Previously designated EC120 B


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Airbus Helicopters

Primary manufacturer: Airbus Helicopters

Parent type: Airbus Helicopters H120

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Fenestron/Shrouded tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 3.40 m 11.2 ft
Overall Length: 11.52 m 37.8 ft
Overall Width: 10.00 m 32.8 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 9.60 m 31.5 ft
Airframe Width: 1.50 m 4.9 ft
Airframe Height: 3.08 m 10.1 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 1.25 m 4.1 ft
Cabin Internal Length: 2.30 m 7.5 ft
Cabin Internal Width: 1.35 m 4.4 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 1,715 kg 3,781 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne): 1,800 kg 3,968 lb
Max Take-off Weight: 1,715 kg 3,781 lb
Empty Weight: 1,001 kg 2,207 lb
Useful Load: 714 kg 1,574 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.584
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 6 m/s 1,150 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 2,819 m 9,249 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 2,316 m 7,598 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 223 km/h 120 kts
Never Exceed Speed: 278 km/h 150 kts
Service Ceiling: 5,182 m 17,001 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 710 km 383 nm
Max Endurance: 4 hrs 4 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 1
Designation: Turbomeca Arrius 2F turbine
Manufacturer: Turbomeca
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 336 kW 450 hp
Take-off / rated: 376 kW 504 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 10.00 m 32.81 ft
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 3
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 78.54 m² 845.4 ft²
Disc Loading: 21.84 kg/m² 4.472 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 0.75 m 2.46 ft
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 1
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 0.44 m² 4.8 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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