EC 120B

Eurocopter EC 120B

Eurocopter EC 120 is a light single-engine multi-purpose helicopter powered by a turboshaft engine. Thanks to the Fenestron, which replaced the classic type of tail rotor, it excels in low noise emition and, due to its wide range of uses, low operating costs.

It is used by many private companies, armed forces, aviation schools and other organizations. Among other things, it is widely used for passenger transport and, like the Robinson R66, it is often the first choice when retraining pilots for the first turboshaft helicopter. The use of the EC 120 helicopter by the Spanish acrobatic group Patrulla Aspa is also interesting.

The first flight took place on June 9, 1995, production began three years later. About 700 pieces were produced, at present, unfortunately, the given type is no longer produced.


  • Engine: 1x Turbomeca Arrius 2F, turboshaft, 504 hp
  • Rotor: three-bladed, clockwise, Ø 10 m (32.81 ft)
  • Compensating rotor: eight-bladed Fenestron
  • Weight: 1 095 kg
  • Maximum take-off weight: 1715 kg
  • Payload: 620 kg
  • Number of passengers: Pilot + 4 passengers
  • Top speed: 278 km/h (150 kt)
  • Cruising speed: 222 km/h (120 kt)
  • Maximum operating altitude: 6 096 m (20 000 ft)
  • Climb: 6,1 m/s (1 200 ft/min)
  • Maximum range: 667 km (360 NM)