Eurocopter EC 120 Colibri (Hummingbird)
First flown in 1995, the EC 120B light utility helicopter incorporates innovative features to reduce maintenance procedures as well as noise signatures in densely populated areas. The fenestron (shrouded tail rotor) with eight asymmetrically arranged blades reduces decibel levels substantially.
Gift of EADS, Inc.
Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri (Hummingbird)
The EC 120B is a light utility helicopter that embodies some of the latest advances in helicopter design, which simplify traditionally difficult maintenance procedures and allow it to operate quietly in densely populated areas. The fenestron (shrouded tail rotor) with eight asymmetrically arranged blades provides significant noise reduction. The engine exhaust is designed to reduce the negative effects of rotor downwash. The cabin includes comfortable seating for four passengers. Typical tasks performed by the EC120 include corporate VIP transport, law enforcement, and offshore drilling platform support. The Colibri first flew in 1995.
Rotor Diameter: 10.0 m (32 ft 9.75 in)
Length: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
Height: 3.4 m (11 ft 1.75 in)
Weight, empty: 960 kg (2,116 lb)
Weight, gross:1,800 kg (3,968 lb)
Engines: Turbomeca TM 319 Arrius 2F, 504 shp