BASE PRICE: $ 2,950,000
The MD 600N is a light single-turbine engine helicopter from MD Helicopters. The Mesa, Arizona based helicopter manufacturer traces its roots back to 1955 when it was established as a rotorcraft division of Howard Hughes established Hughes Aircraft company. The helicopter business was sold to McDonnell Douglas in 1984 prior to becoming part of The Boeing Company in 1997. In 1999 Boeing decided to maintain the Military product line including the successful AH-64 Apache and sell the commercial product line creating what will become an independent MD Helicopters company.
The MD 600N developed as an eight-seat stretched version of the MD 520N completed its first flight on November 22, 1994, prior to entering service in 1997. The MD 600N design incorporated a new fully articulated six-blade main rotor driven by a single Rolls-Royce Model 250 turboshaft engine.
The MD600N design is highly appraised for its ground safety thanks to the NOTAR® anti-torque system that replace the typical spinning tail rotor. The NOTAR (NO Tail Rotor) technology also allows for external noise reduction and reduced pilot workload. The flight deck features a Garmin G500TXi MFD/PFD and an engine indicating and crew alerting system (EICAS).
|Maximum Cruise Speed||134 kts|
|Economy Cruise Speed||–|
|Service Ceiling||20,000 ft|
|Hover IGE Ceiling||11,000 ft|
|Hover OGE Ceiling||6,000 ft|
|Maximum Takeoff||4,100 lbs|
|Basic Operating||2,100 lbs|
|Usable Fuel||782 lbs|
|Maximum Payload||2,000 lbs|
|Model||G500 / GTN650|
|Number of Engines||1|
|Takeoff Power||650 shp|
|Max Continuous Power||600 shp|
The aft cabin of the MD 600N provides 6-feet long flat floor space with the capability to accommodate up to five passengers, while the forward pilot compartment is equipped with seats for the pilot and either one or two passengers
The Corporate configuration allows for four aft-mounted cabin passengers seats in a club-seating layout with an additional single passenger seat in the pilot compartment. An intermediary step is provided between the landing gear and passenger compartment for passenger ingress/egress assistance complementing the center opening cabin doors for entry ease.