eurocopter EC120
2 units

The Eurocopter EC120 Colibri is a five-seater single-engine light helicopter designed and developed jointly by Eurocopter , China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC), Harbin Aviation Industries (HAI) and Singapore Technologies Aerospace (STAero) in the factory from Marignane from Eurocopter France.

The Colibri’s wide-cabin design gives it excellent visibility, making it appropriate for a wide variety of civilian missions, such as equipment transport, photography and filming, training, patient evacuation and means of business transport.

In the role of medical evacuation, the helicopter can transport a pilot, a stretcher and one or two paramedics. For the transport of loads, the Colibri can transport a pilot and 2.94 m³ of volume or lift 700 kg by crane.

The Eurocopter EC120 B is mainly made of composite materials. It has a Turbomeca Arrius 2F engine, as well as a protected rotor, called Fenestron, making it a particularly quiet, agile and fast helicopter.

In addition to civil papers, the Colibri is also used in military units for training, observation and light transport missions.


  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Capacity: 4 passengers
  • Load: 700 kg (1543.24 lb)
  • Length: 9.6 m (31.4 ft)
  • Main rotor diameter: 10.0 m (328 ft)
  • Height: 3.08 m (10.1 ft)
  • Empty weight: 965 kg
  • Loaded weight: 1,715 kg
  • Power plant: 1 × Turbomeca Arrius 2F engine.
  • Internal fuel capacity: 75 liters
  • Fuel capacity in auxiliary tanks: 41 liters
  • Maximum speed: 277 km / h.
  • Cruising speed: 222 km / h.
  • Maximum distance: 710 km.
  • Autonomy: 3.5 hours.
  • Maximum operational altitude: 3,500 m.