Bell Helicopter Bell 206L Long Ranger

Light Utility Helicopter

Bell 206L © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Bell 206L Long Ranger is a single-engine seven-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 206L Long Ranger is a stretched development of the Bell 206 JetRanger. The Long Ranger was also license-built in Italy by Agusta. A conversion to twin engine configuration is available for all Long Ranger variants.
Crew1 / 2
Propulsion1 Turboshaft Engine
Engine ModelAllison 250-C30P
Engine Power485 kW650 shp
Speed241 km/h130 kts
  150 mph
Service Ceiling4.115 m13.500 ft
Range630 km340 NM
391 mi.
Empty Weight998 kg2.200 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.882 kg4.150 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)2/2
Main Rotor Diameter11,28 m37 ft 0 in
Tail Rotor Diameter1,65 m5 ft 5 in
Rotor Disc Area99,9 m²1075 ft²
Length (Fuselage)10,44 m34 ft 3 in
Length12,91 m42 ft 4 in
Height3,14 m10 ft 4 in
First Flight11.09.1974 (206L)
Production Statusin production
Data for (Version)Bell 206L-3
VariantsBell 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, 206L-4

[Photo-ID: 3273] © Hartmut Ehlers 2010-04-18
Bell Helicopter 206L Long Ranger, Helicopter Service Hamburg, D-HHRW, c/n 45082,© Hartmut Ehlers, 2010Bell Helicopter
206L Long Ranger
Helicopter Service Hamburg
Reg.: D-HHRW
c/n: 45082
[Uetersen-Heist (EDHE)]
[Photo-ID: 11908] © Karsten Palt 2001-05-19
Bell Helicopter 206L-3 Long Ranger, HLG Heli-Charter, D-HWPP, c/n 51480,© Karsten Palt, 2001Bell Helicopter
206L-3 Long Ranger
HLG Heli-Charter
Reg.: D-HWPP
c/n: 51480
Tag der offenen Tuer SXF 2001
[Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]
[Photo-ID: 10215] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Bell Helicopter 206L1 LongRanger, , N3911Z, c/n 45658,© Karsten Palt, 2014Bell Helicopter
206L1 LongRanger
Reg.: N3911Z
c/n: 45658
Spirit of Texas, used to circumnavigate the world 1982 in 29 days
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 2117] © Karsten Palt 2009-05-10
Bell Helicopter 206L1 LongRanger, Teuto Air Bielefeld / OLT Helikopterservice, D-HELF, c/n 45029,© Karsten Palt, 2009Bell Helicopter
206L1 LongRanger
Teuto Air Bielefeld / OLT Helikopterservice
Reg.: D-HELF
c/n: 45029
Flugtag Bremen 2009 [Bremen (EDDW / BRE)]