MD 902 EXPLORER

BASE PRICE: $ 6,250,000

PASSENGERS

4

CABIN VOLUME

cu.ft

110

RANGE

nm

300

SPEED

ktas

120

MTOW

lb

6000

5 PAX

328 nm

131 ktas

6,500 lb

Picture: Courtesy MD Helicopters

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 

Range*328 nm
Max Endurance3.7 hr
Speed 
Maximum Cruise Speed131 kts
Economy Cruise Speed
Altitude 
Service Ceiling12,000 ft
Hover IGE Ceiling 10,650 ft
Hover OGE Ceiling 8,780 ft
Maximum Takeoff6,500 lbs
Basic Operating3,375 lbs
Usable Fuel1,309 lbs
Maximum Payload3,125 lbs

 

AVIONICS 
Manufacturer 
Model 
ENGINES 
Number of Engines2
ManufacturerPratt & Whitney Canada
ModelPW207E
Takeoff Power646 shp
Max Continuous Power572 shp
INTERIOR
Picture: Courtesy Port Aircraft Interiors

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.

Cabin Height4 ft
Cabin Width4 ft
Cabin Length6 ft
Cabin Volume124 cu.ft
Baggage Compartment 49 cu.ft