Inherited from the highly successful Ecureuil family (30 million flight hours logged), the 2.5-ton class, single-engine H130 (formerly known as EC130T2) is a light-weight, multi-role helicopter including all the latest technology and a roomy modular cabin that can accommodate 1 pilot plus up to 7 passengers. It is one of the quietest helicopters on the market, with its Fenestron tail rotor and automatic variable rotor speed control resulting in a significantly reduced external sound level.
The Turbomeca Arriel 2D turbine engine, with new generation dual-channel FADEC (Full Automatic Digital Engine Control) system provides increased power. It also has integrated VFR equipment coupled with a Global Positioning System (GPS) for day and night missions. This aircraft offers versatility, aligned with safety, comfort and quietness, and is particularly suitable for passenger transportation, as well as for EMS, law enforcement and surveillance missions.
Benefits include: enhanced safety features such as new energy-absorbing seats, crash worthy fuel tank and unchallenged outside visibility for crew and medical staff, increased maximum take-off power and higher speed, dual channel FADEC, VEMD (vehicle and engine multi-function display), lower noise level and cost effectiveness.