Helicopter Comparison: Airbus AS350 V Bell 206 JetRanger

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Single-Engine Helicopter Comparison: Airbus AS350 Vs Bell 206 Jet Ranger


The range and manoeuvrability of single-engine helicopters make them extremely popular for private helicopter charters around the world.

There is a wide variety from a range of manufacturers, and each offers a unique set of capabilities and characteristics. Understanding these differences and how they suit your own specific requirements is vital when selecting the right helicopter for your journey.

SHY Aviation’s team of helicopter charter specialists have many years of experience in sourcing the right helicopter for our clients. In this article, they offer their expertise in comparing two of the most popular models on the market – the Airbus AS350 and the Bell 206 Jet Ranger.

Airbus AS350

The Airbus AS350 can transport five passengers in safety and comfort at class-leading speed.

Its composite technology and modern design provide outstanding capability, and the AS350 has long been known for its combination of excellent manoeuvrability, great visibility and passenger comfort.

Low-vibration levels enabling work to be completed also means your helicopter charter will be as comfortable as it is productive.

The AS350 is powered by a Turbomeca Arriel 1D1 engine, which provides outstanding performance and has ensured that it is one of the highest-acclaimed helicopters and the one that performs approximately 90% of all passenger flights across the French Alps.

Inside the AS350’s cabin, all seats face forward, allowing good visibility for the 4 passengers in the back. Prestige VIP models will have leather or suede seats to add to the comfort of your journey.

Bell 206 Jet Ranger

The Bell 206 Jet Ranger is a light, five-seater helicopter with a history of reliable and efficient service throughout the global private helicopter charter industry.

It boasts a sleek and aerodynamic design which gives it versatility and exceptional agility, making it a popular choice for a wide range of missions.

THE Bell 206 Jet Ranger is powered by a single Alison Rolls Royce Turbine engine providing 420hp.

An impressive flying time of 3.5 hours gives this helicopter the range to offer 4 passengers with great convenience to reach out of the way destinations.

Inside 206’s cabin all passengers can be seated in comfort and can enjoy good visibility through its selection of large windows.

Various trim options are available for the seating so speak to your SHY Aviation helicopter specialist today to find the right aircraft for your needs.

Both the Airbus AS350 and the Bell 206 Jet Ranger are extremely good options for private helicopter charter, no matter where and why you are travelling. Here at SHY Aviation, we have access to the finest aircraft on the market, and our team of global private aviation specialists are available around the clock to provide you with a helicopter charter solution tailored to your individual requirements.

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Speak to one of our specialists and receive your private helicopter charter quote today.

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