MD 500E

Performance. Payload. Productivity.

The MD 500E helicopter delivers the highest speed, payload and productivity in its class. With a five-bladed main rotor and your choice of a 420-shp Rolls-Royce 250-C20B or 450-shp Rolls-Royce 250-C20R turbine engine, the MD 500E offers unparalleled versatility for the broadest range of customer-defined missions.

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DESCRIPTION
  • MAX GROSS WEIGHT: INT 1360.7 KG
  • MAX GROSS WEIGHT: EXT 1610.2 KG
  • USEFUL LOAD 689 KG
  • HOVER-IN GROUND EFFECT 8,500 FT
  • HOVER-OUT GROUND EFFECT 6,000 FT
  • MAX CRUISE SPEED 135 KT
  • MAX OPERATING ALTITUDE 16,000 FT
  • RANGE 290 NM
  •  Vehicle Overview
  •  General Information
Performance. Payload. Productivity.

The MD 500E® helicopter delivers the highest speed, payload and productivity in its class. With a five-bladed main rotor and your choice of a 420-shp Rolls-Royce 250-C20B or 450-shp Rolls-Royce 250-C20R turbine engine, the MD 500E offers unparalleled versatility for the broadest range of customer-defined missions.

SAFETY
The MD 500E is designed for operator ease. The main rotor static mast is built to be fail-safe to 100% design load. Dual, crash-resistant elastomeric fuel cells mounted between crash-resistant keel beams and bulkheads below the cabin floor, and three-dimensional truss-type structure with internal roll bar protect pilot and passengers and offers increased occupant safety.
COMMITMENT
For more than 20 years the MD 500E has earned its reputation as a hands-down favorite, delivering the highest speed, payload and productivity in its class, with direct operating costs that beat the competition hands down.
SUPPORT
MD Helicopters has built a reputation for extraordinary design and exceptional performance. Equally important is our dedication to customer support. At MDHI, our long-term success is built upon our passion for superior products, innovative thinking, and operational processes that are sharply focused on the needs of our customers.
SUMMARY
The capability and sophistication of the MD 500E belies its low price and basic equipment level. The large, flat floor provides plenty of room for cargo, and the useful internal load of 1,519 pounds (689 kg) is ideally suited for most utility operations. Delivering high speed, payload and productivity with low direct operating cost, the MD 500E is equally as impressive for its responsive agility and reliability.
HIGH SPEED. GREATER VISIBILITY. RELIABLE.
Like others in the MD 500 Series, the MD 500E features ample cabin space for up to five with unsurpassed visibility. Proven reliability of the derated turbine engine, fail-safe design and a worldwide network of factory-authorized service centers assure customer satisfaction.
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