Heli-Expo by the numbers

March 7, 2013

As Heli-Expo 2013 winds down, here’s a look at some of the numbers generated during the convention, held March 5 through 7 in Las Vegas.

3,200 pounds: max gross weight of the new Bell Helicopter 47GT-6

$750,000: list price of new Bell Helicopter’s 47GT-6

$4.3 billion: Bell Helicopter sales in 2012

188: Bell Helicopter deliveries in 2012

Up to 5,600: number of global deliveries of new civilian-use helicopters between 2013 and 2017 predicted in Honeywell forecast

27 percent: percentage of global demand for helicopters in the United States and Canada, according to Honeywell forecast

80-by-120 feet: size of the two-story Heli-Center at AirVenture 2013

1,100-horsepower:  power of Turbomeca’s newest engine, the Arrano

30 Sikorsky helicopters: Order placed by Milestone Aviation Group
10: number of Vertol 107-II heavy-lift tandem-rotor helicopter being bought by Columbia Helicopters from the Swedish Department of Defense

More than 6.2 million: hours flown by Sikorsky S-76 helicopters since the model was introduced in 1977

30: order placed by Air Medical Group Holdings for Bell 206L4 and 407GX helicopters
More than 3 million: flight hours achieved by the Eurocopter EC145/BK117 family


Benét Wilson

Benét J. Wilson | AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor

AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson joined AOPA in 2011. She is working on her private pilot certificate.