Bell Helicopter Bell 230

Light Utility Helicopter

Bell 230 © Rob Melehan
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The Bell 230 is a twin-engined max. ten-seat light utility helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Bell Helicopter Textron, produced in Mirabel, Quebec (Canada).
The Bell 230 is a development of the Bell 222. The Bell 230 was available with retractable wheel landing gear or skid landing gear.
Crew1 / 2
Passengers6 - 7, max. 9
Propulsion1 Turboshaft Engine
Engine ModelAllison 250-C30G2
Engine Power522 kW700 shp
Speed261 km/h141 kts
  162 mph
Service Ceiling4.724 m15.500 ft
Range520 km281 NM
323 mi.
Empty Weight2.245 kg4.950 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.810 kg8.400 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)2/2
Main Rotor Diameter12,80 m41 ft 12 in
Tail Rotor Diameter2,10 m6 ft 11 in
Rotor Disc Area128,7 m1385 ft
Length (Fuselage)12,87 m42 ft 3 in
Length15,32 m50 ft 3 in
Height3,66 m12 ft 0 in
First Flight12.08.1991
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1992-1995
Total Production38
Developed fromBell 222
ICAO CodeB230
Data for (Version)Bell 230 (Skids)