  • Year 2006
  • S/N 1436
  • Total Time 4153
Excellent Paint & Interior 144 Month Inspection completed (2018) Impeccable Maintenance History Air Comm Air Conditioning Always Hangared
Updated 15 Feb 2021

Bell 412EP

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Bell 412EP

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by Action Aviation
  • Year 2006
  • S/N 36428
  • Total Time 4635
Seating 13 Passengers Emergency EMS  Cargo Operations  Special Operations  Cargo Hook with Capacity of 4500 lbs at Sea Level  Rescue Crane Operation 
Updated 06 Dec 2019

Agusta A109S Grand

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Europe, Switzerland, For Sale by SPARFELL
  • Year 2010
  • S/N 22162
  • Total Time 1768
Interior Completed in June 2018, at Leonardo SpA Painting Performed in June 2018, at Leonardo SpA 5 + 1 Passenger Seats Configuration EASA Certification Extended
Updated 27 Jan 2021

Agusta A109S Grand

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by Castle Air
  • Year 2006
  • S/N 22021
  • Total Time 2692
Priced to sell - Stunning 2006 A109S Grand with a newly refurbished luxury leather interior  Owned and maintained by Castle
Updated 22 Mar 2021

Agusta A109S Grand

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by Castle Air
  • Year 2005
  • S/N 22009
  • Total Time 3119.8
Newley refurbished in 2019 with a unique two-tone diamond stitched leather interior. Available for immediate sale View our 360 tour - https://
Updated 10 Mar 2021

Agusta AW109SP Grand New

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North America + Canada, United States - NJ, For Sale by Jetcraft
  • Year 2011
  • S/N 22224
  • Total Time 1071.8
Grand New Edition Engines Enrolled on ESP Platinum ADS-B In/Out Synthetic Vision New Carpet in 2018
Updated 07 Apr 2021

Airbus/Eurocopter EC 130B4

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Asia, India, For Sale by JetHQ
  • Year 2004
  • S/N 3802
  • Total Time 2636.07
Six Passenger Configuration Always Hangared Freon Air Conditioning Freshly Refurbished Interior – June 2021 Location- India
Updated 16 Jun 2021

Airbus/Eurocopter AS 350B-1

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Europe, Austria, For Sale by Hermann Eder
  • Year 1990
  • S/N 2296
  • Total Time 8900
We are offer our VIP AS350 B1 Helicopter which is currently in use for sightseeing and VIP flights. Carefully stored
Updated 02 Aug 2021

Robinson R44 Raven II

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by ExecuJet Aviation Group
  • Year 2002
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 3637
• New Tail Rotor Blades • New Tail Rotor Hub Assembly and Gearbox • No Accident History
Updated 02 Aug 2021

McDonnell Douglas 902 Explorer

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by DynamicPitch Ltd
  • Year 2000
  • S/N 900-00074
  • Total Time 6621
A great example of an MD902 Explorer in excellent condition.  Available to purchase now. The aircraft is presented in attractive
Updated 01 Aug 2021

McDonnell Douglas 902 Explorer

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by DynamicPitch Ltd
  • Year 2002
  • S/N 900-00103
  • Total Time 2900
A well specified MD902 Explorer helicopter in excellent condition.  PWC PW207E Engines Category A, Single Pilot IFR Certified NVIS
Updated 01 Aug 2021
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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 turbine helicopter will pay anywhere from just under $1m for a brand new entry-level single-engine turbine helicopter, up to approximately $15m for a heavy twin-engine turbine helicopter. Those shopping the pre-owned turbine helicopter market will find cheaper options for all models, with prices depending on maintenance condition and age. Piston helicopters, meanwhile, can cost anywhere between under $100k up to approximately $600k, depending on the model, age, and condition of the aircraft.

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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