Bell 430

Bell 430 – a civilian helicopter. The helicopter borrowed a lot from the Bell 230. The first 430 made its first flight on 10/25/1994 in Canada. Bell430 helicopters are produced in different versions.

The standard version of the cabin makes it possible to accommodate 9 people, including the pilot (2-2-2-3). Options are available optionally:

  • maximum, 10 places (2-2-3-3),
  • corporate, 8 seats, chairs are turned to each other (2-3-3);
  • 4 or 5-seater cabin (including the pilot) with one or two additional rooms.


Specifications

  • Crew: 1-2 pilots
  • Amount of passengers: up to 9 passengers
  • Length: 15.3m
  • Fuselage Length: 13.44m
  • Rotor Diameter: 12.8m
  • Tail rotor diameter: 2.1m
  • Fuselage Width: 3.45m
  • Height: 3.72m
  • The area swept by the rotor: 128.71 sq.m
  • Base chassis: 4.17m
  • Track: 2.78m
  • Empty Weight: 2430kg
  • The highest take-off weight: 4218kg
  • Payload Weight: 1788kg
    • on suspension: 1587kg
  • The volume of fuel tanks: 710l
  • Powerplant: 2 × Turboshaft RollsRoyce250C40B
  • Take-off power of engines: 2 × 808hp (2 × 603kW)
  • Cabin length: 2.77m (without pilot cabin)
  • Cabin Width: 1.37m
  • Cab Height: 1.3m
  • Net volume of the cabin: 4,5sq.m
  • The highest permissible speed: 277 km / h
  • The highest speed: 265 km / h
  • Echelon Speed: 250 km / h
  • Practical range: 509km
  • Flight Duration: 2h48min
  • Practical ceiling: 5590m
  • Static ceiling:
    • using the earth effect: 3078m
    • without the effect of the earth: 1890m
  • Disk load: 32.8 kg / sq.m
  • Body weight: 184.5W / kg
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