Everything you need rolled into a handy little package.
The EC120 B, also known as the â€śColibriâ€ť (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 Bâ€™s state-of-the-art ergonomic cockpit, complete with a dual LCD-screen Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD), greatly decreases the pilotâ€™s workload, and its Turbomeca Arrius 2F engine offers very low fuel consumption.
The EC120 B plays a large role in the Aerial work sector, thanks to its dependability, efficiency, quietness, comfort and safety. Designed with the word “adaptability” in mind, this aircraft will be able to perform whatever task your mission requires.
The EC120 B's simplicity is the key to its versatility–easily configured and reconfigured, the helicopter comes with a large list of optional equipment for a variety of aerial work missions.
Unparalleled mission flexibility
The EC120 B offers state-of-art integrated technology that allows the pilot to concentrate solely on the mission itself. The aircraft's exceptional visibility, impressive manoeuvrability and stability coupled with its VEMD® considerably reduce the workload, all while enhancing safety.
The cabin and the large baggage compartment can accommodate a variety of cargo and bulk loads, and the flat, unobstructed floor makes loading and unloading effortless. Its very low fuel consumption and ease of maintenance are why the EC120 B boasts the lowest operating cost in its class.
In the passenger transportation configuration, the EC120 B provides outstanding comfort in its spacious cabin – a highly appreciated feature of 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.
The EC120 B is neighbourhood friendly, thanks to its exceptional low sound level which doesn’t disturb when flying over urban areas.
The large baggage compartment is easily accessible from the rear and right-hand side and can hold up to five suitcases. There is also a possible access from the cabin thanks to a removable panel.
The EC120 B is also available in the exclusive Stylence® version, specially designed with corporate needs in mind.
The EC120 B is the perfect helicopter for law enforcement missions – it can get the job done while remaining cost-efficient. Thanks to its low empty weight and powerful engine, the helicopter can carry a wide variety of police equipment: forward looking infra-red (FLIR) cameras, search light, hailers, etc. Its high endurance capability and unmatched quiet technology (6.7 dB under ICAO limits) make it the perfect surveillance platform for police operations, ranging from traffic control to ground support. Some police forces have even dubbed the EC120 B as their “eye in the sky,” thanks to the air support provided for operations on the ground.
The bad guys don't stand a chance
This helicopter offers an unmatched visibility and a wide unobstructed flat floor cabin allowing room for both police forces and equipment. Its low vibration level provides outstanding comfort for long flights and allows for the installation of all types of police equipment and avionics necessary to accomplish the mission.
And with its high manoeuvrability and dispatch reliability, the EC120 B can respond at a moment’s notice.
Thanks to the integration of the latest technologies, the EC120 B has proven to be the safest, most efficient aircraft in its class for law enforcement missions.
The EC120 B is a great helicopter for both initial and recurrent pilot training thanks to its compact size, reduced operating cost, ease of use, simple design and large cabin visibility. Equipped with the most advanced technologies and enhanced energy absorbing systems (seats, main structure, fuel tanks), the EC120 B can perform training missions in optimal safety conditions.
Simplicity without compromise
The EC120 B is certified for both left and right seat piloting. The pilot and co-pilot stations have exactly the same controls, enabling the instructor to take control of the helicopter whenever necessary.
The modern and simple instrumentation is ideal for training sessions, but will also help pilots to easily fly other helicopters with similar ergonomic cockpit designs, which is a Airbus Helicopters’ family concept. This will help the trainee to become familiar with other high-tech helicopters.
Low Operating Costs
Thanks to its simple maintenance program and low fuel consumption, overall training costs remain low as well.
Easy handling for trainees