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EC120 "Colibri" (Hummingbird)

The single-engine EC120 is a versatile, five-seat multi-purpose helicopter that provides operators with true mission flexibility. This lightweight rotary-wing aircraft integrates the most modern technologies, including a new-generation Fenestron tail rotor for low operating noise and maximum flight control efficiency, crashworthy seats and fuel system, and the Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD) for pilots. With very low operating costs and outstanding performance, Eurocopter's EC120 is the most efficient aircraft in its class.

The EC120 B, also known as the "Colibri" (Hummingbird), is a 1.7 ton, single-engine aircraft designed for mission flexibility. It features advanced technologies for simple, safe and cost-efficient operations as well as easy maintenance. It is the only fully FAR/JAR 27 certified helicopter in its class. The EC120 B's state-of-the-art ergonomic cockpit, complete with a dual LCD-screen Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD), greatly decreases the pilot's workload, and its Turbomeca Arrius 2F engine offers very low fuel consumption. The EC120B's outstanding characteristics are the cumulative result of 50 years experience in designing, manufacturing and supporting light single-engine helicopters.

The EC120 B integrates more advanced technologies than any other light single-engine helicopter in its class in the world. These advances help make it easier to fly, safer and more cost-effective. Designed with simplicity in mind, this aircraft is one of the most user-friendly aircraft available. The EC120 B is the first single-engine helicopter to meet the requirements of the new JAR 27 safety regulations (crashworthy fuel systems, energy attenuating fuel structure and seats).

In its passenger transportation configuration, the EC120 B provides outstanding comfort in its spacious cabin - highly appreciated features in a light helicopter. In the extra-large cabin, four passengers and one pilot can travel at ease and in full security thanks to the energy absorbing seats, and the wide, unobstructed windows provide exceptional visibility.

Passenger transportation

1 pilot + 4 passengers

Maximum take-off weight 1,715 kg / 3,781 lbs
Maximum operational weight
in external load configuration
1,88 kg / 3,968 lbs
Empty weight, standard configuration 994 kg / 2,191 lbs
Useful load, standard configuration 721 kg / 1,543 lbs
Maximum cargo-swing load 700 kg / 1,5473 lbs
Standard fuel tank 321 kg / 707 lbs
Take-off power 376 kW / 504 shp
Maximum speed (Vne) 278 km/h per hr / 150 kts
Rate of climb 5,84 m per sec/1,150 ft per min
Service ceiling 5,182 m / 17,000 ft
Hover ceiling OGE
at take-off power
2,316 m / 7,600 ft
Maximum range without reserve
at recommanded cruise speed
710 km / 383 nm
Maximum operating altitude 6,096 m / 20,000 ft
Minimum temperature - 40C / - 40F
Maximum temperature ISA + 35C (+ 95F) limited to + 50C (+ 122F)

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