Aircraft Fleet

Melbourne’s Helicopter Service – Our Aircraft Fleet.

The Helicopter Service Melbourne Fleet of meticulously maintained and serviced helicopters comprises of:

Bell 206 III Jet Ranger

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For all your general/corporate charter needs and film/photographic requirements, the Bell 206 Blll Jetranger is the world’s most recognised helicopter.

It has set more industry records than any other aircraft in the world and has the best safety record of any helicopter in the industry.

Due to its stability and versatility the Jetranger is also the helicopter of choice for TV, film & photographic industry professionals around the world. The helicopter can simply be fitted with side or nose mounts or a photographer can film out of the side. Referred to around the world for its ruggedness, dependable nature and simplicity, this helicopter has become the most sought after jet turbine helicopter in history.

STANDARD EQUIPMENTCargo Hook, Cargo Nets, Lifting Strops and Chains, Aeronautical VHF (2), Multi Band Radio (UHF & Low Band VHF),Garmin GPS, Motorola Convert-A-Com, Mobile Phone, Bambi Bucket (fire fighting), Equipped for Night VFR

Kawasaki BK117-B2

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Kawasaki, are continually striving to create the perfect breed of helicopters – and the hardest working helicopter is the BK117. Thanks to its rugged construction, large rear clamshell doors, large cabin volume and multi-mission capabilities, it’s designed to make quick work of the most difficult tasks.

When one considers its amazing advanced hingeless propeller system, great visibility and compact outside dimensions for easy flight, the BK117 can fly in and out of small landing spots where other medium sized helicopters have great difficulty.

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Cargo Hook, Cargo Nets, Lifting Strops and Chains, Aeronautical VHF , Multi Band Radio (UHF & Low Band VHF), Motorola Convert-A-Com, Mobile Phone, Ski Rack, Golf Bag Rack, Bendix/King KLN 94 TSO GPS, Equipped for Night VFR

NIGHT CHARTER OPERATIONS

The Helicopter Service currently is the only helicopter charter company in Melbourne with a night charter certificate as at 9-4 -07

AIR AMBULANCE MODULE

The Kawasaki BK117-B2 can quickly be reconfigured for Air Ambulance duties

Eurocopter AS350 B3

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The single engine eurocopter AS 350 Ecureuil is renowned for its high performance, its safety and its reduced operating costs.
The AS 351B4 is “the top performance” type of the single engine Ecureuil gyro range.
Powered by a Turbomeca Arriel 2B turbine engine it is equipped with the FADEC system (Full Authority Digital Engine Control). It is totally suited for operations in conditions such as mountainous regions or warm countries or for very tough missions, performance wise.

With an under-side load capacity of 1,300kg (2,986lb) and a top rate-of-climb, this aircraft is the ideal vehicle to transport heavy cargo and to carry out logging jobs in the mountains.

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Cargo Hook, Cargo Nets, Lifting Strops and Chains, Aeronautical VHF (2), Multi Band Radio (UHF & Low Band VHF),Garmin GPS, Motorola Convert-A-Com, Mobile Phone, Bambi Bucket (fire fighting), Equipped for Night VFR

AgustaWestland A109 Power

The Executives Choice of aircraft, Fly in comfort and style – arrive faster and refreshed 
• Functional  cabin lay-out designed for operational flexibility and quick reconfiguration
• Large separate baggage compartment (33.5 cuft)
• Old design reversible landing gear, with top clearance for travel from unprepared terrain
• Engine system monitoring and helicopter warnings on double liquid display multifunction displays (IDC)
• Aluminium main rotor central with composite handles and blades and with electromagnetic bearings
• New generation P&W PW207C  with auto control (FACEC)
• Amazing performance including full CFT A up to maximum height
• Excellent flying qualities, high controllability and manoeuvrability
• Exceptional safety, “fail safe” style and fail safe of all systems
• Equipped for Night VFR and IFR

Eurocopter AS350 BA

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The unistyle engine AS 360 Ecurreuil is famous for its top performance, its safety and its lowered operating costs.
The single-engine AS 350BA, powered with a Turbomeca Arriel 1B engine, has a proven track record. Its amazing abilities and low purchase cost has made it a very popular helicopter to undergo a wide variety of missions (emergency pickups, aerial work, crime fighting).

The AS 350BA is also an excellent utility helicopter able to carry under-slung loads of 1,160kg (2,557lb).

STANDARD EQUIPMENTCargo Hook, Cargo Nets, Lifting Strops and Chains, Aeronautical VHF (2), Multi Band Radio (UHF & Low Band VHF),Garmin GPS, Motorola Convert-A-Com, Mobile Phone, Bambi Bucket (fire fighting), Equipped for Night VFR

RequirementsBell 206 III Jet RangerAgustaWestland 
A109E Power
Kawasaki BK117-B2
Engine/s1 x Rolls Royce 250-C20B 
gas turbine 420 s.h.p.
2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada 206C 
gas turbine engines 2 x 640 s.h.p.
2 x Honeywell LTS 101 – 750 B-1
gas turbine engines 2 x 571 s.h.p.
Passengers Up ToPilot plus 4 passengersPilot plus 7 passengersPilot plus 9 passengers
Air Ambulance Configuration1 Pilot + 1 Stretcher patient 
+ 1 seat for Doctor, Paramedic 
medical attendants or nurses
Not Configured1 Pilot + 1 Stretcher patient 
+ 2 seats for Doctor, Paramedic 
medical attendants or nurses
Certified Night Flight Chartern/a as single engineYes  VFR & IFRYes  VFR
Performance ClassCat BCat ACat A
Maintenance Certificate #1Class BClass BClass A
In Flight FacilitiesHeating
Air conditionedAir conditioned
Max. Takeoff Weight1,451kg2,850kg3,350kg
Max. Takeoff Weight with external load1,519kg
N/A3,500kg
Max. Sling Load450 kg on its cargo hookN/A1,300 kg on its cargo hook
Max Cruise Speed (VNE)130 knots (240kph)168 knots (311kph)150 knots (277kph)
Cruise Speed100 knots (185kph)145 knots (268kph)125 knots (231kph)
Endurance (30 min res)3.0 Hours2.75 Hours2.0 Hours
Range (30 min res)300nm (555km)Range 400 nm (741km)Range 240 nm (440km)
Fuel Capacities366 Litres870 Litres (688kg)720 Litres
RequirementsEurocopter AS350 BAEurocopter AS350 B3
Engine/s1 x Turbomeca Arriel 1B engine
gas turbine engine x 641 s.h.p.
1 x Turbomeca Arriel 2B engine
gas turbine engine x 840 s.h.p.
Passengers Up ToPilot plus 5-6 passengersPilot plus 5-6 passengers
Air Ambulance ConfigerationNot ConfiguredNot Configured
Certified Night Flight Chartern/a as single enginen/a as single engine
Performance ClassCat BCat B
Maintenance Certificate #1Class BClass B
In Flight FacilitiesHeatedHeated
Max. Takeoff Weight2,100kg2,250kg
Max. Takeoff Weight with external load2,160kg2,800kg
Max. Sling Load907 kg on its cargo hook1,160 kg on its cargo hook
Max Cruise Speed (VNE)150 knots (237kph)150 knots (277kph)
Cruise Speed120 knots (222kph)120 knots (222kph)
Endurance (30 min res)2.45 Hours2.45 Hours
Range (30 min res)Range 280 nm (500km)Range 280 nm (500km)
Fuel Capacities570 Litres 
570 Litres 
( aux 136 Ltr when fitted )

#1 Class A is same as Commercial Passenger Aircraft , Class B Manufactures Certificate

All of The Helicopter Service Australia Pty Ltd helicopters are equipped with GPS, auxiliary fuel pumps and tool kits. 
They are also capable of having a variety of specialist radios fitted.