Jag Helicopter Group JAG


Jag Helicopter Group is promoter of the world's first turbine-powered, multi-bladed kit helicopter. Company manufacturing plant at Roseville covers 5,110m2 and employed 32 people in September 2002. The company has also announced that it intends to develop a four-seat version under the designation JAG 455 (four seats, five main rotor blades, five tail rotor blades) as well as a UAV version.


TYPE: Two-seat helicopter kitbuilt.

PROGRAMME: Mockup exhibited at Sun ā€˜nā€™ Fun, April 2001 and EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, July 2001. Prototype (unflown, but later registered N255JH) shown at Heli Expo, February 2002. Not believed to have flown by end of 2003.


  • JAG 235: Baseline version; two seats, three main rotor blades and three tail rotor blades.
  • JAG 255: Two seats, five main blades and five tail rotor blades. Otherwise generally as for JAG 235.
  • JAG 285: Two seats, eight main and five tail rotor blades. Otherwise generally as for JAG 235.

CUSTOMERS: Total 30 sold by July 2001.

COSTS: US$162,000 per kit for first 100 JAG 235s; approximately US$175,000 thereafter. JAG 255 US$184,000; JAG 285 US$223,000 (2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: Multiblade helicopter with shrouded, otherwise conventional, tail rotor. Three, four or five blades standard; six, seven or eight blade versions available to special order. Streamlined design wirh frock main landing gear mounted on large sponsons.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual.

STRUCTURE: Composites.

LANDING GEAR: Wheeled tricycle type; fixed.

POWER PLANT: One 236kW derated Rolls-Royce 250-C18 turboshaft. Fuel capacity 265 litres.

ACCOMODATION: Two persons, side by side. Cockpit open at each side.

Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 2004-2005

Technical data for JAG 255

Main rotor diameter: 6.30m, tail rotor diameter: 0.91m, length overall, rotors turning: 7.21m, height overall: 2.44m, width overall: 2.82m, fuselage width: 2.54m, max. take-off weight: 1451kg, empty weight: 499kg, max. level speed: 233km/h, max. rate of climb: 549m/min, service ceiling: 4420m, hovering ceiling IGE: 2590m, hovering ceiling OGE: 1829m, range 642km, endurance 2h 45min