Utility helicopter

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The Canadian Forces Bell CH-146 Griffon is a typical utility helicopter

A utility helicopter is a multi-purpose helicopter capable of fulfilling many different roles.

A utility military helicopter can fill roles such as ground attack, air assault, military logistics, medical evacuation, command and control, and troop transport.[1] Some overlap of terminology is inevitable with transport helicopter.

List of utility helicopters[edit]

This is a list of utility helicopters

Type Country Class Date Status No. Notes
AgustaWestland AW109 Italy Light 1971 Production
Aérospatiale SA 360 Dauphin France Light 1972 Production 36 [2]
Atlas Oryx South Africa Medium 1986 Production
Bell Huey family US Medium Production [3]
Bell UH-1 Iroquois US Medium 1969 Production
Changhe Z-11 China Light Production
Changhe Z-18 China Medium Production
Eurocopter AS355 Écureuil 2 France Light 1978 Production
Eurocopter AS532 Cougar France Medium 1977 Production
Eurocopter EC135 France Light 1994 Production
HAL Dhruv India Light Production 231 [4]
Harbin Z-8 China Heavy Production
Harbin Z-9 China Light Production [5]
Harbin Z-20 China Medium Production
IAR 330 Romania Medium Production
KAI KUH-1 Surion South Korea Medium Production [6][7]
Kamov Ka-27 Russia Heavy Production
Mil Mi-8 Russia Medium Production [8][9]
Mil Mi-17 Russia Medium Production [citation needed]
NHIndustries NH90 France Medium Production
Puma Family France Medium Production
SA 330 Puma France Medium Production
Sikorsky S-70 US Medium Production [10]
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk US Medium Production [11]
Westland Lynx UK Light Production [citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Farlex, Inc (2012). "Utility helicopter". Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Charter a Aerospatiale SA-365N Dauphin II". Paramountbusinessjets.com. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  3. ^ Mutza, Wayne. UH-1 Huey In Action. Carrollton, Texas: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1986. ISBN 0-89747-179-2.
  4. ^ Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. "Advanced Light Helicopter". Hal-india.com. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  5. ^ John Pike (2011-02-28). "Harbin Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. (HAIG) - Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation". Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  6. ^ John Pike. "Surion - Korea Utility Helicopter (KUH) / Korean Helicopter Program (KHP)". Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  7. ^ "KAI Surion Utility Helicopter". Aviation Today. 2011-12-01. Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  8. ^ "Flight safety body denies Mi-8 grounding order | Defense | RIA Novosti". En.rian.ru. 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  9. ^ John Pike. "Lantian-Mil' Mi-171 transport/utility helicopter". Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  10. ^ "[1.0] Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk". Airvectors.net. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  11. ^ "2009 U.S. Army Posture Statement". Army.mil. Retrieved 2013-04-24.

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