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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 407

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Bell 407

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by National Airways Corporation
  • Year 2008
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 2006
The Bell 407 is a four-blade, single-engine, civil utility helicopter. The 407 is known for its reliability, speed, performance and maneuverability with
Updated 18 May 2022
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Bell 407GXP

Price: USD $2,950,000
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Bell 407GXP

Price: USD $2,950,000
West Africa, Nigeria, For Sale by International Aviation Marketing Ltd.
  • Year 2016
  • S/N 54683
  • Total Time 3511
Utility configuration. This is one of a fleet of seven (7) identical helicopters available for sale
Updated 18 May 2022
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Robinson R66

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Robinson R66

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by National Airways Corporation
  • Year 2013
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 1200
The five-seater R66 turbine helicopter is reliable, economical and easy to maintain. The R66 has a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar
Updated 16 May 2022
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Bell 430

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Bell 430

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by National Airways Corporation
  • Year 1998
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 4030
Fresh 2,500 hours insepction Very well maintained Always hangared Dual controls Interior refurbished in 2016 ADS-B out
Updated 11 May 2022
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Bell 430

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Bell 430

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by National Airways Corporation
  • Year 1997
  • S/N 49020
  • Total Time 1350
The Bell 430 is a four-bladed, twin-engine, nine-seat light-medium helicopter. It is a stretched and more powerful development of the Bell 230.
Updated 11 May 2022
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Airbus/Eurocopter EC 145

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Aviation Sales International
  • Year 2006
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 5566
• Helicopter Is Equipped With A “Quick Conversion” Air Ambulance • Equipment From AAT Consisting Of A One-patient Configuration • Helicopter Flooring • Locker
Updated 10 May 2022
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Robinson R66

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Robinson R66

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Absolute Aviation Group
  • Year 2013
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 1200
Time Since New: 1,200 Hrs Cycles Since New: 1,500 Hrs Millibar Altimeter Artificial Horizon Directional Gyro King XY196A Transceiver Garmin GNC420
Updated 05 May 2022
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Bell 407

Price: USD $1,350,000
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Bell 407

Price: USD $1,350,000
Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Pacific AirHub
  • Year 1996
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 3714
AIRFRAME HOURS 3,714 AIRFRAME CYCLES 9,072 CONFIGURATION VIP PASSENGER | CORPORATE   FEATURES FLOATATION GEAR EXCELLENT ENGINE TIMES REMAINING EXTERIOR PRESENTS AS NEW
Updated 21 Apr 2022
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Bell 407GX

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Bell 407GX

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by National Airways Corporation
  • Year 2013
  • S/N 54444
  • Total Time 950
The Bell 407GX is a multi-role aircraft with superior performance, powered by the Rolls-Royce 250-C47B.   Its cabin consists of
Updated 06 Apr 2022
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Bell 407

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Bell 407

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Ascend Aviation
  • Year 2003
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 2003
-Bell Approved Maintenance History -Fresh Phase I and II Maintenance -Low Skids With Fairings -Barrier Inlet Filter -No Damage History
Updated 14 Mar 2022
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Bell 407

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Bell 407

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Next Aviation (Pty) Ltd
  • Year 2002
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 887
Recently Overhauled Engine New Paint & Interior at Client’s choice Air conditioning and Cabin Heat Cargo Hook Emergency Pop-out Floats
Updated 10 Mar 2022
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Robinson R44 Raven II

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Next Aviation (Pty) Ltd
  • Year 2013
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 550
Low time, pristine Raven II
Updated 11 May 2022
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Bell 204

Price: USD $319,305Price entered as: R5,000,000 Excl. VAT, Price Reduced
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Bell 204

Price: USD $319,305Price entered as: R5,000,000 Excl. VAT, Price Reduced
Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Aviation Sales International
  • Year 1969
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 5
Ref: 2039A • NEW Main Rotor Blades • Comes with high or low skid option
Updated 05 Mar 2022
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MD 500E

Price: USD $995,000
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MD 500E

Price: USD $995,000
Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Ashley Bell
  • Year 1988
  • S/N 0280E
  • Total Time 1058
Pristine, privately owned MD500E helicopter with no damage history. This well cared for helicopter is always hangared and flies
Updated 04 Mar 2022
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Airbus/Eurocopter EC 120B

Price: USD $700,000 Excl. VAT
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Airbus/Eurocopter EC 120B

Price: USD $700,000 Excl. VAT
Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Investment Aircraft
  • Year 2003
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 2990
Black Leather Seats Sand Filter Air-Conditioning Dual Controls
Updated 22 Feb 2022
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Airbus H145

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Airbus H145

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Aviation Sales International
  • Year 2021
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 98
• Off Market • No Damage History • Full Warranties • Always Been Hangered • Strictly Used for Private Use
Updated 18 Feb 2022
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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 65048
  • Total Time 300
The Bell Jet Ranger X is capable and flexible, whether you’re moving people or cargo. The sky is the
Updated 09 Feb 2022
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McDonnell Douglas 500E

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Aviation Sales International
  • Year 1989
  • S/N TBD
  • Total Time 9
• Low skids • Fargo 21gal aux fuel tank • Shadin fuel flow meter • Barrier filter Donaldson • Intellistart with Diamond J instruments • Allison
Updated 26 Jan 2022
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MD 500E

Price: USD $799,000
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MD 500E

Price: USD $799,000
Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by Pacific AirHub
  • Year 1989
  • S/N 350E
  • Total Time 9726
AIRFRAME HOURS 9726 AIRFRAME CYCLES 9871 DONALDSON BARRIER FILTER WITH NEW CARTRIDGE FARGO AUX TANK INTELLISTART LOW SKIDS AEROMETALS TAILBOOM SHADIN FUEL
Updated 06 Apr 2022
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Bell 206B III

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Bell 206B III

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Southern Africa, South Africa, For Sale by National Airways Corporation
  • Year 1981
  • S/N 3294
  • Total Time 17543
This versatile 5-seat light helicopter is a good performer and, in addition to being a good passenger transport, is used
Updated 17 Jan 2022
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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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