SOLOY Helicopters LLC
Safe. Reliable. Efficient.
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OUR FLEET

Soloy Helicopters

 

We operate a fleet of 19 small and medium utility helicopters and can scale efficiently to any project size. Our all-turbine single and twin-engine fleet has the capability of carrying up to 9 passengers or 3800 lbs of external cargo. All of our helicopters are equipped with cargo hooks for external load work and “bear paws” for off airport landings. All of our helicopters can be further equipped with an array of specialized mission equipment to serve a variety of customer requirements. We also operate an in-house company Cessna 206 support plane to minimize helicopter down time due to maintenance delays, parts shipping or crew change inconveniences.

 

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MD500D

The MD500D is a 5 place (3-4 passenger), single-engine light utility helicopter. The MD500D is a wonderfully strong lifting platform despite its small size and can easily carry loads above 800lbs all the way up to a maximum lift of 1200lbs. Our MD500Ds can be outfitted with the following specialized equipment: shooting windows, cargo pods or racks, auxiliary fuel systems, pop-out or fixed floats, kodiak navigation systems, or external antennas for surveys or tracking.

Specifications:

Seating 3-4 passengers
Cruise speed 110 knots
Max gross weight 3,000 lbs internal / 3,550 lbs external
Range 200 NM
Endurance 1.7 hours (2.0 hours with Fargo Aux Tank)
External load 1,200 lbs

 
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AS350BA

The AS350BA is the lightest duty variant of our “Astar” fleet. Capable of carrying up to 5 passengers at a reduced cost to the more powerful series Astars, it is a favorite among survey crews and smaller field teams. All of our Astars can be outfitted with specialized mission equipment including: shooting windows, cargo pods or baskets, pop-out floats, kodiak navigation systems, or external antennas for survey or tracking.

Specifications:

Seating 5 passengers
Cruise speed 115 knots
Max gross weight 4,630 lbs internal/ 4,988 lbs external
Range 250 NM
Endurance 2.6 hours
External load 1,600 lbs

 
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AS350B2

The AS350B2 is one of the most cost-effective utility helicopters on the market. Fitting in between the AS350BA and AS350B3 for cost and capability, it provides one of the most efficient platforms for multi-role missions requiring both passenger transport and external load work. All of our Astars can be outfitted with specialized mission equipment including: shooting windows, cargo pods or baskets, pop-out floats, kodiak navigation systems, or external antennas for survey or tracking.

Specifications:

Seating 5 or 6 passengers
Cruise speed 115 knots
Max gross weight 4,960 lbs internal / 5,512 lbs external
Range 250 NM
Endurance 2.6hrs
External load 2,200 lbs

 
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AS350B3/H125

The AS350B3 is the most powerful variant of the Astar family. Equipped with a larger engine, dual FADEC and wider chord tail rotor, the AS350B3 is capable of lifting incredible loads for a light helicopter. Our dual-hydraulic equipped AS350B3s also have an increased internal gross weight of 5225lbs, giving them greater passenger-carrying capability. The AS350B3s increased internal and external gross weights make it one of the most capable light helicopters flying today. As with the rest of the Astar family the AS350B3 can be equipped with shooting windows, cargo baskets, pop-out floats, kodiak navigation systems, or external antennas for surveys or tracking.

Specifications:

Seating 5 or 6 passengers
Cruise speed 115 knots
Max gross weight 4,960 lbs or 5,225 lbs internal / 6,083 lbs external
Range 250 NM
Endurance 2.6hrs
External load 3,086 lbs

 
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BK117B2

Our fleet of BK117B2’s provide a unique solution for customers requiring twin-engine safety. Fast and smooth, the BK117B2 is the only helicopter in the fleet approved for flying up to 100kts with an external load. With its voluminous cabin and the capability to carry up to 9 passengers this helicopter can serve a variety of missions quickly and efficiently. Our BK117B2’s are uniquely equipped with high skid gear and vertical reference windows and can be further outfitted with: flexible cabin seating from 6-9 passengers, an external cargo basket, extended range fuel bladders, internal vented storage compartments, and external antennas for surveys or tracking.

Specifications:

Twin-engine safety
Seating 6-9 passengers
Cruise speed 125 knots
Max gross weight 7,385 lbs internal / 7,700 lbs external
Range 250 NM
Endurance 2.0 hrs
External load 2,400 lbs

 
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Bell 205A-1++

The legendary Bell 205 is the most powerful helicopter in our fleet. As one of the most recognizable helicopters on the planet the Bell 205 provides a consistent and proven medium-lift platform. Our Bell 205’s are upgraded with T53-17 engines and 212 rotor systems providing additional lifting and hauling capabilities. We also have approvals for full-time left-seat Pilot-In-Command (PIC) with installed vertical reference windows negating the need to switch pilot seats between passenger-carrying and external load operations. Our Bell 205’s can be further equipped with auxiliary fuel tanks and cargo baskets.

Specifications:

Seating 9 passengers
Cruise speed 100 knots
Max gross weight 10,200 lbs internal/10,500 lbs external
Range 250 NM
External load 3,800 lbs

 
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Cessna 206

We maintain a company support Cessna 206 giving us the capability to respond immediately to any issues that could create delays for our customers. We want to ensure that our helicopters maintain an excellent dispatch rate with any downtime minimized or eliminated.

Specifications:

Seating for 3 Passengers
Cruise speed 120 Knots
Max gross weight 3,600 lbs
Range 520 NM/ 4.5 hrs