The highly successful family of M250 engines remains the industry-standard powerplant.
To date the M250 engine family has accumulated:
A program of continuous development has resulted in today's range of Series II and Series IV engines which power many of the world's most popular helicopters. Series II (M250-C20) turboshaft applications include the Bell 206B/TH-67, MDHI MD500/520N and Eurocopter AS.355/BO 105.
The latest FADEC-equipped M250 Series IV turboshaft family (M250-C30/C40/C47) spans 650-715shp (815shp thermodynamic), and powers the Bell 407/430/206L and MDH MD530/600N.
The recently introduced Value Improvement Package (VIP) kit gives Series IV operators a post-production option to improve performance by five percent. A FADEC upgrade program will also deliver improved capability and reliability once certified in 2013.
The M250 continues to find expanded use in current and new applications serving the civil and defence markets in applications encompassing EMS, air tour, utility, scout, and UAS missions.