Helicopter NADC NA-542. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter NADC NA-542. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter NADC NA-542. Specifications. A photo.


NADC NA-542 - Czech light multi-purpose helicopter, developed in 2000-ies of the company «NA Design Company Inc.».

Designing an aircraft model NADC NA-542 Czech aircraft manufacturers began in the early 2000-ies. As a fundamental principle, aviarazrabotchiki used the previous aircraft, in particular, we are talking about a model NADC NA-40 Bongo and its modifications. However, the original is preserved only the overall design of the aircraft at the time, as the design and aircraft performance indicators helicopter NADC NA-542 greatly improved, which provided the aircraft and more popular.


Helicopter cabin NADC NA-542


Despite the increase in the size of the aircraft model NADC NA-542, the helicopter still has good maneuverability and high flight speed, which is mainly due to the improved aerodynamic shape of the aircraft, which significantly reduces drag during flight.

Conducted in 2000-years of flight tests of the model we have been very successful - the helicopter was not the only high-speed and multi-purpose, as it was assumed the original design, but also very reliable, thanks to which, the aircraft was sent to the serial production, which continues to be and today, that speaks of a clear prospect of helicopters of this model.

The cabin of the aircraft has undergone significant changes, in particular, Czech aircraft manufacturers have expanded it, which in turn allows to carry on board up to 5 people, including one pilot and four passengers, thanks to which the project also received very significant support in the commercial air transport sector. Despite the fact that the helicopter cockpit has significantly increased, the aircraft still cannot be operated for the transportation of large loads, which is mainly due to the inability to quickly dismantle the passenger seats located in the rear of the aircraft, however, this factor is practically not affected the needs of potential customers.


Helicopter scheme NADC NA-542


Helicopter NADC NA-542 is equipped with two gas-turbine aircraft engines of the brand G-230TS-B1B, each of which is capable of traction in 230 hp, with a relatively light construction of the aircraft, the helicopter provides the ability to accelerate to cruising speed flight 230 km \ h. at overcoming distances at distances of 750 kilometers.

On the basis of the model helicopter NADC NA-542 created also an upgraded version of the aircraft - NADC NA-542CTS, wherein a number of design and engineering improvements and additions without affecting the flight characteristics of the aircraft.


Specifications NADC NA-542.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 4 person;
  • helicopter length: 6,84 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,43 m (depending on version).
  • The diameter of the rotor: 8,14 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 715 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1635 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 230 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 280 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 750 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5100 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 x G-230TS-B1B (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 x 230 hp (Depending on version).


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