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The McDonnell Douglas MD-900 Explorer is a light twin-engine eight-seat helicopter produced by MD Helicopters, Inc., based in Mesa, Arizona. Introduced in December 1994, the MD-900 Explorer is the initial production model, which has been built largely from composite materials and is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207A turboshaft engines. The MD-900 Explorer is fitted with the NOTAR yaw control system, five-bladed bearingless main rotor, digital avionics including FADEC, diagnostics and an Integrated Instrument Display System (IIDS). The MD 900 Explorer is able to satisfy a wide range of mission requirements demanded from a light utility helicopter, including passengers/VIP transportation, emergency medical services, law enforcement missions, and offshore transportation.

Aircraft Size

McDonnell Douglas MD-900 Exterior
Aircraft Size English Metric
Length 38.80 ft 11.83 m
Rotor Diameter 33.80 ft 10.30 m
Height 12.00 ft 3.66 m
Bag. Capacity 49.00 cu³ - m³

Cabin Size

McDonnell Douglas MD-900 Interior
Cabin Size English Metric
Length 6.23 ft 1.90 m
Width 4.76 ft 1.45 m
Height 4.10 ft 1.25 m
Area 121.48 ft³ 3.44 m³

Aircraft Seats

Layout Seats
Max Seating 7
Typical Seating 6
Pilots 2

Average Prices

Costs USD EUR
Price - New - -
Price - Used - -
Hourly Rate 2,000 USD 2,000 EUR

Performance Specifications

Performance English Metric
IFR Range 189 nm 350 km
Cruise Speed 152 KTAS 282 km/h
Certified Ceiling 20,000 ft 6,096 m
Rate of Climb 2,760 ft/m 841 m/m
Takeoff Distance 50 ft 15 m
Landing Distance 50 ft 15 m
Max Takeoff Weight 6,790 lbs 3,080 kg
Max Landing Weight 6,790 lbs 3,080 kg
Useful Weight 3,576 lbs 1,622 kg
Payload with Full Fuel 2,565 lbs 1,163 kg

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