The Best Twin-Engine Helicopters to Charter

With access to a fleet of over 90 Twin Engine helicopters, Yugo operates charter flights in dozens of countries enabling you to reach remote areas, major cities, tropical islands, and survey key areas of development in curated charter flight experiences.

We look at some of the best twin-engine helicopters to charter for business trips, whether it’s penning that important business deal, the final leg of a journey, or just the convenience of flying to suit your schedule.

You can read more about some of the top helicopters to charter for Business Travel here.

Eurocopter AS365 "Dauphin" is ideal for long-range charter flights

Eurocopter AS365 "Dauphin" - Long Range Comfort

The Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin (Dauphin or Dolphin), is a twin-engine helicopter with a long-range that operates well in climates with temperature or at locations of significant altitude, so as a charter option, it is a great choice for all types of destinations.

The multipurpose twin-engine helicopter is powered by a pair of Turbomeca Arriel turboshaft engines. What’s best is the flying experience, as the Dauphin provides a low-noise and low-vibration flight for the passengers, which means conversations are easily held while in-flight. Alternatively, the helicopter offers the latest communications systems to allow passengers to remain in touch with the business world.

Passengers can access the cabin area, complete with a separate luggage compartment large enough for sets of golf clubs or skis, via a total of four large sliding doors on either side of the helicopter. The cabin can accommodate up to 12 passengers or up to seven passengers in a VIP layout.

Yugo uses the Dauphin for the Cambodian Angkor Temples - Helicopter Tour. The Airbus AS365 “Dauphin”, is one of the most comfortable helicopters available in Cambodia and provides an exclusive helicopter experience of the world-acclaimed Angkor Temples.

Note: Airbus Helicopters SAS (formerly Eurocopter Group) is the helicopter manufacturing division of Airbus.

  • Max Passengers: 12
  • Cruising Speed: 175 knots (324 km/h)
  • Range: 828 km
The Bell 427 helicopter is a multipurpose luxury charter

Bell 427 - Multipurpose Luxury

The Bell 427 is a twin-engine, utility helicopter (which has since been replaced in production by the Bell 429) that is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207D turboshaft engines. The design allows for exceptional safety, endurance and a best-in-class ride.

For passengers, the 427 is fast, smooth and reliable. The helicopter offers a luxurious way to fly and provides eight-place seating with alternate layouts. The open-air cabin and seating are extremely comfortable and the smooth ride is complemented by a roomy wide-open club seating with fantastic visibility all enjoyed in a climate-controlled cabin.

This twin-engine helicopter boasts baggage space up to 29 ft³ (0.8m³) which is plenty for as many as 3 large suitcases or 6 mid-size bags.

In addition to all of the added comforts and technologies making this a safe aircraft to travel in, the Bell 427 boasts a long-range which makes it ideal for intercity and offshore charters

For safety, this helicopter also features a NightSun searchlight system, EMS installation and a wire strike protection system.

  • Max Passengers: 8
  • Cruising Speed: 140 knots (260 km/h)
  • Range: 730 km
Airbus H155 - twin-engine medium-lift passenger helicopter 

Airbus H155 - Large & Spacious

Airbus’ twin-engine H155 is a popular private and business aviation charter helicopter and another valued version of the Dauphin range.

This long-range medium-lift passenger transport helicopter is twin-engined and can comfortably accommodate up to 13 passengers. Formerly known as the EC155, this helicopter is suitable for operation in a diverse range of environments and is capable of flying at high altitudes and in hot temperature conditions.

From a passengers point of view, the H155 is upgraded with as much as 30% more passenger space than previous Dauphin helicopter models and has a 130% increase in baggage hold volume. A dozen passengers in comfortable seats or modified to transport VIP or Corporate passengers, the cabin can include a VIP lounge with working space accommodating up to 8 executives.

Two Safran Arriel 2C2 turbine engines, which are mounted over the luggage hold, power the Airbus H155. The manufacturer says “the H155 performs with a noise level that falls 4.6 dB below ICAO level. It’s so quiet that passengers feel as if they are travelling in a business jet.” The H155 delivers a long-range as well as the fastest cruising speed in its class.

  • Max Passengers: 13
  • Cruising Speed: 324 km/h
  • Range: 857 km
The AgustaWestland AW139 is capable of carrying up to 15 passengers 

AgustaWestland AW139 - Top Performer

The AgustaWestland AW139 is a sleek and modern helicopter, capable of carrying up to 15 passengers but is still considered a medium-sized twin-engined helicopter. The AW139 was developed and built by AgustaWestland (which is now part of Leonardo).

The helicopter fulfils many roles from fire fighting, law enforcement, search and rescue but this AgustaWestland excels at VIP and corporate transportation.

The AW139 features a spacious cabin despite the larger number of passengers and combines proven technology with the most demanding quality flying and comfort standards. Active noise-cancellation headphones are also provided for extra passenger comfort.

The spacious cabin is 283 ft³ (8 m³) and the 15 seats can be rearranged to include only 6-8 seats for VIP comfort with extra-wide seating akin to a private jet charter. An additional 3.4 m3 (120 ft3) baggage space is also accessible from the outside of the aircraft.

The twin-engine helicopter is powered by two FADEC-controlled Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C turboshaft engines. The AW139 is also fitted with “the most technologically advanced Full Icing Protection System (FIPS) of any helicopter on the market” and a range of pilot and aircraft safety features.

  • Max Passengers: 15
  • Cruising Speed: 167 knots (309 km/h)
  • Range: 1,061 Kilometers

These helicopters are an ideal option for executive travellers who seek high-performance, comfort, and efficiency in their helicopter journey.

The massive fleet of aircraft accessible through Yugo means you can select from a range of destinations and aircraft whether it’s a short-haul trip, island hopping, business or leisure.

Stay tuned as we cover more helicopters in our expansive fleet. You can read more about the Top Helicopters to Charter for Business Travel.