MD 902 EXPLORER
BASE PRICE: $ 6,250,000
The MD 902 Explorer is a multipurpose twin-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.
Launched in 1989, the MD 902 was the launch application of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW200 series of turboshaft engines and the first MD helicopters model to feature the exclusive NOTAR(NO Tail Rotor) technology. The MD 902 completed its first flight on December 18, 1992, prior to entering service in 1995, establishing a new benchmark in terms of performance, affordability, dependability, and safety for light and medium-twin engine helicopters.
The Enhanced Explorer version introduced Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206E, with an increased maximum takeoff weight allowing for improved range and endurance. The MD 902 proved popular with a large number of applications ranging from Emergency Medical Service (EMS), law enforcement, utility, and corporate transportation
|Max Endurance||3.7 hr|
|Maximum Cruise Speed||131 kts|
|Economy Cruise Speed||–|
|Service Ceiling||12,000 ft|
|Hover IGE Ceiling||10,650 ft|
|Hover OGE Ceiling||8,780 ft|
|Maximum Takeoff||6,500 lbs|
|Basic Operating||3,375 lbs|
|Usable Fuel||1,309 lbs|
|Maximum Payload||3,125 lbs|
|Number of Engines||2|
|Manufacturer||Pratt & Whitney Canada|
|Takeoff Power||646 shp|
|Max Continuous Power||572 shp|
The MD 902 Cabin is highly preferred by EMS operators worldwide thanks to the low noise and vibration levels enabled by the exclusive NOTAR® technology.
The MD902 cabin offers two corporate configurations featuring either 5 or 4 aft-mounted seats in a club-seating layout. Complemented with an external baggage compartment offering 52 cu.ft of storage volume.
The MD 902 Cabin is accessible through Large 52-inch sliding doors on each side of the spacious cabin. The crew doors are hinged and a hinged door at the aft end of the fuselage allows for baggage loading.