||Volume 47, Issue 6, 1994, Air International
In this survey Rory Cowan details 28 helicopters currently under development or in service.
"For many years most civil helicopters had a military pedigree. More recently as markets have been developed , aircraft have been designed and targeted at particular sectors , and indeed it is
now quite common for a military customer to look to the civil market for a new trainer or light transport helicopter . In Ihis directory. Rory Cowan describes 28 types typical of the range currently on the market .
TRADITIONALLY the two major elements of civil helicopter operations were large transport helicopters of the size of the S-61, extensively used offshore, and rather smaller aircraft used for
business and training. In this latter category the JetRanger led the field but some of this market has been captured by other helicopters of similar size but more recent technology.
To an extent , the same has happened offshore when, in the early days. large numbers of...
Aerospatiale AS 355 Twin Star, Agusta A109, AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin, Bell 206 Jetranger, Bell 412, Enstrom Hawk, Eurocopter BO 105, Eurocopter Dauphin, Eurocopter EC 135, Eurocopter Super Puma, Eurocopter/Kawasaki BK 117, Hughes 500, Kaman K-1200 K-Max, Kamov Ka-32 Helix-C and Helix-D, MD Helicopters MD Explorer, Mil Mi-17 Hip, Mil Mi-38, Mil Mi-8, PZL Swidnik W-3 Sokol, Robinson R-22, Sikorsky S-61, Sikorsky S-76, Sikorsky S-92Continue reading