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McDonnell Douglas MD-900 Private Jet Charter

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.

  • Jet icon
    Aircraft category

    Helicopter

  • Seats icon
    Max passengers

    7

  • Price icon
    Price per hour

    2,500

  • Range icon
    Nautical miles

    189

McDonnell Douglas MD-900private jet charter

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McDonnell Douglas MD-900 Private Charter Flights and Prices

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.

The average hourly rental rate of the McDonnell Douglas MD-900 is around 2,500 USD per hour.

Aircraft Size

Aircraft size English Metric
Length 38.8 ft 11.82 m
Wing Span 33.8 ft 10.3 m
Height 12 ft 3.66 m
Bag. Capacity 49 ft³ 0 m³

Cabin Size

Cabin size English Metric
Length 6.24 ft 1.9 m
Width 4.76 ft 1.46 m
Height 4.1 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
Purchase New - -
Purchase Used - -
Hourly rate 2,500 USD/hour 2,500 EUR/hour

Performance Specifications

Performance English Metric
IFR Range 189 nm 350 km
Cruise Speed 152 KTAS 282 km/h
Certified Ceiling 20000 ft 6096 m
Rate of Climb 2760 ft/m 841 m/m
Takeoff Distance 50 ft 15 m
Landing Distance 50 ft 15 m
Max Takeoff Weight 6790 lbs 3080 kg
Max Landing Weight 6790 lbs 3080 kg
Useful Weight 3576 lbs 1622 kg
Payload with Full Fuel 2565 lbs 1163 kg