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    Eurocopter EC models

    The beginning

    EC 120 Colibri


    Result of the cooperation between Eurocopter, Chineses CATIC & Harbin and Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (STAero).

    Program for a new light single-engine helicopter started in 1992. After some problems with the chinese production line and issues about certifications first deliveries took place on 1998 .

    News: book 200, 100th delivered, Spanish Air Force, 400th delivered

    First Flight: 9jun95 ( F-WWPA )
    Crew: 2+4
    Engine: 1 Arrius 2F of 504 shp
    Weights: empty 960 kg, Max.1800
    Cargo: 2.94 m3
    Speed: 200 Km/h Max.278
    Ceiling: 6096 m
    Max Range: 770 km

    EC120 views blueprint

    EC 130 B4 Ecureuil / AStar


    First unveiled at Heli-Expo 2001, the B4 in spite of being the newest member of the AS 350 series is in fact a hybrid aircraft incorporating components of the EC 120B and a fenestron tailrotor identical to that of the EC 135 featuring a larger cabin than previous Ecureuils

    News: 100th Ecureuil B3, 3000th Ecureui/AStar

    First Flight: 21jun99 ( F-WQES )
    Crew: 2+7
    Engine: 1 Arriel 2B1 of 847 shp
    Weights: empty 1370 kg, Max.2800
    Cargo: 3.70 m3
    Speed: 150 Km/h Max.287
    Ceiling: 7010 m

    EC130 cockpit

    EC130 views blueprint

    EC 135 / 635 P1 / T1


    Appeared in 1994, this lightweight twin-engine multi-role helicopter incorporates newest technology like a bearingless main rotor (BMR), high performance main rotor blades and low noise ducted tail rotor (Fenestron).

    the EC 635 (16jun01) is the military variant of the EC 135 developed for Portugal

    News: LBA IFR certification, 100th EC135, Austria, Swedish Police

    First Flight: 15feb94
    Crew: 2+7
    Engine: T1: 2xArrius 2B1 of 413 shp or P1:2xPratt & Whitney PW206B
    Weights: empty 1490 kg, Max.2900
    Cargo: 6.10 m3
    Speed: 234 Km/h Max.278
    Ceiling: 5180 m

    Database: Dutch Police

    EC135 views blueprint

    EC 145

    Last development of the Kawasaki/MBB BK 117 includes many of the upgrades performed in the EC 135. Stretching the fuselage created a 205-cu-ft cabin volume compared to the 120-cu-ft interior volume of prior versions. In 2006, was selected as the UH-72A by US Army LUH program

    First Flight: 12jun99
    Crew: 2+7
    Engine: 2 Arriel 1E2 of 493 shp
    Weights: empty 1800 kg, Max.3585
    Cargo: 6.84 m3
    Speed: 235 Km/h Max.278
    Ceiling: 5400 m


    EC 155 The 155 is the upgraded Dauphine

    EC 225 / 725 The 725 is an upgraded Super Puma formely known as the AS 332L2 Mk II+ whilest the 225 is the civilian variant.

    EC 665 Eurocopter Tiger

    Contribution : Luc Jerome

    Eurocopter Production Lists

    News archives:
    100th Eurocopter EC 135 delivered Jun 15, 1999
    9 EC-635 for Portugal Oct 22, 1999
    EC 135 Receives LBA IFR Certification Dec 10, 1999
    Eurocopter delivers the 100th Ecureuil/Astar B3 Dec 14, 1999
    11 civilian EC135 order from Austria Sep 27, 2000
    EC 135 for the Swedish Police Nov 2, 2000
    EC120B Colibri reachs 200 units Nov 16, 2000
    Ecureuil / Squirrel / AStar / TwinStar 3000th Feb 11, 2001
    Portugal cancels EC 635 contract Aug 23, 2002
    UH-72A US Army selects Eurocopter UH-145 for its LUH Requirement Jun 29, 2006
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection takes Delivery of its first EC120 Jul 14, 2006
    Eurocopter delivers 1st Cougar helicopter to Bulgaria Aug 28, 2006
    Eurocopter delivers the 500th EC135 Helicopter Aug 30, 2006
    German Army School clocks up 30,000 Hours with EC135 Sep 8, 2006
    Eurocopter delivers the 400th EC120 Helicopter Sep 13, 2006
    Hellenic Eurocopter programs update Oct 3, 2006
    UH-72A US Army Places Second Production Order For UH-145 Nov 9, 2006
    Fourteenth EC 725 delivered to the French Forces May 10, 2007
    First Eurocopter EC635 for Swiss Air Force May 23, 2007
    EC145 is first to be certified for civil NVG ops Jul 03, 2007

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