Fleet

Our Helicopter Fleet

Touchdown Helicopters fleet of helicopters have each been specifically selected to perform a particular function in our business. Whether conducting scenic charter, photographic charter, executive transfer, various types of commercial airwork or industrial utility airwork, we have the right helicopter for the job.

Sikorsky UH60  - Blackhawk

  • Number of aircraft – 1
  • Role – Utility
  • Max External Lift – 3500kg
  • Max Endurance – 120 minutes
  • Cruise Speed – 150 knots

Bell UH -1H - Huey

  • Number of aircraft – 2
  • Role – Utility
  • Max External Lift – 1700kg
  • Max Endurance – 120 minutes
  • Cruise Speed – 100 knots

AS350-B2 - Squirrel

  • Number of aircraft – 1
  • Max Passengers – 6
  • Role – Utility, Executive Charter, Commercial Charter, Scenic Charter
  • Max External Lift – 750kg
  • Max Endurance – 180 minutes
  • Cruise Speed – 110 knots

* Can be fitted with the Red Dragon Aerial Incendiary machine (See   below)

AS350-BA - Squirrel

  • Number of aircraft – 1
  • Max Passengers – 5
  • Role – Utility, Executive Charter, Commercial Charter, Scenic Charter
  • Max External Lift – 500kg
  • Max Endurance – 180 minutes
  • Cruise Speed – 110 knots

* Can be fitted with the Red Dragon Aerial Incendiary machine (See   below)

R44 - Raven II

  • Number of aircraft – 2
  • Max Passengers – 3
  • Role – Commercial Charter, Scenic Charter, Pilot Training
  • Max Endurance – 180 minutes
  • Cruise Speed – 100 knots

R44 - Raven I

  • Number of aircraft – 1
  • Max Passengers – 3
  • Role – Commercial Charter, Scenic Charter, Pilot Training
  • Max Endurance – 180 minutes
  • Cruise Speed – 100 knots

R22 - BETA

  • Number of aircraft – 1
  • Max Passengers – 1
  • Role – Commercial Charter, Scenic Charter, Pilot Training
  • Max Endurance – 180 minutes
  • Cruise Speed – 80 knots
  • Fitted with fuel bladder tanks

Our Ground Support Fleet

When our helicopters are deployed remotely, Touchdown Helicopters is able to offer expert professional engineering support on-site, alongside our helicopter fleet. Our ground support fleet includes 2 dual cab utilities for crew support and small capacity fuel support, 2 maintenance support vans driven by our engineers and stocked with tools and parts, and a 30,000-litre Jet A1 fuel semi-trailer, to keep our helicopters fully fuelled and ready to work.

Mobile Fuel Tanker

  • Scania R480 Prime Mover
  • Holmwood Highgate BS32 Fuel Trailer
  • Capacity – 30,000 L
  • Fuel – JetA1

Mobile Maintenance Workshop

  • Ford Transit 350 LWB Van 2.2L Diesel
  • High Roof, Long Wheel base
  • Role – Engineering support for all remote helicopter operations
  • Fully equipped with tools, spare parts, a workbench, generator and   ground power unit

Ground Support Vehicle

  • Hi-Lux SR5 Dual Cab Ute
  • Automatic 4cyl 2.8L Turbo Diesel
  • Role – Crew support and small capacity fuel support

Ground Support Vehicle

  • Ford Ranger XLT Dual Cab Ute
  • Automatic 5cyl 3.2L Turbo Diesel
  • Role – Crew support and small capacity fuel support

Anciliary Equipment

Red Dragon Aerial Incendiary Machine

Operational Features

  • Several drop rates from 25 – 175 spheres per minute
  • Tethered remote control
  • Smart software to minimise jams
  • re-settable sphere counter
  • 650 sphere large capacity hopper
  • Removable base to fit various helicopter configurations
  • Tank drain valves

Safety Features

  • Automatic jam detection and clearing
  • Manual handwheel when required
  • Emergency water pump with battery backup power supply
  • Manual overide to close and lock the feed gates
  • Quick release hopper