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MD Helicopters

Explorer MD900

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MD Helicopters



Commercial designation:


Technical designation:


Version, Variant:



Currently produced:


Typical missions:


Flight conditions:

First flight:


Landing system:


Blades number:


Tail blades number:



MTOW with external loads:

3130 kg

6901.65 lbs

MTOW with only internal loading:

2948 kg

6500.34 lbs

Empty weight:

1485.5 kg

3275.5275 lbs

External payload:

1599 kg

3525.795 lbs

Internal payload:

1417.5 kg

3125.5875 lbs

Standard fuel tank:

593 kg

1307.565 lbs

with optionnal external fuel tank:

685 kg

1510.425 lbs


Cruise speed:

0 km/h

0 kt

Maximum cruise speed:

244.5 km/h

132.03 kt


248 km/h

133.92 kt

Max negative g @ MTOW:

0 g

Max positive g @ MTOW:

0 g

Range with normal tanks:

585.8 km

316.332 nm

Max range with auxiliary external tanks:

0 km

0 nm

Max endurance @ min consumption speed:

03:24:00 h:min

Rate of climb @ SL:

0 m/s

0 ft/min

Rate of climb @ SL @MTOW:

10.6 m/s

2086.08 ft/min

IGE max hovering altitude, MTOW:

3195 m

10479.6 ft

IGE max hovering altitude, empty:

0 m

0 ft

IGE max hovering altitude, ISA+20°C, MTOW:

2820 m

9249.6 ft

IGE max hovering altitude, ISA+20°C, empty:

0 m

0 ft

OGE max hovering altitude, MTOW:

2634 m

8639.52 ft

OGE max hovering altitude, empty:

0 m

0 ft

OGE max hovering altitude, ISA+20°C, MTOW:

2244 m

7360.32 ft

OGE max hovering altitude, ISA+20°C, empty:

0 m

0 ft

Service ceiling ISA, MTOW:

4200 m

13776 ft

Max operating altitude, empty weight:

4200 m

13776 ft

Highest use Temperature:

0 °C

0 °F

Lowest use Temperature:

0 °C

0 °F


APU in HC:

Engine manufacturer:

Pratt & Whitney



Engines quantity:


Powerplant category:


Main rotor rotation speed:

392 rpm

Fuel consumption @ SL @ max continuous speed:

0 kg/kW/h

0 lbs/hp/h

Minimum consumption speed @ SL:

0 km/h

0 kt

Fuel consumption @ eco cruise speed @SL:

0 kg/h

0 lbs/h

Fuel consumption @ min consumption speed @ SL:

0 kg/h

0 lbs/h

Engines nominal power:

820 kW

1114.38 hp

Transmission shaft max continuous power:

746 kW

1013.814 hp

Transmission shaft max power:

820 kW

1114.38 hp

Takeoff power 5 min:

926 kW

1258.434 hp

OEI 30s power:

0 kW

0 hp

OEI 2min power:

522 kW

709.398 hp

OEI max continuous power :

463 kW

629.217 hp

OEI max continuous transmission power:

463 kW

629.217 hp

OEI 30 sec transmission power:

0 kW

0 hp

OEI 2 min transmission power:

504 kW

684.936 hp


Overall length:

11.84 m

38.8352 ft

Rotor diameter:

10.31 m

33.8168 ft

Tail rotor diameter:

0.56 m

1.8368 ft

Fuselage length:

9.86 m

32.3408 ft

Overall height:

3.32 m

10.8896 ft

Main rotor blades chord:

0.25 m

0.82 ft

Tail rotor blades chord:

0.1 m

0.328 ft

Mast tilt angle:

0 °


Noise at flyover, level:

83 dB EPNL

Noise at flyover, limit:

93 dB EPNL

Noise at takeoff, level:

85 dB EPNL

Noise at takeoff, limit:

94 dB EPNL

Noise at landing, level:

89 dB EPNL

Noise at landing, limit:

95 dB EPNL

crew and pax



Max pax number:



Average price:

3000000 $


MD Helicopters Explorer MD900



MD Helicopters Explorer MD900

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MD Helicopters Explorer MD900