How high can an ec130 fly?

How high can an ec130 fly?

Operation Limitations

Maximum operating altitude 7,010 m (PA) 23, 000 ft (PA)
Minimum temperature – 40° C – 40 ° F
Maximum temperature ISA + 35° C (limited to + 50° C) / ISA +95° F (limited to 122°F)

How far can a Eurocopter fly?

Range From Engine Type

Helicopter Engine Range km
Eurocopter AS350 B3e Astar Gas Turbine 640
Eurocopter AS355 Twinstar Gas Turbine x2 715
Eurocopter EC135 Gas Turbine x2 630
Augusta A109 GrandNew Gas Turbine x2 860

How much does a helicopter cost to maintain?

When you look at the cost of acquisition, the fixed cost of ownership, and operating costs, a helicopter like mine costs a heck of a lot more than the $185.10 per hour Robinson estimates. I can tell you exactly how much I spent on insurance, fuel, oil, maintenance, and repairs over the past 6 years: $208,000.

How much does an H130 cost?

Airbus Helicopters H130 Specs

Price New $3.3M
Year Started 2014
Year Ended In Production
Pilots Required 1

What is the most quiet helicopter?

As the quietest helicopter on the market in its category, the H130’s Fenestron® shrouded tail rotor and automatic variable rotor speed control contribute to the significantly reduced external sound level.

Can helicopters avoid radar?

The answer is yes (in most cases) but it has little to do with the helicopter itself. 5 meters (~16.5 feet) AGL is quite low to the ground. Chances are you are simply below the radar horizon for whatever the local radar facility is.

What kind of engine does a Eurocopter EC130 have?

Eurocopter EC130. The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) EC130 (now H130) is a single engine light utility helicopter developed from the earlier Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil, one of the primary changes from which was the adoption of a Fenestron anti-torque device in place of a conventional tail rotor.

What is the difference between an EC130 and AS350?

The EC130 is principally aimed at commercial passenger transportation operators, such as aerial tour companies, whereas the preceding AS350 continued to be produced and marketed for utility operations instead. Vertical Magazine described the EC130 as being “one of the most highly successful single engine helicopters in air medical service”.

What is the upgraded variant of the EC130?

Upgraded variant of the EC130 B4; upgraded features such as improved air conditioning, full-flat floor, a more powerful engine (Turbomeca Arriel 2D) providing 10% more average power, and an anti-vibration system.

How many EC130 T2 aircraft are made each year?

In 2013, Airbus Helicopters reported that a production rate of 50 EC130 T2s would be produced that year, and that this was expected to rise to 65 per year in 2014. In August 2013, Airbus Helicopter’s Brazilian subsidiary Helibras assembled its first EC130 T2; the first Australian-assembled EC130 T2 followed in December 2013.