Top 10 Most Expensive Helicopters in the World

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Airbus H225 Super Puma ($27 million)

Airbus H225 Super Puma

The twin-engined, long-range passenger transport helicopter is the most expensive helicopter in the world. It is developed by Eurocopter as the next generation of the civilian Super Puma family. It can carry up to 24 passengers along with two crew and a cabin attendant. The helicopter was originally designated as the Eurocopter EC725; In 2015, it was renamed to the H225, in line with Eurocopter’s corporate rebranding as Airbus Helicopters.

AgustaWestland AW101 ($21 Million)

AgustaWestland AW101

AgustaWestland AW101 is a medium lift helicopter introduced to the market in 1999 by AgustaWestland. The AW101 is widely used by military forces worldwide. These forces include Royal Navy and Air force, Italian Navy, forces in Denmark, Portugal, Norway and some European countries. This beast can cruise at a speed of 277KM/H and can fly a range of 1363 KM. The price of this beast is 21 Million US Dollars which makes this the second most expensive helicopter in the world.

Sikorsky S-92 ($17.7 Million)

Sikorsky

The Sikorsky S-92 is a twin engine, medium lift helicopter built by Sikorsky for civil and military purposes. The S-92 has a complete aluminum frame and has a rotor with four blades to reduce noise and vibration. The military version of this helicopter is named as H-92 Superhawk and there is also another variant named VH-92 used by the United States Marines Corp as the Marine One which carries the president. Other primary users include CHC helicopters, Bristow Helicopters, Cougar Helicopters and so on. The price of the S-92 is valued at a gigantic 17.7 Million US Dollars.

Airbus AS332 L1e VIP Super Puma ($15.5 million)

Airbus AS332 L1e VIP Super Puma

This four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-size utility helicopter is 4th most expensive helicopters in the world. Developed and marketed by Aérospatiale and Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters). It is an enlarged and re-engined version of the original Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma.

Bell 525 Relentless ($15 million)

Bell 525 Relentless

Bell 525 is a proud invention of the American helicopter manufacturing company Bell Helicopters. This medium sized helicopter is built using a special composition of metal and can reach a top cruise speed of 296KM/H and a maximum range of 1037KM. The 525 is powered by a pair of GE CT7-2F1 Turboshaft engines and the main rotor has five blades. This helicopter can carry 16 passengers at a time excluding the two crew member and the cost of this beauty is a whopping 15 Million US Dollars.

Sikorsky S-76C ($13 Million)

Sikorsky S-76C

The Sikorsky S-76C is a medium size commercial utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. The production of the S-76C began in 1977 with features like Twin Turboshaft engines, four bladed main rotor and retractable landing gears. The S-76C is used by many famous people including the Royal family of England and the 45th president of United States, Donald Trump. This helicopter is sold at a price of 12.95 Million US Dollars.

AgustaWestland AW139 ($12 Million)

AgustaWestland AW139

The AgustaWestland AW139 is a medium sized, twin engine helicopter manufactured by AgustaWestland. The AW139 was introduced to the market in 2003 and was marketed for several roles like VIP transport, offshore transport, law enforcement, search and rescue, firefighting and many more. This helicopter was originally developed by Bell and Agusta Helicopters and was initially called the Agusta-Bell helicopter. The primary users for this helicopter include Irish Air Corps, UAE Air Force, Qatar Air Force, CHC Helicopters etc. The estimated cost is valued at a price of 14.5 Million US Dollars.