Versatility... Reliabilty... Power and Value... The Bell 206L3 LongRanger is the captain in the Airgurus fleet of helicopters.
Whatever the mission this has what it takes to accomplish it. The powerful and reliable 650-horsepower Rolls-Royce engine allows higher and farther flight than any other. The superiority safety is guaranteed from the high-inertial two-bladed rotor system. The patented suspension system delivers an incredible smooth ride. It can hold up to seven passengers, very comfortably with club-passenger seating allowing face-to-face conversation.
The 206L LongRanger is a stretched variant with seating for seven. Since the first delivery in 1975, Bell has produced more than 1,700 Ls across all variant types. In 1981 a military version was released, the 206L "TexasRanger". The original 206L utilized an Allison 250-C20B engine, and a series of model upgrades replaced this engine with more powerful versions; the 206L-1 used a 250-C28 and the 206L-3 and 206L-4 used the 250-C30P with 490 shaft horsepower.
In 2007, Bell announced an upgrade program for the 206L-1 and 206L-3 which is designed to modify the aircraft to the 206L-4 configuration; modified aircraft are designated 206L-1+ and 206L-3+. Modifications include strengthened airframe structural components (including a new tailboom), improved transmission, upgraded engine for the L-1, all of which result in a max gross weight increase of 300 pounds and increased performance. The Bell 206L3 is without a doubt, the best choice for helicopter charter and air ambulance services.