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20 Most Expensive Helicopters in the World

Want to know which are the most expensive helicopters in the world right now? Airplanes, cars, buses, trains, subways, ships… all these means of transport are quite ordinary, and we’ve probably all traveled via them at least once. But helicopters are entirely different; something out of a movie or a T.V. series, rather uncommon and mystifying. Have you ever fantasized about a helicopter ride?

Most Expensive Helicopters in the World

Well, I’ve never been on a chopper before, but it is an experience I have written down on my bucket list. These rotor-crafts are used for many purposes: transportation of passengers, for example in medical emergencies; military warfare, as a weapon,or as transport of troops and supplies to remote areas; and even commercial purposes, private transportation or sky-filming for the local news.

In compiling this list we decided to include both categories of choppers: the military helicopters and the ones for commercial purposes. If you are further interested in luxurious and outrageously priced means of transport, make sure that you check out our list on The 8 Most Expensive Boats In The World.

Are you curious about the most expensive helicopters in the world? Let’s hop on and take a flight through the countdown!

 

20. Eurocopter EC155 B1 Dauphin

Type: Commercial

Released: 1999

Top Speed: 175 knots

Range: 423 nautical miles

Capacity: 13 people

Price: $10.2 million

 

$10.2 million is only the top of iceberg when to comes to the prices of the most expensive helicopters in the world. See what I mean on the following pages.

19.  AgustaWestland AW149

Type: Commercial

Released: 2009

Top Speed: 150 knots

Range: 540 nautical miles

Capacity: 18 people

Price: $13 million

 

18. AgustaWestland BA609

Type: Commercial

Released:  2003

Top Speed: 275 knots

Range: 755 nautical miles

Capacity: 9 people

Price: $14 million

 

17. Bell 525 Relentless

Type: Commercial

Released: 2014/15

Top Speed: 150 knots

Range: 400 nautical miles

Capacity: 16 people

Price: $15 million

16. Eurocopter AS332 L1 Super Puma

Type: Commercial

Released: 1978

Top Speed: 150 knots

Range: 454 nautical miles

Capacity: 19 people

Price: $16.2 million

 

15. Kazan Mi-171A2

Type: Commercial

Released: 1977

Top Speed: 134 knots

Range: 386 nautical miles

Capacity: 36 people

Price: $17.08 million

 

14. Sikorsky S-92 Cougar

Type: Commercial

Released: 2004

Top Speed: 151 knots

Range: 539 nautical miles

Capacity: 19 people

Price: $17.7 million

 

13. AgustaWestland AW101 VIP

Type: Commercial

Released: 1999

Top Speed: 149 knots

Range: 570 nautical miles

Capacity: 30 people

Price: $18.2 million

 

12. The AgustaWestland AW101

Type: Military

Released: 1999

Top Speed: 167 knots

Range: 450 nautical miles

Capacity: 30 people

Price: $21 million

 

11. NHIndustries NH90 TTH

Type: Military

Released: 2007

Top Speed: 162 knots

Range: 530 nautical miles

Capacity: 20 people or 2,500kg of cargo

Price: $24.3  million

 

10. Bell Huey II UH-1H

Type: Commercial

Released: 1959

Top Speed: 106 knots

Range: 248 nautical miles

Capacity: 11 people

Price: $25 million

 

9. Boeing CH-47D/F Chinook

Type: Military

Released: 2006

Top Speed: 170 knots

Range: 200 nautical miles

Capacity: 34 passengers or any type of big loads

Price: $25.1 million

 

8. Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite

Type: Military

Released: 1993

Top Speed: 138 knots

Range: 540 nautical miles

Capacity: 8 passengers

Price: $26 million

 

7. Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk

Type: Military

Released: 2009

Top Speed: 144 knots

Capacity: 11 passengers

Price: $28 million

 

6. Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma Mk II+

Type: Commercial

Released: 2004

Top Speed: 175 knots

Range: 452 nautical miles

Capacity: 19 people

Price: $29 million

 

T4. Kazan Mi-35M

Type: Military

Top Speed: 310 km/h

Range: 248 nautical miles

Capacity: 2,400 kg (payload)

Price: $36 million

 

T4. Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk

Type: Military

Released: 2008

Top Speed: 146 knots

Range: 350 nautical miles

Capacity: 12 passengers

Price: $36 million

 

3. Boeing AH-64 Apache

Type: Military

Released: 1986

Top Speed: 150 knots

Range: 257 nautical miles

Price: $52 million

 

2. Sikorsky CH-53K

Type: Military

Released: in development

Top Speed: 170 knots

Range: nautical miles

Capacity: 40 passengers

Price: $65 million

 

1. Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

Type: Military

Released: 2007

Top Speed: 275 knots

Range: 879 nautical miles

Capacity: 32 troops

Price: $68 million