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


Engine: 2 x Lycoming LTS101-650C-3 630shp
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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