With access to a fleet of over 150 Single Engine & 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 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.
Eurocopter AS355 Squirrel / TwinStar Airbus AS355 - Perfect for Island Hopping
The AS355 is marketed in North America as the TwinStar and under the Airbus name as the TwinStar Airbus AS355.
The Twin Squirrel is powered by the reliable “Allison C20F” engine makes this helicopter perfect for a range of services. The twin-engine reliability and performance are suitable for a variety of charters from executive and VIP transport, to filming and aerial surveying.
The AS355 also has an excellent range and the roomy, quiet cabin makes for comfortable seating for up to six passengers. In addition to a smooth ride, the 180-degree views allow for an excellent and scenic journey no matter where you are flying.
The helicopter delivers comfort and economical performance. It can be modified as an ultra-luxury option and easily ferry up to 5 passengers with 3 to 4 suitcases if needed
This is one of several charter helicopters Yugo uses to island-hop around beautiful Fiji!
- Max Passengers: Six
- Cruising Speed: 129 Knots
- Max Flying Time: 3.5 Hours
- Range: 700 km
Bell 505 - The Comfortable Ride
The Bell 505 helicopter is a light helicopter that started operations in 2014 and is perfectly suited to accommodate charter flights ranging from VIP transportation to corporate shuttle trips and more. As of May 2019, there were nearly 200 Bell 505 helicopters in operation!
The large cabin volume (2.80 cubic meters), as well as the comfortable and wide premium adjustable leather seats plus ample legroom & headroom, ensures you have a relaxing flight.
In addition, the large baggage capacity is easily accessible; the baggage compartment can fit three standard travel golf bags, with some room to spare! The cabin layout can also be configured for a wide variety of missions and payloads if required.
Passengers will experience a quiet and smooth ride thanks to the Safran Helicopter (HE) Arrius 2R engine which means the superb Bell 505 tends to be a fantastic choice for most business (and leisure) charter needs.
The Bell 505 also features a number of safety features and assists the pilot with a stability augmentation system to automatically recover the aircraft to near-level flight attitude at all speeds.
Max Passengers: Four
- Cruising Speed: 125 Knots
- Max Flying Time: N/A
- Range: 566 km
Airbus H125 - Superior Performance
The Airbus H125 (previously named the AS350 B3e) is a superior single-engine helicopter with optimal performance and versatility while excelling in high and hot and extreme environments.
As a member of Airbus’ Ecureuil family - which has accumulated more than 33 million flight hours worldwide - there are about 950 H125s (AS350 B3e) aircraft currently in service globally. Many of these are used for high-performance missions in high and hot conditions which also makes them ideal for operation in the Asia-Pacific.
For the passengers, the helicopter has easy cabin access through two wide sliding doors, forward-facing embossed leather seats, and three baggage compartments. There is ample room for up to six passengers or seating for four executive seats.
The Airbus H125 allows for fantastic comfort and small group bookings, perfect for couples, groups of friends and smaller families.
Airbus H125 is powered by an Arriel 2D turboshaft engine fitted with an engine data recorder), an automatic backup channel and an automatic start-up. For added safety, the pilot also has full visibility of the helicopter's data parameters with a glass touchscreen cockpit instrument panel developed for Airbus.
The H125 provides cost-effectiveness, operational simplicity and superb performance, says Airbus.
- Max Passengers: Six
- Cruising Speed: 155 Knots
- Max Flying Time: 4.5 Hours
- Range: 630 km
Robinson R44 Raven II - The Icon
The Robinson R44 Raven II has been in production since the 1970s and is an iconic helicopter in the aviation industry. In May 2021, Robinson Helicopter Company delivered its 13,000th R44 Raven!
The R44 Raven II helicopters are renowned as high-performing, reliable and easy to maintain helicopters and a perfect charter flight option. This has helped the helicopter to be the world's best-selling general aviation (GA) helicopter and the most-produced GA aircraft of the 21st century!
With an advanced airframe and rotor system, this four-seater single-engine helicopter has a rugged reputation but it also provides style and an exciting flying experience.
The Raven II distinguishable oversized windows, which earned the aircraft the nickname “the bubble”, help provide the pilot and the passengers with excellent visibility
In addition, passengers can enjoy the Bose A20 Headsets with Bluetooth, while enjoying flights from a spacious open cabin for up to 3 hours. The comfortable leather seats also have added options of seat warmers, while the cabin is fully air-conditioned.
The Robinson R44 has an aerodynamic fuselage that optimizes airspeed and fuel economy. The latest technology includes a two-bladed rotor system, streamlined instrument panels and crash-worthy bladder fuel tanks, and it is powered by a Textron Lycoming LTS 101-750B turboshaft engine.
- Max Passengers: Four
- Cruising Speed: 110 Knots
- Max Flying Time: 3 Hours
- Range: 550 km
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 find out more about some of the Top Jets to Charter here.