MD Helicopters MD 900 Explorer

Light Utility Helicopter

MD Helicopters MD 902 Explorer © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The MD Helicopters MD 900 Explorer is a twin-engined eight-seat light utility helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer MD Helicopters Inc.. The MD Explorer is mainly operated in emergency medical services (EMS) or law enforcement missions (Police).
The MD Explorer uses the NOTAR anti-torque system (NO TAil Rotor).
Crew1 / 2
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney Canada PW207E
Engine Power (each)530 kW711 shp
max. Cruise Speed244 km/h132 kts
  152 mph
max. Speed (vne)248 km/h134 kts
  154 mph
Service Ceiling6.096 m20.000 ft
Rate of climb841 m/min2760 ft/min
Range304 km164 NM
189 mi.
Empty Weight1.458 kg3.214 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.080 kg6.790 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)5/NOTAR5/NOTAR
Main Rotor Diameter10,31 m33,8 ft
Rotor Disc Area83,5 m²899 ft²
Length (Fuselage)9,86 m32,3 ft
Length11,84 m38,8 ft
Height3,66 m12,0 ft
First Flight05.09.1997
Production Statusin production
VariantsMD 900, MD 902

[Photo-ID: 2118] © Karsten Palt 2009-05-10
MD Helicopters MD902, Polizei Niedersachsen, D-HPNA, c/n 902-00059,© Karsten Palt, 2009MD Helicopters
Polizei Niedersachsen
Reg.: D-HPNA
c/n: 902-00059
Flugtag Bremen 2009 [Bremen (EDDW / BRE)]
[Photo-ID: 3027] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-03
MD Helicopters MD902 Explorer, Polizei Badem-Würtemberg, D-HBWG, c/n 900-00099,© Karsten Palt, 2009MD Helicopters
MD902 Explorer
Polizei Badem-Würtemberg
Reg.: D-HBWG
c/n: 900-00099
[Stuttgart (EDDS / STR)]