Bell Helicopter Bell 206 JetRanger

Light Utility Helicopter

Bell 206B-3 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Bell 206 JetRanger is a single-engine five-seat light utility helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Bell Helicopter Company, today Bell Helicopter Textron , since 1986 produced in Bells commercial helicopter plant in Mirabel, Quebec (Canada).
The Bell 206 was also license-built in Italy by Agusta (Agusta-Bell 206).
Propulsion1 Turboshaft Engine
Engine ModelAllison 250-C20B
Engine Power313 kW420 shp
Speed241 km/h130 kts
  150 mph
Service Ceiling6.096 m20.000 ft
Range693 km374 NM
430 mi.
Empty Weight730 kg1.609 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.451 kg3.200 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)2/2
Main Rotor Diameter10,15 m33 ft 4 in
Tail Rotor Diameter1,58 m5 ft 2 in
Rotor Disc Area80,9 m²871 ft²
Length (Fuselage)9,89 m32 ft 5 in
Length11,96 m39 ft 3 in
Height2,91 m9 ft 7 in
First Flight10.01.1966
Production Statusin production
ICAO CodeB06
other TCDSTC Canada H-92
Data for (Version)Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
VariantsBell 206A, 206A-1, 206B, 206B-2, 206B-3, Agusta-Bell 206A, 206A-1, 206B

[Photo-ID: 11907] © Karsten Palt 2001-05-19
Bell Helicopter 206B JetRanger, Air Service Berlin, D-HBAD, c/n 3819,© Karsten Palt, 2001Bell Helicopter
206B JetRanger
Air Service Berlin
Reg.: D-HBAD
c/n: 3819
Tag der offenen Tuer SXF 2001
[Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]
[Photo-ID: 1773] © Karsten Palt 2009-04-03
Bell 206B-2 JetRanger, , D-HTOM, c/n 2434,© Karsten Palt, 2009Bell
206B-2 JetRanger
Reg.: D-HTOM
c/n: 2434
[Friedrichshafen (EDNY / FDH)]
[Photo-ID: 1761] © Karsten Palt 2009-04-03
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III, Bodensee Helicopter, D-HEDB, c/n 4197,© Karsten Palt, 2009Bell
206B-3 JetRanger III
Bodensee Helicopter
Reg.: D-HEDB
c/n: 4197
AERO Friedrichshafen 2009 [Friedrichshafen (EDNY / FDH)]
[Photo-ID: 12083] © Karsten Palt 2015-08-30
Bell Helicopter 206B-3 JetRanger III, kayfly GmbH, D-HFAY, c/n 2776,© Karsten Palt, 2015Bell Helicopter
206B-3 JetRanger III
kayfly GmbH
Reg.: D-HFAY
c/n: 2776
Flugtag Breitscheid 2015 [Breitscheid (EDGB)]
[Photo-ID: 3946] © Karsten Palt 2010-08-22
Bell Helicopter 206B-3 JetRanger III, kayfly GmbH, D-HHUD, c/n 2327,© Karsten Palt, 2010Bell Helicopter
206B-3 JetRanger III
kayfly GmbH
Reg.: D-HHUD
c/n: 2327
Flugtag Breitscheid 2010 [Breitscheid (EDGB)]
[Photo-ID: 6389] © Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Bell Helicopter 206B-3 JetRanger III, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), H8-01/38, c/n 4362,© Karsten Palt, 2013Bell Helicopter
206B-3 JetRanger III
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: H8-01/38
c/n: 4362
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 10600] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Agusta-Bell AB206A-1 JetRanger, Spanish Air Force, HR.12-3, c/n 8136,© Karsten Palt, 2014Agusta-Bell
AB206A-1 JetRanger
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: HR.12-3
c/n: 8136
R/H side marked as HD.12-3
Museo del Aire [Madrid]