Top 10 Most Expensive Helicopters in the World

1. Airbus H225 Super Puma ($27 million)

The long-range twin-engine passenger helicopter is the most expensive helicopter in the world. Eurocopter developed it as the next generation of the civilian Super Puma family. It can carry up to 24 passengers with two crew members and a flight attendant. The helicopter was originally referred to as the Eurocopter EC725; In 2015, it was renamed H225, in accordance with the corporate name change from Eurocopter to the name Airbus Helicopters.

Range: 857 km
Cruise speed: 275.5 km/h

 

2. AgustaWestland AW101 ($21 Million)

AgustaWestland AW101 is a medium transport helicopter introduced to the market in 1999 by AgustaWestland. The AW101 is widely used by military forces around the world. These forces include the Royal Navy and Air Force, the Italian Navy, forces in Denmark, Portugal, Norway, and some European countries. This beast can navigate at a speed of 277 KM / H and can travel a range of 1363 KM. The price of this beast is the US $ 21 million, making it the second most expensive helicopter in the world.

Range: 1360 km
Cruise speed: 278 km/h

 

3. Sikorsky S-92 ($17.7 Million)

The Sikorsky S-92 is a mid-size twin-engine helicopter built by Sikorsky for civilian and military use. The S-92 has a full aluminum frame and a four-bladed rotor to reduce noise and vibration. The military version of this helicopter is called the H-92 Superhawk and there is also another variant called VH-92 used by the United States Marines Corp as Marine One who wears the president. Other major users include CHC helicopters, Bristow helicopters, Cougar helicopters, etc. The S-92 is priced at the US $ 17.7 million. See also; best attack helicopters in the world.

Range: 999km
Cruise speed: 280 km/h

 

4. Airbus AS332 L1e VIP Super Puma ($15.5 million)

This mid-size twin-engine four-blade utility helicopter is the fourth most expensive helicopter in the world. Developed and marketed by Aérospatiale and Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters). This is an enlarged and redesigned version of the original Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma. See also; more advanced helicopters.

Range: 841 km
Cruise speed: 252 km/h

 

5. Bell 525 Relentless ($15 million)

Bell 525 is a proud invention of the American helicopter manufacturing company Bell Helicopters. This mid-size helicopter is built with a special metal composition and can reach a maximum cruising speed of 296 km / h and a maximum range of 1037 km. The 525 is powered by a pair of GE CT7-2F1 turboshaft engines and the main rotor has five blades. This helicopter can carry 16 passengers at a time, excluding two crew members, and the cost of this beauty is the US $ 15 million.

Range: 926 km
Cruise speed: 287 km/h

 

6. Sikorsky S-76C ($13 Million)

The Sikorsky S-76C is a mid-size commercial utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. Production of the S-76C began in 1977 with features such as Twin Turboshaft engines, four-bladed main rotor, and retractable landing gears. The S-76C is used by many famous people, including the Royal Family of England and the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. This helicopter is priced at the US $ 12.95 million. See also; The fastest plane in the world.

Range: 832 km
Cruise speed: 287 km/h

 

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7. AgustaWestland AW139 ($12 Million)

The AgustaWestland AW139 is a mid-size twin-engine helicopter manufactured by AgustaWestland. The AW139 was introduced to the market in 2003 and has been marketed for various roles such as VIP transport, offshore transport, law enforcement, search and rescue, firefighting, and many more. This helicopter was originally developed by Bell and Agusta Helicopters and was originally called the Agusta-Bell helicopter. The main users of this helicopter are the Irish Air Corps, UAE Air Force, Qatar Air Force, CHC Helicopters, etc. The estimated cost is estimated at the US $ 14.5 million.

 

8. Airbus Helicopters H155 ($10 Million)

The Eurocopter EC155 is a twin-engine long-range helicopter capable of carrying thirteen passengers excluding the pilot. The EC155 was introduced to the market in 1999 and the name of the helicopter was renamed H155 in accordance with the name change from Eurocopter to Airbus Helicopters. This helicopter was marketed as passenger transport, VIP corporate transport, and offshore transport, but it is widely used by military services around the world. The estimated cost of this helicopter is the US $ 10 million.

Range: 857 km
Cruise speed: 324 km/h

 

9. Eurocopter EC175 ($7.9 Million)

The Eurocopter EC175, also known as the Airbus H175, is a mid-class utility helicopter created by Airbus Helicopters. This helicopter was manufactured in 2008 and was certified three years later and was designed for civilian use and for transport purposes. The EC175 is equipped with a digital motor control system and a five-bladed rotor. The estimated cost of this monster is the US $ 7.9 million.

Range: 1259.36 km
Cruise speed: 300 km/h

 

10. AgustaWestland AW109 ($6.3 Million)

The AgustaWestland AW109 is a lightweight twin-engine helicopter manufactured in collaboration with an Italian and British company. Production of this helicopter began in 1971 and was introduced to the market in 1976. The AW109 can reach a top speed of 285 km / h and can travel up to 932 km. This helicopter is widely used for military services around the world. Its main users are the Italian Army, South African Air Force, Swiss Air Rescue, Royal New Zealand Air Force, and many others. The AW109 is priced at the US $ 6.3 million.