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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Robinson R44 Raven II

Price: USD $233,483Price entered as: R3,400,000 Excl. VAT, Price Reduced
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Robinson R44 Raven II

Price: USD $233,483Price entered as: R3,400,000 Excl. VAT, Price Reduced
Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Investment Aircraft
  • Year 2012
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 1505
Price Reduced! Equipped with Pilot-Side Console, ADS-B Capable, Air-conditioning, Radar Altimeter, Excellent Condition Interior & Exterior
Updated 20 Oct 2021
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Schweizer 269C

Price: USD $151,077Price entered as: R2,200,000 Excl. VAT
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Schweizer 269C

Price: USD $151,077Price entered as: R2,200,000 Excl. VAT
Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Aviation Sales International
  • Year 1980
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 1
• No Damage History • Leather seats • Low total time • Good paint and quality
Updated 19 Oct 2021
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Bell 407

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Bell 407

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Pacific AirHub
  • Year 2001
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 2985.4
AIRFRAME HOURS 2985.4 HRS AIRFRAME RINS 4942 ALWAYS HANGERED PRIVATELY OWNED AND OPERATED
Updated 12 Oct 2021
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Airbus/Eurocopter AS 350B-2

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Next Aviation (Pty) Ltd
  • Year 2009
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 3161
Low time helicopter with 12 Year Inspection carried out 2020
Updated 02 Oct 2021
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Bell 206L 4

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Bell 206L 4

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by National Airways Corporation
  • Year 1995
  • S/N 52126
  • Total Time 8780
1995 production model Bell Long Ranger IV available with fresh inspections and Garmin 530/430 package.
Updated 28 Sep 2021
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Bell 407

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Bell 407

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by National Airways Corporation
  • Year 2005
  • S/N 53633
  • Total Time 2825
Very neat Bell 407 available for immediate sale, with Garmin 530/430 package and good engine hours remaining.
Updated 30 Sep 2021
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Bell 505 Jetranger X

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by National Airways Corporation
  • Year 2018
  • S/N 65044
  • Total Time 150
Immaculate 150 hour total time Bell 505 Jet Ranger X available for immediate sale.
Updated 28 Sep 2021
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Airbus/Eurocopter AS 350B

Price: USD $525,000 Excl. VAT, Price Reduced
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Airbus/Eurocopter AS 350B

Price: USD $525,000 Excl. VAT, Price Reduced
Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Aviation Sales International
  • Year 1981
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 8
• New Mo2, M/R gearbox overhauled • Great component times remaining • Paint and Interior fresh • Cargo hook provisions • Fresh 600-hour inspection
Updated 09 Sep 2021
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Robinson R66

Price: USD $631,777Price entered as: R9,200,000 Excl. VAT
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Robinson R66

Price: USD $631,777Price entered as: R9,200,000 Excl. VAT
Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Aviation Sales International
  • Year 2013
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 1
Ref: 2228A • Pristine condition • Air-conditioning • Leather seats • MRG sb completed • 1000 inspection completed • No damage history, full logs • Bose headsets
Updated 07 Sep 2021
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Bell UH-1H

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Bell UH-1H

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by ExecuJet Aviation Group
  • Year 1966
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 6320
The Bell UH-1H Iroquois is a utility military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine, with two-bladed main and
Updated 02 Sep 2021
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Airbus/Eurocopter EC 130B4

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Next Aviation (Pty) Ltd
  • Year 2002
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 8915
Fresh Refurbishment. Recent Inspection Stunning Condition
Updated 31 Aug 2021
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Robinson R22 Beta II

Price: USD $90,990Price entered as: R1,325,000 Excl. VAT
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Robinson R22 Beta II

Price: USD $90,990Price entered as: R1,325,000 Excl. VAT
Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Aviation Sales International
  • Year 2005
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 3453.5
Well priced
Updated 27 Aug 2021
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Robinson R44 Raven I

Price: USD $247,217Price entered as: R3,600,000 Excl. VAT
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Robinson R44 Raven I

Price: USD $247,217Price entered as: R3,600,000 Excl. VAT
Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Aviation Sales International
  • Year 2011
  • S/N -
  • Total Time -
• Spray Kit And Tracmap Computer Included • 9-hole Panel • Excellent Condition
Updated 26 Aug 2021
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Robinson R44 Raven II

Price: USD $326,533Price entered as: R4,755,000 Excl. VAT
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Robinson R44 Raven II

Price: USD $326,533Price entered as: R4,755,000 Excl. VAT
Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Aviation Sales International
  • Year 2005
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 2
• Spray kit and Tracmap Computer Included • Very Good Component Times Remaining • Excellent Condition • Leather Seats • 9-hole Panel
Updated 26 Aug 2021
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Leonardo AW119Kx

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Leonardo AW119Kx

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Absolute Aviation Group
  • Year 2022
  • S/N -
  • Total Time -
PREFERENTIAL PRICE. PRIORITY DELIVERY. The ICONIC AW119Kx PREFERENTIAL PRICE – Ordered 2019. Pre-Price increase deal available. PRIORITY DELIVERY – Scheduled June 2022. (Last
Updated 18 Aug 2021
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Leonardo AW109 Trekker

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Absolute Aviation Group
  • Year 2021
  • S/N -
  • Total Time -
PREFERENTIAL PRICE. PRIORITY DELIVERY. THE UNRIVALED AW109 Trekker PREFERENTIAL PRICE – Ordered 2019. Pre-Price increase deal available. PRIORITY DELIVERY – Scheduled December 2021.   Price:
Updated 18 Aug 2021
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Agusta AW139

Price: USD $6,950,000
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Agusta AW139

Price: USD $6,950,000
West Africa, Nigeria, For Sale by Pacific AirHub
  • Year 2011
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 7690
Oil & Gas Configuration 2 crew/12 pax Phase 5 Avionics Software Comprehensive Avionics and Equipment List Airframe and Engines are on Programs
Updated 17 Aug 2021
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Agusta AW139

Price: USD $6,950,000
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Agusta AW139

Price: USD $6,950,000
West Africa, Nigeria, For Sale by Pacific AirHub
  • Year 2011
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 7650
Oil & Gas Configuration 2 crew/12 pax Phase 5 Avionics Software Comprehensive Avionics and Equipment List Airframe and Engines are on Programs
Updated 17 Aug 2021
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Airbus/Eurocopter AS 350B-2

Price: USD $1,175,000
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Airbus/Eurocopter AS 350B-2

Price: USD $1,175,000
Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Aviation Sales International
  • Year 1997
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 8
• Fresh 12 Year Inspection • Barrier Filter • Cargo Hook • Cargo Swing • Vertical Reference Window • Full Litter Kit • HF Radio • New Paint • New
Updated 09 Sep 2021
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Bell 407GXP

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Bell 407GXP

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by National Airways Corporation
  • Year 2016
  • S/N 54646
  • Total Time 250
NEW TO MARKET Immaculate, like new, 2016 production model Bell 407GXP, equipped with Garmin G1000H and Autopilot Systems, available immediately. 
Updated 30 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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