Eurocopter EC 130

Light Utility Helicopter

Eurocopter EC 130B-4 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Eurocopter EC 130 Ecureuil is a light seven to eight seat single engine helicopter produced by the European manufacturer Eurocopter (a subsidiary of EADS).
The Eurocopter EC 130 is a development of the Aérospatiale / Eurocopter AS 350 Ecureuil with a wider fuselage and a Fenestron Tail Rotor.
Passengers6 - 7
Propulsion1 Turboshaft Engine
Engine ModelTurbomeca Arriel 2B
Engine Power632 kW848 shp
max. Cruise Speed241 km/h130 kts
  150 mph
max. Speed (vne)287 km/h155 kts
  178 mph
Service Ceiling7.010 m23.000 ft
Rate of climb698 m/min2290 ft/min
Range644 km348 NM
400 mi.
Empty Weight1.360 kg2.998 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.400 kg5.291 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)3/Fenestron3/Fenestron
Main Rotor Diameter10,69 m35,1 ft
Tail Rotor Diameter1,00 m3,3 ft
Rotor Disc Area89,8 m²967 ft²
Length (Fuselage)10,68 m35,0 ft
Length12,64 m41,5 ft
Height3,34 m11,0 ft
First Flight06/1999
Production Statusin production
Developed fromAS 350
Data for (Version)Eurocopter EC 130
VariantsEC 130 B4