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EC 120 Colibri

The EC 120 'Colibri' is a single-engine helicopter which has a maximum potential of 504 CV and a capacity of four passengers plus pilot. It has an autonomous time of four hours and is capable of flying at altitudes of more than 6,500 meters. With its exhibitions, the Patrulla Aspa has demonstrated the excellent characteristics of this modern aircraft; one manufactured by Eurocopter, a member of the European consortium EADS, and acquired by the Spanish Air Force in the year 2000.

 

Technical characteristics:

 

  • Country of origin: France and Germany
  • Manufacturer: Eurocopter
  • Name given by manufacturer: EC-120
  • Dimensions:
  • Length: 11.52m
  • Wingspan: 2.07m
  • Height: 3.08m
  • Diameter of main rotor: 10m
  • Weight:
  • Empty: 950 kg
  • Max. at take-off: 1700 kg and 1800 with external load
  • Motors: 1 Turbomeca Arrius 2F
  • Thrust: 504 CV
  • Speed
  • Maximum: 150 kts.
  • Cruise: 125 kts.
  • Maximum range: 400 NM
  • Autonomy (time) 04.20 hrs.
  • Service ceiling: 20, 000 ft
  • Mission: Training
  • First flight: June 9th 1995
  • Entry into service in Spain: 2000