From major tourist destinations to the busy airspace over cities, the single-engine H130 (previously known as the EC130 T2) is in widespread use with sightseeing services, shuttle and charter operators, and law enforcement agencies, among others. It is enhanced with a powerful turboshaft engine, along with other improvements that build on the worldwide popularity of Airbus Helicopter’s lightweight EC130 helicopter.
The H130 is a lightweight single-engine helicopter tailored for passenger transportation, sightseeing and VIP duties, as well as medical airlift, law enforcement and surveillance missions. As a multi-role rotorcraft, the H130 has a spacious cabin for one pilot and up to seven passengers, depending on the configuration.
Airbus Helicopters has improved the EC130’s capabilities in its H130 version by equipping the rotorcraft with with a Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine offering 10 percent more average power and a lower fuel consumption. This provides a higher maximum takeoff weight and greater speed.
Other H130 enhancements include a vibration control system; improved air conditioning; a cabin interior structure redesign with a full flat floor; a cockpit update for enhanced man-machine interface; new energy-absorbing seats; integration of a crashworthy fuel tank; and increased maintenance accessibility for electrical and air conditioning systems.
Manufactured: Airbus Helicopter (France)
Maximum take-off weight: 2,500kg
Maximum Seating: 7 seats
Maximum Range: 606 km
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