Versatility and comfort, the best of both worlds.
The EC155 B1 is Airbus Helicoptersâ€™ high end 5-ton twin-engine helicopter. It is an enhanced version of the proven Dauphin family and boasts the most advanced technologies available.
The EC155 B1 has a five-bladed SpheriflexÂ® rotor head with an extremely low vibration level. Equipped with Airbus Helicoptersâ€™ famous FenestronÂ® tail rotor, the EC155 B1 performs with a noise level that falls 4.6 dB below ICAO level. Itâ€™s so quiet that passengers feel as if they are travelling in a business jet.
The EC155 B1 offers high speed, long range, accessibility and safety with a large cabin for the best EMS and SAR performance. With its lightweight modular specialist mission equipment, configurations can be changed quickly and easily. The low vibration and noise levels ensure the best care for sick and injured patients. The advanced Human Machine Interface, state-of-the-art glass cockpit and unique Airbus Helicopters 4-axis automatic flight control system maximize the pilotâ€™s effectiveness for these most demanding missions, even in the worst conditions.
When every second counts
The large, unobstructed cabin offers enough room for multiple patients, medical personnel and materials, including bulky medical equipment, holding up to two stretchers with eight seats. Extrawide sliding doors and full-length boarding steps make loading hassle-free. The high-set main rotor and tail rotor allow for safe loading even while the rotors are turning.
For Search and Rescue, the EC155 B1 can be fitted with a large range of equipment including electrical hoist, Electronic Optical System (TV camera/ IR camera) with downlink system, searchlight and rappelling system.
Key features for these multi-role
The EC155 B1's high speed and long endurance make it an ideal tool for law enforcement operations ranging from patrol to airborne surveillance. With the largest cabin and lift capacity in its class, the EC155 B1 can transport SWAT units of up to 13 members and equipment to the incident area. Sophisticated law enforcement equipment can easily be loaded into the large baggage compartment, accessible from either side of the helicopter. The EC155 B1 offers unmatched visibility and an incredibly discrete noise level for effective surveillance operations. Its state-of-the-art glass cockpit avionics display is compatible with night-vision goggles, which makes it fully available night and day. The EC155 B1 benefits from years of Dauphin family experience and has been designed to ensure low maintenance costs while providing the highest rate of availability.
The bad guys don't stand a chance
A variety of police missions:
Cockpit layout compatible
with Night Vision Goggles
The EC155 B1 offers a comprehensive range of equipment:
Day & night video cameras, EOS
As the leading helicopter supplier to the oil and gas industry worldwide, Airbus Helicopters offers with the EC155 B1 the most cost-efficient rotorcraft of its class, designed to ensure low maintenance costs. Merging the modernity of its design with the experience of the Dauphin family, the EC155 B1’s unwavering reliability ensures high operational availability.
A workhorse for the oil and gas industry
The cutting-edge digital avionics, exclusive 4-axis auto-pilot and Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) of the EC155B1 reduce pilot workload and enhance safety even in the roughest weather conditions. It more than fulfils the most stringent safety requirements of oil and gas companies. In addition, its all-composite rotors, rotor head and famous Fenestron tail rotor make it the quietest midsized helicopter – a quality much appreciated by long-haul passengers and pilots.
Automatic Deployable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ADELT)
Thanks to its speed, its small D value (14.3 m/46.91 ft), its high set main rotor and shrouded tail rotor that enhance safety even on small, busy decks, the EC155 B1 is the ideal aircraft for long-haul operations and inter-rig shuttle transportation.
The wide, unobstructed cabin can comfortably accommodate up to 13 passengers and two pilots, who enjoy easy access through the wide front and rear sliding doors. In addition to the low vibration level, passengers will appreciate the ample legroom, the possibility to install all seats forward-facing and the panoramic visibility offered by the large windows.
A wide range of optional equipment is available, especially to fulfil EASA OPS regulations and to meet the highest OGP standards:
to name a few.
Elegantly designed and ready to meet the needs of each customer, the efficient EC155 B1 represents beauty and functionality combined. The form of the EC155 B1, from its distinctive nose to its rear “dorsal fin”, clearly distinguishes it as a member of the exclusive Dauphin family. The high-set main rotor and shrouded tail rotor enhance safety for boarding passengers and for ground crew. The two extra wide passenger doors with full-length boarding steps facilitate easy access to the cabin, and the large baggage compartment may be conveniently accessed from both sides of the aircraft, allowing quick loading of bulky luggage. In flight, passengers appreciate the panoramic view offered by the large windows.The EC155 B1’s state-of-the-art glass cockpit and avionics considerably reduce the pilot’s workload.
Smoothly Flying in Style
The wide unobstructed cabin can accommodate 2 pilots and up to 13 passengers in comfort configuration, up to 12 passengers in corporate configuration and up to 8 passengers in VIP configuration. The fully-modular, spacious interior, characterized by its fluid design, is outfitted with extra-thick insulation and special flooring. These components, when combined with Airbus Helicopters’ low noise hingeless rotors, Spheriflex rotor head and Fenestron® tail rotor, ensure the smoothest, most comfortable ride. The result is a pleasant cabin atmosphere conducive to work, conversation or relaxation.
High-end options include soft leather club seats, power sources for laptops, adjustable reading lights, cabin air-conditioning as well as air outlets for each passenger. VIP amenities can include satcom and in-flight entertainment to increase on-board comfort.