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This is a list of the most-produced rotorcraft. Production runs typically include variants and licensed production. Aircraft still in production are highlighted in blue.

Name Number produced Nation Notes Production period
Mil Mi-8 17,000 + Soviet Union/Russia Most-produced helicopter. Still in production. 1961–present
Bell UH-1 Iroquois 16,000 + United States Most-produced Western helicopter; nicknamed "Huey". UH-1Y derivative in production. 1959–1976
Bell 206 Jetranger 8,460 manufactured at Bell plants in United States and Canada Also made under licence by Agusta in Italy and Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation in Australia 1966–2010
Eurocopter AS350 7,000 +[1] France 1975–present
Bell 47 5,600 United States Produced under license by Agusta in Italy, Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan, and Westland Aircraft in the United Kingdom. 1946-1974
Mil Mi-2 5,497 Soviet Union, Poland Produced only in Poland. 1965–1998
Robinson R44 6,300 + United States 1993–present
Hughes OH-6 Cayuse 4,700[2] United States In production as MD-500 series. Also built under licence by Kawasaki, Korean Air Aerospace and Breda Nardi (Agusta). 1965–present
Robinson R22 4,600 + United States 1979–present
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk 4,000 + United States S-70 family: UH-60A (1978–1989), UH-60L (1989-2007), UH-60M (2005-), SH-60 Seahawk (1979-), in Japan as Mitsubishi H-60 (1987-). 1978–present
Mil Mi-4 4,000 Soviet Union In China as Z-5. 1951-1979
Hughes TH-55 Osage 2,800 + United States Later as Schweizer S-300. 1961-
Mil Mi-1 2,594 Soviet Union In Poland as SM-1. 1950-1965
Boeing AH-64 Apache 2,500[3] United States 1986-present
Sikorsky H-34 2,464 United States Also as Westland Wessex. 1954-1970
Bell AH-1 Cobra 2,208[4] United States AH-1Z model still in production. 1967–present
Aérospatiale Alouette III 2,000 + France Built under licence in India as HAL Chetak and in Romania as IAR 316. 1961-1985[5]
Mil Mi-24 2,000 + Soviet Union/Russia Mi-35M version still in limited production. 1969–present
Hiller OH-23 Raven 1,836 + United States 1948-?
Aérospatiale Gazelle 1,775 France 1967-1996
Sikorsky H-19 1,500+ United States Made under licence in United Kingdom, France and Japan. 1950-?
MBB Bo 105 1,500 Germany 1967-2001
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King 1,300 + United States Sikorsky S-61 family, also made by Westland, Agusta and Mitsubishi. 1959-1970s
Aérospatiale Alouette II 1,300 France 1956-1975
Bell 407 1,400+ United States 1995–
Boeing CH-47 Chinook 1,179 +[6] United States Built under licence by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Elicotteri Meridionali (Agusta). 1962–present
Eurocopter EC135 1,400 +[7] Germany 1994–present

See also


  1. ^ "Airbus delivers the 7,000th Ecureuil helicopter". Airbus. 8 July 2022. Archived from the original on 13 July 2022. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  2. ^ The MD Helicopters MD-500/530. Retrieved on January 16, 2008.
  3. ^ "Boeing Delivers 2,500th AH-64 Apache Helicopter". Boeing. 30 June 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  4. ^ Last U.S. Army Operational UH-1 Huey Gone.
  5. ^ "Early history 1920 - 1990". Airbus Helicopters. 2015. Archived from the original on 2018-02-19. 1959: SA3160/ SA316/ SA319 B "Alouette III".
  6. ^ "CH-47D/F Chinook page". Boeing.
  7. ^ Eurocopter officially hands over its 1,000th EC135 helicopter to the ADAC Archived 2011-12-15 at the Wayback Machine, 2011-07-21