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AIRBUS HELICOPTERS EC-155

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EC55
Aircraft
Name EC-155
Manufacturer AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
Body Narrow
Wing Rotary
Type code H2T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

EUROCOPTER EC-155


AIRBUS HELICOPTERS EC-155

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS EC-155 AIRBUS HELICOPTERS EC-155 3D

Description

The Eurocopter EC155 is a long-range medium-lift passenger transport helicopter developed by Eurocopter from the Dauphin family for civil aviation use. It is a twin-engined aircraft and can carry up to 13 passengers along with 1 or 2 crew, depending on customer configuration. The helicopter is marketed for passenger transport, offshore support, VIP corporate transport and casualty transport duties.

Technical Data

Wing span 12.60 m41.339 ft <br />
Length 14.30 m46.916 ft <br />
Height 4.35 m14.272 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x Turboméca Arriel 2C2 turboshafts, 697 kW (943 shp) each.
Engine model Turboméca Arriel

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 145 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 48004,800 kg <br />4.8 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL170 ROD ft/min APC
WTC Range 515515 nm <br />953,780 m <br />953.78 km <br />3,129,199.477 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving EC55

  • EC55, en-route, Hong Kong China, 2003 (On 26 August 2003, at night, a Eurocopter EC155, operated by Hong Kong Government Flight Service (GFS), performing a casualty evacuation mission (casevac), impacted the elevated terrain in Tung Chung Gap near Hong Kong International airport.)