Helicopter EC 130 B4. Photo, video and characteristics
Helicopter EC 130 B4. Photo, video and characteristics

Helicopter EU 130 B4


  • Eurocopter EC 130 - light single-engine helicopter.
  • Designed by «Eurocopter». The first take-off took place in 1999 year.
  • Built with composite tion. A few modifications produced.
  • The helicopter comes over 30 the world.


A helicopter with a single main rotor EC130 is a modified variant of Eurocopter AS350 B3. It has the means to stabilize the situation in space flight and automation. In this helicopter made the first flight of the Australian test pilot Steven Paige 24.06.1999 years.


Helicopter EU 130 B4. Photography



Designed for travel agencies in the first place, which carry air tours. Petomu him - against the original model -significantly been increased glass area, the width of the cabin, insulation (thanks to the lateral shielding rear rotor). As a result, models are more spacious cabin with excellent external review and the ability to place up to seven tourists.

Helicopter EC130 designed, put into operation and production in close cooperation with US tour operators, primarily aviation company Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, which as the first tour operator, use this helicopter. EC 130 into operation adopted by Blue Hawaiian in 2001 year, and at the moment the helicopter has become commonplace at such tourist sites as the Grand Canyon, Hawaii and so on.


Helicopter EU 130 B4. Photos dashboard

Helicopter EU 130 B4. Photos dashboard


In the cabin of the helicopter in the tourist version are placed in the 2 row of 8 people: 3 passenger and 1 pilot in the first row, 4 passenger in the second row. This is the layout of the seats in the cabin of the helicopters of the airline company Papillon, which flies to the USA over the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas (including excursions providing for a landing inside the Grand Canyon). The pilot's chair - while in the course of the helicopter's movement, the extreme On the left (as in the left-hand drive, that is, the European car). This allows the pilot, with poor visibility or landing in the fog, hovering at an altitude of 1-5 meters, inspect the place under the skis of the helicopter below, looking out of the window opening on his convex door. In difficult conditions for better viewing, the pilot can, if necessary, open his door slightly, without unfastening himself from the chair, and evaluate objectively the area under the hovering helicopter, stretching his neck and bending slightly to the left through the threshold.

The EC 130 helicopter at the end of the rear beam has a multi-bladed special fenestra (screw in the ring), which is installed in place of the conventional tail rotor like the standard AS350. This fenestra has uneven blades, as well as an increased angular speed of rotation (which reduces vibration at the same time), in comparison with an open conventional screw. The presence of fenestron reduces the level of external noise by 50 percent compared to the tail rotor of the original model base. As a result, the noise level of a flying helicopter by the criterion EPNdB (Effective Perceived Noisein Decibel - perceived effectively noise in decibels) is equal to 84,3dB. This is at 8,5dB less than the threshold of the second noise category, respectively, with Annex H of the regulatory requirements of the FAA, the national regulatory body in the United States in the field of aviation. In addition, the closed screw is almost safe for people who are near the helicopter when it is with a running engine on the ground.


Helicopter EU 130 B4. Photo salon

Helicopter EU 130 B4. Photo salon


The EC 130 helicopter is also becoming popular as a helicopter used for medical services as an ambulance ambulance, as in its large cabin with side doors wide in the back row, one or even two stretchers are placed comfortably. In the front row, there are usually places for two accompanying passengers, if one pilot (instead of another front passenger seat medical equipment can be placed). The safety of the fenestra also simplifies and speeds up the unloading and loading of the wounded and patients (there is no need to wait for the engine to be shut down for loading / unloading patients from the helicopter), especially under conditions that are critical in time when the helicopter engine can not be stopped. Eurocopter in 2012 received orders for 50 copies of EC 130 T2 from Maverick Helicopters, and other customers (Papillon, BlueHawaiian and so on).


Features helicopter EU 130 B4:


  • Crew: 1-2 pilot.
  • Passenger capacity: 7 passengers (6 - when the two pilots) or accompanying 2 and 1-2 patient on a stretcher.
  • Length: 12,64m.
  • Fuselage length: 10,68m.
  • The diameter of the rotor: 10,69m.
  • Maximum width of the fuselage: 2,03m.
  • Height: 3,61m. (With tail rotor).
  • The area, which swept rotor: 89,75kv.m.
  • Track chassis 2,31m.
  • Empty weight: 1360kg.
  • The highest take-off weight: 2400kg.
  • with external load: 2800kg.
  • The weight of external load: 1160kg.
  • Volume of fuel tanks: 540l.
  • Engines: 1 × turboshaft TurbomecaArriel2B1 the system FADEC.
  • Link: 1 × 847l.s. (1 × 632kVt. (Takeoff)).
  • Maximum allowable speed: 287km / h.
  • Maximum speed: 235km / h.
  • Ceiling: 7010m.
  • Static ceiling:.
  • without the use of ground effect: 5320m.
  • using ground effect: 5875m.
  • Rate of climb:. 11,6m / s.
  • The load on the drive: 26,74kg. / Sq.
  • Thrust-to-weight ratio: 226Vt / kg. (at maximum takeoff weight).
  • Length of cargo cabin: 2,19m.
  • Width of cargo cabin: 1,865m.
  • The height of the cargo compartment: 1,28m.
  • Usable volume of the cargo compartment: 3,7 cub


Eurocopter EC 130 B4. Gallery.

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Helicopter EU 130 B4. Video.


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