Helicopter

BELL 430

The Bell 430 is a twin-engine light-medium helicopter built by Bell Helicopter. It is a stretched and powerful development of the Bell 230 which in turn was based on the earlier Bell 222.

The Bell 430 features several significant improvements over the 230, the most significant of these being the new four-blade, bearingless, hingeless and composite main rotor. Although both 230 and 430 are powered by Rolls-Royce (Allison) 250 turboshaft engines, the 430’s engines are 10% more powerful. Other changes include the 1 ft 6 in (46 cm) stretched fuselage , an optional EFIS flight deck and a choice of either skids or retractable wheeled undercarriage.

The typical configuration seats ten including a pilot and co-pilot with eight passengers in the main cabin behind them in three rows of seats. In an EMS role it can carry one or two stretcher patients with four or three medical attendants respectively. Maximum external load capacity is 3,500 lb (1,585 kg).

SPECIFICATIONS

Fuselage Dimensions
Length (ft) : 44.1
Height (ft) : 11.2
Width (ft) : 11.3

Typical Configuration
Crew : 1
Passengers : 8

Fuel Capacity
Standard (lbs) : 1,256
Standard (gal) : 188
Optional (lbs) : 322
Optional (gal) : 48

Weight
Max. Takeoff (lbs) : 9,300
Empty Operating Weight (EOW) : 5,482

Speed Knots
Normal Cruise TAS : 0
Vmo (Max Op) IAS : 139
(IFR) : 1 Pilot

Climb
Normal (fpm) : 1,890
Engine Out (fpm) : 380
Ceiling (ft) : 20,000
(HOGE) Out of Ground Effect : 6,200
(HIGE) In Ground Effect : 10,100

Range (Nautical Miles)
Tanks Full (nm) : 275
Seats Full (nm) : 275

Engines
Number of : 2
Model(s) : 250-C40B
Thrust (lbs per Engine) : 0
Shaft (hp per Engine) : 1,045
Common TBO Hours : 4,500

Flight specifications

  • PASSENGERS CAPACITY: 6
  • CREW: 2
  • RANGE: 324
  • SERVICE CEILING: 14600FT
  • TOP SPEED: 260KM/H
  • ENGINE TYPE: ROLLS ROYCE 250-C40B

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