Private helicopters: Luxury in the air


Together browses the luxury catalogues for the best private helicopters on the market.

Last month we showed you some of the luxury private islands on offer around the world. But how can you island hop and visit the neighbours for a cuppa? You’ll need a helicopter… and not just any old helicopter.

Airbus Helicopters H145
This is a twin-engine light utility helicopter can carry up to nine passengers along with two crew, depending on customer configuration. The helicopter is marketed for passenger transport, corporate transport, emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue, parapublic and utility roles. In 2014, the EC145 was rebranded as the H145 by Airbus Helicopters. Military variants of the helicopter have also been produced under various designations, such as H145M or UH-72, and have been used for training, logistics, medical evacuation, reconnaissance, light attack, and troop-transport operations. $6 million.

The legendary S-76® helicopter is a medium-size commercial utility helicopter and operates successfully in more than 40 countries on five continents, fulfilling its many missions in the varied environmental conditions found worldwide.  This VIP helicopter for civilian can seat up to 12 passengers, but the four-seat configuration offers complete luxury. $12.95 million.

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Airbus Helicopters H135
The Airbus Helicopters H135 is a twin-engine civil helicopter produced by Airbus Helicopters (formerly known as Eurocopter). It is capable of flight under instrument flight rules (IFR) and is outfitted with digital flight controls. Since 1996 over a thousand aircraft have been produced to date. It is widely used by police and ambulance services and for executive transport. Depending on the specifications, one of these private helicopters costs between $4 million and $6 million.


Sikorsky S-92
Modern, multi-mission platform that meets the most stringent safety requirements. The S-92 helicopter is the most advanced aircraft in Sikorsky’s private helicopters product line, certified to the most stringent safety requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The helicopter’s advanced health and usage monitoring system sets a new level of reliability and enables cutting-edge fleet management services. $17 million, with added luxuries up to $30 million.