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  • Eurocopter EC120

    Derived from Aerospatiale AS350Z

    The EC120 Colibri ( Hummingbird ) is a 5-seat, single-engine light helicopter originally proposed by Aerospatiale as a replacement of the Gazelle. Development was carried out by (recently formed) Eurocopter (61%), China's CATIC/Harbin (24%) where is known as HC-120 and Singapore industries STAero (15%).

    The prototype first flew on June 9, 1995. Production deliveries known as EC120B began in 1998 with launch customer Uni-Fly A/S and more than 600 were already built by 2009. From 2014 produced as Airbus H120

    EC120 News

    New Avionics for Swiss Helicopter EC120s, 11-Nov-22 : European Rotors 2022 Swiss Helicopter signs HCare Classics avionics upgrade for their H120 helicopters

    Airbus HCare for HeliDax H120 Trainer Fleet, 08-Sep-22 : #CustomerSupport HeliDax part of DCI Group and helicopter pilots aviation school for French and Belgian armed and security forces signed its first Airbus HCare Classics support contract to cover fleet of 36 EC120 / H120

    Safran to Support Bundespolizei EC120 Engines, 07-Apr-21 : #bundespolizei Safran signs Support-By-Hour (SBH) contract with German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of 11 Arrius 2F engines for their 10 EC120 training helicopters

    Zil Air Welcomes 5th EC120 Helicopter, 25-Mar-19 : #Seychelles Zil Air, Seychelles helicopter service provider, received its fifth EC120 to be used in VIP and tourism flights around the islands

    Seychelles Helicopters with Total Care Program, 06-Sep-18 : #Seychelles Zil Air EC120 helicopter fleet in Seychelles islands, Africa are protected by DART Aerospace Total Care Program

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    Engine: 1 x Safran Arrius 2F 450 shp
    Capacity: 2 + 4
    Length: (m) 9.6
    Height: (m) 3.4
    Blades: 3
    Rotor diam.: (m) 10
    Disc area: (m2) 78.5
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 990     Max: 1700
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 220     Max: 280
    Range: (km) 700
    Ceiling: (m) 5000
    Rate/Climb: (m/min) 350

    Derivatives & Versions

    EC120B 1998 Eurocopter EC120 production model
    AH H120 2014 Airbus production line of the Eurocopter EC120 (1995-) lasted between 2014 and 2017. Production ended after tough competition from the Robinson ...

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