High Speed. Greater Visibility. More Head and Legroom. Reliable.
The MD 500E® helicopter delivers the highest speed, payload and productivity in its class. Rear seat passengers have greater headroom and visibility than earlier Model 500s. Refinements provide first class front and rear seating with ample legroom. The T-shaped instrument panel provides place for a full complement of modern avionics. With a five-bladed main rotor and the choice of a 420-shp Rolls-Royce 250- C20B or 450-shp Rolls-Royce 250-C20R turbine engine, the MD 500E is the best performing helicopter in its class. Proven reliability of the derated turbine engine, fail-safe design and a worldwide network of factory-authorized service centers assure customer satisfaction.