Bell Helicopter Bell 222

Light Utility Helicopter

Bell 222 © Klaus Albert
Photo ©: Klaus Albert
The Bell 222 is a twin-engined max. ten-seat light utility helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Bell Helicopter Textron.
The basic variant Bell 222 and Bell 222B are equipped with retractable wheel landing gear. The Bell 222U Utility Twin is equipped with a skid landing gear.
Crew1 / 2
Passengers6 - 7, max. 9
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelLycoming / Honeywell LTS101-650C-2
Engine Power (each)503 kW675 shp
Speed265 km/h143 kts
  165 mph
Service Ceiling4.816 m15.800 ft
Range650 km351 NM
404 mi.
Empty Weight2.204 kg4.859 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.650 kg8.047 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)2/2
Main Rotor Diameter12,12 m39 ft 9 in
Tail Rotor Diameter1,98 m6 ft 6 in
Rotor Disc Area115,4 m1242 ft
Length (Fuselage)12,85 m42 ft 2 in
Length15,10 m49 ft 6 in
Height3,51 m11 ft 6 in
First Flight13.08.1974
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1980-1991
Total Production184
ICAO CodeB222
FAA TCDSH9SW
Data for (Version)Bell 222
Variants222, 222B, 222U