MD 600N

BASE PRICE: $ 2,950,000

PASSENGERS

1 Pilot

4

CABIN VOLUME

cu.ft

79

RANGE

nm

299

SPEED

ktas

100

MTOW

lb

3999

6 PAX

380 nm

134 ktas

4,100 lb

Picture: Courtesy MD Helicopters

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).

Range*380 nm
Max Endurance4.4hr
Speed 
Maximum Cruise Speed134 kts
Economy Cruise Speed
Altitude 
Service Ceiling20,000 ft
Hover IGE Ceiling 11,000 ft
Hover OGE Ceiling 6,000 ft
Maximum Takeoff4,100 lbs
Basic Operating2,100 lbs
Usable Fuel782 lbs
Maximum Payload2,000 lbs
AVIONICS 
ManufacturerGarmin
ModelG500 / GTN650
ENGINES 
Number of Engines1
ManufacturerRolls-Royce
Model250-C47M
Takeoff Power650 shp
Max Continuous Power600 shp
INTERIOR
Picture: Courtesy MD Helicopters

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.

Cabin Height5 ft
Cabin Width5 ft
Cabin Length9 ft
Cabin Volume82 cu.ft
Baggage Compartment 8 cu.ft