The Bell 206 is a four to six-seat light helicopter designed by Bell Helicopters. Over 7,700 Bell 206 Helicopters have been built since production started in 1967.
The Bell 206 was first designed as a civilian helicopter but quickly military versions were built for the US Navy, Army and Marine Corps.
The Bell 206 is one of the most popular helicopters in the world and has a wide-range of utility uses. Over 3,400 Bell 206 helicopters are still in service today.
The Bell 206 is a four to six-seat, single-engine and two-engine light helicopter. The 206 has an Allison 250’s engine with 2 blades. Over the years and with different 206 models, the Allison engine was upgraded with more power and efficiency. The Bell 206 burns about 30 gallons per hour and has a fuel capacity of 91 gallons.
Speed and Range
The Bell 206 Long Ranger has a speed of 150 mph and range of 391 miles.
The Bell 206 has a huge range of utility from short flights and inner-city landings to medical transportation and news station traffic observation. The Bell 206 was built and functions very simply for a helicopter and thus is very reliable and easy to maintain. Bell Helicopters are used for personal transportation and also for business/commercial and even military uses.
Why choose a Bell 206?
Personal helicopter ownership is a luxury few can afford, owing a Bell 206 enables its owner to have more freedom in transportation and provides a faster more convenient way to travel.
For businesses owners and other commercial uses, the bell 206 adds efficiency and the utility of payload transportation that can literally be landed almost anywhere.
The Bell 206 has a list price of $900,000-$1,200,000 which means it is not the helicopter for the everyman. If you can afford the increased cost of the 206 or have a specific commercial use, then the Bell 206 is absolutely one of the best helicopters for the job.