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  • Bell 222


    Bell 222

    The Bell 222 was the first light commercial twin turbine engine helicopter developed in the United States. It is employed for corporate, emergency medical or utility transport missions, with seating for up to 10, including the pilot.

    It was used in the 1980s TV Show Airwolf

    Production ended in 1991 after 199 aircraft built

    222 News

    Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative for Bell 505, 09-Mar-22 : Heli-Expo 2022 Safran and Bell to collaborate on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) initiative for the Bell 505 engine Arrius 2R

    South Africa Air Ambulance Henley Air, 26-May-21 : #SouthAfrica Henley Air in South Africa flying the Bell 222 for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS)

    ROCKET Ambulance Launched in South Africa, 29-Jul-20 : #rocket Henley Air, a long standing South African Bell helicopters operator, launched air ambulance service ROCKET (Rapid On Call Emergency Transport) withs six Bell 222UT


    Engine: 2 x Lycoming LTS101-650C-3 630 shp
    Capacity: 1 + 9
    Length: (m) 15.1
    Height: (m) 3.56
    Blades: 2
    Rotor diam.: (m) 12.2
    Disc area: (m2)
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 2066     Max: 3500
    Speed: (km/h)     Max: 240
    Range: (km) 600
    Ceiling: (m) 3900
    Rate/Climb: (m/min) 481

    Derivatives & Versions

    222B 1982 Uses the more powerful Honeywell (formerly Lycoming) LTS-101-750Cs and a larger main rotor
    222UT 1983 The Utility Twin is based on 222B but equipped with skids. The lack of retractable landing gear allowed larger fuel capacity
    230 1991 The Bell 230 is a development of the model 222 with its Lycoming engines replaced by two Allison 250 turboshafts, plus other refinements inc ...

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