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EC130 Helicopter
Duration : Single Engined
Destination : All over India
Tour Id : EC 2003
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The EC 130 entered service in June 2001 with the launch customer, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, based in Hawaii. The 100th EC 130 helicopter was delivered in December 2004 to Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates of California.

As well as the EC 130, the family includes the single-engine AS 350 Ecureuil (military version AS 550 Fennec) and twin-engine AS 355 Ecureuil (military AS 555 Fennec). More than 3,150 helicopters of the Ecureuil / Fennec family have been ordered.

Recent orders include three for Heli-Air Monaco, which operates scheduled services between Nice and Monaco, and three for Taylor Energy. Maverick Helicopters of Las Vegas ordered a further ten EC130 B4 helicopters in March 2007, which will bring the Maverick EC130 fleet to 45. In March 2007, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters ordered ten plus five options to add to its current fleet of ten.

Cabin
The cabin, at 2.05m wide, is 25cm wider than the AS 350 and with 10% more cabin space allows seating arranged as four-across rear seats with two or three passenger seats at the front. In cargo carrying configuration the helicopter can carry the pilot, up to 3.7m³ of cargo in the cabin and up to 1,160kg attached to the external sling.

Engine
The engine, the Turbomeca Arriel 2B, is rated at 632kW. The engine is equipped with dual channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) with a single analogue backup.

A high level of redundancy is built into the flight systems. There are dual flight computers, multiple engine sensors and the metering valve is fitted with a dual stepper motor on a common shaft. The helicopter is also fitted with dual hydraulics systems.

EC 130 Articulated Landing Gear
The landing gear fairings are larger than on previous Ecureuil designs, which helps stabilise the back end of the helicopter and also creates lift under the aircraft.

The articulated landing gear is similar to that of the EC 120. There are two landing gear mounts at the front and one to the rear. The natural harmonic resonance frequency of the landing gear is at a very different frequency from the harmonic of the aircraft so ground resonance has been nearly eliminated.

Dimensions:-

Crew
One pilot

Passengers
Six or seven

Main rotor diameter
10.69m

Tail rotor diameter
1.00m

Length with rotating rotors
12.64m
Fuselage length
10.68m

Height
3.61m

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