Helicopter transport and cargo tranport under suspended loads, are among the most demanding missions for a helikopter pilot . There are many factors to be taken into account for a successful outcome , and safety is always in focus during such missions.
For larger helicopter transport missions and cargo flight with an external load, an often used type of helicopter is the AS350 helicopter which lifts from 800kg to 1400 kg depending on model type and conditions on site . For lighter cargo load flights and helicopter transport missions, the helicopter type EC120 , with good carrying capacity is also used . This is a less expensive helicopter that is very affordable at missions of smaller extent and with total weights up to 500 kg . Larger helicopter transport missions and cargo flights with an external load , the helicopter type AS350 is widely used. Lifting capacity from 800kg to 1400 kg depending on the model, type, weather conditions and altitude at site. For lighter load flights and helicopter transport missions, the type EC120 (Colibri) ,has lift capacity up to 500kg. This is a less expensive helicopter that is extremely affordable at missions of smaller extent and with total weights up to 500kg. By small cargo load flights and helicopter transport missions up to 300 kg and with total mass of less than three tonnes, there is the helicopter type Robinson 44. This is the most inexpensive helicopter for helicopter transport for transporting smaller objects. Especially if the ferry flight to and from the site is more than 30 min. each way.