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Eurocopter EC120 Colibri

Eurocopter EC120 Colibri F-HBKB Heli Dax

The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) EC120 Colibri (English: hummingbird) is a 5-seat, single-engine, single main rotor, light helicopter.

  • Role: Light utility helicopter
  • National origin: France
  • Manufacturer: Eurocopter/Airbus Helicopters/Harbin Aircraft Industry Group
  • First flight: 9 June 1995
  • Introduction: 1998
  • Status: In service
  • Produced: 1995 – present
  • Number built: 550+

Specifications (EC120 B)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 or 2 pilots
  • Capacity: 4 passengers
  • Length: 9.6 m (31 ft 5 in)
  • Rotor diameter: 10.0 m (32 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)
  • Empty weight: 991 kg (2,185 lb)
  • Useful load: 724 kg (1,596 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 1,715 kg (3,781 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Turbomeca Arrius 2F turboshaft, 376 kW (504 shp)

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: 278 km/h (150 knots, 172 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 223 km/h (120 knots, 138 mph)
  • Range: 710 km (383 nm, 440 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,182 m (17,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 5.84 m/s (1,150 ft/min)

Avionics
Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD) with First Limit Indicator (FLI) fitted as standard.

Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil

Aerospatiale AS 350B Ecureuil F-GIBM ABC Helicopters

The Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil (Squirrel) is a single-engine light helicopter originally designed and manufactured in France by Aérospatiale (now Airbus Helicopters). In North America, the AS350 is marketed as the AStar.

 

  • Role: Light utility helicopter
  • National origin: France
  • Manufacturer: Aérospatiale/Eurocopter/Airbus Helicopters
  • First flight: 26 June 1974
  • Introduction: 1975
  • Status: In service
  • Produced: 1975 – present
  • Variants: Eurocopter AS355, AS550 Fennec
  • Developed into: Eurocopter EC130

Specifications (AS350 B3)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 5
  • Length: 10.93 m (35 ft 10½ in)
  • Rotor diameter: 10.7 m (35 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 3.14 m (10 ft 3½ in)
  • Disc area: 89.75 m² (966.1 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,174 kg (2,588 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 2,250 kg (4,960 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Turbomeca Arriel 2B turboshaft, 632 kW (847 shp)

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: 287 km/h (155 knots, 178 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 245 km/h (132 knots, 152 mph)
  • Range: 662 km (357 nmi, 411 mi)
  • Endurance: 4.1 hrs
  • Service ceiling: 4,600 m (15,100 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 8.5 m/s (1,675 ft/min)

Avionics
Vehicle and Engine Monitoring Display (VEMD) with First Limit Indicator (FLI) fitted as standard.

AgustaWestland AW109

AgustaWestland AW109SP HB-ZRT REGA

  • Role: SAR/utility helicopter
  • Manufacturer: Anglo-Italian manufacturer AgustaWestland
  • First flight: 4 August 1971
  • Introduction: 1976
  • Status: Active service In production
  • Produced: 1971-present

Specifications (AW109 Power with PW206C)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 or 2
  • Capacity: 6 or 7 passengers
  • Length: 11.448 m (37 ft 7 in) fuselage
  • Width: 2.88 m (9 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 3.50 m (11 ft 6 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,590 kg (3,505 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 2,850 kg (6,283 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206C Turboshaft engine, 418 kW (561 hp) each
  • Main rotor diameter: 11.00 m (36 ft 1 in)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 285 km/h (177 mph; 154 kn)
  • Ferry range: 932 km (579 mi; 503 nmi)
  • Rate of climb: 9.8 m/s (1,930 ft/min)